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Earhart namesake completes circumnavigation
AVweb
The namesake of the pilot at the center of one of aviation's enduring mysteries completed a circumnavigation that, in part, symbolically completed the original attempt. Amelia Rose Earhart touched down at California's Oakland International Airport after a 16-day flight in a Pilatus PC-12NG. Earhart, who is not related to the aviatrix who disappeared on a flight to Howland Island from New Guinea, followed roughly the same equatorial route that Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan were on in their attempt when they disappeared on July 2, 1937.
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Minnesota air force veteran takes flight
Isanti County News
Virgel Collins of Isanti County, Minnesota, peered over clouds to look at his longtime homestead residence. A smile graced Collins' face as he recalled fond memories of tinkering with plane engines and soaring the skies. The Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran spent his days in the late 1950s as a plane mechanic, and he was able to relive many of those memories on a recent plane ride around Cambridge, courtesy of Prairie Senior Cottages.
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FAA to begin evaluation of unleaded avgas
AVweb
The FAA is about to begin the next step in its search for an unleaded general aviation fuel through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative. The FAA announced it has received nine replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the PAFI, an industry-government initiative designed to help the general aviation industry transition to an unleaded aviation gasoline.
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The terrible T's: turbulence, thunderstorms and tornadoes
By James Williams
Reprinted with permission from FAA Safety Briefing
Whether or not you are a parent, you have no doubt witnessed some toddler's force-of nature temper tantrum. It's actually quite amazing to see how quickly a sweet little person can spin into a stomping, shrieking, swirling mass of destructive energy.

Mother Nature is capable of a similar metamorphosis, shifting from serene to stormy in surprisingly short order. Though her fury mimics the "Terrible Twos," Mother Nature's version takes the form of the Terrible Ts: turbulence, thunderstorms and tornadoes. All three can unleash enormous amounts of destructive energy that are perilous for pilots and their planes.

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IFA pilot quiz — The 4 Ws
I Fly America
Who, what, when and where are questions a reporter answers in news items. These questions ask some of those questions for you to answer. Like good reporting, answering these are not as easy as they might seem. Some may surprise you. Try it.

1. How soon after an aircraft owner moves is that person required to notify the FAA of the new address?
    a. Within 90 days
    b. Within 30 days
    c. Within three months

2. Calbraith Rogers was the first person to fly an aircraft across the United States coast to coast. How long did it take him?
    a. More than three months
    b. Two days less than one month
    c. One month and 12 days

Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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FAA: ADS-B 2020 deadline won't change
AVweb
In testimony regarding the progress of NextGen before the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker said unequivocally that the 2020 deadline for...

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Thermal turbulence
Pilot Workshop via I Fly America
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...

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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...

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Interns take wing in Cessna program
The Wichita Globe
For Daniel Tou, it's been a bit of a dream summer. As an intern with Cessna Aircraft's Discover Flying Challenge program, he travels across the country every day in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk plane, helping other people find a passion for what he loves. The program is an effort by Cessna to inspire interest in private, general aviation, Cessna officials said.
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Ohio's Liberty Aviation Museum, Ford Tri-Motor highlight aviation history
The Plain Dealer
Port Clinton, Ohio, is perhaps best known for its prime location on the Lake Erie shore, a frequent destination for boaters. But not too long ago, it was known for another mode of transportation — air travel. Island Airlines, founded in 1930, was among the nation's longest-running commercial airlines when it ceased operating in 1985. It also had one of the smallest service areas: Twice-a-day flights from Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay, Kelleys, Middle Bass and North Bass islands.
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FAA: ADS-B 2020 deadline won't change
AVweb
In testimony regarding the progress of NextGen before the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker said unequivocally that the 2020 deadline for installation of mandated ADS-B equipment in general aviation aircraft is hard and fast. There had been rumors within the industry that the FAA was going to let the deadline date slip.
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Learn how the Thunderbirds' aerial shots are made
FLYING
Have you ever wondered how the images on the beautiful posters of the Thunderbirds are made? Well, here's your chance to find out. In this video U.S. Air Force photojournalist Staff Sergeant Larry Reid Jr. explains how the airplane he flies in follows the team of six F-16s in close trail to allow him to capture images of the tight formation patterns in flight. But being a photojournalist for a distinguished team of Air Force pilots isn't only a matter of pushing a lens against the canopy of an F-16.
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Transformer jet is like the Optimus Prime of planes
CNET
BAE Systems recently unveiled several concept aircraft. The most interesting aircraft is the Transformer, a stealth aircraft that turns into three smaller planes to destroy whatever villain dares to attack it. The Transformer is comprised of three aircraft: a main diamond shaped plane, and two smaller, triangular fighters that attach to the left and right sides. When the three planes combine, they conserve fuel and are capable of traveling longer distances without the need for mid-air refueling.
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