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Alaska pilot students get small break from tough new FAA regulations
Alaska Dispatch
The Federal Aviation Administration set a new standard for airline copilots, which requires an additional certificate. But in order to get it, aspiring pilots must spend six times as much hours flying under the watchful eye of an instructor, and the University of Alaska Anchorage's aviation program has taken steps to aid students troubled by the major regulatory change. An Airline Transport Pilot certificate is required for a pilot to serve as first officer for all Part 121 airline operations, the set of aviation regulations that apply to most scheduled passenger flights.
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Flugtag: Where aeronautics, insanity and inspiration meet
By Ryan Clark
The fact that the first place winner of the Washington, D.C., Red Bull Flugtag involved a licensed pilot and a fan of aeronautic engineering may not be a coincidence. Sometimes the best man to fly a plane is a pilot — a very crazy pilot. Team Harvest Bureau pulled off the win in the Sept. 21 event by going the distance against 28 other teams in the first national Flugtag, in which man-made aircraft compete to see which can travel the farthest when launched from a 30-foot precipice and into the water below.
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High school student with license to fly
Kennebunk Post
Jonah Desrochers, a junior at Kennebunk High School in Maine, has been taking flying lessons since he could barely reach the plane's pedals. When Desrochers turned 17, he earned his pilot's license and was, for a time, the youngest pilot in the country. Desrochers, who also plays on the golf and tennis teams at the high school, said his desire to obtain his private pilot license began with a family friend who is a pilot for one of the country's largest airlines.
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Beware of birds and wildlife during this fall migration
by: Victoria A. Brown
Reprinted with permission from FAA Aviation News
A bird strike can be very dangerous and damaging to an aircraft — not to mention the bird. Wildlife or bird strikes aren't a new phenomenon. They have occurred since the beginning of flight. The first ever bird strike was recorded by Orville Wright on September 7, 1905. His plane struck a bird (believed to be a red-winged blackbird) over a cornfield near Dayton, Ohio. Although bird strikes are the most common, they are not the only wildlife threat posed to aircraft. Pilots must always be cautious of ground animals like deer, rabbits, bears and even reptiles, such as alligators or turtles.

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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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High in the sky
Vail Daily News
According to Derek Franz: A childhood dream came true for me at the Vail Valley Jet Center — I got to ride in a modified Stearman biplane piloted by former fighter jet instructor Gary Rower. "I'll take you for a loop and a barrel roll if you're up for it," Rower said.

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Different plane, same result for Unlimited champion Hinton
Reno Gazette-Journal
Voodoo's jinx is over, Steven Hinton's streak continues and Strega is left to wonder what might have been. Hinton capped the 50th Reno National Championship Air Races with a flawless performance in Voodoo, the P-51D Mustang...

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IDOT helicopter crash blamed on birds
State Journal-Register
The crew of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) helicopter that crashed in New Mexico veered to avoid birds while en route to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for training in the use of radiation-detection equipment, officials said.

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California airport plans open house to promote aviation
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Two pilots standing near an airplane hanger gawked as the red 1929 Curtis Wright Travel Air rolled by, preparing for its flight. The two-seated biplane, which cost $180,000 to restore, lifted off as if brand new, before circling the El Monte Regional Airport. The plane pitched and yawed smoothly through the wind with ease, despite its age.
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Video: Winging it — aerobatics pilot Sean D. Tucker narrates a flight
Salinas Californian
Beware of vertigo! Or, alternatively, what a rush! Salinas native and National Aerobatic Champion Sean D. Tucker agreed to be videoed while he conducted an aerobatics practice over Greenfield, Calif., in preparation for the California International Airshow Salinas. During his flight Tucker took a few minutes out to catch up on the local news by reading The Salinas Californian. He also describes the various maneuvers he does flying his bright red, highly modified Oracle Challenger III biplane.
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Pilot lands small plane on main Chicago roadway
The Associated Press via USA Today
Mechanical issues forced the pilot of a single-engine experimental plane to make an emergency landing along Chicago's Lake Shore Drive. According to pilot John Pederson, as told to the Chicago Sun-Times, he was flying over the lakefront when an elevator on his plane malfunctioned, causing the aircraft to shake.
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Woman 'jet hikes' on private planes for an entire year
Mother Nature Network
According to author Sami Grover: I've hitchhiked a few times in my life when I was younger. But having gotten stranded in weird, isolated villages; soaked in the rain; and scared witless by one particular driver, I decided the bus or train might be a better option. Not so for travel writer Amanda Nolan, for whom run-of-the-mill hitchhiking seemed a little too easy. She took to the skies instead.
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Air Races spark warm family memories for Nevada woman
Reno Gazette-Journal
The 50th Reno National Championship Air Races, billed as a tribute to mavericks and legends, sparked the warmest of aviation memories for Reno's Carol Cone-Lewis. Her late father, J. Carroll Cone, was both a legend and a maverick, helping write aviation history, including air racing long before it came to Reno. "It's such a neat story," Cone-Lewis said, clutching a photo of her father as air racing planes whizzed around the course at Reno Stead Airfield.
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