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GA groups propose changes to TSA security guidelines
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A working group that counted 16 representatives from general aviation organizations submitted a list of proposed revisions to the Transportation Security Administration's security guidance for GA airports. The document, originally published by the agency in 2004, contains voluntary guidelines and recommendations for GA airport owners, operators and users to address aviation security concepts, technology and enhancements. More

Sequestration's effects on general aviation
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Any sequestration that goes into effect won't be felt entirely until April 1 because furlough notices must be given one month in advance. Will sequestration last that long? Or longer? Few even hazard guesses at this time, but if it does, what will be the effect on general aviation? More

New app provides decades of NTSB reports
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There's now an easier way to browse NTSB reports. Aircraft Incidents is a new online source for aviation accidents. The website contains the entire database of NTSB reports and allows readers to narrow their searches by various criteria, including categories such as "Top 10 Airlines" and "Top 10 Aircraft." It also breaks down the data by airline, aircraft type, manufacturer, location and type of NTSB report. More

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Weather decision-making for GA pilots
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Aviation has come a long way since the Wright brothers first flew at Kitty Hawk, N.C. One thing that has unfortunately not changed, as much is the role that weather plays in fatal airplane accidents. Even after a century of flight, weather is still the factor most likely to result in accidents with fatalities. More

Pilot quiz
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1. When operating at an airport with Airport Surface Detection Equipment, transponders should be:
  1. on only if told by the tower
  2. set to standby
  3. on all the time while moving
  4. turned on only when cleared for takeoff.
2. In 1961, what airline began no frills, first-come-first-served shuttle service between Boston/New York and New York/Washington, D.C.?
  1. American
  2. Eastern
  3. TransWorld
  4. United
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

Pilot saves $1,500 annually with mogas
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Cessna 150 owner Mark "Prigs" Priglmeier describes how he saved more than $1,500 last year using mogas. Priglmeier confirms what common sense tells us — if you want to sell more of something, lower its cost. If pilots are to fly more, the cost of flying has to be reduced. Using mogas whenever possible provides the vast majority of piston-engine pilots with this possibility. More

Diesel engine test program progresses
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Engineered Propulsion Systems' Vision 350 diesel engine, currently in development for general aviation airplanes, recently achieved a milestone in its initial test program. Engineers parked the EPS mobile testing lab at Hartzell Propeller's headquarters in Piqua, Ohio, where the engine proved capable of spinning Hartzell's traditional aluminum, ASC-II composite and Bantam composite graphite propellers without the need for engine vibration dampers. More

Flyovers at sporting events one casualty of cuts to the military
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Military flyovers are a staple at NASCAR events and at the Daytona 500, but those might become a thing of the past and at other sporting events nationwide due to a substantial amount of military spending cuts. According to, military spending cuts to the Air Force at up to 30 percent have forced the branch to trim flying hours by up to 20 percent, part of which will come from air shows. More

3 survive home-built plane crash, sub-freezing temperatures    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Three New Jersey men survived a crash in their home-built plane and spent most of the night lost in the brutal cold in a wooded area outside Lake Placid, N.Y. They were above the clouds in their Vans RV-10 kit plane, where it was light. When the plane dipped under the cloud cover, it suddenly got much darker. More

The 1st international air meet of the 21st century to be held in Oklahoma
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High Velocity Events presents the first international air meet — Championship Cross Country Air Races to be held June 6-9 in Durant, Okla. The sport of cross country air racing steps into the 21st century with the first multi-event Air Meet. More than a century has passed since the first International Air Meet in the United States took place in Los Angeles in 1910. Any pilot with a fixed wing propeller driven aircraft may compete. More

Was a texting pilot behind JFK runway fail?
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The pilot of a small charter plane may have been using his cell phone while he was taxiing toward takeoff the evening of Feb. 21 at JFK. The Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV plowed into ground lights, damaging the plane's propellers. The FAA is reportedly investigating the incident, which allegedly caused the runway to be closed for two hours. More

Jetman Rossy confirms school plans
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Yves Rossy, who flies a unique jet-powered strap-on glider, apparently has plans to teach his skills to others. Rossy confirmed that he is planning to open a flight school, which would accept as students only experienced skydivers who also have experience flying either airplanes or wingsuits. "We plan courses between one to four weeks depending on the abilities of the students, the weather and the level of proficiency targeted," said Rossy. More

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