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FAA and GA community to launch weather safety campaign
Federal Aviation Administration
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration and general aviation groups will launch an eight-month national safety campaign titled, "Got Weather? #GotWx," to help general aviation pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and GA leaders will kick-off the Got Weather? campaign in Anchorage at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.
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Cessna Aircraft partners with Liberty University
The Wichita Eagle
Cessna Aircraft has partnered with Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, to help students with flight training. Under the agreement, students will learn to fly at Cessna Pilot Centers and enroll in online classes at Liberty that will qualify toward a degree in aeronautics at the same time.
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FAA rulemaking might ease medical certification requirements
AINonline
The FAA will begin formal rulemaking to consider whether to allow private pilots to use a driver's license in lieu of an FAA medical certificate in some circumstances, the agency announced. The announcement comes two years after the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association filed a joint petition asking the FAA to expand the third-class medical exemption to cover more recreational pilots.
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Looking for air shows to attend?
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The busy air show season is right around the corner and the hugely popular IFA Air Show Calendar can help you plan which shows to attend in your area and around the country. The IFA Air Show Calendar lists over 300 air shows across the country and around the world, and you'll be able to search for shows by the name of the show, date or state. It's quick and easy to use — so check it out!
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IFA pilot quiz — Women pioneers in aviation
I Fly America
Knowing the names of men like Charles Lindbergh, Wiley Post and others who pioneered in aviation is common among pilots and much of the public. But, how about the women? They, too, achieved much and contributed to advancement of flying by being first. More and more women are becoming pilots today and the ones who led the way for them deserve greater acknowledgment. Check your recognition of names of women who achieved fame by being first.

1. Who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic?
    a. Anne Lindbergh
    b. Shannon Lucid
    c. Amelia Earhart
2. First woman pilot to circle the globe and first to fly over both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans?
    a. Geraldine Mock
    b. Beryl Markham
    c. Jackie Cochran
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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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...

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Europe's leading flight school is testing use of Google glass by pilots
Skift
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...

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FAA: Stop that, it's legal!
FLYING
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...

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Ontario pilots worried about wind turbines after US crash
CTV News
Fears have reignited in southwestern Ontario after a fatal plane crash involving a wind turbine in South Dakota that left four people dead. Garry Sheperd has been flying for over 30 years. He's a seasoned pilot, and he's not pleased about the wind turbines he's now sharing the skies with. "The ones we've got coming to our backyards here are 400 feet at present, but the new generation are 500 feet. In Europe they're over 700 feet and it's just a matter of time before there's a conflict."
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Michigan considers aviation fuel tax increase
The Associated Press via Lansing State Journal
According to officials, in order to help make improvements and repairs at the state's 235 public airports, Michigan airport executives want an aviation fuel tax. To help general aviation and commercial airports avoid falling far short of more than $730 million needed for fixes in the next five years, a fuel tax plan has been approved by the state House. Currently, the bill is stuck in the Senate, partially due to some worries by Delta Air Lines.
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Textron notes opportunities to cut costs, increase revenues through Beechcraft/Cessna merger
Wichita Business Journal
Textron Inc. leaders say they expect to find "synergies" in costs as they continue to combine the operations of Wichita, Kansas-based Cessna Aircraft Co. and Beechcraft Corp. into Textron Aviation. Textron gave its first quarterly report since closing on its acquisition of Beechcraft. Overall, revenues and profits were down, partly because of costs incurred in the acquisition and partly because of a decline in sales in another segment of Textron, Bell Helicopter.
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Best of the best $100 hamburgers
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If you are looking for a new place to fly for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you may want to take a look at a list of fly-in spots called the "Best of the Best" created by John Purner, the founder of "The $100 Hamburger." Purner used feedback from a pool of 54,000 web-based subscribers to create a short list of 26 airport restaurants. The "Best of the Best" shortlist includes restaurants spread around all four corners of the country.
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