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1975 Cessna 421B

2001 Cessna T182T Skylane

2015 Cessna T240 TTx N246VB

Volume 30, Number 14d, April 5, 2023
Tamarack Responds To Emergency Landing Involving Missing Winglet: Update
Tamarack Aerospace has publicly responded to last week’s emergency landing of a Cessna Citation CJ3 that was modified with the company’s Smartwing active winglet technology. The company cites “external factors” as the likely cause of the left winglet departing the[…]   Read this article
Airbag Seatbelts: Belt-And-Suspender Safety Backstop
Having survived a crash, it’s easy to recommend shoulder harness upgrades in aircraft that still sport old-school lap belts. Without a shoulder belt, I’m convinced my flailing noggin would have smacked a panel full of new Garmin avionics—and it wouldn’t[…]   Read this article
Lightspeed 'Delta Zulu
Wheels Up, Reporting New Financial Losses, Proposes Reverse Stock Split
Having taken an aggressive acquisition strategy since going public, private aviation service provider Wheels Up will ask shareholders to approve a number of business moves at its May 31 stockholder meeting, including a proposed “reverse stock split.” With shares currently[…] Read this article

Garmin 'GI 275 EIS March 1 2023'
European Bizav Group Pushes Back On Greenpeace Study Report
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has rebutted a Greenpeace-commissioned report that claims private flights in the European Union (EU) increased by 64 percent in 2022 and specifically, the number of flights originating from Dutch airports were up by 87[…] Read this article

MCICO 'SAM March 8 2023'
House Proposes Enabling 529 Funds For Aviation Career Education Options
Last week, the House of Representatives introduced the bipartisan Aviation Workforce Development Act, designed to stimulate training for more new pilots and aircraft technicians. The lynchpin of the proposed legislation is enabling potential aviation career seekers to use tax-advantaged 529[…] Read this article

Aviation Consumer 'Take the guesswork out...'
Short Final: Early Departure
I had an early departure planned the next morning from my towered home airport, but I forgot what time the tower opened. I wanted to know so I could plan to get my clearance from them or know if I’d[…] Read this article