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  • NTSB recommends ways to increase effectiveness of PIREPS
    Citing how important weather reports by pilots are to flight safety, a special investigation report released by the National Transportation Safety Board called for changes in training and procedures for pilots, air traffic controllers and others within the aviation community to enhance the effectiveness of the entire pilot weather reporting system with the intent to reduce […]

  • Customs to hold Global Entry Enrollment interviews at Oshkosh
    Officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold a Global Entry enrollment event at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. During the show, CPB will conduct 500 interviews for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants. Global Entry is a voluntary expedited clearance initiative for pre-approved low risk international travelers, who are processed by biometric identification using […]

  • FAA to hold Airspace Workshops in Las Vegas
    The FAA will hold three public information workshops this coming week on proposed airspace improvements over the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The improvements are part of the FAA’s Las Vegas Metroplex project, which proposes to use streamlined satellite navigation to move air traffic more safely and efficiently through the area. The project includes McCarran International Airport, […]

  • Access hard-to-reach areas with slim screwdrivers
    Working in confined spaces just got a bit easier, with the introduction of the BAHCO Ergo Slim Insulated 1000V Screwdrivers. The BAHCO Ergo Slim Insulated Screwdrivers has a blade diameter that’s reduced by 30%. The extra-slim handle design makes the tool more compact and easy to carry, while the streamlined integrated protective insulation doesn’t interfere with […]

  • Piper bent when pilot loses control on landing
    Loss of Control NTSB Accident ReportThe pilot said that just as he was going to touch down on the runway at the airport in Cornelia, Georgia, the Piper PA 18-150 wanted to turn to the left. He applied right rudder, but it was not affective. He applied full power and attempted to abort the landing, but the airplane would not gain lift. It veered […]

  • Wings of Hope
    Wings of Hope pilot TJ Stewart lands a Cessna 206 on an airstrip in Belize. He was flying a mother in labor with twins to the hospital in Belize City in October 2016.  

  • Repo Man Mike Kennedy: Aircraft and adrenaline
    Do you need someone to steal a jet, catch a crocodile, or skydive in to extract venom from a King Cobra? Meet the Airplane Repo man with nerves of steel, Mike Kennedy. A full-size action figure in his late 50s, Mike stars in Airplane Repo on the Discovery Channel. Mike and his wife Valerie were […]

  • FAR Part 0 – Really?
    If you’ve spent any time reading — and re-reading — the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), then you’ll recognize the humor in the FAR Part 0. It has crossed my email inbox a few times now and I think it’s funny enough to share. Enjoy. FAA Regulation / Part 0, Section 000 (a) 1 (c) Section I: No […]

  • Warbirds wing their way to Savannah
    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Three iconic World War II aircraft will bring history alive April 28-30 at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV). The Minnesota Wing and the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will bring a B-25 Mitchell “Miss Mitchell,” a P-51 Mustang “Red Nose,” and an SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber to the airport. […]

  • EAA launches Aviation Job Search Page with help from JSfirm.com
    The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is the newest partner to join the job distribution network of JSfirm.com, an aviation-only job website. Rebecca Fischer, Business Development Manager for EAA, said, “Our partnership with JSfirm.com continues to grow and we are happy to work with them to provide a job search feature to our website. This is […]

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