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Air traffic controllers picketed in Memphis this week to protest a plan to split tower controllers and the radar staff...

Walter Boyne, former director of the National Air & Space Museum, will give a talk about the future of aviation on May 14 for the Mid-Atlantic Pilots Association in Little Falls, N.J.; all are invited to attend...

Girls With Wings, based in Minneapolis, needs more women who are pilots or aviation enthusiasts to volunteer. A training session is set for May 26; more info at their Web site...

James Chadwick, inventor of the Chadwick Balance System popular with aviation mechanics, died at his home in California on May 2; he was 88 years old...

A final FAA Airworthiness Directive requires operators of Cessna 150s and 152s to prohibit spins or modify the rudder; another AD requires operators of Diamond DA-40 and -40F aircraft to inspect the nosegear and replace the leg if it's cracked.