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Short Final: Resolute Bay

Flying in the north, we had just landed at Resolute Bay (CYRB), a bustling arctic metropolis with a last reported population of 198 people...

Short Final: Welcome To The FAA

After a routine frequency change to Kansas City Center, I had a lot of trouble hearing the controller. On the fourth try I...

Short Final: Glider Refueling

My home airport often has gliders operating north of the field, which led to the following exchange: Cessna C-FABC: Pitt...

Short Final: Lonely

Sept. 5, 2019. Hurricane Dorian is pounding the North Carolina shoreline. We are CAVU in Ohio headed for New England and hoping...

Short Final: Radio Awards

Cruising over the upper Midwest we heard this exchange: Aircraft: “Indy Cen ... (SCREECH) ... vember 12(SQUEAL) … checking...

Short Final: Ahoy, Matey

At Camp Graling, Michigan: Army 12345 (in a pirate voice): “Graling Tower, Arrrrrmy Copter 12345, we be a...

Short Final: Pay Grade

Overheard over South Carolina, with the busy Atlanta arrivals streaming overhead: Delta 1234: “Center, Delta 1234 flight level 230.”

Short Final: Tomahawk

I took off from Erie after a major front had passed through much of Pennsylvania and Baltimore and ...

Short Final: Jackpot

After dropping off our Angel Flight West passenger we were climbing out of Henderson, Nevada. On the guard frequency (121.5) we heard...

Short Final: Halloween Costume

One time on Halloween night I heard a pilot make a common mistake but have a little fun with it.

What’s the Outlook For Icon?

Price escalation has eroded demand. Now the company has to develop a market for the most expensive LSA in U.S. market.

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In-Depth Look At The Icon A5 And The Company’s Production Reset

Icon has been on the general aviation scene for a full decade trying to gain traction for its innovative A5 amphibious light...