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Volume 26, Number 11d
March 15, 2019
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Apologies: AVWeb Suffers Hack Attack
Tim Cole
An apparent "denial of service" attack took AVWeb down for several hours this afternoon. The system is back up and running, and new security measures have been installed. We are re-sending today's Flash as a convenience for readers and a service to advertisers.
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.
Ethiopian MAX Crash: Trim Jackscrew Set Nose Down
Paul Bertorelli
Investigators probing the wreck of Ethiopian Airlines Fight 302 have reportedly recovered the airplane’s trim jackscrew and found it set to a nose-down position. This is similar to the jackscrew position found in the Lion Air crash last October and may be the additional evidence that convinced the FAA to ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 series aircraft.
Swiss Civil Aviation Authority Stops Commercial JU-52 Flights
Jason Baker
The Swiss Civil Aviation Authority (BAZL) has revoked operator JU-Air's authorization to conduct commercial flights with its historic Junkers JU-52 aircraft. The decision comes about half a year after the tragic accident of JU-52 HB-HOT, which left three crew members and 17 passengers dead after the aircraft spiraled into terrain on a flight between Locarno and Dubendorf airport.
EASA Publishes Easy Access Rules For Flight Crew Licensing
Jason Baker
With a 1735-page PDF document, EASA has published its complete set of "Easy Access Rules for Flight Crews" in accordance with regulation (EU) No 1178/2011.
Picture of the Week, March 14, 2019
I landed my 1968 Cessna 182 on frozen Lake George, Alaska, on a gorgeous winter day. Taken with an iPhone XS Max. Photo by Chris Bena.

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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.
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