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Volume 26, Number 11a
March 11, 2019
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China Grounds 737 MAX 8 (Update)
AVweb Staff
China has ordered all its airlines to ground their Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft by 6 p.m. Monday following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on Sunday.
Did The Parachute Beget Cirrus Hate?
Paul Bertorelli
Probably it did, but CAPS has demonstrated its merit, so what haters are left have to give the idea begrudging respect.
Flight Simulator Field Report
Larry Anglisano
ATDs (Aviation Training Devices) can serve a variety of purposes. Whether it's initial flight training for VFR, IFR currency—thanks to new FAA regs—and even for avionics training, simulator tech for the flight school and for the home has never been better, thanks in part to touchscreen and big-screen monitors. For this field report for sister publication Aviation Safety Magazine, Larry Anglisano went looking for one the latest ATDs made by FlyThisSim, which is used extensively by a growing flight school in New England, and prepared this production.
Lycoming 'When can an engine give you 200 extra flying hours?'
FAA Warns Southwest, Mechanics On Safety
Russ Niles
The FAA has reminded Southwest Airlines and its unionized mechanics who is really in charge when it comes to flight safety and not so subtly warned them not to let their current disputes get in the way.
Pilots Praised In U Of M Runway Overrun
Russ Niles
The NTSB says an Ameristar Charters MD-83 crew “did everything right” and likely saved their lives and those of 110 team members and supporters of the University of Michigan basketball team when the aircraft overran the runway at Ypsilanti Airport near Detroit last March.
Teen Pilot Seeks Age Exemption
Russ Niles
A California teenager has petitioned the FAA to exempt him from its minimum age requirements so he can set some records.
DC-3 Airliner Crash Kills 14
Russ Niles
As aviation agencies all over the world focus on the crash of a state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Ethiopia, Colombian officials are pondering the fate of one of the oldest airframes in regular revenue service.
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SpaceX Crew Dragon Mission Successful
Kate O'Connor
The SpaceX Crew Dragon’s first test mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has come to a successful conclusion with a trouble-free, on-schedule splashdown at 8:45 a.m. EST on Friday. The mission netted the Crew Dragon several "firsts" for a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, including becoming the first to launch from American soil on a mission to the ISS, first to dock at the ISS and the first to dock autonomously.
Top Letters And Comments, March 8, 2019
This week's letters brought comments from readers about Boeing's acquisition of ForeFlight, the 2016 crash of a Cessna 182D Skylane and airline training academies.
Picture of the Week, March 7, 2019
Early March over the Owyhees. Photo by Albert Youngwerth.

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Short Final: Visibility Good
On a particularly clear day I was practicing commercial maneuvers west of Sioux Falls when I heard a King Air check in with Approach...
Brainteasers Quiz #253: Stop Me If You've Experienced This

A pilot and a wallaby walk into a pilot's lounge, and the FAA says ... a whole lot of regulatory nonsense that sends the pilot running, and the Wallaby thinking how easy it's going to be to ace this quiz.

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