Volume 28, Number 37b, September 8, 2021
Nassau Airport Proposes $28-Per-Passenger Fee For GA Aircraft
The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is proposing a $28-per-passenger airport improvement fee (AIF) for general aviation aircraft passengers arriving from international locations at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). The fee does not apply to international or domestic commercial carrier[…]   Read this article
CAP Continues Ida Damage Assessment Flights
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) launched 15 aerial photo sorties over the weekend as part of the effort to assess damage caused by Hurricane Ida. The CAP Louisiana Wing, which began its assessment flights last week, was joined by two[…]   Read this article
Joby, NASA Begin Two-Week Program To Evaluate eVTOLs' Noise Footprint
The 1980s film “Blue Thunder” featured a helicopter that could switch to “whisper mode” and hover in almost total silence. That bit of Hollywood magic made virtually everyone in the rotorcraft industry chuckle, but a surprising number of viewers believed[…] Read this article

FAA Introduces Software To Help Pinpoint Laser Offenders
There have been some high-profile cases of people who targeted aircraft with laser pointers being identified and prosecuted. But in many cases, it was luck that played the largest role in tracking down the offenders. But the FAA recently announced[…] Read this article

Eurocontrol Study Calls For Action To Mitigate Impact Of Climate Change
Released on the heels of last week’s extreme weather in the U.S., a recent study completed for Eurocontrol warns of “significant and increasing risks to aviation” from climate change in the coming years. Conducted by the multinational Egis Group and[…] Read this article

Airbus Helicopters Hands Over Its First Air National Guard UH-72B Lakota
Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered the first UH-72B to the U.S. Army National Guard from its factory in Columbus, Mississippi. The UH-72B is the latest variant of Airbus’ Lakota line of rotorcraft. The National Guard has 18 UH-72B Lakotas on[…] Read this article

Accident Probe: Buttonology
A lot of pixels and ink have been spilled over the last several decades discussing the ever-increasing automation in our cockpits and the challenges thereof. Some of those spills involve detailed directions on how to operate a specific piece of[…] Read this article

Short Final: One‑Cat Approach
We were flying in our Cessna Cardinal RG from Poughkeepsie, NY, to Norwood, MA. On board were my wife, me, and our cat, Amie. The weather was clear but windy. The local forecast for the Boston (Norwood) area was winds[…] Read this article