FMG Find A Pilot
Volume 31, Number 19a, May 6, 2024
ICON Aircraft Accepts Initial Bid Amid Bankruptcy Proceedings
Following its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, ICON Aircraft, known for its Icon A5 amphibious light sport aircraft, announced it has accepted an initial bid for the sale of its assets. ICON announced the news in a May 3 press release[…]   Read this article
Dick Rutan Dies At 85
Legendary pilot, educator and adventurer Dick Rutan died Friday, according to a press release issued on behalf of the family. (Full text follows). He was 85. Rutan, best known for the record-setting nonstop unrefueled circumnavigation he and Jeana Yeager accomplished[…]   Read this article
David Clark ' Better than Bose
Java Jive
It was a cool morning at the airport, and I had just exited the FBO lounge to walk onto the ramp. My left hand held the keys to my hangar’s door, and my right hand cradled a three-quarter-full cup of[…] Read this article

Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots
Best Of The Web: Pure Power
The F-104 Starfighter was the pointy end of the stick on the front lines of the Cold War, and hundreds of them flew in defense of NATO and NORAD in the 1960s and 70s. Flying examples of the Widowmaker are[…] Read this article

Aviation Safety 'The active pilot's guide'
Three Antidepressants Added To Conditionally Approved List For FAA Medicals
The FAA has expanded the list of antidepressants potentially allowed for pilots with three relatively common drugs. Now on the “conditionally approved” list are duloxetine (Cymbalta), venlafaxine (Effexor) and desvenlafaxine (Pristiq). A special issuance is required for active pilots to[…] Read this article

Joby Completes Pre-Production Flight Testing, Eyes Air Certification For Electric Air Taxis
Electric air taxi manufacturer Joby Aviation announced completion of its pre-production flight test program and is now shifting its focus to obtaining air certification using its prototype aircraft. In a press release issued Thursday, Joby noted its two pre-production aircraft[…] Read this article

Last Week's Poll Results: GA Fatcats
More than two-thirds of respondents believe the rest of the world views GA pilots as rich and entitled. Read this article

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