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IG concerned over FAA's growing backlog
AINonline
The FAA's Flight Standards District Offices have a backlog of applications for certificates that concerns the Department of Transportation Inspector General's Office. As of last October, 1,029 new air operator, flight school and repair station applicants awaited certificates from FSDOs across all eight FAA regions, with 138 applications delayed longer than three years, the IG reported to Congress on June 12. Each year, FSDOs process hundreds of applications for commercial air carrier, airmen, repair station, aircraft modification and other certificates.
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Global aircraft tracking gets under way
AINonline
In the four months since the March 8 disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, the consensus on what happened appears to have boiled down to one basic view, simply stated by International Air Transport Association director general Tony Taylor at the association's annual meeting in Doha, Qatar, on June 2. "The loss of MH370 continues to be on everybody's mind. I have no idea what happened to that aircraft," Taylor said. "I don’t think anyone else has, either."
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'Silver Eagle' soars into his golden years
The Recorder
From the first time David Mroczek snuck down to the Northfield Meadows to hitch a ride in Tommy Russel's "tail-dragger" airplane at the age of 12, he knew how he wanted to spend his life. He only got to fly in the 1946 Taylorcraft a couple of times, but he was hooked nonetheless. His parents were less than pleased — they'd hoped their boy would pick a "safer" hobby.
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Thermal turbulence
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Perhaps one of the most common forms of turbulence we experience is called thermal turbulence. This is the turbulence that we feel during the midday when we're flying near the surface during late spring, summer and early fall and is usually not protected by AIRMET Tango.
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'Silver Eagle' soars into his golden years
The Recorder
From the first time David Mroczek snuck down to the Northfield Meadows to hitch a ride in Tommy Russel's "tail-dragger" airplane at the age of 12, he knew how he wanted to spend his life. He only got to fly in the 1946...

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IFA pilot quiz — Legal and safety measures
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Whether flying regularly or getting back in the air after an extended period, it is smart to bone up on essential legal and safety measures. These questions will test your memory and perhaps suggest some refresher study.

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Pilot uses stool to make improvised landing on aircraft carrier
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A pilot made an incredible landing after his landing gear malfunctioned. The Marine Corps released video of the impressive feat, which happened on the deck of the USS Bataan. The pilot...

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Aviation innovation: Solar powered airplanes and silicone wings
The Guardian
When birds land, their wings adjust to the airstreams, allowing them to spend as little energy as possible. By contrast, airplanes use clunky landing flaps that help channel the air but also waste large amounts of energy. A research team, financed by the E.U., has developed a new material that allows airplane wings to function more like birds' wings. "Our prototype shows that it reduces the airplane's fuel consumption by 6 percent thanks to the reduced air resistance," explains Andreas Lühring, a research scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials in Bremen, which was responsible for developing the new airplane wing's "skin" — the surface that allows the flaps to move seamlessly.
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Pilot named Amelia Earhart flies around the world in honorary flight
FLYING
On the 77th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's daring attempt to circumnavigate the globe, another Amelia Earhart is setting out on the same journey. Amelia Rose Earhart — no relation to Amelia Mary Earhart — set off on June 26 from Oakland, California, in a Pilatus PC-12 NG to fly 24,300 nautical miles in 17 stops with her co-pilot Shane Jordan. The trip honors Amelia Earhart who took off on July 2, 1937, from Lae, New Guinea, in pursuit of Howland Island. However, they never made it to their destination, and their last known position was over the Nukumanu Islands.
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Young Canadian pilot has big dreams
Regina Leader-Post
Matthew Skwara of Regina, Saskatchewan, in Canada remembers his first airplane ride. He wasn't just a passenger, sitting in coach on a big jet airliner. He was an eight-year-old boy riding shotgun next to Dave Atkinson, general manager of the Regina Flying Club and a former coworker of his mother's. "It was different because you always look up at [planes] and then we actually were in one and, 'OK, this is cool!' I was hooked," said Skwara. "That was my first airplane ride ever." It's no wonder planes stuck in his brain throughout the rest of his childhood, although he can't remember in what model he first took flight.
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