May 15, 2006
Still calling the flight review a BFR? Things have changed: Find out what's new in the latest Safety Hot Spot, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review. This Safety Hot Spot offers a host of resources to help take the mystery out of the exercise that is designed to help pilots stay proficient and fly safe. Each Safety Hot Spot focuses on a timely issue or trend within the general aviation community and offers a host of resources including free interactive online courses, AOPA and AOPA Air Safety Foundation publications, a Safety Checkup written by foundation staff pilots, Sporty's Safety Quizzes, and links to related Web sites. Previous Safety Hot Spots are available in the archive.
May 15, 2006
Aeronautical Decision Making,
German scientists have captured the first high-resolution close-ups of an aircraft propeller in flight, revealing exactly how the blades deform under flight forces.
The FAA’s “lack of an executable plan, unresolved technical issues, and ineffective collaboration with industry,” are “programmatic challenges” to moving toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits Matthew Hampton testified June 25.
Edward Swearingen, an aircraft designer who made a lasting mark on aviation, died May 15.
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