Cruising over Honolulu at 3,000 feet, the Robinson R-22's engine suddenly quit. Quick action by the pilot saved lives, and the mechanic took responsibility.Read more >>
AOPA coverage of general aviation aircraft searches conducted by federal officials prompted similar reports, but the government has yet to explain the practice.
FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta has written a letter to the general aviation community calling for care, caution, and training as the summer season begins.
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Kirk Hawkins, CEO and founder of Icon Aircraft, has asked the FAA to issue a final decision by May 31 on his exemption request to increase the weight of his Icon A5 amphibious LSA by 250 pounds.
AOPA on May 22 denounced an FAA plan to charge the Experimental Aircraft Association for the travel costs, per diem expenses, and overtime pay of the air traffic controllers it deploys to staff EAA AirVenture.
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- Maryland Airfest | May 25 - Middle River, MD
- Salute to Veterans Celebration | May 25 - May 26 - Columbia, MO
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