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Aviation gets a Congressional star turn
AVweb
If you were paying attention to the news, you may have noticed that the otherwise chronically-broken Congress actually proposed a bipartisan budget package. Now let's not delude ourselves into thinking strains of Kumbaya will soon be pealing from the Capitol, and the members will be caroling on Pennsylvania Avenue, but this little outbreak of cooperation may have positive consequences for aviation.
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Chorus Aviation and GA Telesis to form aircraft support firm
Airline Fleet Management
The joint venture will provide supply chain solutions, including component and spare parts support to Bombardier Q400, DHC Dash 8 and CRJ aircraft operators and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers. The business will initially focus on the Q400, but the parties expect to expand the venture's services and offerings to include other regional aircraft types.
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IFA pilot quiz — People in aviation
I Fly America
Let's talk about people in aviation. There have been many interesting persons who performed special activities in aviation history. See how many you can identify. Caution: It will not be easy.

1. What two men formed one company, then couldn't agree on design and split to form two companies?
    a. W.T. Piper and G. Bellanca
    b. Clyde Cessna and Walter Beech
    c. Walter Beech and William Boeing
2. The first aircraft built in the United States was a glider. Who built it?
    a. Samuel Langley in 1901
    b. Wilbur Wright in 1899
    c. Otto Lilienthal in 1894
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

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Tips on winter flying
By Bryan Neville via I Fly America
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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Ice belongs in drinks
By Meredith Saini
The Aeronautical Information Manual describes the various types of airframe icing, the conditions under which it can form, and the negative effects it can have on airplane performance. It also offers guidance to pilots on how...

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Rally celebrates new small aircraft certification law
The Wichita Eagle
A new law that aims to streamline certification for small aircraft will make it faster and less expensive to get new products to market — and that will mean jobs for south-central Kansas, industry leaders said at an aviation rally.

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Airplane almost blown sideways during landing attempt
ABC News
The pilot of the Boeing 777 — operated by Dubai-based Emirates Airlines — made two attempts to land at England's Birmingham Airport in the midst of heavy storms that battered...

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Legislation would cut 3rd class medical requirement for many GA pilots
General Aviation News
Reps. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., and Sam Graves, R-Mo., have introduced a bill in the U.S. House that seeks to abolish the third-class medical certificate for many pilots who fly recreationally. The General Aviation Pilot Protection Act of 2013, co-sponsored by Reps. Bill Flores, R-Texas., Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and Richard Hanna, R-NY., would require pilots who fly recreationally to hold a valid driver's license in lieu of a third-class medical certificate and operate under specific limitations.
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Next step for green aviation: 'bioports'
Forbes
In spite of a mountain of uncertainty facing the biofuels industry, aviation biofuels continue to gain momentum. Unlike the incumbent conventional biofuels industry, the entirety of the aviation value chain is readying for takeoff as the industry marches toward broad-scale commercialization. Recent industry headlines demonstrate a high-level of coordination among stakeholders.
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Thunderbirds, Blue Angels release 2014 schedules
AVweb
Last year, the showcase military teams were grounded by federal budget problems, but for the 2014 airshow season, both the USAF Thunderbirds and the Navy's Blue Angels are back in full force. The Thunderbirds released their full schedule at the International Council of Air Shows annual conference, and the Blue Angels also announced an updated and revised schedule.
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