THE FLOATPLANE RATING
Veteran Minnesota CFI Mary
Alverson explains what's involved. (Not that much, actually.) And
almost everyone who learns to fly floats wonders why they waited so
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EXPO: DESPITE THE ECONOMY, OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Lawrence, a board member of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers
Association (LAMA), tells AVweb that the LSA industry continues
to hang tough in difficult economic conditions. To prove it, the fifth
annual Sport Aircraft Expo opens this week in Sebring, Florida. Our
coverage begins with this podcast.
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RECORD SLOWLY IMPROVES
Most of us learned to fly on small
airplanes that felt every breath of wind. Then we went on to bigger,
more powerful, and more stable aircraft. Well, it turns out you can go
back, but it's best if you have some refresher training. AVweb's
Russ Niles spoke with Avemco Insurance's Mike Adams about
mandatory checkout time for LSA pilots, regardless of how many hours
they have in other planes.
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Plenty of pilots at this week's U.S. Sport Aviation
Expo in Sebring, Florida may be eager to buy one of the shiny new
airplanes on display but can they get financing for it?
AVweb's Mary Grady talks with Tammy Hand, founder of
Aviation Capital Experts, for insight and advice to those who are ready
to buy aircraft of any kind in today's volatile economy.
Click here to listen. (6.7 MB,
BOMBER, WILL TRAVEL
For years, the Collings Foundation has
been barnstorming the country, offering hands-on tours and flights in
World War II aircraft. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli recently talked to
Jim Harley of the Collings Foundation about what it's like to
tour and fly these amazing aircraft.
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