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Volume 26, Number 11c
March 15, 2019
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FAA Cites Crash Similarities In 737 MAX Grounding Order
Kate O'Connor
The FAA has uncovered new information from the wreckage of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 “concerning the aircraft’s configuration just after takeoff that, taken together with newly refined data from satellite-based tracking of the aircraft’s flight path, indicates some similarities between the ET302 and [Lion Air] JT610 accidents,” according to the emergency order issued on Wednesday grounding all 737 MAX aircraft.
MAX Grounded. Now What?
Paul Bertorelli
If you want a naked example of politics intersecting aviation, look no further than the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX. In the end, that might just build a fire under two critical investigations.
Godspeed Mary Grady
AVweb Staff
Mary Grady, one of AVweb’s longest-serving, most dedicated and respected contributing editors, died at her home in Warwick, Rhode Island, on March 12 after a long illness.
NTSB: Unstabilized Approach Caused Teterboro Crash
Kate O'Connor
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the fatal crash of a Learjet 35A near New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport (TEB) on May 15, 2017, was caused by the pilot’s “attempt to salvage an unstabilized visual approach.” According to the NTSB, the aircraft stalled while conducting a circle-to-land maneuver and crashed into a commercial building and parking lot about 0.5 NM south of the runway threshold.
NASA Photographs Supersonic Shockwave Interaction
Kate O'Connor
NASA has successfully captured the first images of the interaction between shockwaves from two supersonic aircraft in flight. Using a technique called schlieren photography, a process used to image density gradients in fluids, researchers were able to photograph the shockwaves caused by a pair of U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School T-38s as they passed underneath NASA’s B-200 King Air photo-ship.
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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ATP Gets New Archers
Kate O'Connor
ATP Flight School has announced that it has accepted delivery of eight Piper Archer TX aircraft. According to the school, the Archers will be going into service at ATP’s Dallas location in order to support the Envoy Air Cadet Program.
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