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6 big myths about the ADS-B mandate
FLYING
According to the author Stephen Pope: I doubt what we're witnessing is any kind coordinated misinformation campaign, but I've been reading so much inaccurate information about ADS-B lately written by people who clearly should know better that I'm starting to wonder what's going on. On the face of it ADS-B is a bad deal for general aviation, no doubt about it. But in trying to cope with the rapidly approaching 2020 equipment mandate, we at least have to be honest in framing the debate.
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The pioneering age of ultralights
Air & Space Magazine
John Moody, an engineer from Ohio, launched the ultralight revolution the same year the National Air and Space Museum opened — in 1976. Considered today the father of ultralights, Moody had combined an Icarus II hang glider and a two-cycle motor, creating a new kind of flier, which he demonstrated at the Experimental Aircraft Association's fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. His flights "just set the world on fire," says Russ Lee, curator of aeronautics at the Museum. "To see a guy put a thing on his back and run a few steps and take off was just magical."
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Maryland RPA test site receives FAA approval to fly
General Aviation News
The University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site has received a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization from the FAA to conduct tests with a remotely piloted aircraft, the Talon 240, designed and manufactured by UAV Solutions, of Jessup, Maryland. "This flight authorization is significant because it builds on the existing relationship between the University of Maryland and the Navy, and applies our mutually disciplined research approaches to the cutting edge of civil and commercial unmanned aviation," said Dr. Darryll Pines, Farvardin Professor and Dean of the UMD A. James Clark School of Engineering.
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Is your aircraft winterized?
By H. Dean Chamberlain
Reprinted with permission from FAA Aviation News
The first step in winterizing your aircraft is to review your aircraft's flight manual or pilot operating handbook. If your aircraft is very old, its documentation may not contain as much information as newer aircraft, but it is a starting point. How you winterize your aircraft depends upon its construction. For example, since most general aviation aircraft engines are air cooled, basic engine care may be limited to using the appropriate grade of oil based upon the expected temperature range. Some aircraft may require installation of an air-inlet restrictor plate to reduce the amount of cold air flowing through the engine and/or oil cooler. If your aircraft has control cables rather than push-pull control tubes, you may need to adjust your cables to compensate for contraction due to the cold temperatures.

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IFA pilot quiz — The experts speak
I Fly America
What is aviation going to be like in ten years? Before you make a prediction, take this quiz. Some prominent people have spoken out in the past and were absolutely wrong. These quotes are from a fascinating book of errors called "The Experts Speak." See if you can guess who made these totally inaccurate predictions.

1. "Man will not fly for 50 years." Said in 1901 by:
    a. Henry Ford
    b. Wilbur Wright
    c. Theodore Roosevelt
2. "Airplanes will be used in sport. But they are not to be thought of as commercial carriers." Said in 1904 by:
    a. Octave Chanute
    b. Thomas Edison
    c. Glenn Curtiss
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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Accident Report — A dramatic suicide — Cessna 152
I Fly America
During low level cruise flight, within 2 minutes following takeoff, the Cessna 152 collided with terrain. The student pilot arrived at the airport during nighttime hours when the flight school was closed. He was not scheduled to fly that night and was not endorsed for night flight. He removed keys from the lockbox to an airplane of a type he had never before flown and for which he was not endorsed.
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I Fly America
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America's 1st combat pilots
Air & Space Magazine
Former Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael "Buzz" Moseley calls them "the founding fathers of American combat aviation," yet few Americans know their names. The 38 pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, who flew for France beginning in 1916, before the United States entered World War I, created a culture that influences combat pilots, Moseley says. They helped shape the U.S. Army Air Service when it was formed in 1918. "All the way up to the Army Air Forces and the U.S. Air Force," says Moseley.
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Avionics sales dip in Q3
AVweb
Avionics sales dipped slightly in the third quarter of 2014 with total sales more than $614 million, according to statistics released by the Aircraft Electronics Association. That's a 5-percent drop compared to the same period of 2013, which saw $646 million in sales. Total sales to date in 2014 topped $1.9 billion, up 2.7 percent from last year's $1.868 million. "While it is disappointing to see the third-quarter sales drop slightly compared to the first half of the year, the industry has experienced modest year-over-year growth in sales compared to the first nine months of 2013," said AEA President Paula Derks.
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MyGoFlight introduces 'future proof' device holder
General Aviation News
MyGoFlight has introduced a Universal Cradle device holder that, when combined with MyGoFlight mounts, simplifies and lowers the cost of pilots using EFBs, iPads or tablets in the cockpits of planes, according to company officials. "Every time you upgrade your iPad, tablet or EFB, it can wreak havoc on your existing mounting system, especially in situations when not all pilots carry the same exact device or use the same case," said Charles Schneider, CEO of MyGoFlight.
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The Cub's badass big brother
Air & Space Magazine
As an Army artillery officer in World War II, David Lindsay had loved watching P-51 Mustangs fly over his head. When he founded an aviation company in 1956, he bought the design rights to the iconic fighter, and began building updated variants for export through the Military Assistance Program as well as various civilian versions. A decade later, when the United States went shopping for a cheap but effective close air support aircraft for its allies in Southeast Asia, South America, and elsewhere, Lindsay believed that his company, Cavalier, had just the thing: a turboprop version of the P-51, called the Turbo Mustang III.
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