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December 13, 2023

YouTube Plane Destroyer Gets Temp Pilot License to Public Bafflement

Trevor Jacobs Takes to Skies Again in Narcissistic Non-Apology Video

Trevor Jacob, of "intentionally crashed Taylorcraft for Youtube" fame, recently uploaded a new video to his channel bragging about getting his pilot license back. In typical fashion for his social-media presence, Jacob started off opaque about exactly what "getting a pilot license back" means, but 7 minutes into the platitude-ridden slog he admits that he has "passed my written and got permission from a CFI to retake my check ride...6/17 this year, I passed my checkride." Passing it means he holds a temporary paper license awaiting the FAA to issue his pilot license once again.

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Lake Elmo Airport Sees Increased NIMBY Complaints After Runway Extension

Locals Complain in Classic Airport Fashion

The 2022 runway extension and expansion project as Lake Elmo Airport has rankled a few neighbors, with nearly 4,300 noise complaints issued from 16 locations near the airport. Unfortunately, the local news has reported the story with much fanfare for the nearly 4300 complaints without mentioning that it comes from a handful of NIMBY airport haters. As is always the case, those living adjacent to the airport hate hearing aircraft, and the new runway alignment brings fresh complaints as the larger 3,500-ft runway realigned the airport layout for safer and roomier operations.

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NTSB Final Report: Hughes 269A

Prior To The Accident Flight, The Pilot Reported Experiencing Vibrations In The Helicopter

Analysis: Prior to the accident flight, the pilot reported experiencing vibrations in the helicopter. The pilot (who was also a mechanic) and another mechanic adjusted the main rotor dampers to address the issue. Following this adjustment, a 10-minute ground run was performed without any observed problems. The pilot then conducted a test flight during, which no issues were detected.

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Classic Aero-TV: Focusing On The Future - King Schools Preps For Tomorrow

From 2020 (YouTube Version): Change Is In The Wind For King Schools

King Schools customers are seeing a new flight instructor in King Schools’ online video courses. CEO Barry Knuttila has taken on an additional role as one of the on-camera instructors for King Schools. Barry holds an ATP certificate with a Falcon 10 type rating and flight and ground instructor certificates with all available airplane ratings. He also owns a Beechcraft Debonair, and regularly flies the King Schools Falcon 10 with John and Martha. “The goal of this change is to provide our customers with more great King video content, at a faster rate. John and

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