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Volume 30, Number 1b, January 3, 2023
U.S. Government, Lockheed Martin Finalize $30 Billion F-35 Contract
Lockheed Martin has finalized a contract with the U.S government’s F-35 Joint Program Office for as many as 398 additional F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. Valued at up to $30 billion, the agreement includes aircraft for the U.S. military, international[…]   Read this article
Four Killed In Sightseeing Helicopter Midair
Four people were killed and eight injured in a midair collision involving two tour helicopters operating out of Sea World in Queensland, Australia, on Monday. According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), the accident occurred while one helicopter was[…]   Read this article
Ground Control
I basically live at an airport, and taxi to and from the airpark’s runway over what are residential streets the rest of the time. My normal taxi route includes a stand of bamboo, decades-old oak trees, mailboxes, a power pole[…] Read this article

Lightspeed 'Never seen a Zulu like this
AIR eVTOL Completes First Transition Flight
Israel-based advanced air mobility (AAM) company AIR has announced that its AIR ONE electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) prototype has successfully completed its first full transition from hover to cruise flight. AIR reported that the aircraft was loaded to[…] Read this article

Aviation Safety 'The active pilot's guide'
Accident Probe: The Avionics Upgrade
That aviation is a highly regulated activity should come as no surprise to readers. Many other applicable rules are unwritten, developed by pilots after a mishap or mistake, which not necessarily resulted in an accident or incident. How we tackle[…] Read this article