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FAA: Electric airplane passenger restriction temporary
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"This is absolutely a temporary measure." That was the response from the FAA manager in charge when asked about a draft proposal that would prohibit electric airplanes from carrying passengers, flying over congested areas or operating at night — as you might have guessed, it's all being done in the name of safety.
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Famous pilot speaks about Malaysian plane
WJXT-TV
The Malaysia Airlines mystery over the Indian Ocean has one famous pilot drawing comparisons to the miracle on New York's Hudson River in 2009. Jeff Skiles — the co-pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 — spoke to a group of young, aspiring aviators at Craig Airport in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Boyhood plane ride leads to dodging enemy fire as WWII cargo pilot
The Buffalo News
At age 12, when Robert F. Rohde was a Boy Scout, he was at a troop meeting in Riverside, N.Y., carving an airplane out of a block of wood when Scoutmaster Francis Ford walked up to him and asked if he'd like to go up in an airplane. "I nearly fell over when he asked. I said, 'Yes!' He was a pilot, and he took me up in a Piper Cub at the airport in Cheektowaga," the 91-year-old Rohde recalls as if it were yesterday. "I just loved it, and said I wanted to be a pilot."
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Sneezes and Zzzzs
By Frederick E. Tilton, M.D; Federal Air Surgeon
Reprinted with permission from FAA Safety Briefing
As winter's grip on most of the country slowly loosens, the countryside comes back to life. While most people regard the warming weather as nothing but good news, not everyone is so cheery. For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, the annual spring rejuvenation can be a very unpleasant time.

To cope with the sneezing and congestion, many allergy sufferers turn to over-the-counter medications like Benadryl, Allergia-C, and other common allergy remedies. Though effective, these medications are not without side effects.

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IFA pilot quiz — airport call letters
I Fly America
Airport call letters are often odd and have no relationship to the airport's name. Let's have some fun with them and see if the place can be identified by airport call letters alone. One answer to each question is a correct airport, while the others are phony.

1. You are hungry. Where will you stop to EAT?
    a. EAT Elmira, N.Y.
    b. EAT Wenatche, Wash.
    c. EAT Erie, Pa.
2. You want a special dinner, so you land at what airport?
    a. CKV Chicken, Alaska
    b. DPC Deer Park, Vt.
    c. LTK Turkey Run, Tenn.
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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What can pilots do to avoid vanishing?
By Ryan Clark
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 7, and it has been missing ever since. With all of the talk surrounding the vanishing of Flight 370, many people are asking just how can a plane...

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What happens when a pilot gets a DUI/DWI?
By Stuart Simpson
Your worst nightmare as a pilot — a DUI. Will this end your career as a pilot? What if you are the lawyer representing a pilot? Is this a simple DUI case or will it end your law career with a malpractice lawsuit?

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Norwegian F-16 pilot shoots incredible footage from the cockpit
Yahoo!
Still regretting that decision to not join the armed forces and be trained as a pilot? Now you can see what you're missing out on. This video — shot by a Norwegian fighter pilot while...

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Battle over California airport heats up...again
FLYING
Nearly 100 people spoke in front of California's Santa Monica City Council for and against the city's suggestion to continue with its plans of shutting down the historic Santa Monica Municipal Airport. Those against the airport spoke about the issue of noise and pollution, some citing a decrease in the amount of pollutants during a period when the airport was closed for runway maintenance as proof that the airport does, in fact, produce pollution.
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The hero passenger who landed a plane after his pilot fell unconscious
Daily Express
The sun was setting on a glorious autumn day as the tiny aircraft headed for home. On board the Cessna Skyhawk were John Wildey, a 77-year-old grandfather, and the pilot, a long-standing friend. Their regular joyrides in the skies above Lincolnshire were a highlight for Wildey. Although he had never piloted an aircraft he flew regularly with others on days out, often landing at an airfield for lunch. He was sitting alongside the pilot when his friend became ill.
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Daher-Socata delivers 1st TBM 900, plans US expansion
AINonline
Larry Glazer — CEO of Rochester, N.Y.-based commercial/industrial real-estate developer Buckingham Properties and president of the TBM Owners and Pilots Association — was handed the keys to TBM 900 S/N 1003, registered as N900KN, during the U.S. debut of the upgraded turboprop single in Polk City, Fla. Glazer, who has more than 5,000 hours in TBMs, was already considering an upgrade to a G1000-equipped TBM 850 when Daher-Socata president and CEO Stéphane Mayer called him asking if he wanted to be first in line for the newest version.
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Continental to build former Cessna cabin class twin
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Continental Motors plans to bring the Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II back into production after acquiring the type certificate, inventory and manufacturing rights for the twin from Reims Aviation of France. Continental says it is partnering with ASI Innovation in France on the unpressurized, 14-passenger twin — first introduced by Reims Aviation in 1983. Once production resumes, buyers can choose to equip their F406 with either Pratt & Whitney PT6s or a Continental Motors geared, FADEC and diesel engines.
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