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‘Battle of Britain’ movie airplanes sold

The rare fighters from the 1969 Battle of Britain movie have been sold to restorers in the United States and Europe, according to the agent handling the sale.

Aug 28, 2014

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DeSoto heliport hangs the welcome sign

The DeSoto Heliport is officially open for business. But don’t look for it in your GPS. The Texas facility is so new that it doesn’t yet have an identifier.

Aug 28, 2014

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'Wingfoot One' christened

Television personality Robin Roberts swung the champagne and took a ceremonial maiden voyage Aug. 23, christening the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. airship Wingfoot One.

Aug 28, 2014

Technique

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Training Tip: All available resources

Today’s destination, a grass strip far from congested airspace, is a popular port of call for local general aviation pilots because of its back-to-basics character.

Aug 25, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: The 'flexible safety buffer'

When it comes to establishing personal minimums, you need a working definition of the term.

Aug 22, 2014 | comments
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Technology

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HondaJet creator honored

HondaJet designer (and Honda Aircraft Co. CEO) Michimasa Fujino is being honored by fellow engineers for his innovation.

Aug 25, 2014
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Opinion

Life on the Trailing Edge

I just got back from EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. It was a grueling week for me that included ten different Forums Plaza lectures, two “stump the IA” sessions at the AOPA seminar tent, and my first-ever AirVenture press conference. I’m still recovering. AirVenture marked the release of my new book Manifesto, the first of what […] Read More

August 26, 2014

Why does what happens at Santa Monica Airport matter?

Santa Monica airport has been in the news lately. Most recently supporters of closing Santa Monica Airport lost a round in court. A Los Angeles judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged a November ballot measure to protect the facility from closure. More information on the ballot initiative can be found here. Since this blog is […] Read More

August 23, 2014

Commercial Certificate Not Required–Concluding Thoughts

  Commercial Certificate Not Required—Part 1 and Part 2 generated a number of meaningful responses from aviators who believe that employees should be allowed to fly their personal aircraft, or a rental, on company business and be reimbursed as is routinely done with employees using their personal car.  For example, we know of no company […] Read More

August 22, 2014

AOPA Forums thread

Question: Do you have recommendations for a carbon monoxide detector?

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Advocacy

Advocacy

Santa Monica advocates rally support for ballot initiative

Advocates for Santa Monica Municipal Airport gathered Aug. 25 to rally support for Measure D, a ballot initiative that would require voter approval before the airport can be closed or redeveloped.

Aug 26, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Fire risk prompts AD

Citing one known fatal accident, the FAA has proposed stricter inspection requirements for Meggitt (Troy) combustion heaters.

Aug 25, 2014

Advocacy

Legislators push for quick action on medical reform

Lawmakers are asking DOT and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third class medical reform.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments
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Gear and Products

Apps of the week

Specific apps for general aviation

An aviation dictionary of pilot terms, advanced avionics handbook, airport identification codes, and more are available at your fingertips through Google Play and iTunes apps.

Aug 25, 2014

Article

New generation of ADS-B receiver brings new features

Stratus 2 is a partnership among manufacturer Appareo, Sporty's Pilot Shop, and Foreflight. Because Stratus 2 was built with Foreflight in mind, the level of integration is slick and complete. However, that partnership also is the product's Achilles' heel.

Aug 25, 2014 | comments

Article

Lightspeed PFX gets personal

With all the recent attention to in-the-ear and on-the-ear headsets, Lightspeed has fired back with a cutting edge new over-the-ear model that takes noise attenuation and audio processing to new levels.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments
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Health and Medical

News release

KEY LAWMAKERS WORK TO EXPEDITE MEDICAL REFORM

– Key lawmakers are asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

Aug 20, 2014

Advocacy

Legislators push for quick action on medical reform

Lawmakers are asking DOT and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third class medical reform.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments
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Travel

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Total immersion

“A lot of firsts” is how Kayla Graham describes participating in an air rally designed to promote France’s general aviation sector.

Aug 20, 2014

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Adrenaline insider

Red Bull celebrates National Aviation Day with the first in a series of profiles of the Red Bull Air Force extreme athletes.

Aug 19, 2014
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Financial

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FAA warns flight sharing services

While private pilots may share certain costs with passengers under certain circumstances, they cross the line when spreading the word.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments

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Beechcraft, Cessna flying clubs merge

Two venerable flying clubs have merged to form the new Textron Aviation Employees' Flying Club.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments
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