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Pilot takes off from belly of plane without landing gear
Inside Edition
Eighty-five-year-old pilot Chris Georgaklis pulled off a breathtaking feat when things didn't go as planned during a landing. Georgaklis was coming in for a landing in Fort Pierce, Florida, in his small plane with his dog, Buddy, when he realized he was coming in too fast. He quickly raised the landing gear as the plane descended and began skidding down the runway. He explained, "I lifted them right up, but it also caused the plane to drop quite a bit, so I'd say the plane dropped maybe six to eight feet."
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California pilots help kids take flight
Orange County Register
As pilot Bob Hadley, of Yorba Linda, California, conducted the pre-flight check for his zebra-striped aircraft, 14-year-old Aidyn Meekins waited for her chance to fly. Meekins, of Corona, was one of roughly 25 participants in the Young Eagles Flight Day offered Saturday at the Corona Municipal Airport. The event gives kids from throughout the region the opportunity to ride in a small aircraft for the first time and maybe spur an interest in aviation.
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WW2 National Capital Flyover
Air & Space Magazine
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the war that changed the United States forever. To honor the 16 million who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War 2 and to spotlight the essential role that aircraft played in U.S. victory, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association has led an effort to bring one of the largest privately owned collections of WW2 airplanes ever assembled to Washington, D.C., to fly over the National Mall on May 8, the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
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Allergies — Nothing to sneeze at
By Charlie Spence, Aviation Writer and IFA Member
Watery eyes, sneezing, coughing — is it just a cold or an allergy? To pilots, it makes a great deal of difference. According to the U.S. Federal Air Surgeon's Bulletin: "Aside from being uncomfortable, the pilot with allergic rhinitis (clear watery nasal discharge) is more prone to barotraumas (pain or discomfort in the ear because of differences in air pressure inside the eardrum and outside the eardrum), changes in vision and cockpit distractions." To control allergies, pilots may use certain approved medications. However, any approved medication a pilot uses must be reported to the examining physician at the next routine medical examination.
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IFA pilot quiz — IFA FLY-Q test
I Fly America
You probably have taken I-Q tests. Now, just for fun take this I Fly America FLY-Q test.

1. Eric Weiss was the first American to fly a plane in Australia. Weiss was better known as:
    a. Elmer Gantry
    b. Harry Houdini
    c. Al Jolson
2. How many planes did women pilots in the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII deliver from factories to line squadrons?
    a. 2,486
    b. 96,806
    c. 308,567

Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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Accident Report — Flight too high, too fast: Runway too short —
Cessna T210L

I Fly America
According to the pilot, while making a localizer approach to runway 36, in IFR conditions, the airplane broke out of the overcast at about 400 feet above ground level. The pilot forced the airplane down and landed about 2,000 feet past the runway's threshold at about 100 to 120 knots indicated airspeed. The pilot stated that he was unable to stop the airplane before it departed the end of the runway and collided with the airport's perimeter fencing. There were no mechanical problems reported by the pilot or discovered during the post-accident examination of the airplane.
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Frugal pilots KISS: Keep it safe and simple
General Aviation News
It is great to be a part of the general aviation community where pilots share their ideas to help each other with knowledge and kindness. I especially like to see the many helpful frugal tips offered online from readers of my column. They add their own proven experiences that helped them fly more while spending less. For example, many readers have responded with information on their own tax laws after last month's tip on Reducing Taxes.
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Jeppesen adds features to VFR charting app
FLYING
Jeppesen is rolling out Version 2.1 of Mobile FlightDeck VFR, the chart maker's data-driven iPad app designed specifically for fair weather fliers. The latest iteration of the software offers a number of minor enhancements, but pilots will love two changes in particular. Mobile FlightDeck VFR 2.1 now includes the ability to automatically log flight time and the app also now provides audio warnings of potential airspace incursions.
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Cessna partners with Ohio State on flight training
Wichita Business Journal
Cessna Aircraft Co. has partnered with Ohio State University on a flight training program in a long-term agreement that includes an initial university order for five Skyhawk 172 aircraft. The agreement with the school's flight education program, announced at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida, runs through 2022. The first 172, which Cessna builds at its plant in Independence, Kansas, will be delivered to OSU next month.
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FAA unions reject privatization suggestion
AVweb
The heads of all seven unions representing FAA employees have jointly condemned Congress's exploration of privatization of the air traffic operation, saying what's needed is reliable funding for the agency. "On behalf of the thousands of Federal Aviation Administration employees represented by our organizations, we are writing to express our viewpoint regarding recent discussions related to reform of the FAA, specifically the opinions brought forth at the March 24, 2015, House Aviation Subcommittee hearing titled 'Options for FAA Air Traffic Control Reform,'" said a jointly-issued letter quoted by Air Traffic Management News.
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