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Sleepless flights: ICAO working on pilot fatigue guidelines

Word from Montreal is that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) — that august repository of flying knowledge and global winged harmony — is working to bring sleep standards for helicopter pilots in line for guidelines long since established for...

source: By Mark Huber
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As of Jan. 1, 2017, notification, consultation and mitigation will be required at least 75 days before the expected start date, for all new aerodromes and for existing aerodromes that will add a new runway or increase their exiting runway by 100 meters or by 10 percent.

source: COPA

Until a few months ago, if you wanted a bird's-eye view of North Korea's capital, there was basically only one option: a 492-foot-tall tower across the river from Kim Il Sung Square. Now, if you have the cash, you can climb into the back seat of an ultralight aircraft.

source: Toronto Star

Warrant Officer Second Class Catherine Van Dorsten of 878 Banff/Canmore Air Cadet Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets has earned her private pilot wings. Van Dorsten completed a seven-week Private Pilot Scholarship this past summer in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, along with...

source: Rocky Mountain Outlook

On Sept. 10, 2016, members of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1083 in Salisbury, North Carolina, began building a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer at the chapter's hangar at Rowan County Airport. Joining the build was John Robinson, the founder of AV84All, a non-profit dedicated...

source: General Aviation News

"And now for something completely different." It was a line from that brilliant 1970s British television comedy show, Monty Python's Flying Circus, but it could just as easily be used to introduce The Airplane Factory's new, fits-into-its-own-niche airplane, the cheeky Sling...

source: Flying Magazine

"We're going to be in the Hudson." It was Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger announcing they were going to dead stick US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River. It is a story most of us are familiar with. After the loss of both engines in their A320, Capt. Sullenberger...

source: Flying Magazine


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