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GA turtle rescue effort continues
AVweb
Rescuers who are trying to save the lives of endangered sea turtles stranded on Cape Cod beaches are hoping for more GA volunteers, especially pilots with roomy airplanes like a PC-12 or King Air, volunteer organizer Leslie Weinstein told AVweb. "We have successfully transported over 500 sea turtles thanks to all of you [pilots]," Weinstein said. However, about 85 turtles are still in need of transport from the Boston Aquarium to sites in Mississippi, New Orleans and Florida, where they can be cared for.
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Pilots appointed to House transportation committee
General Aviation News
Two more pilots are joining the powerful U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee when the 114th Congress convenes in January. The committee and its aviation subcommittee will play a vital role in setting long-term spending priorities for the FAA during the 2015 Reauthorization process. Rep. Todd Rokita, an active pilot, is among the 12 new committee members announced.
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Pilots of Instagram: Beautiful cockpit views violate rules of air
Quartz
The pilots of Instagram are internet famous. Their stunning photos of the skies, captured from their unusual perspective inside the cockpit, garner hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans. But taking photos, or using most any electronic device, while piloting a commercial aircraft is prohibited by American and European regulators. Pilots for airlines large and small, flying planes of all sizes, seem to be violating the safety rules, taking photos with their phones as well as GoPro cameras mounted inside the cockpit.
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I Fly America
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Tips on winter flying
By Bryan Neville, reprinted with permission from FAA Aviation News
Winter flying poses unique challenges for the general aviation pilot — from preflight planning, all the way through to descent and landing. Click here for a few ideas to consider for a safe flight.
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IFA pilot quiz — Aviation 1sts
I Fly America
We always remember our first flight, our first solo, our first passenger. What other firsts do you remember in aviation? Caution: this one is not easy.

1. The Wright Brothers made four flights that first day in 1903. How far did the longest flight travel in the air?
    a. 70 feet
    b. Just more than a half mile
    c. Just less than a quarter mile
2. In what year did the first hydroplane take off from the water, fly, and successfully land on its pontoons?
    a. 1910
    b. 1912
    c. 1914
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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Accident Report — Rudder control lost but pilot lands safely — Cessna 208B
I Fly America
On Feb. 3, 2004, at 1400 Central Standard Time, a Cessna 208B, lost right rudder control shortly after takeoff from the Columbus Metro Airport in Columbus, Georgia. The repositioning flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91, and visual flight rules. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The pilot and co-pilot were not injured, and the airplane was not damaged. The flight departed the Columbus Metro Airport, in Columbus, Georgia, on Feb. 3, 2004, at 1340, en route to Auburn-Opelika Airport in Auburn, Alabama.
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Like IFA on Facebook!
I Fly America
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Flying the nosewheel
AVweb
According to author Joseph E. Burnside: Just because the vast majority of the airplanes most of us fly have their little wheel mounted on the nose instead of the tail doesn't mean the nosewheel is immune to abuse. Nor does it mean we can ignore the nosewheel's peculiarities, even if an airplane with one is much easier to handle on the ground. In fact, one conclusion we can draw from the number of runway loss of control accidents and incidents involving nosewheel equipped airplanes each year is that simplifying ground operations doesn't mean anyone's immune to problems.
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Situational awareness: A complicated affair
FLYING
Today's flight instructors are coming to terms with a new presence in the cockpit of their training aircraft: the Apple iPad. Students are bringing iPads with them to run one of a few apps that give them unprecedented situational awareness, a level of situational awareness, in fact, that makes old-school aviators wonder how in the world pilots who've come of age in the iPad era could ever manage to make it from point to point if the batteries ever gave out.
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GA gets an inspiring story
AVweb
According to author Paul Bertorelli: Like a punch drunk fighter, I've grown accustomed to daily press stories about general aviation that either excoriate the industry — USA TODAY, for example — or cover the subject with such shallowness that it's laughable. I think all of us have learned to roll with the blows and hope tomorrow brings better. On NBC News last night, it did. Correspondent Ron Mott, who is a pilot himself, filed this nice little feature on a learn-to-fly program for minority kids in New Jersey.
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Planes vs. birds
General Aviation News
According to author Jeffrey Madison: Landing on the Harbor Visual Runway 29 Approach into Maine's Portland International Jetport can be a 95-second joy ride if the time of day and the time of year are just right. For us, that flight, it was. I flew the crowded 50-seat regional jet in a descending arc, starting at Elizabeth City. We traveled north along the Maine coast past the airport, giving the passengers views of the cobalt blue Casco Bay and the mossy green Ram and Peaks Islands, before we banked left and headed south along the coast, over the narrow, inky blue Portland Harbor.
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