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September 14, 2023

Unfortunate Events... Historic Flight Foundation Aircraft to be Sold Off

The Perils of Speculative Investment

In 2022, a jury in Williston, North Dakota determined Historic Flight Foundation founder John Sessions and one of his companies, Eagle Crest Apartments, had fraudulently transferred funds to other businesses owned by Sessions, including the aforementioned Historic Flight Foundation. Eagle Crest had previously defaulted on a construction loan held by Kansas City-based UMB Bank, which was awarded the aforementioned $20.1-million in March 2022. Sessions appealed the verdict to the North Dakota Supreme Court—albeit unsuccessfully. A receiver hired by UMB Bank was subsequently authorized by a King County, Washington judge to take over Sessions’s companies, as named in the lawsuit, and commence selli

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Husband of Alaska Congresswoman Killed in Super Cub Accident

Eugene Peltola Jr. Lost After Flying Hunter to Remote Locale

Eugene Peltola Jr. (57), former holder of senior positions with the U.S. federal government and husband of U.S. Congresswoman Mary Peltola (Democrat, Alaska), lost his life when the Super Cub he was piloting went down in a remote mountainous region of northwestern Alaska on 12 September 2023.

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FAA Extends Remote ID Enforcement Date by Six Months

Portraits of Overreach and Futility

In keeping with the expectations of myriad aviation industry stakeholders, the FAA announced on 13 September 2023 that it would extend the Remote ID enforcement date by six-months. Ergo, owners and operators of Radio Controlled (RC) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)—known colloquially as drones—now have until 16 March 2024 to either retrofit extant UAS with aftermarket Remote ID broadcast modules, or purchase new standard Remote ID-equipped drones.

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