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Volume 31, Number 14e, April 5, 2024
Icon Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection: Pledges Transparency
Vacaville, California-based Icon Aircraft, manufacturer of the Icon A5 amphibious Light Sport aircraft, announced this morning (April 4) it has filed for Chapter 11 protection under the Bankruptcy Code. The filing is part of “a strategic restructuring process,” according to[…]   Read this article
NTSB Chair Nominated For Another Term
The Commerce Committee of the U.S. Senate will hold a hearing next Wednesday (April 10) on whether to nominate Jennifer Homendy for a new term as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). President Joe Biden renominated Homendy for[…]   Read this article
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F-16s Begin Autonomous Flight Trials For U.S. Air Force VENOM Program
The U.S. Air Force announced yesterday (April 3) that the first three F-16 fighters have arrived at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida for autonomous flight modifications. The USAF 96th Test Wing and 53rd Wing accepted the Fighting Falcons for[…] Read this article

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EAA Learn To Fly Week Is For Aspiring Pilots Of All Ages
The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Learn to Fly Week runs next month from May 13-18. Established to inspire future pilots, the second annual initiative includes expanded webinars with new topics to present to participants of all ages. Supported by Sporty’s, Learn[…] Read this article

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Daily Russian GNSS Jamming Has NATO States Concerned
Daily Russian GPS jamming in and around sensitive geographic locations has generated concern among Western governments, transportation authorities and military operations over the two years of strife involving the war with Ukraine. As Russia tilts in the direction of conflict[…] Read this article

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Short Final: More Information, Please
Overheard on the airwaves, somewhere, sometime … maybe: Air Traffic Controller: “Cessna 1234X, say position.” Student Pilot [on first solo cross-country]: “I’m, ahhhh, approaching the XYZ VOR.” Air Traffic Controller (after a brief slow burn): “You’ve been approaching the XYZ[…] Read this article

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