This Week’s Featured Link
The DOJ will appeal the recent mask ruling by a federal judge – NPR
Words fail me on this one. Sure, there are plenty of arguments out there about the judge that struck down the mask mandate being unqualified and all that, but this seemed like a blessing in disguise for the Biden Administration. Now, it’s going to try to challenge the repeal even though it was expected to go away in a couple weeks? I understand that this is following CDC guidelines, but with nobody being required to wear masks on the ground any longer, why try to force the issue in one of the safer places around (on an airplane)? Can you imagine how miserable it’ll be to deal with anti-maskers on airplanes if this gets reinstated?
Image of the Week
I get it, a new kid movie comes out and Allegiant paints a plane with the stars stealing the airline’s sun logo. Cute… but having “The Bad Guys” painted on your airplane doesn’t really seem like a great plan. After all, if you ask every late night comedian, that moniker belongs to Spirit.
Two for the Road
Mitsubishi SpaceJet has first of its prototypes dismantled – Air Data News
In case you thought the SpaceJet might get made someday… it’s not looking great.
Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert – Simple Flying
Well this is a sad turn of events.