David Clark 'Headset hunting?
Volume 30, Number 26e, June 30, 2023
Virgin Galactic Completes First Commercial Spaceflight
Virgin Galactic conducted its first suborbital commercial spaceflight from New Mexico’s Spaceport America on Thursday. The flight took off at 8:30 a.m. local time and touched down at 9:42 a.m. carrying three crew members and three paying passengers from the[…]   Read this article
FAA Calls For Comment On Environmental Assessment For Replacement Towers
The FAA is seeking comments from the public on the environmental assessment associated with replacing 31 aging air traffic control towers across the U.S. Intended to “replace towers functioning beyond their intended design life,” the new facilities will include features[…]   Read this article
JP Instruments 'Power Trio
Bell AH-1Z/UH-1Y Fleet Passes 500,000 Flight Hours
Bell Textron announced on Wednesday that the combined fleet of AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom twin-engine attack and utility helicopters has logged more than 500,000 flight hours. Primarily operated by the U.S. Marine Corps, the models saw their first use[…] Read this article

Airfleet Capital 'Aircraft Financing
Sport Pilot: An Option For Seniors
As we’ve watched aircraft and fuel prices skyrocket amid a “hard” insurance market, we’ve been wondering whether those variables are conspiring to push prospective pilots to work for a sport pilot rating rather than the private ticket and whether current[…] Read this article

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U.S. Air Force Flies First T-7A Red Hawk
The U.S. Air Force took its first T-7A Red Hawk training jet for its initial flight on Wednesday, about a week after the model completed taxi testing. The flight lasted one hour and three minutes and officially kicked off the[…] Read this article