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Ageless Aviation Dream Flights take 8 veterans up in war planes
KOLN-TV
Decades after flying home from war, eight World War II and Korean War veterans flew in planes they hadn't been in since war time. The last time Korean War vet Melvin "Bud" Edwards flew in a war plane, he was on his way home after being wounded by a Chinese hand grenade. Edwards said, "They flew me back from Tokyo to Hoy. We was there for 3 days and then we went from there to San Francisco and then a couple days later we went from there to Denver. That was the closest air [base] that they had to get us home."
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Preparing a veteran of D-Day for Its return to Normandy
The New York Times
The plane has no fixed seats, no flight attendants, no in-flight movie and no bathroom. It is not heated, insulated or pressurized. And on its last tour over France, somebody tried to shoot it down. But recently, a septuagenarian war horse known as the Whiskey 7 took off from a grass airstrip in central New York to attempt its most ambitious post-armistice mission: a trans-Atlantic crossing to pay tribute to the young Americans who went to war in Europe and those who never came home.
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Ohio men rebuilding aviation history
The Cincinnati Enquirer
To Dan Emmerich and Charlie Pyles, the metal-tube frame and maroon-coated fabric in the hangar at Ohio's Cincinnati's Lunken Airport isn't a pile of junk. It's a treasure. Emmerich, of Highland Heights, and Pyles, of Cold Spring, are former pilots who volunteer their time and expertise for the Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Museum. They are restoring the metallic skeleton to its former glory as a 1930s-era All American Aviation Stinson Reliant mail plane.
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Tips on buying an airplane
By Charlie Spence, aviation writer and IFA member
There is an itch that almost every pilot gets during the first flight and regardless of how many physical exams are taken to keep the medical certificates current, the itch rarely leaves. It is the itch to buy and own an airplane.

There might not be a cure for this malady but certain actions can be taken to make it less painful if you succumb to the urge. First and foremost, don't try to make the purchase by yourself unless you are a pilot, mechanic, accident investigator, federal regulation expert, type certificate authority, lawyer and a few other occupational specialists rolled into one person. Get help, the pitfalls are too many.

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IFA pilot quiz — 1sts before and after the Wrights
I Fly America
Last week we tested your knowledge on aviation firsts. Here's another round to take a stab at.

1. The first free flight by humans was made by Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes in a balloon. Peak altitude was 500 feet and they traveled about 5.5 miles in 20 minutes. When was this first flight?
    a. 1783
    b. 1801
    c. 1860

2. Who was the first woman to fly in a balloon?
    a. German actress Helga Schultz
    b. American suffragette Mary Chandler
    c. French opera singer Mme. Thible

Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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Tips on buying an airplane
By Charlie Spence, aviation writer and IFA member
There is an itch that almost every pilot gets during the first flight and regardless of how many physical exams are taken to keep the medical certificates current, the itch rarely leaves. It is the itch to buy and own an airplane.

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NTSB explains upcoming cockpit monitoring guide
AINonline
"Humans are not naturally good at monitoring highly reliable automated cockpit systems for extended periods of time," said NTSB member Robert Sumwalt. "And what do we have in our airplanes today ... highly reliable...

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Beyond the checklist: Little things that make a big difference in your safety
By Mike Schwartz
Reprinted with Permission by FAA Aviation News
Because so many accidents involve some form of human error, there is an understandable emphasis on strategies to...


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Dick Rutan pilots 1st test flight of EPS Diesel
FLYING
Dick Rutan, the pilot of the 1986 Voyager round-the-world flight and brother of famed airplane designer Burt, recently completed the first test flight of a Cirrus SR22 in Mojave, California, powered by the Graflight V-8 diesel engine from Engineered Propulsion Systems. Rutan piloted the Cirrus to 5,000 feet for the successful 20-minute trip aloft, arriving back on the ground where he was promptly showered by champagne by EPS employees.
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Dassault CEO sees market returning to normal ... slowly
AINonline
Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation's chairman and CEO, said that he found the business jet market "a little bit slow." Trappier would like to see a more active market, especially in the U.S. "But step-by-step we are back on the right track, in terms of orders," he added.
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Icon Aircraft moving to new Northern California headquarters
FLYING
Icon Aircraft — the maker of the much talked about amphibious A5 LSA — has announced the location of its new headquarters, where the airplane will be produced and delivered once the company completes the ASTM approval process for the LSA. Icon is moving into a 140,000-square-foot facility in Vacaville, California, and it promises to become a high-tech manufacturing base.
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