Volume 28, Number 35b, August 25, 2021
 
 
Sonex Announces Plans To Develop A Line Of High-Wing Aircraft
Kit manufacturer Sonex Aircraft has announced it will develop a line of high-wing models, but don’t start clearing out space in your garage just yet. Sonex hopes to have the high-wing program on display and ready to take orders at[…]   Read this article
NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Truckee Challenger Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on the July 26 fatal crash of a Challenger CL600-2B16 on approach to Truckee-Tahoe Airport (KTRK) in California. The twinjet was destroyed and all six on board died after the crew[…]   Read this article
Florida Tech Purchases Electric Trainer
Florida Tech has announced that it has become the first U.S. university to own and fly an electric aircraft with the acquisition of a Pipistrel Velis Electro. While the model is not yet FAA-certified, the university intends to use the[…] Read this article




Alabama Air Museum Addresses Training Tomorrow's Aerospace Workers
Brian Barsanti, Executive Director of the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama, said, “[When] the ‘greatest generation’ came back from World War II, they made a lot of babies. A lot of those babies went out into the workforce.[…] 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[…] Read this article




Short Final: Breakfast Break
Early on a quiet morning, as I was taxiing, a rather over‑eager student pilot called ground control. A young voice, with textbook radio language, and a perfectly articulated request to taxi from the flight school ramp. The seasoned controller just[…] Read this article