Bose 'Test of time
Volume 29, Number 28a, July 11, 2022
Van's Unveils RV-15 High-Wing Prototype In YouTube Video
Van’s unveiled its new RV-15 prototype Saturday in a YouTube video that gathered 7,000 views in the first few hours. The company’s first high-wing design took off in a few hundred feet and climbed briskly in the video. It’s not[…]   Read this article
NTSB's Bruce Landsberg Discusses Snodgrass/Lewiston Accident
On July 7, 2022, the NTSB released the final report on the Dale Snodgrass crash in Lewiston, Idaho, in July 2021. As many expected, it found that the crash was caused because the pilot failed to remove the control lock[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots'
JP Instruments 'Balanced Approach
The Seven Percent Solution
Aviation got a boost, and I almost missed it. Buried amid the morning hog futures, my local radio station reported that Iowa’s governor, Kim Reynolds (not a pilot), signed a bill eliminating the 7 percent sales tax on airplane parts[…] Read this article

Report Shows How A Baggage Handler Stole A Horizon Q400
Almost four years after a Horizon Air baggage handler managed to steal a company Q400 and ultimately kill himself in a controlled crash, a Washington television station has filled in some missing pieces to the narrative on the bizarre incident.[…] Read this article

IFR 'The only magazine that speaks your language Wed
Wing Camera Catches Complex Highway Landing
The pilot of an Aero Commander 100 did a particularly nice job of setting his faltering aircraft down on Highway 74 near Sandlin Bridge, North Carolina, on July 3. The aircraft, one of just 150 singles with the Mooney-like forward[…] Read this article

Super Hornet Blown Overboard From Carrier
Someone on the Navy carrier USS Harry S. Truman has some explaining to do after one of its F/A-18s was blown off the deck. The Navy confirmed the mishap occurred July 8 in the Mediterranean while the ship was undergoing[…] Read this article

7000th Ecureuil Helicopter Delivered
Airbus Helicopters announced on Friday that it has delivered the 7000th single-engine light helicopter from the Ecureuil family. The aircraft went to French-based company Blugeon Hélicoptères, which specializes in sling work at high altitudes. The Ecureuil flew for the first[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, July 8, 2022
Is It Better To Be Lucky Or Good? Yes I learned to fly out of Elmendorf AFB in the early 70s, and many of our “sorties” in the 150s were to Fort Richardson’s then towered single airstrip. In fact, that’s[…] Read this article