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Ex-pilot warns over 'toxic plane fumes' ahead of inquest
BBC
A coroner has warned that exposure to toxic fumes in plane cabins pose a health risk to frequent fliers and aircrew. The comments come in a leaked report, ahead of an inquest into the death of a co-pilot for British Airways who believed he had been poisoned by prolonged exposure to contaminated cabin air. British Airways has said it will not comment until after the inquest.
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Loraine's amazing feats as a pioneer of aviation
Wirral News
On Bank Holiday Monday, Aug. 1, 1910, a Farman biplane, flown by 34-year-old Robert Loraine, electrified the holiday crowds, when it suddenly appeared at about 4:15 p.m., flying towards New Brighton Tower, writes Colin Schroeder. Loraine, who was born in Wallasey on Jan. 14, 1876, was a famous actor manager of the time. He saw himself as a pioneer of aviation, but in order not to appear to be using his flying exploits to further his theatrical career, he used the name of Robert Jones whilst flying.
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Keys to the plane
General Aviation News
According to author Albert Dyer: Before I was old enough to drive a car, my dad put the keys to his airplane in my hand and said to me, "son, if you can afford the lessons and the gas, here is the plane to fly." Wow! How is that for incentive to a young teen? That father/son talk took place in the early 1970s and the airplane, N5261B, was a 1957 Mooney. During the mid-1960s my dad, with help, rebuilt the wood wing, built and installed the metal tail section and then had all new radios installed just before giving me the keys. It was now a modern "fly anywhere" capable airplane.
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Returning to flight after depression
By Paul Engstrom, Aviation Writer and IFA Member
Perhaps the only thing more depressing than depression itself is the notion — mistaken in most cases — that this mental condition will put a permanent end to your flying days. In fact, among ailments that rate as pilots' worst enemies, depression possibly ranks close to the bottom. Why? First, aside from being one of the most common mental disorders (it afflicts up to 20 million Americans), depression is highly treatable.
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IFA pilot quiz — FAA regulations
I Fly America
Federal Aviation Regulations fill volumes and pilots are expected to know the ones that apply to their flying. Test yourself and see which of these you answer correctly.

1. In FAA language, what does the acronym CAMP stand for?
    a. Civilian Aviation Main Penalty
    b. Continental Airport Mandatory Process
    c. Continuous Airworthy Maintenance Program
2. What does MAA stand for?
    a. Maximum Authorized Altitude
    b. Minimum Approach Area
    c. Marginal Avionics Adjustment
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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Accident report — Pilot's failure to maintain altitude during visual descent — Piper PA 32R
I Fly America
A Piper PA-32R-300 single-engine airplane was destroyed when it impacted a utility pole and water while maneuvering near the Southern Seaplane Airport near Belle Chase, Louisiana. The private pilot, who was the registered owner of the airplane and the sole occupant, received fatal injuries. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed for the personal flight. The cross-country flight departed Jonesville, Louisiana, approximately 2030, and was destined for the Southern Seaplane Airport.
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I Fly America
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Some big questions about RPAs, including the big one: Insurance
General Aviation News
Airlines pilots have already reported RPAs coming near while on approach. An RPA recently flew onto White House grounds. The owner said he had no intention of flying it to the White House but lost sight of it. Whatever the regulations the FAA develops after the comment period, there will always be those who plead ignorance of them, others who just make a mistake, and still others who do what they want to do and dang the regulations. Will any excuse help the pilot and passengers if an unmanned vehicle violates the airspace and strikes an aircraft?
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Border-crashing Canadian pilot loses plane
AVweb
A Canadian pilot begged an Ohio court to give him more jail time rather than take away his beloved Cessna 172 but the presiding judge turned the aircraft over to the federal government and set 26-year-old Ryan Brandt, of North Bay, Ontario, free. Brandt had earlier pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle a Canadian woman across the Canada-U.S. border in the aircraft and had spent more than six months in jail while the process wound its way through the courts.
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Purdue expands jet propulsion lab
FLYING
Aiming to improve the fuel efficiency and emissions profile of jet engines, Purdue University has announced an expansion and improvement of its Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories. "This expansion will boost Zucrow's research collaborations with leading firms and provide additional educational opportunities to prepare our students for jobs in industry, academia and the public sector," said Leah Jamieson, Purdue's John A. Edwardson dean of engineering.
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Student landed F-16 with half a wing
AVweb
An Oklahoma Air National Guard student pilot managed to bring an F-16 safely back to his base missing half of the right wing after a midair collision with his instructor over Kansas last October. The Air Force released photos of the aftermath of the encounter in which the unnamed student's outboard missile severed his instructor's wing during a mock dogfight training exercise. The instructor ejected safely and his aircraft crashed harmlessly in a field. Official cause of the accident, according to Stars and Stripes, was pilot error on both counts.
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