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Volume 30, Number 33d, August 17, 2023
Pilot Flees Crash Scene, Leaves Injured Passengers
A helicopter crash investigation has turned into a manhunt in rural British Columbia after the pilot of a Robinson R44 left three injured passengers at the scene of accident. According to Castanet, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are now looking[…]   Read this article
Windows Of Perception
In an earlier column I mentioned Aldous Huxley’s “doors of perception”—which he ripped off from William Blake—and how it influenced millions of teenagers like me in the late 1960s to buy Jim Morrison albums. Except I missed the point; often[…]   Read this article
Tempest 'AeroGuard Induction Air Filters
Air Force Going Ahead With $235 Million Blended Wing Prototype
The Air Force has awarded aerospace startup JetZero a $235 million contract to build a piloted blended wing aircraft. In an announcement on Wednesday, the Air Force said it wants the full-sized prototype to finish flight testing by the end[…] Read this article

JP Instruments 'Power Trio v3
eVTOL Maker Celebrates MOSAIC Inclusion
Coming changes to Light Sport rules are expected to bring a boon to the still-nascent eVTOL industry, according to manufacturer Doroni Aerospace. In a news release this week the company says the new Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification (MOSAIC) initiative[…] Read this article

Aviation Safety 'The active pilot's guide'
787 Captain Collapses Mid-Flight, Dies Later
A LATAM Airlines flight from Miami to Santiago was diverted to Panama on Sunday after the captain died after becoming ill in a bathroom. Capt. Ivan Andaur collapsed about 40 minutes into the flight. There were two other pilots on[…] Read this article

Linda Pendleton, longtime pilot and instructor and author of the book Flying Jets, died July 20 in Denver. Her longtime friend and colleague Randy Phillips said she blazed trails for female pilots. “She inspired a generation…,” he said. Pendleton worked[…] Read this article