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FAA: Challenges remain in key areas
US Official News via Aviation Pros
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for approving the design and airworthiness of new aircraft and equipment before they are introduced into service. FAA approves changes to aircraft and equipment based on evaluation of industry submissions against standards set forth in federal aviation regulations and related guidance documents. But the approval process — referred to as certification — presents certain challenges for the FAA.
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FAA discusses safety issues surrounding tower closures
AVweb
It appears the FAA is backtracking on an earlier directive that forbade at least some of its FAA Safety Team (FAAST) representatives from talking about pending tower closures. On April 17, the FAAST Safety Team issued a general note of advice about operating at non-towered airports (the FAAST Team doesn't like the term "uncontrolled") and touched on all the points covered by myriad other sources on the topic since the closures became a real possibility.
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Small plane belly landing
KXTV-TV
VideoBriefA 92-year-old pilot radioed his plane was having landing gear problems. He was eventually able to guide his Piper PA30 down safely. The smooth belly landing was caught on video.
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A feather in your cap: Earning your 1st pair of WINGS
FAA Safety Briefing via I Fly America
Earning your wings as a pilot is and the process of flight training provides a number of exciting milestones. There's the first flight as a student, when you get to take the controls and realize that you really can fly. There's the first solo — truly an unforgettable occasion for every aviator. At some point comes the first trip outside the local practice area and the first solo cross country. Then, the day arrives for your check ride, which is also the first time you fly as pilot in command (PIC). For many pilots, the first passenger-carrying flight follows shortly thereafter. Then ... what?
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IFA pilot quiz
I Fly America
1. When may a pilot place "DVRSN" in the remarks section of a flight plan?
  1. When route will be Direct VOR System Navigation.
  2. Only if requesting priority handling as result of diversion for reason beyond control of pilot.
  3. When pilot wants ATC to divert route in event of weather problems.
2. When flying from low pressure to high pressure area, the altimeter will read:
  1. Lower than actual altitude.
  2. Actual altitude.
  3. Higher than actual altitude
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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Pilot uninjured after crashing small plane into California vineyard
KTVU-TV
A man who crashed his small airplane into a Santa Rosa, Calif., vineyard walked away uninjured, a Bennett Valley Fire engineer said. Emergency responders arrived on the scene to find the biplane aircraft upside down in the vineyard. Fire Engineer Rene Torres said the man told fire personnel he had been flying in the area when he realized there was a problem with the plane's throttle, causing the aircraft to idle.

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Engine failure on takeoff kills 2
General Aviation News
The pilot of a Lancair 360 took off from a runway in Chesapeake, Va. According to witnesses on the ground, the airplane took off and was beyond the departure end of the runway at an altitude of about 200 to 300 feet when the engine began sputtering and backfiring. The plane turned sharply back toward the runway, stalled and spun.

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Report: Pilot ignored warnings before fatal crash
Longview News-Journal
A preliminary report on the crash of a small plane in New Mexico that killed three says the pilot was warned against taking off in windy conditions. In its report on the March 3 crash, the National Transportation Safety Board says winds at Angel Fire, N.M., were gusting to 54 mph with a sustained speed of 38 mph at the time of the crash.

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Aviation groups urge White House to exempt controllers from furloughs
General Aviation News
As the FAA begins furloughing air traffic controllers, 11 aviation organizations have asked the White House to assure the FAA it will have enough money to prevent further furloughing of controllers. In a letter to Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff, the aviation leaders said without action, it will be challenging for air traffic to continue to operate at its current rate of high efficiency.
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ADS-B already benefiting pilots
General Aviation News
With just seven years to go before the 2020 requirement for mandatory ADS-B equipment for aircraft flying in the busiest airspace, almost all of the more than 800 ADS-B antennas have been installed. In the past year manufacturers of GPS products, flight planning systems, audio systems, interface electronics and communications are either delivering ADS-B products or are in the development stages. These products are being introduced with all kinds of options that can be fine-tuned for each and every airplane in general aviation.
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FlightSafety centers are concentrated in Kansas
The Wichita Eagle
Mechanics travel to Wichita from all over the world to learn how to maintain Cessna aircraft. On April 22, mechanics came from 15 countries for training, which typically runs from two to six weeks or longer. And with FlightSafety International's new $7 million, 65,000-square-foot Wichita Cessna Maintenance Learning Center, they are learning with the latest in technology and training in a state-of-the-art building, said the center's manager, John Brasfield.
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Program lifts teens to become licensed pilots
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Teens-in-Flight program, based on the Flagler County (Fla.) Airport, helps teens earn their private pilot's licenses — valued at several thousand dollars — at no charge to them or their families. The program is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and now serves about 25 teens. Founder Jack Howell said he wanted to do "something outrageous" for teens, especially those who have had a parent or sibling killed in military action or wounded and seriously disabled.
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South Carolina teen among youngest to get his pilot's license
The Island Packet
Dakota Sabados has fond memories of visiting the airport as a young boy with his stepdad. The two would watch the planes as they took off and landed. Now a junior in high school, Dakota received his pilot's license March 4, something his flight instructor said is rare at such a young age. In fact, Hilton Head (S.C.) Flyers instructor Bill Shank said Sabados is one of the youngest people in the U.S. to attain a pilot's license.
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SpaceShipTwo moves closer to space travel with cold flow test
Flying Magazine
SpaceShipTwo recently took one step further in its mission to carry paying passengers into space, completing a "cold flow" test in anticipation of its upcoming first powered flight. During the cold flow test, oxidizer was pulsed through the propulsion system and out the back of the vehicle, marking the sky with an eye-catching oxidizer contrail as SpaceShipTwo glided back to Earth above the Mojave Desert. According to Virgin Galactic, all objectives were successfully met during the test.
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