Remarkable Crash at Centennial Airport KAPA
A Cirrus SR22 and Key Lime Air Swearingen Metroliner had a midair collision today at KAPA. The Key Lime pilot shows remarkable calm across the radio while bringing the aircraft home under an emergency. The SR22 pilot glided down under the parachute. The news is that no pilot was injured.
Colonel Michael Collins, of Apollo 11, dies at 90 years old
From the NY Times. Col. Collins kept a good sense of humor about staying behind in the command module while Armstrong and Aldrin set foot on the moon.
Guidance and Decision Pathway about Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications
Published April 28, 2021: Read it here or
NASA hosting a webinar on Women in Engineering
Click the link to join. The meeting is on Thursday, April 29, 2021, 1 pm (EDT).
Ingenuity’s second flight on Mars a success
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Logs Second Successful Flight | NASA
United Airlines opening flight academy
UAL looks to hire 10,000 pilots by 2030. The academy looks to train a more diverse pilot population, with half of the academy enrollees expected to be women or people of color. Read more here:
Helicopters on Mars
The Ingenuity helicopter, carried almost 300 million miles to the Red Planet, is expected to fly on April 11 for human’s first aviation experience on an 👽 planet. Read more from this Space.com article.
March 26, 2021: COVID-19 AME Guidance from Dr. Giovanetti
Dr. Giovanetti, Director of the FAA’s Medical Specialties Division, published updated guidance for AMEs about pilots having suffered from coronavirus. Important note: pilots who required intensive care therapy and pilots still having residual symptoms of coronavirus should be DEFERRED at their next medical examination.
September 8, 2020: HIMS Stepdown
The FAA has published a pathway for HIMS Stepdown. The path is intended to reduce monitoring over the five-year term of active supervision.