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The U.S. Air Force is now short 2,000 pilots, said Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, at the Pentagon’s annual State of the Air Force presentation Thursday. The Air Force had previously reported being short-staffed by 1,500 pilots, but said the number would grow due to an inability to train new pilots at the rate they are departing. Secretary Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein blame the shortage on sequestration coupled with the surge tempo of an indefinite war. Read More
The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly told a cyber security conference it was able to hack the internal systems of a Boeing 757 sitting on the ramp at Atlantic City Airport with no help from anyone on board or anywhere near the aircraft. Read More
Transport Canada is reminding pilots that while the rest of the country may be changing its attitude toward marijuana, it hasn’t relaxed its stance. On July 1, 2018, possession of small amounts of pot and its recreational use will be legal in Canada. Read More
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Embraer has paused the flight test program on its KC-390 medium-lift, multi-mission aircraft after an unplanned upset in early October. The twin-jet was performing tests on its slow flight characteristics with simulated ice formation at 20,000 feet, according to the company. In attempting to recover to cruise flight, Flightradar24 data shows the KC-390 prototype losing 17,000 feet before ADS-B coverage was lost, at one point reporting a vertical speed of -31,000 feet per minute. Read More
The U.S. Forest Service clearly doesn’t want to use the so-called “super tanker” firefighting aircraft that have emerged in the last decade but the Government Accountability Office says it has to come up with better reasons for barring them from the battle. Read More
My friend Chuck, a recent solo student, got the following request from the tower on landing ... Tower:”Expedite clearing the runway.” ... Chuck brought the C-150 to a halt on the runway ...Chuck: ”What does expedite mean?” ... Jeff B. Land Read More

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