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October 16, 2023

Revisiting the AUS 04 February 2023 Near Miss

Hindsight’s Clarity

On the morning of 04 February 2023, the three-man crew of FDX1432, a FedEx 767 freighter inbound on the ILS approach to runway 18L at Texas’s Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), broke out of dense fog and was confronted with the sight of a 737-700 then operating as Southwest Airlines Flight 708 commencing its take-off roll on the selfsame runway. At the time, prevailing  AUS weather conditions consisted of calm winds and one-quarter-mile visibility in freezing fog ...

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Klyde Morris (10.13.23)

Klyde Isn't Sure Watching Sci-Fi Is A Bad Thing At This Point...


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Classic Aero-TV: Aviation Prop Masters-Hartzell Composite Props for the King Air

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Hartzell Propeller Secures STC For King Air Propellers

Hartzell Propeller has secured an FAA Type Certificate for a new five-blade carbon fiber propeller system for the King Air 200 fleet. These custom designed props will be available through Raisbeck Engineering via STC for King Air 200, B200, and B200GT aircraft. This new propeller system, which increases performance across the board, is the first five-blade structural composite propeller certified on the King Air 200 series. The new prop, manufactured by Hartzell, was on display at the 2019 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA

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NTSB Prelim: Wayne Toddun Sling 4 TSI

Airplane Then Entered A Steep Right Turn In A Nose Down Attitude And Rapidly Descended Towards The Ground

On September 25, 2023, about 1250 Pacific daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Sling 4 TSI, N135WT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near San Pedro, California. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. According to preliminary Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast data, the airplane departed about 1223. After a flight near the coastline, the instructor turned to a northerly heading to return to the airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.16.23)

Aero Linx: Aviation Ornithology Group -

The new website of the Aviation Ornithology Group - Prevention of bird strikes is a specific problem, which appeared at the same time with aviation itself. It exists on the edge of aviation and ornithology, two rapidly developing areas of knowledge and practical experience. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.16.23)

"With the impending shortage of experienced AMTs at SCA, AMFA believes airline safety requires that our members obtain a contract that provides a living wage. AMFA will refrain from any strike activity or job action until the NMB releases us from mediation." Source: AMFA National President Brett Oestreich, commenting as the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) prevailed upon the National Mediation Board (NMB) to appoint a federal mediator charged with overseeing the arduous bargaining process currently underwa

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