Volume 26, Number 49b, December 11, 2019
Stop Doors-Off Helo Flights: NTSB
The NTSB says doors-off helicopter flights where passengers are secured with safety harnesses should stop. This recommendation comes after reviewing the March 2018 accident where five passengers perished in New York’s East River and includes the board urging the FAA to close a loophole that allows such flights under the[…]   Read this article
On Jan. 8, the FAA will discontinue the Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) after discussions with industry going back a year and a half. Ending HIWAS is “part of FAA efforts to modernize and streamline service delivery.” Citing new weather-dissemination technologies, the FAA says that “the demand for inflight[…]   Read this article
Retired Sabreliner Lives On
Northrop Grumman will let a 1972 Sabreliner live on after retirement, though it won’t be sleeping in and playing golf. The twinjet has been donated to Maryland’s Anne Arundel County public schools as an “aviation training aid … to support AACPS’ new Aviation Maintenance Technician program for high school students[…] Read this article

G1000 NXi Certified For Phenom 100
Garmin has announced that its G1000 NXi integrated flight deck has been certified for Embraer Phenom 100 business jets equipped with the G1000-based Prodigy Flight Deck. The NXi upgrade adds features including wireless connectivity, Garmin SurfaceWatch runway monitoring technology, visual approach guidance, map overlay within the HSI and split-screen view[…] Read this article

FAA Picks Drone Test Administration Advisors
The FAA has selected twelve organizations to advise the agency as it develops test administration requirements for an aeronautical knowledge and safety test for recreational Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/drone) operators. Among the organizations that will be advising the FAA are Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, DJI, King Schools, the Unmanned Safety Institute,[…] Read this article

General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication, Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable cause on the NTSB’s website at www.ntsb.gov. Final reports appear[…] Read this article

City Of LAX: A Marvel In Timelapse
In this stunning timelapse film, Chris Pritchard expertly reveals the hidden views and complex layers of movement of the world’s third busiest airport. It’s the culmination of three years of extensive shooting and editing. Read this article

City Of LAX: Hidden Views Revealed
The film accompanying this blog, WORLD WAY: The City of LAX, follows the layers of movement at a major airport through timelapse photography. The idea for this piece was born in 2013 as I sat on a rooftop in El Segundo, waiting for a shoot on another subject to begin[…] Read this article