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FAA funding hearing highlights disagreements over privatization

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard widely differing perspectives on proposed FAA reauthorization legislation at a sometimes tense Feb. 10 hearing.

Feb 10, 2016 | comments


Aircraft market takes hits

U.S. airplane makers posted relatively steady sales for 2015, but many foreign manufacturers saw declines in airplanes sold and revenue.

Feb 10, 2016 | comments


Garmin announces all-in-one ADS-B transponders

The Garmin GTX 345 is a 1090ES Mode S transponder that provides ADS-B Out compliance and receives weather and traffic information. The GTX 335 provides ADS-B Out only. An integral WAAS GPS receiver that meets the ADS-B Out requirements is available as an option.

Feb 09, 2016


FAA lifts drone restriction

Model aircraft (including camera-toting drones) can once again operate within the outer ring of the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area.

Feb 10, 2016 | comments


Aviation groups oppose bill limiting flight training for veterans

AOPA and six other groups sent a joint letter to House leaders opposing legislation that would make it harder for veterans to pursue aviation careers.

Feb 09, 2016 | comments


No user fees and modest upticks in White House budget for FAA

The president’s latest budget plan does not include user fees but does offer increased funding for NextGen modernization and air traffic services.

Feb 09, 2016 | comments

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: 'GPS direct'

Retired U.S. Air Force pilot Larry Brown explains one circumstance where it may be a good idea to fly a longer route rather than filing and flying GPS direct.

Feb 08, 2016 | comments


Pilot Getaways: Air touring in the Aloha State

A flight adventure in Hawaii offers the potential for combining a comfortable U.S. resort experience with rare views of natural wonders.

Feb 08, 2016
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One Six Right, see it again for the first time

“As a filmmaker you want to be able to affect, move and inspire.” Brian J. Terwilliger   On a bright sunny Los Angeles day last week I was lucky enough to get to check in with movie maker Brian J. Terwilliger at his office in Universal Studios. We had first met in July at Oshkosh […] Read More

February 8, 2016

Born in to the Golden Age of Aviation

The Golden Age of aviation started when Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic 1927, and continued to 1939. According to Norm Baker, aviation was on everyone’s mind in the country, with air races, speed records, Lindbergh and Earhart. As child he built model airplanes and looked skyward. His was a family of modest means, yet his […] Read More

January 26, 2016


On March 2, 2008, a turbonormalized Cirrus SR22 was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, killing all four people aboard. Shortly after the aircraft departed from runway 20, the airplane’s engine lost power, and the aircraft hit a building and exploded. Further investigation revealed that the aircraft had been […] Read More

January 11, 2016