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Diesel engines emerging as new tech for future of GA aircraft
PR Newswire via Aviation Pros
With several major aircraft and engine manufacturers recently announcing the development of new diesel aircraft engines, the general aviation industry in the U.S. appears to be entering a new diesel evolution phase, said Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. In just the past month, aircraft and engine manufacturers like Cessna, Continental Motors, American Champion Aircraft, Lycoming and DeltaHawk Engines have announced new diesels for general aviation aircraft in the U.S., Schaeffer said.
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Hey! Why's the horizon over there?
AVweb
It's happened to every pilot at some time or another — suddenly the airplane isn't doing what the pilot intends. Causes vary — his or her attention is diverted while hand flying, or spatial disorientation does its insidious thing or maybe its an upset due to turbulence. The deviation from the desired attitude can range from "Aw, nuts, I let the wing drop a bit," to "Holy smoke! Which way is up?"
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FAA is 'crushing innovation' in plane-sharing biz
Boston Business Journal
Steve Lewis, co-founder and CEO of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based, airplane-sharing startup AirPooler, said a letter that threatens to jeopardize AirPooler's business model is a sign of the Federal Aviation Administration "crushing innovation." The convoluted Aug. 13 letter sent from the FAA to AirPooler says pilots are banned from effectively acting like Uber drivers. Lewis said the FAA's role in the aviation industry is two-fold: To promote public safety and also promote general aviation.
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Hailstones, hitches and hauling wind — Oh and how to keep your aircraft right-side up
By Tom Hoffman
Reprinted with permission from FAA Safety Briefing
Predicting weather can be as difficult as that classic challenge: Nailing Jell-O to the wall. And, no time of the year seems to be as unpredictable as summer. Clear blue skies and a calm breeze can morph into gale-force winds with pelting rain in mere minutes.

As airmen, we have the choice of grounding ourselves during these spurts of inclement weather, perhaps to embrace a good book (or a copy of FAA Safety Briefing) until the offending weather passes over. Yet, as we admire the forces of Mother Nature from a dry and safe place, we must consider the fate of our trusty winged steeds out there in the elements, exposed to everything from powerful gusts to golf ball-sized hail. Ask yourself: Have you done everything possible to protect your aircraft?

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IFA pilot quiz — Wildlife strikes
I Fly America
Striking wildlife is not something pilots worry about but the subject might always be in the backs of their minds. Check yourself with the following questions to test yourself.

1. Between 1990 and 2013, how many wildlife strikes were reported for 650 U.S. airports?
    a. 12,520
    b. 142,000
    c. 64,000
2. During what phase of flight do most bird strikes occur?
    a. Landing
    b. Takeoff
    c. En-routeM
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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Hey! Why's the horizon over there?
AVweb
It's happened to every pilot at some time or another — suddenly the airplane isn't doing what the pilot intends. Causes vary — his or her attention is diverted while hand flying, or spatial disorientation does its...

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California man gets two years for laser incident
FLYING
The FAA and FBI have been cracking down on perpetrators who shine lasers at aircraft in flight. Since the FBI began keeping track of such incidents in 2005, there have been more than 17,000 laser strikes — nearly...

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Questions continue about lithium batteries
AVweb
New rules recently have addressed the safety of shipping lithium batteries in air cargo, but a recent newspaper story raised questions about their use in electronic devices in the cockpit of passenger airplanes.

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CitationAir to cease flight operations on Oct. 31
AINonline
Textron Aviation confirmed to AIN that it will terminate flight operations at its former fractional and charter/management operation, CitationAir, on Oct. 31. The move comes 2.5 years after CitationAir stopped selling fractional shares in new aircraft and ceased renewals for current fractional-share customers in February 2012, saying at that time it would instead focus on its jet card and aircraft management products.
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Smithsonian showcases 3-D Wright Flyer exhibit
FLYING
A new 3-D display of the Wright Flyer, credited as the airplane that achieved the first powered flight in December 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, has been added to the downtown Washington, D.C., campus of the Smithsonian Institution. The Wright Flyer was scanned using a 3-D laser, which produces a highly detailed and accurate image of the object. From that scan, a company called API Services created the 3-D model.
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Crop dusters battle stereotypes in expanded agricultural roles
Wisconsin State Journal
The only part of Jim Kazmierczak's crop-dusting business that fits one of the many stereotypes linked to his misunderstood profession is the cramped, one-seater Piper airplane with its wide wings and roaring engine that he pilots just a few feet over Wisconsin farm fields throughout the summer months. "It was built for a smaller guy," joked the 6-foot-1 Kazmierczak of his 46-year-old Piper PA 25, the only plane that he uses for his Lodi-based business called Kaz's Flying Service.
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Wipline 8750 floats are pitched at Cessna Caravan series
AINonline
Following FAA approval being granted in July 2013, Wipaire Inc. received Brazilian approval this January for its Wipline 8750 floats for the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan and Grand Caravan EX. The company first received Brazilian validation for the floats on the Model 208 Cessna Caravan in September 2012.
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