David Clark 'Fly a legend April 28 2022
Volume 29, Number 35a, August 29, 2022
Piedmont Offering Laid Off Pilots Jobs Without Interviews
Piedmont Airlines is offering jobs to pilots laid off by a bankrupt carrier sight unseen. The Maryland-based regional says it won’t even interview the pilots who lost their jobs when ExpressJet went under recently. In an announcement it said it[…]   Read this article
Artemis 1: Yup, Alice, We're Going To The Moon
Mike Collins, the late Apollo astronaut, famously said one of his great regrets was not saying something more epic when, as CAPCOM, he cleared Apollo 8 to reignite its Saturn IV-B to commence its historic voyage to the Moon on[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots'
AEA 'Upcoming Avionics Training'
ScaleWings Carbon Fiber Mustang Replica At AirVenture 2022
With several scale P-51 replicas to choose from, ScaleWings’ carbon fiber version offers the Revell-model ease of assembly, while retaining the all-metal “look.” The Germany-based company painstakingly duplicated all the rivets, screws, hardware—even replicated the fabric-covered rudder—with indentations in the[…] Read this article

Aviation Safety 'Active pilot's guide to what really matters-your safety
GAO Wants FAA To Improve Laser Strike Response
The General Accountability Office says the FAA, FBI and FDA need to get together to revive cooperation to stem the increasing scourge of laser attacks on aircraft. The three agencies disbanded their interagency working group five years ago and laser[…] Read this article

Pilots Duke It Out On Air France Flight
Two Air France pilots have been given a timeout by the airline after they came to blows in the cockpit in June. Details are scant, but the fracas occurred during the short hop from Geneva to Paris. According to ABC,[…] Read this article

Ghana Bans Delta 767 Over Maintenance Snags
It’s not often another country takes action against a major U.S. airline over maintenance issues, but the African country of Ghana has banned a Delta Boeing 767-300, just one, from its airspace. According to OneMileataTime, the 26-year-old widebody, N195DN, had[…] Read this article

PW127XT-M Engine Earns Transport Canada Certification
Pratt & Whitney Canada announced on Friday that its PW127XT-M turboprop engine has received its type certification from Transport Canada. According to the company, the engine will be used to power new ATR regional turboprop builds. Pratt & Whitney reports[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, August 26, 2022
Regarding Comments On AVweb Thank you for your message about reader comments. I agree with you. I am president of an organization representing the GA flight instructor community. Before, I was the chief instructor for a regional airline. Over the[…] Read this article