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Lawmakers rebuild GA caucuses
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With the biennial reshuffling of the U.S. Congress comes the task of reorganizing the general aviation caucuses in both the House and Senate. The GA caucuses are made up of representatives and senators who recognize and support the benefits that GA provides to the nation. More

IMC Club partners with iFlightPlanner
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The IMC Club and iFlightPlanner have formed a new strategic partnership that will result in the availability of "enhanced resources for pilots who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of instrument flying proficiency," according to officials. More

Sun 'n Fun promoting major fly-out to Grand Bahama and Abaco
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Top executives at Sun 'n Fun, Lakeland, Fla., are advertising and promoting a Fly-Out to Grand Bahama and Marsh Harbor, Bahamas, May 23-27. Sun 'n Fun's president, John "Lites" Leenhouts, was a part of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism's Aviation Department's annual FBO Fam to The Bahamas in 2012. Leenhouts stated that "The simplicity of getting in and out, and the beauty and enjoyment of travelling to The Bahamas, makes it an attractive destination for any pilot." More

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Mayors back petition, recognize the value of general aviation
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The Alliance for Aviation Across America announced that 21 mayors from Washington state have joined town and city officials from throughout the country in recognizing the critical importance of general aviation to communities. The petition comes in response to recent White House remarks about general aviation. More

Know the score: What to know before your check ride
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Sweat rolls down your brow and has long since soaked through your shirt. Your chest feels tight, to the point that you wonder if it's about to choke off all air flow to your lungs. Your hands are so tightly clenched on the yoke that you're surprised the yoke hasn't cracked and broken under the pressure. Why all the stress? It's just the most important landing of your life. More

Last of FAA paper certificates to expire soon
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Pilots have been required to carry plastic certificates since 2010, but the deadline for replacing other paper FAA certificates, such as mechanic, repairman, flight engineer or ground instructor, is coming up March 31. You still have time to meet the deadline, as long as you apply online, which takes about seven to 10 days for processing. Mail requests will take four to six weeks to fulfill. Each certificate replacement costs just $2. More

Sky Trails concept promoted
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A California pilot is hoping there will eventually be a series of "Sky Trails" over areas of national importance that pilots can use to view them from the best vantage point. Larry Dighera recently finished putting together an interpretive website that pilots can use as a guide for touring the vast Second World War Desert Training Center devised by Gen. George Patton to get recruits ready for the land war in Europe and Africa. More

Diesel on track to replace turboshafts on light helicopter
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The diesel engine demonstrator, which may replace turboshafts in light helicopters, is on track for flight tests on a Eurocopter EC120 in the second half of next year. It will feature a power-to-weight ratio between those of a general aviation diesel and a turboshaft. More

IFA pilot's quiz
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1. When flying IFR in controlled airspace, which of the following does NOT have to be reported to ATC?
  1. Passing each reporting point specifically requested by ATC
  2. Information relating to safety of flight
  3. Unforeseen weather conditions encountered
  4. Remaining estimated time en-route
2. How many hours of flight training may an instructor give in a 24-consecutive hour period?
  1. Six
  2. Twelve with two half-hour rest periods
  3. Eight
  4. Unlimited
Continue the quiz and find out the answers.

Bell Helicopter introduces Bell 412EPI with Bell BasiX Pro glass flight deck
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Bell Helicopter introduced the Bell 412EPI, an upgrade incorporating the Bell BasiX Pro integrated glass flight deck and the Bell 412EP platform. The new Bell 412EPI is powered by Pratt & Whitney's PT6T-9 Twin Pac engines and the BLR Strake and FastFin System, designed to improve performance by as much as 1,410 pounds of payload capacity. More

Solar-powered plane to make cross-US flight
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The Solar Impulse, a plane that can fly on solar power, day or night, will make its way across the United States this summer — the first time the plane has attempted a cross-continental flight. Although the plane could make the whole trip from California to New York in one go, the pilot cannot. The plane travels at 40 to 50 miles per hour, so a cross-country flight would take days. The trip will have to be broken up into five legs. More

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Airport moves forward on crosswind runway
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Moving forward with a new crosswind runway project was seen as a "no brainer" for members of the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Board. The need for better wind coverage for smaller aircraft coupled with a $10 million grant opportunity from the Florida Department of Transportation has prompted ECP officials to make the project a priority on the airport's master plan. More

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