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Volume 31, Number 6a, February 5, 2024
Whitaker Faces Oversight Grilling At House Committee Hearing
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee will grill FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker on the agency’s actions and future actions on oversight of Boeing Tuesday, and they gave him some homework to help him prepare. He will be asked[…]   Read this article
Guest Blog: Diversity Doesn't Mean Underqualified
Ed. Note: The following was posted by Robin Hadfield, the International President of the Ninety-Nines Inc., the world’s longest standing female pilot advocacy group. Recently right wing commentator and media personality Candace Owens stirred controversy with uninformed comments regarding diversity[…]   Read this article
Bose 'Quiet the noise 2.0
Best Of The Web: GPS Spoofing Explained
GPS spoofing is posing a threat to aircrews, especially those flying near war zones. Mentour put together this 22-minute video to explain a growing issue in aviation. Read this article

Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots
Mixed Reaction To 25-Hour CVR Rule
Comments for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA’s) proposed rule to increase cockpit voice recorder (CVR) times closed Friday with mixed reaction from industry representatives in the 99 comments received.  The Dec. 4 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) would extend the CVR[…] Read this article

Aviation Consumer 'Take the guesswork out...'
Amphibs Get Their Own Industry Event
An inaugural conference focused on the revival of amphibious aircraft operations and their role in the aviation sector will debut March 20 in the canal city of Venice, Italy.  Quaynote Communications and Arena Group Associates will host the one-day symposium, “The Future[…] Read this article

Bonanza Crashes Into Home, Three Killed
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported three people were killed after a small plane crashed into a mobile home Thursday evening in Clearwater, Florida.   According to the agency, the pilot took off from Vero Beach Regional Airport (KVRB) in a single-engine[…] Read this article

Taylor Swift Sells Falcon Ahead Of Super Bowl Flight (Corrected)
Taylor Swift has sold the Dassault Falcon 900LX she’s used for touring. Could it be to impress her boyfriend? The Falcon has racked up plenty of hours getting her and up to 11 of her closest friends from concert to[…] Read this article

Last Week's Poll Results: Stick To Basics
We had a lot of comments on training for autonomous aircraft and 40% said to keep Aviate, Navigate, Communicate as the foundation. Read this article

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