Volume 28, Number 42a, October 11, 2021
Nall Report Finds Rise In Fatal Accident Rate For 2019
Recently released by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI), the 31st Joseph T. Nall Report found that fatal accident rates in non-commercial and commercial fixed-wing aircraft and commercial helicopters all rose in 2019 while rates[…]   Read this article
Guest Blog: The Limits Of STOL Competitions
Last month I spent considerable time reflecting on the balance between risk versus reward, having completed the last leg of my journey home from Montana in less than favorable conditions. What drove me to reflect on those tense moments when[…]   Read this article
Second Look: Cub Shadows
A year ago, I shot and edited this video in moral support of my friend Christy Hansen, who was struggling to care for her husband David Scott Parker, a victim of ALS. Dave Parker died on March 6, 2021. He[…] Read this article

GPS Jamming Tests Frustrate Pilots, Controllers
Just as civil aviation has become thoroughly addicted to GPS, the military is trying to wean itself off that dependence and that’s causing some fractious conflicts in the Southwest. The military uses the wide-open spaces to purposely jam GPS signals[…] Read this article

ATC Staff Shortage, Weather Cause Cancellations
A perfect storm of bad weather and an unfortunately timed ATC staffing shortage caused a massive ripple through airline schedules, prompting cancellations and delays over the weekend. Southwest was among the hardest hit and FlightAware reported 2,000 flight cancellations and[…] Read this article

Bye eFlyer 800 Attracts European Order
A European air taxi operator has put a deposit down on future orders of Bye Aerospace’s eFlyer 800 to serve its short-hop scheduled service and on-demand flights. The King Air-sized twin is still on the drawing board and the FAA[…] Read this article

American Regional Flight Evacuated On Taxiway For Security Threat (Updated)
An American Eagle regional crew ordered an emergency evacuation of their E175 as soon as they were off the runway at La Guardia on Saturday, citing “passenger behavior.” The flight was operated by Republic Airways and the crew declared an[…] Read this article

Entire Military Demo Team For Sale
If you’ve ever dreamed of flying in an airshow, now’s your chance to own a complete military air demonstration team, some assembly required. The Pickles auction house in Australia will be selling off the surplus Pilatus PC-9 aircraft from the[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, October 8, 2021
Glider Rating Add-On: Upping Your Game As a glider instructor and tow pilot—DURDEN NAILED not only the essence of flying gliders (pure fun—no pretense of business related aeronautical travel) but HOW to learn! Yes, “racing glider” pilots can get caught[…] Read this article