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Volume 30, Number 20a, May 15, 2023
Southwest Pilots Authorize Strike
Southwest Airlines Pilots Association members have given their union a virtually unanimous strike mandate as negotiations with the airline grow increasingly tense. A total of 99 percent of 98 percent of the union’s approximately 10,000 members voted to authorize a[…]   Read this article
Aero Folies Bergère
In my underachieving college years, I learned the merit of injecting quotes from collectively admired thinkers into essays, particularly if—as was often the case—I’d never read their works. My go-to source was Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922), whose full name[…]   Read this article
Bose 'A30 Quiet the noise
AVweb Rewind: Why The LSA Accident Rate Is So High
As more light sport aircraft enter the fleet, they continue to suffer accidents. In this analysis done four years ago, AVweb’s Paul Bertorelli found that the accident rate of LSAs is higher than for heavier aircraft. Many of these mishaps[…] Read this article

Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots
Four Russian Aircraft Downed, Ukraine Denies Responsibility
The Russian air force had one of its worst days of the war with Ukraine and lost four aircraft but it’s not clear who shot them down. An Su-35, Su-34 and two Mi-8 helicopters were destroyed within minutes of one[…] Read this article

Turkish Airlines Plans Massive Aircraft Order
Turkish Airlines is reportedly planning to buy up to 600 aircraft in the coming year and its chairman said Boeing will get a chunk of that order. “During the [International Air Transport Association (IATA) AGM [to be held between June[…] Read this article

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Cathay Pilots Accused Of Taxiing Too Slowly
Cathay Pacific has sent a memo to pilots warning them to keep their speed up while taxiing or face unspecified action from management. According to the memo, obtained by the South China Morning Post, the Hong Kong Airport Authority complained[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, May 12, 2023
Sporty’s Launches Learn To Fly Month As a full-time flight instructor for over 20 years and a promoter of New-Starts in aviation, where we have used Sporty’s “Learn to Fly” Online program as a curriculum for the Coachella Valley Youth[…] Read this article