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FAA administrator talks government responsibility at Princeton University
Times of Trenton
Speaking at Princeton University, FAA administrator Michael Huerta touted the agency's multi-billion dollar plan to create a new, satellite-based system for tracking planes, describing it as an example of the kind of project that the country must pursue and only the government can ensure benefits everyone.
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British air medics team up with design company for new flight suits
By Joy Burgess
Yorkshire Air Ambulance medics in the United Kingdom are no strangers to dealing with trauma patients, offering rescue services in many difficult situations. To better deal with emergencies, these air medics have teamed up with workwear and safety company Arco to design new flight suits. Arco and the medics worked closely, with Arco designers visiting the air support unit to get a firsthand look at what the medics and flight doctors are facing.
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Alaska aviation legends: George Murphy, airport engineer
Alaska Dispatch
George Murphy took his first flying lesson while living in Montana in 1963 but quickly ran out of money. Murphy decided it was time to find work in Alaska so in 1965 he moved to Alaska permanently, first living in Kodiak, working as an engineer for a local contractor. He spent the first year settling in and then bought an Aeronca Sedan, the same airplane he flies today.
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IFA pilot quiz — Busted FAA regulations
I Fly America
It has been said many times that no flight ever takes off without unknowingly violating several FAA regulations. This is understandable considering there are 1,603 flight rules and sub-rules about pilots. Then there are rules for mechanics, aircraft certification, air carrier operations, etc. So, how is your flying? Have you ever unknowingly busted a regulation? Test yourself.

1. What category of aircraft always has the right-of-way?
    a. Gliders
    b. Balloons
    c. Any type aircraft on the right
2. Except for takeoff and landing, what is the minimum altitude that may be flown over congested areas and open-air assemblies?
    a. 1,000 feet above highest obstacle within radius of 2,000 feet
    b. 500 feet if open areas exist on terrain to permit emergency landing
    c. Powered parachutes, balloons, and weight-shift aircraft have no restrictions
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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Truth or dare: Telling the FAA about your health
by Paul Engstrom, Aviation Writer and IFA Member
For pilots with health problems that aren't debilitating but possibly disqualifying, "fessing up" on the application for a third class medical certificate can be a busted-if-you-do, busted-if-you-don't proposition. Too much information could mean denial of the application and bureaucratic warfare with the FAA. Too little or false information could park a pilot on the ground — permanently — and lead to fines and jail time if authorities detect a lie or deceit.
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'Hero' passenger lands plane after pilot falls ill
NPR
It feels like this kind of thing happens in the movies all the time: A pilot falls ill, and it's up to a passenger to land the plane. In Britain's Humberside airport, this happened for real on a small aircraft carrying two friends.

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Shutdown reveals significance of little-known FAA office
Alaska Dispatch
According to author Colleen Mondor: Like many others in the aviation industry, the government shutdown is hitting me hard due to the closure of a very small, obscure Office of Aircraft...

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Restoring black pilot's legacy
Philadelphia Inquirer
Mary Groce didn't know she had a great-uncle who could be worthy of history books until she opened an old cardboard box. The 63-year-old was rifling through family memorabilia with a relative when Groce came across...

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Chandler airport tenant complains to FAA
The Arizona Republic
A longtime tenant of Arizona's Chandler Municipal Airport has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Aviation Administration over the city's management of the airport. The complaint was filed by attorneys for Chandler Air Service. Chandler city officials filed a formal response.
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New airport safer for pilots, residents
Log Cabin Democrat
Though not inherently unsafe within its perimeter, Cantrell Field, located in Conway, Ark., presents the same safety issues as any airport that's had a city's growth envelope it. There have been three fatal accidents at Cantrell Field since 1990.
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Alaska school gives aviation training a trial run
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Administrators at many of the country's largest high schools would likely drool about the possibility of creating an aviation program, but they might go into shock to learn a K-12 school serving only 200 students has beaten them to it.
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