Volume 28, Number 49a, November 29, 2021
Australia Urges More Action On Cessna Wing Carry-Through Structures
Australia’s Air Transportation Board says a fatal crash involving a Cessna P210 in 2019 likely would have been prevented if Cessna hadn’t relaxed inspection requirements for the wing spar carry-through structure on the aircraft eight years previously. The aircraft in[…]   Read this article
Some People Get To Fly Everything
Be suspicious of articles beginning with, “This is a true story.” Except, this is true: In 1925, Rose Budine, 21, wanted to fly. Like an opening scene from one of my forgotten novels, barnstormer Fred Kane arrived in Kansas City,[…]   Read this article
Best Of The Web: Real World Engine Failure And Turnback
From the One-More-Time-But-With-Pictures file comes this week’s Best of the Web video. It was posted by Cessna Centurion owner Edward Frye earlier this week. It depicts a successful runway turnback after a catastrophic engine failure. Total time in the air:[…] Read this article

Improper Towing Led To PA46 Nosegear Failure
An NTSB final report (search ERA20LA237 here ) appears to shed at least some light on the cause of a series of puzzling runway excursions by high-performance Piper singles in the last couple of years. It appears improper ground handling[…] Read this article

737 Goes Through Flock Of Herons In Bologna
A Malta Air crew managed a safe landing in Bologna, Italy, last week after a flock of herons damaged both engines, the nose, the windshield and both wings. The Boeing 737-800’s right engine ingested several of the big birds, most[…] Read this article

Demolition Of First Wright Bike Shop Approved
A deteriorating building that once housed the Wright brothers’ first bicycle shop has been approved for demolition in Dayton, Ohio, but the impact on aviation history appears minimal. The bike shop occupied the 129-year-old brick building for a year from[…] Read this article

Stowaway Survives 2.5-Hour Flight In Gear Well
A 26-year-old Guatemalan man survived a 2.5-hour flight stowed away in the main gear well of an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 and appeared none the worse for wear. The man was hauled out of the compartment by ground crews after[…] Read this article

Army Orders Additional MH-47G Block II Chinooks
Boeing has announced that it will be building six additional MH-47G Block II Chinook heavy-lift helicopters for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. The aircraft are part of a contract valued at $246.48 million. According to Boeing, they will[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, November 26, 2021
Aviation Democratization Kinda Gives Me A Headache Very well written. Having learned to fly in the 70’s I was spoiled with ramps chocked full of brand-new Cessna, Pipers, and Grumman “personal fighters.” Today on the ramps are the ragged remnants[…] Read this article

Industry Round-up, November 26, 2021
This week, AVweb’s news roundup uncovered reports on a pilot training industry networking event, an installation specialist approval for a general aviation upgrades company and plans to launch new commuter airline service. Over 50 pilot training industry personnel attended a[…] Read this article