AVweb 'Classifieds POTW January 23 2023'
Volume 30, Number 4a, January 23, 2023
Airlines Facing Aircraft Shortage
As airlines grapple with staff shortages and maintenance delays, they’re now facing an airplane shortage. According to Reuters, delegates to the annual Airline Economics conference in Dublin were told that manufacturers are missing their delivery targets and that could hamper[…]   Read this article
Return Civility To Civil Twilight
The 19th Century poet Herman Wordless Longfellow once tweeted, “Between the dark and the daylight comes a pause in the day’s occupations that’s known as the pilots’ hour.” His cousin, Henry, ripped it off, changing “pilots’” to “children’s” and made[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots'
Where The Rubber Meets The Runway
I got my introduction to how slick a rubber-contaminated runway can be at New York’s JFK airport one misty Saturday morning. I was based in Connecticut then and used to fly periodic charters for passengers catching flights out of the[…] Read this article

AEA 'Free Pilot's guide
Commercial Pilot Graduations Drop By Two-Thirds In Canada
A sharp decline in new pilot graduations combined with increased demand from a flurry of new airline startups is creating an incipient pilot shortage that appears to be creating concern in Canada. Since 2019, the number of new commercial pilot[…] Read this article

'Headset Survey January 20 2023'
Air Tractor Delivers 1,000th AT-802
Air Tractor recently celebrated the delivery of its 1,000th AT-802A at the employee-owned plant in Olney, Texas. The 802 is the largest single-engine cropduster in production and its unique capabilities have given it the rare distinction of fundamentally changing the[…] Read this article

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Low Passes Over Boats Preceded Crash
The NTSB says a pilot and instructor flew low passes over two boats on a lake near Fort Collins, Colorado, before their Cessna crashed last September. In its final report on the mishap, which wrecked the 172 and resulted in[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, January 20, 2023
FAA To Expand Safety Management Systems Requirements Safety is a menacingly powerful word. While many safety aspects can be quantified with historical data, assessment qualitative and emotional aspects tend to vary with the situation or implementation. I operated with SMS[…] Read this article