Volume 28, Number 20c, May 14, 2021
No Injuries Reported In SR-22, Metroliner Midair (Updated)
No injuries were reported in a midair collision involving a Key Lime Air SW4 Metroliner and a Cirrus SR-22 over Colorado’s Cherry Creek State Park on Wednesday. According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, there were two people onboard the Cirrus and the aircraft’s CAPS whole-airframe parachute was deployed. The[…]   Read this article
Knee Jerking Against The New
Douglas Adams, the noted author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” was a prolific writer whose creative work encompassed essays, books, screenplays and television. I can’t say I’m a devoted fan, but I think I read Hitchhiker some years ago. After his death in 2001, an unfinished novel called[…]   Read this article
Organizations Ask FAA To Clarify Flight Training Rules
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) have sent a joint letter to the FAA calling on the agency to clarify how a recent federal court ruling will affect compensated flight training. The ruling denied a petition to review an[…] Read this article

Masters Of The Air Film Production Underway In U.K.
Famed director Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are well into principal photography on a new film about the U.S. Eighth Air Force during World War II. According to media reports, the production has constructed a lavishly detailed period airbase on a former bomber airfield in rural Oxfordshire. The cost was[…] Read this article

Flight Review: Van’s RV-14A
It’s said that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. In the world of homebuilt aircraft, usually more power is better than less, but it’s also true that power without control is just heat and noise. (And there ends your monthly ration of overused aphorisms.) Power is speed and climb[…] Read this article

Dick Rutan To Receive Howard Hughes Memorial Award
The Aero Club of Southern California (ACSC) has announced that it will present the Howard Hughes Memorial Award to Richard “Dick” Rutan in a virtual ceremony next month. Born in 1938, Rutan joined the U.S. Air Force after high school, going on to fly 325 combat missions in the Vietnam[…] Read this article

OSIRIS-REx Heads For Earth
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has started its return journey after almost five years in space. The trip is expected to take 2.5 years with OSIRIS-REx currently due to reach Earth on Sept. 24, 2023. As previously reported by AVweb, the spacecraft touched down[…] Read this article

CDC Mask Guidance Remains In Place For Airline Travel
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on Thursday to state that people fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) can stop wearing masks in most situations, the agency emphasized that the change does not apply to commercial air travel. The CDC also cautioned that international travelers[…] Read this article