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FAA to charge $150 per pilot for iPad app data
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The FAA's AeroNav division recently held a meeting in Washington, D.C., to which it invited approximately 70 prominent players in the app developer community. The ostensible purpose of the meeting, according to sources who asked not to be identified, was to gather industry input on AeroNav's plan to raise fees for its data. Currently the data is essentially free to developers and even end users. At the same time, the FAA organization put forth a plan to charge pilots $150 a year for the data. More



Preliminary report confirms LightSquared GPS impact
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Broadband provider LightSquared's revised operating band for 4G wireless service still interferes with most of the 92 general purpose GPS devices, including handheld GPS units, tested by the U.S. Air Force in November, according to a government technical group. The judgment was revealed in a preliminary statement by the National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, chaired by U.S. Transportation and U.S. Defense department officials. Preliminary analysis of the test findings found that LightSquared signals caused harmful interference to the majority of tested general purpose GPS receivers. Separate analysis by the Federal Aviation Administration also found interference with a flight safety system designed to warn pilots of approaching terrain. More

Aviation community marks the passing of J. Lynn Helms
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J. Lynn Helms, a former Federal Aviation Administration administrator and general aviation leader, passed away last weekend in Westport, CT., at the age of 86. Following his retirement as a U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, he served in many roles, including president and chairman of Piper Aircraft and chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. He received numerous awards from the aviation community during his career and was the first man to fly at 1,000 mph, in a Navy F8U Crusader, in 1955. More


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NTSB: Aviation fatalities down in 2010
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Aviation in 2010 proved to be the vehicular travel mode with the lowest fatalities in the U.S., according to year-end figures released by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. Of the 34,925 deaths attributed to the highway, rail, marine and aviation modes of travel, aviation accounted for 472 fatalities, or about 1.4 percent of the total. Automobile accidents, by contrast, accounted for 32,885 deaths or 94 percent of the total, slightly down from the 33,883 highway fatalities in 2009. As in 2009, the majority of aviation deaths occurred in the general aviation segment, with 450 fatalities in 2010, down 6 percent from the 478 deaths the year before. More

Venturing further afield
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Airports can offer opportunities for education and enjoyment at all levels. In her article, "Venturing Further Afield," author and Federal Aviation Administration Safety Briefing editor Susan Parson explores the many benefits of going off the chart when it comes to finding new places to park your airplane; not the least of which involves supporting our country's vital network of general aviation airports. More

Biofuels advocate sees major market in aviation
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John Plaza, former Northwest Airlines cargo jet pilot and president and CEO of Imperium Renewables, is working to reduce emissions and energy consumption of traditional carbon fuels. Imperium is on the front lines of research efforts to develop what could eventually be a major new biofuels market: aviation. The company is working with two partners, Lanzatech and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, on a technology to convert cellulose to ethanol to jet fuel that earlier this year received a $4 million grant from the federal Energy Department. More



Taking a closer look at airplane safety
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There seems to be a growing belief that small planes are risky and that cars are much more reliable. Statistics can be used to support either side. But there are specific risks with each vehicle. Like driving a car, flying skills all depend on a person's experience and judgment. More

Fulfilling dreams with Able Flight
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Teaching someone to fly is always a challenge. Now imagine the student is disabled. It happens every day, thanks to Able Flight, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Charles Stites. A pilot who believes that the life-changing experience of learning to fly is best shared, Stites created an organization to award scholarships to help people with disabilities pursue flight training. More

Small plane makes emergency landing on Longmont, Colo., city street
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VideoBriefA small, single-engine propeller plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a Longmont, Colo., street after the pilot experienced engine trouble. The plane's passengers were uninjured and, incredibly, no streetlights, trees or cars were hit. The cause of the engine failure is not yet known and the names of the pilot and his daughter have not been released by the police. More


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Aviation is key part of economic recovery
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America takes pride in the fact that it is a mobile society. Americans can travel from place to place relatively cheaply and easily in a way that previous generations could never have dreamed and in ways people in other countries can only envy. In modern times, one of our most important forms of transportation is our aviation system. In difficult times like this, aviation is absolutely critical for business, the economy, and job creation. More

High flying marriage ceremony
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The scene was set for a couple to take their vows in holy matrimony in Pell City, Ala. The wedding cake was in place, the tables were set, and guests arrived with warm wishes for the soon-to-be newlyweds who were preparing to say their "I Dos" hundreds of thousands of feet in the air. More

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