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4 historic aircraft to visit florida airport
Bradenton Herald
A trio of historic World War II airplanes, plus another that predates American combat in the war by more than a decade, will wing it to Florida's Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for a stopover and aviation buffs couldn't be happier. First up is a visit by two heavy bombers from the Collings Foundation — a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Consolidated B-24 Liberator — plus a P-51 Mustang fighter.
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Pilot safely lands small plane in Texas field after losing its single propeller
New York Daily News
No propeller, no problem. Jack Barnett, a 79-year-old pilot, crash landed a small plane in a Texas field after it lost its single propeller dusted off the miraculous feat as "just one of those things" that come with flying. Barnett told KDFW-TV that he was about 2,000 feet above Willow Park just west of Fort Worth when the propeller suddenly snapped off the nose of his 1978 Grumman AA-5B.
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Restored fighter plane recalls Flying Tigers
The Associated Press via Lake Wylie Pilot
A Curtiss P-40 Warhawk — restored in the shark-nosed markings of the famed Flying Tigers — will go on display at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The aircraft is the kind flown by the First American Volunteer Group. The group was formed in China by Gen. Claire Chennault.
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When the runway becomes an ice rink
By Meredith Saini
Reprinted with permission from FAA Aviation News
The Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) contains guidance (Chapter 4) for pilots on the meaning of braking action reports and advisories. "When available, ATC furnishes pilots the quality of braking action received from pilots or airport management. The quality of braking action is described by the terms 'good,' 'fair,' 'poor,' and 'nil,' or a combination of these terms."

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IFA pilot quiz — Historic aviation events
I Fly America
Here is a double quiz for you. Test your knowledge of these historic aviation events and also see if you can determine what connects all these questions.

1. What was the first city to call a field facility for flight an 'airport?'
    a. Atlantic City, N.J.
    b. Dayton, Ohio
    c. Mineola, N.Y.
2. The first coast-to-coast air passenger service in the U.S. began in 1929, with just two passengers completing the entire trip and involving three companies. Name the three companies.
    a. American, Transcontinental, and Eastern Airlines
    b. Transcontinental, Western, and Eastern Airlines
    c. Transcontinental Airlines and Pennsylvania and Santa Fe Railroads
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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Study: Wind farms could endanger small aircraft
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Answers for high fuel prices at California airport
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Australian teenager flies plane when pilot passes out after take-off
METRO
Troy Jenkins, 19, was forced to take control of a plane for around 45 minutes when the pilot passed out. Jenkins had to take charge after Derek Neville, 61, lost consciousness in the single-engine Cessna 150 over rural Australia. The two men were just ten minutes into the flight from Forbes, in New South Wales, when the incident happened.
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Flying high: Key aviation projects develop on Space Coast
Florida Today
A blue, white and gray Embraer jet landed at Florida's Melbourne International Airport to little fanfare. There were no state or local officials invited for the landing, no gathering of company executives to get photos with Gov. Rick Scott. But the landing was important because in many ways, it represented a key component of Brevard County's aviation and aerospace future.
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Secret buyer drops big bucks for Cessna/Dodge combo
FLYING
The immaculately restored 1959 Cessna L-19 Bird Dog/Dodge M37 truck combination that was donated to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction, which took place in Scottsdale, Ariz., did quite well for its charity, to say the least. Cessna announced that the auction pieces were bought by a Cessna customer who wished to remain anonymous and that the sale brought in an impressive combined $1.1 million, money that will be donated directly to the Armed Forces Foundation.
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