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December 01, 2022

Int'l Pilot Union Deplores Dangerous Supreme Court of Canada Ruling

Canadian High Court Allows Release of AC624 CVR Data

On 25 November 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada allowed the release of Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) transcripts for use in a class action proceeding—thereby sharply, and dangerously contradicting ICAO annex 13, which states plainly and persuasively that the sole objective of an accident investigation is, “the prevention of accidents and incidents without apportioning blame or liability.” The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA)—which represents more than 100,000 pilots in nearly one-hundred countries—openly deplored the court's decision.

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Northrop Grumman Offers B-21 Raider Details

Pre-Rollout Statement Sheds Light on Classified Bomber Program

Days before the U.S. Air Force’s first B-21 Raider strategic bomber is slated to emerge from Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, California factory, the storied firm founded by Jack Northrop revealed formerly clandestine details about the highly-classified bomber program.

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NetJets Named Global 8000 Fleet Launch Customer

Bombardier’s New Flagship Impresses

Bombardier has announced that NetJets, the Berkshire Hathaway-owned company that pioneered fractional business jet ownership, is to be the fleet launch customer for its much-anticipated Global 8000 jet. Adding to its world-leading fleet of more than 850 aircraft, NetJets has placed a firm order for four Global 8000 jets valued at $312-million. Additionally, NetJets will convert eight of its existing orders for Bombardier aircraft to Global 8000s and upgrade the entirety of its Global 7500 fleet to 8000s—thereby furnishing its customers with no fewer than 24 Global 8000 business jets.

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Aero-TV: Sub-Sonex JSX-2T and the Science of Evolution

Calling All Aspiring Jet Pilots

Sonex Aircraft, LLC—the Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of kit-aircraft—is accepting deposits for its SubSonex JSX-2T, a two-place, home-built, personal jet. Aside from being a capable aircraft in its own right, the JSX-2T is intended, in part, to serve as a trainer for pilots seeking to transition into Sonex’s single-seat SubSonex JSX-2—upon which the new airplane is based. Sonex asserts with candor and confidence that the JSX-2T will prove itself “the lowest cost jet trainer ever.”

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Hartzell Extends Prop Discounts Through 2023

Hartzell’s Largess Benefits Recreational Aviation Foundation

Hartzell Propeller will continue to offer a $1,000 discount to Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) supporters purchasing any model of its backcountry airplane propeller line through 2023–thereby marking the discount’s third consecutive year. In addition to the $1000 savings, Hartzell—for each backcountry airplane propeller sale—will make a $250 contribution to the RAF mission. Hartzell President JJ Frigge remarked: “We are excited to extend this special offer to RAF supporters, now for the third straight year. This is an example of our support for the thrill of backcountry flying, and the RAF’s e

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NTSB Urges FAA to Address Ketchikan Air-Tour Accidents

KTN-Area Special Federal Aviation Regulations Proposed

The National Transportation Safety Board has called upon the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue special regulations addressing flight safety hazards specific to air-tour operations in Ketchikan, Alaska. The board has prevailed upon the FAA to issue Ketchikan-specific, special federal aviation regulations requiring more conservative VFR flight visibility minima and enhanced weather training for air-tour pilots.

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Classic Klyde Morris (11.28.22)

A Clasic Klyde Toon From 03.16.15


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U.S. Air Marshals Castigate Biden Administration

Marshals Diverted from Commercial Aircraft to Quell Border Crisis

On Monday, 28 November 2022, Air Marshal National Council executive director Sonia Labosco called on the Biden administration to stop deploying air marshals to southern U.S. states for purpose of helping control the prevailing border crisis. Labosco unequivocally warned that air-travel is becoming increasingly unsafe as marshals are diverted from their duties aboard commercial flights and pressed into service as de facto border patrol agents.

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Flexjet-University Hospital Partnership Transports Therapy Dogs

Highly-Trained Dogs Comfort Child and Adult Patients Alike

Flexjet, Inc., the fractional aircraft ownership and leasing concern, is expanding its longstanding relationship with University Hospitals (UH), an Ohio-based network of twenty-hospitals and over two-hundred physicians, by supporting Pet Pals, a pet therapy program that utilizes trained volunteers and their adult dogs to make short, in-room visits to adult and child patients predisposed to the company of a furry friend.

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NTSB Prelim: Cirrus Design Corp SR20

A Radio Transmission About A Trim Problem, Thought To Be From The Accident Pilot Was Heard On Frequency

On November 5, 2022, about 1200 Pacific daylight time, a Cirrus SR20, N700YZ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near San Diego, California. The student pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Review of recorded communication from the Montgomery-Gibbs Executive (MYF) air traffic control tower revealed that N700YZ had been cleared for a base leg inbound to RWY 28R.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.01.22)

Linx: Canadian Aerospace Medicine and Aeromedical Transport Association (CAMATA)

Canadian Aerospace Medicine and Aeromedical Transport Association (CAMATA) is a national organization committed to the advancement of expertise of health and aviation professionals actively involved or interested in aerospace medicine and aeromedical transport in the fields of direct patient care, education, research, and administration. The development and delivery of quality air medical training is key to our commitment to the promotion of quality air medical services.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.01.22): Runway Condition Report (RwyCR)

Runway Condition Report (RwyCR) A data collection worksheet used by airport operators that correlates the runway percentage of coverage along with the depth and type of contaminant for the purpose of creating a FICON NOTAM.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.01.22)

“To meet the evolving threat environment, the B-21 has been designed from day one for rapid upgradeability. Unlike earlier generation aircraft, the B-21 will not undergo block upgrades. New technology, capabilities and weapons will be seamlessly incorporated through agile software upgrades and built-in hardware flexibility. This will ensure the B-21 Raider can continuously meet the evolving threat head on for decades to come.” Source: Days before the U.S. Air Force’s first B-21 Raider strategic bomber is slated to emerge from Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, California factory, the storied firm founded by Jack Northrop revealed formerly clandestine details about the highly-classified bomber program.

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