Also: Cargo Pilots, HBC, Fuel Fraud, Eclipse, Airbus, SpaceX, Bombardier, Plane-Dancing, and P-38s!!
Whew... one of these weeks, we might have a lighter news week and a chance to catch our breath... but THIS was NOT that week. Piper aircraft is continuing with a strong trend in GA aircraft sales and deliveries for the first quarter of 2012, a pattern it had established over the first quarters of the previous two years. The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the commanding officer for the 2013-14 seasons during a press conference. The NTSB this week released accident statistics for 2011, and while the news was good for airlines, with no fatal accidents last year, the news was not so good for GA, which saw an increase in both accidents, as did Part