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Kids aged 12 to 18 are welcome to EAA's Air Academy this summer. EAA is sponsoring a full schedule of aviation courses from June 21 to Sept. 1 at its new Oshkosh Air Academy Lodge. Three programs are designed specifically for 12- to 13-year-olds and there are programs for those 14 to 15 and 16 to 18. Sounds like fun...

IFR approach altitude has been increased from 500 feet to 600 feet for aircraft landing on certain runways at Oakland International Airport. Problem was some of the Port of Oakland's cranes encroached on the 250-foot cushion between landing aircraft and ground-based obstacles. Some of the cranes go as high as 350 feet during maintenance...

If you don't support our war, we won't support your air show? Eighteen U.S. congressmen have asked the government to boycott the Paris Air Show after France failed to support the Bush administration's potential invasion of Iraq. France wants continued weapons inspections in Iraq to keep the Saddam Hussein regime contained....

A Delta Air Lines pilot has been acquitted of drunk flying after a court appearance in Norfolk, Va. Gary A. Schroeder was cleared after airport police failed to introduce the results of an alcohol test administered on Schroeder after he was pulled off the plane Dec. 26. At the time, airport officials said he registered a blood alcohol content of .07 and the FAA maximum is .04.