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Volume 29, Number 15c, April 13, 2022
Santa Monica-Area Resident Challenges City Council In Airport Letter
A Santa Monica-area resident—a pilot and a mother—published an open letter in the local newspaper, taking Santa Monica Airport Commissioner Joseph Schmitz to task for claims he made in a March 28 statement regarding the airport’s status and the dangers[…]   Read this article
DC-3 Severely Damaged After Runway Excursion In Colombia
A Douglas DC-3 retrofitted with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65AR turboprop engines veered off the runway in San Filipe, central Colombia on Friday (April 8), severely damaging the aircraft but leaving six passengers and the Aliansa Aerolineas Andinas crew uninjured.[…]   Read this article
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Seat-Swapping At FAA Headquarters Includes Top Positions
A report published last Friday (April 8) by British news outlet Reuters suggests that Friday’s reassignment of FAA Aircraft Certification Service Executive Director Earl Lawrence is just one part of an agency-wide management shake-up. Lawrence will reportedly become the deputy[…] Read this article

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Mother/Daughter Checkride Qualifies New York Engineer For CAP
Appropriately, it was March 8, International Women’s Day, when Leslie Hull, 24, of Avon, New York, completed her checkride as a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilot. What made the flight even more significant was that her mother, Capt. Martha “Mother[…] Read this article

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U.S. Air Force Sweetens Enhancements For New Recruits
“We have warning lights flashing,” said Maj. Gen. Ed Thomas, the officer in charge of recruiting for the U.S. Air Force. His warning, issued earlier this year, comes in contrast to the sentiment just four months earlier, when the service[…] Read this article

Short Final: New York State Of Mind
Over the years, I made several Bonanza trips from home base in New Jersey to EAA AirVenture. Without an IFR-certified GPS, I would flight plan to hopscotch along airways from VOR to VOR supplemented with my portable Garmin GPSmap396 for[…] Read this article