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Flight instructor Dave Harvey, pictured here with his Rutan Long-EZ in 2014, celebrates the new BasicMed rule. Photo courtesy of Dave Harvey.

‘A more empathetic system’

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F-16 mechanic Tom Burden grew tired of interruptions from tools that won’t stay in place or lost screws so he invented a malleable form-fitting tool tray that stays close at-hand without marring the surface of strategic jet fighters or other aircraft. Photo courtesy of Grypshon.

F-16 mechanic invents better tool tray

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2016 AOPA AV8RS 
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Seven students awarded AV8RS scholarships

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After two postponements, Gemini IXA astronauts Eugene Cernan, left, and Tom Stafford, center, arrive in the white room atop Launch Pad 19 at Cape Kennedy Air Force Station on June 3, 1966. Stafford is presenting a large match to McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's pad leader Gunter Wendt, far right. Photo courtesy of NASA.

Apollo commander Cernan remembered

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A Piper Cub is one example of an aircraft certificated without an electrical system.

ADS-B requirement clarified for nonelectrical aircraft

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Santa Monica Municipal Airport is a busy Los Angeles International Airport reliever field, and it recently hosted a Disaster Airlift Response Team exercise. Photo by Roxanne Schorbach at Schorbach.com. Photo courtesy of Roxanne Schorbach.

California pilots organizing disaster airlift teams

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If you’re getting ready to enter the airline ranks, it’s natural to wonder exactly how and what you’ll get paid. I’ve covered the basics of the pay scales before, and the pay rates for most airlines are published on AirlinePilotCentral.com. To figure out a rough annual income, multiply each wage by 1,000, since pilots average ...
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