Volume 28, Number 40a, September 27, 2021
House Amendment Fixes Flight Training Rules
Congress appears poised to short-circuit the FAA’s plans for an elaborate rewrite of its commercial aviation definition that has resulted in frustrating paperwork exercises for some CFIs. The House has passed a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act[…]   Read this article
Bad For Aviation One More Time
One of my favorite lines (of many) in the Vietnam-era film Full Metal Jacket is uttered when the colonel is jacking up Private Joker: “… inside every VC there is an American trying to get out. It’s a hardball world,[…]   Read this article
AVweb Rewind: Insurance Roundtable
We continue to hear reports from readers being quoted shocking increases in aircraft insurance premiums. We have no reason to believe this is about to change as revealed in this insurance roundtable discussion conducted by Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano,[…] Read this article

Pilot Poaching Domino Threatens Recovery
As travel numbers continue to climb in the U.S., airlines are poaching pilots from countries where the recovery is lagging in a domino scenario that could seriously threaten the aviation recovery in some places. Australian officials say they’re worried a[…] Read this article

FAA Says Border Patrol Asked For Del Rio Drone Ban
Republican politicians are demanding an investigation into the FAA’s decision to ban drone flights over a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, that was the site of a mass encampment of migrants. The GOP is alleging the move was politically motivated[…] Read this article

New NTSB Website Goes Live
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) launched its newly redesigned website on Friday, noting that it was the site’s first major overhaul in ten years. According to the board, the new NTSB.gov design aims to modernize the user experience along[…] Read this article

Capt. Kirk Reportedly Headed For Space
After all these years, it seems that actor William Shatner, almost as well known as Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, is heading to the final frontier. The 90-year-old actor, who played arguably the world’s second most famous astronaut (Neil Armstrong has[…] Read this article

Raven Attacks Suspend Drone Delivery Service
Google’s drone delivery service in Canberra, Australia, has been temporarily shut down after several of its aircraft were attacked by ravens. It’s early spring Down Under and the nesting birds are attacking the drones, which have been carrying everything from[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, September 24, 2021
Good Gravy, There’s Another Paul? It was great to read your story, Paul, and learn about that voice. I have been flying through Paul N.’s sector frequently the past few years and got to know the voice and appreciate his[…] Read this article

Industry Round-up, September 24, 2021
This week, AVweb’s news roundup uncovered reports on the first installation of a cabin entertainment system, a new opportunity for WINGS credit, the expansion of a pilot training organization, a distance learning contract for an airline and the release of[…] Read this article