FMG 'Flying Holiday Bundle
Volume 30, Number 51a, December 18, 2023
Santa Clara Airports Fight To Keep Leaded Gas Out
Santa Clara County officials are pushing back against proposed legislation in the FAA reauthorization bills that would require them to reintroduce leaded aviation fuel.  Calling it a “step backwards” for Santa Clara County airports, Local News Matters reported local officials are actively opposing[…]   Read this article
Diversity Naysayers Make Labor Crisis Worse
One of the most interesting, frustrating, entertaining and occasionally frightening tasks of the modern-day editor is monitoring the comments on the stories we run. Most outlets have disabled comments because it’s just too much damn work to filter out the[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots
Best Of The Web: Beaching A Poseidon
The P-8 Poseidon sub hunter that became partly submerged off Oahu a few weeks ago was fished out of Kaneohe Bay this week with the help of inflatable bags and a big front-end loader. It’s back on its gear again[…] Read this article

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NASA Says ASRS Record Numbers Reflect 'Healthy Safety Culture'
NASA says a significant surge in anonymous safety reports for 2023 is actually “positive indication of a healthy safety culture” and marks a “banner year” for its Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) program.  In its year-end roundup featured in its CALLBACK newsletter,[…] Read this article

NTSB Says FO's Fatal Plunge Could Have Been An Accident
The NTSB says there’s no conclusive evidence a young first officer intentionally jumped from a plane even though the captain reported it that way. Therefore, the board listed the cause of an emergency landing of the CASA C-212 skydiving plane[…] Read this article

Aviation Safety 'The active pilot's guide'
eVTOL 'Vertiport' Confirmed For Oshkosh
Volatus Infrastructure & Energy (VI&E) Solutions and ResilienX have joined forces to build the first electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) project in the Americas at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  In a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Volatus, known[…] Read this article

Last Week's Poll Results
Readers have a lot of confidence that Van’s Aircraft will emerge as a viable kit company and almost a third said they’d order a kit without reservations. Others were more cautious and 21 percent said there’s too much risk for[…] Read this article

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