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Volume 29, Number 24a, June 13, 2022
Piedmont Pilots Get Hefty Raise
American Airlines regional carrier Piedmont Airlines has reached a pay deal with its pilots giving experienced captains as much or more as those working filling the same seats on some low-cost carriers. According to Forbes, a four-year captain’s pay rate[…]   Read this article
In The Presence Of Greatness With No Presence Of Mind
It’s possible you’ve never heard of the legendary pilot, Ann Dearing Holtgren Pellegreno. But you should have. In 2019, Ann received the FAA’s Wright Brothers’ Master Pilot Award for a lifetime of aviation achievements. Swell, but who hasn’t? Me, for[…]   Read this article
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Best Of The Web: What Top Gun Pilots Really Think Of Maverick
“Top Gun Maverick” is cleaning up at the box office ($747 million worldwide) and has established itself as the summer blockbuster it was promised to be. Meanwhile, pilot blogs and channels continue to dissect and review it. This one, from[…] Read this article

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Navy Holds Safety Pause Monday
The Navy is pausing the flying of all non-deployed aircraft on Monday after three crashes in one week killed six crew members. The day will be used to “review risk-management practices and conduct training on threat and error-management processes,” a[…] Read this article

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Santa Clara Soil Tests Show Low Lead Levels
Santa Clara County officials in California dug deeper into the leaded aviation fuel debate hobbling their local airport, and a study found the ground around the airport has acceptable levels of lead. However, it took some dogged determination by the[…] Read this article

Twin Riles Military In Seven-Country Tour Of Eastern Europe
Investigators in eastern Europe are looking for those who took a light twin, possibly a Piper Aztec, on a seven-nation tour of the region without letting anyone know they were coming. The sudden appearance of the aircraft, which apparently did[…] Read this article

Trump Livery Too Hot For Air Force One
The Biden administration has decided that future presidents will not fly with former President Donald Trump’s colors and says extra costs scuttled the revised paint job on the new VC-25 aircraft now being laboriously built by Boeing. When he signed[…] Read this article

FAA Launches ATC Recruiting Campaign
The FAA launched its “Be ATC” recruiting campaign this week with the goal of hiring its “next generation” of aircraft traffic controllers. The application window will be open from June 24 to 27 for U.S. citizens who meet the agency’s[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, June 10, 2022
American Parks 100 Regional Jets, Others Cut Schedules Like a many of us that fly, it was always a dream to wrench planes and learn how it all works, so I took advantage of the pandemic out-of-office to cram in[…] Read this article