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Volume 29, Number 19a, May 9, 2022
Opinions Differ On Pilot Shortage
The world’s biggest pilots’ union says there’s no pilot shortage, just a shortage of management skills to deploy them. The Air Line Pilots Association has created a webpage in which it contends there is actually a surplus of pilots. “So,[…]   Read this article
To Be Or To Rather Be?
While adorable in the cradle, three aviation phrases have decayed into Hallmark substitutes for thought. First: “Any landing you can walk away from….” You know the rest and that it’s nonsense. Merely surviving an arrival that leaves the FBO’s 172[…]   Read this article
Bose 'Thousands of hours
Best Of The Web: Hurricane Post Restoration First Flight
The Hawker Hurricane is one of several iconic fighters of World War II and a relative rarity on the airshow circuit. In this week’s video, well-known Canadian warbird expert Dave Hadfield takes us through the initial test flight of a[…] Read this article

Jet Shades 'Cool your cockpit the easy way
Poll: What's the Most You've Paid For Avgas?
Automotive gasoline prices have been steadily on the rise or at least volatile. This hasn’t uniformly impacted avgas prices, however. Some readers report breathtaking price hikes while others have noticed little change. This week’s poll asks what your experience has[…] Read this article

AEA 'Upcoming Avionics Training'
FAA Says Some Radar Altimeters Need Replacing
Reuters is reporting the FAA met with airlines and cellular service providers last Wednesday to plan the eventual replacement of the 10 percent of radar altimeters considered susceptible to interference from 5G C-Band signals. The news agency got a look[…] Read this article

Kitplanes 'Take to the air
Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 Earns FAA Certification
Textron Aviation announced on Thursday that its Cessna Citation XLS Gen2 business jet has received its type certificate from the FAA. The Citation XLS Gen2 is the latest model in the Citation 560XL midsize business jet series, which was introduced[…] Read this article

Alleged Fugitive Hitmen Die In Cherokee Crash
An international manhunt for two alleged organized crime hitmen ended in the wreckage of a Cherokee 140 near a remote lake in Northern Ontario last week. Canadian authorities have confirmed that two of the four people killed in the crash[…] Read this article

Passenger Faces Misdemeanor Charge After Jumping From Emergency Exit
Watch for new warning stickers on the emergency exits of airliners after a California man on a United flight opened an over-wing window, walked out on the wing and then jumped to the ramp as the plane taxied at O’Hare[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, May 6, 2022
My Fleeting But Memorable Fling With The AN-225 My then-young son Peter and I were attending the Paris Air Show in 1989. We were walking down a fence line in the parking lot abutting runway 03. It was a plane[…] Read this article