FMG Find A Pilot
Volume 31, Number 13a, March 25, 2024
Boom Supersonic's XB-1 Takes Historic First Flight, Paving The Way For Overture
Aviation startup Boom Supersonic took a major step forward in its mission to revive commercial supersonic travel with the inaugural flight of its prototype aircraft, the XB-1. According to a press release, XB-1 took off from the Mojave Air &[…]   Read this article
GNS 430 Hysteria-25 Years Later
The forums and news threads went berserk when Garmin sounded the warning horn last year that the parts bins stocked with major components to maintain the world-conquering GNS-series navigators are thinning, and that owners should start planning an upgrade. Garmin[…]   Read this article
Bose 'Quiet the noise 2.0
Video Of The Week: Garmin GNS 430: Throwaway Or Keeper?
Despite false rumors and misinformation that the hugely popular Garmin GNS-series navigators are at the end of their service life, Garmin says that 99 percent of GNS users can keep using their units. Moreover, the Garmin factory will still continue[…] Read this article

Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots
SWAPA Prepares For Southwest Merger
Southwest Airlines may have adopted a fresh approach to delivery delays for new aircraft: It’s rumored to be considering adding to its fleet by buying another airline. So sure that the airline is in acquisition mode, the Southwest Airlines Pilots[…] Read this article

Kitplanes 'Take to the air
Spate Of Incidents Earns United More FAA Scrutiny
United Airlines has given its employees a heads-up to expect more FAA inspectors across all its operations after a cluster of incidents involving its aircraft. In the last couple of weeks United planes have been involved in a variety of[…] Read this article

Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 Passengers Potentially Deemed Crime Victims
Passengers on Alaska Airlines Flight 1282, which suffered a midair blowout earlier this year, may be considered crime victims, according to a new report from the Seattle Times. The news publication obtained a letter from a passenger aboard the notorious[…] Read this article

Last Week's Poll Results: Strong Interest In Sun 'n Fun
Sun ‘n Fun marks the unofficial start of the aviation event season and there’s a healthy cohort of AVweb readers planning to make the show or who hope to. Read this article

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