Volume 28, Number 46a, November 8, 2021
Pilot Says Too Many Jumpers Outside Led To King Air Spin
The pilot of a King Air C90 that went into a spin while skydivers prepared to jump over South Africa on Oct. 14 says the plane departed controlled flight because too many jumpers got out of the rear exit at[…]   Read this article
Two Bernies Who Saved Aviation
Without apologizing for being an old muser, I wonder how many passengers wheeling luggage through New York’s JFK could identify the airport’s namesake. Those unable to decode the initials shouldn’t be allowed to board anything but a tram to LaGuardia[…]   Read this article
Why This Flight Went Wrong
Last week, my various inboxes filled up with links to the video posted here, attached to the question, “have you seen this?” How could I not? Shortly after it was posted, it rocketed around the skydiving village like a rubber[…] Read this article

FBI Called In On Worst Passenger Violence Cases
The FAA is calling in backup to tackle the continuing surge in violent behavior in airliners. The agency is now referring the worst examples of unruly passengers to the FBI for criminal prosecution. “This is a priority for both agencies,”[…] Read this article

Type Certificate App Approved for Japanese 'Flying Car'
Japan has OK’d a type certificate program for the Skydrive crewed octocopter and the company says it plans to have an air taxi service using a larger aircraft by 2025. It’s the first type certificate application for a so-called “flying[…] Read this article

FAA Holding 'Inclusive Language Summit' Nov. 10
The FAA is starting the consultation process on a gender-neutral rewrite of its vast trove of rules, regs and other documents with a virtual “Inclusive Language Summit” on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. The event will[…] Read this article

AOPA Set To Hold High School STEM Symposium
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation has announced that it is on track to hold its annual High School Aviation STEM Symposium on Nov. 16. Now in its sixth year, the symposium is designed to help educators bring[…] Read this article

First Domestic Drone Attack Documented
Three national security agencies have issued a joint intelligence bulletin documenting what they claim is the first attempt at terrorism by drone in the U.S. ABC News got hold of the internal bulletin written jointly by the Department of Homeland[…] Read this article

Industry Round-up, November 5, 2021
This week, AVweb’s news roundup found reports on an FAA STC for DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, the launch of an on-demand aviation renters insurance product, a company recording near-record aircraft sales and a new fuel supply agreement. Acorn Welding has[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, November 5, 2021
Two Bernies Who Saved Aviation The incongruously named “KSFZ – North Central” leaves local residents of Smithfield, RI unaware that there is an airport in town. And where are the North Left and North Right airports anyway? Funnily enough North[…] Read this article