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Tuskegee Airmen saluted in exhibit at Ohio aviation museum
The Plain Dealer
A tribute to black aviators of World War II will be featured when the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit come to the Liberty Aviation Museum at the Erie-Ottowa International Airport in Port Clinton, Ohio. The RISE ABOVE exhibit consists of a 30-seat mobile movie theater equipped with a 160-degree panoramic screen, featuring a documentary about the famed Tuskegee Airmen whose fighters were known by their distinctive red tails.
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FAA: Stop that, it's legal!
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According to author Robert Goyer: It must seem that I'm always complaining about the FAA, but the truth be told, the vast majority of our employees there — that's right, they're our employees — are fantastic. From controllers who bend over backwards to get us routings away from the storms to inspectors who go the extra mile to make sure we give it our best shot on our checkrides to directors who are working to bring the agency into the new millennium, there's a lot to like about the FAA. Then there's this.
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Kentucky youths explore aviation as Young Eagles
This Week News
A number of younger residents of Madison County, Ky., were treated to an eagle's eye view of their community. They were taken aloft courtesy of the Experimental Aircraft Association's local chapter and initiated into its Young Eagles club. The flights were offered as part of the third annual Madison Airport open house hosted by the Madison County Airport Board and Eastern Kentucky University, the airport's fixed base operator.
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Allergies — Nothing to sneeze at
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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, a 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.

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IFA pilot quiz — Aviation 1sts
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It is common understanding that the Wright Brothers were first to build and fly a controllable airplane, but in the more than 100 years since that flight there have been many other firsts in flight. See if you can correctly identify these ten. 1. What was the first international body set up for flyers?
    a. English Flight Organization
    b. American Aero Club of New York
    c. Federation Aeronautic Internationale
2. In what and where was the first fully controlled aerial journey from point to point made?
    a. Lebaudy airship — France
    b. Aerodrome monoplane — Washington, D.C.
    c. Zeppelin airship — Germany
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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World War I Albatros replica to fly again
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In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum in Upstate New York is reintroducing a very special airplane — a replica of a 1917 Albatros D.Va., built in the...

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A checklist for pilots approaching the flight physical
By Robert J. Gordon, DO, Senior AME
Pilots, your aviation medical examiner (AME) wants you to pass your medical exam. We know how important that continuing to fly is to you because most of us are pilots too.

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Small plane pilot makes 'spectacular' landing with no wheels
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A small plane in San Diego miraculously landed without wheels, pulling off what some are calling a "spectacular" feat. Student pilot Max Fitzmaurice was flying when he noticed a...

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Australian aviation enthusiasts take to the skies in record numbers
ABC Online
Aviation enthusiasts from all walks of life are taking to the skies in record numbers, piloting aircraft worth less than a family car. Almost 10,000 people in Australia hold a recreational pilot's certificate, taking to the air on one of 3,500 registered microlight and ultralight aircraft. Recreation Aviation Australia general manager Mark Clayton says the organization covers almost half of all aircraft operating in the country.
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Super Legend launched in Florida
Legend
American Legend Aircraft Company launched its Lycoming powered Super Legend on the grounds of Sun 'n Fun 2014, with the arrival of three new aircraft. The company also announced first customer deliveries of the Super Legend. The aircraft received its FAA approval last November. Currently, production is underway on an order book of nine aircraft with four having been delivered to customers.
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Europe's leading flight school is testing use of Google glass by pilots
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Forget about lovely concierges at airport lounges greeting you with a wink and a flash of their Google glass. That's so yesterday. Google has aims higher than being grounded waiting at the terminal waving you past as you prepare for take off. It wants to float in the clouds and fly your plane. That's not a sometime tomorrow goal for Google. It's a reality today.
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Embry-Riddle partners on electric airplane project
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., is partnering with a company founded by Erik Lindbergh — the grandson of Charles Lindbergh — to curb emissions and noise from aircraft engines by developing new electric and hybrid power systems. Lindbergh, CEO of Powering Imagination, and Dr. Richard Anderson, director of the Eagle Flight Research Center at Embry-Riddle, noted that pollution and noise from aircraft engines is becoming a serious public relations problem for aviation.
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