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Airbus Group joins Perlan Project to soar to 90,000 feet

The Perlan Project announced Airbus Group as a partner in Perlan Mission II, an effort to soar to 90,000 feet and explore the edges of space.

Jul 28, 2014

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Historic pilot report made on way to Oshkosh

Lockheed Martin Flight Services received its first in-flight electronic pilot weather report from a test aircraft headed to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Jul 28, 2014

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Training Tip: Monitoring mountain obscuration

Whether you will cross numerous ridgelines, or climb to altitudes close to your aircraft’s limits, mountain obscuration is a potential hazard for VFR operations.

Jul 28, 2014
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Autumn

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75 Years: There at the beginning

The Pylon Club—a flying club based at Patco Field in Norristown, Pennsylvania—was having another of its fly-outs.

Apr 04, 2014 | comments

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Weekend seaplane odyssey

As a baker's dozen of pilots discover, moving five seaplanes--four of them on straight floats--1,200 nm from Minneapolis to Florida is an adventure in flying, and a lesson in human relations.

Nov 13, 2013 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Waypoints: An AirVenture unlike any other

This summer I attended what is now called EAA AirVenture for the twenty-fourth time—20 in a row.

Oct 01, 2013
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Hurricane

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Pilots invited to help with humanitarian project in Bahamas

Bahamas Habitat is gathering pilots to fly to the islands Feb. 20 through 23 to work with Bahamas Methodist Habitat on projects ranging from putting up drywall in a medical center to painting the Zion Children’s Home.

Feb 05, 2014

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A careful balance

Pilots of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration handle risk with teamwork, blending science and adventure in a unique flying job.

Nov 14, 2013 | comments

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Pilots help open children’s home in Bahamas

Abused or neglected children on Current Island, Eleuthera, in the Bahamas now have a safe place to go—Zion Children’s Home. Two new houses, dedicated June 23, can accommodate eight boys and eight girls, along with a house parent in each.

Jun 27, 2013
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Spring

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Father, son fly 'ultimate cross country'

At some point, Rodney Bowers recalled, “somebody called it ‘the ultimate cross-country’” and the name stuck.

Jul 10, 2014 | comments

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Pilot retracing ‘Flight of Passage’ journey

Chris and April Nesin are flying across the United States in the same 1949 Piper PA-11 that teenagers Kern and Rinker Buck flew across the country in 1966. Rinker Buck later penned the memoir “Flight of Passage” about the journey.

Jun 25, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Technology: Who's seeing whom?

“There’s no traffic displaying ahead of me on the iPad—nothing at all—and all of a sudden, there’s an airplane right in front of me.”

Jun 05, 2014
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Summer

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Airbus Group joins Perlan Project to soar to 90,000 feet

The Perlan Project announced Airbus Group as a partner in Perlan Mission II, an effort to soar to 90,000 feet and explore the edges of space.

Jul 28, 2014

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Not your average summer job

Most teens are spending the summer working, whether it is at the pool, a retail store, or even at the airport or FBO. But 500 students from around the United States are spending their summer interning at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on projects that are on the cutting edge of science and technology.

Jul 24, 2014

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Big city seaplanes

A seaplane base on the East River turns an hours-long drive from Manhattan to the Hamptons into a brief flight.

Jul 15, 2014
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Thunderstorms

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Safety

Thunderstorms cause relatively few accidents – on average, about five per year – but 75 percent of them are fatal.

Jun 16, 2014

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Training Tip: Thunderstorm in sight

Does this scenario justify deviating from the airport’s normal calm-wind-runway operations?

Jun 10, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'No useful correlation'

When sizing up a thunderstorm from a distance, what are the most important visual aspects?

Jun 09, 2014 | comments
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Winter

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Big city seaplanes

A seaplane base on the East River turns an hours-long drive from Manhattan to the Hamptons into a brief flight.

Jul 15, 2014

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‘I was getting a little nervous up here’

The low-time pilot was trapped above the clouds, with bad weather for hundreds of miles. He had no autopilot, no GPS, and was not talking to ATC. Fortunately, an air traffic controller spotted him and took action.

Mar 27, 2014 | comments

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: Cold weather checkup

Even late-winter presents a number of unique challenges to the aircraft’s systems, and it pays to take the time to do what you can to protect your aircraft (and yourself) while we’re still in winter’s grip.

Mar 24, 2014
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