Medical Reform Tops List Again In Pilot's Bill Of Rights 2

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The Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which would broaden third-class medical exemptions and expand legal rights, began its journey through the legislative assembly line this week as GA Caucus members in the U.S. Senate and House introduced companion bills. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced S. 571 as an expansion of his legislation that was signed into law in 2012. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), co-chair of the House GA Caucus, introduced the companion bill H.R. 1062. More

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First 3D-Printed Jet Engine Made In Australia »

The world’s first 3D-printed jet engine — a breakthrough for aerospace manufacturing and beyond — took the spotlight Thursday at the Avalon Airshow in Australia. Monash University in... More

Garmin Unveils ADS-B Out For Helicopters »

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The Weekender: Never Out Of Coffee »

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FAA Completes Alaska Weather Camera Network »

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Remote Control Tower To Be Tested In Virginia »

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New Zealand Clears R44s For Flight »

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Your Flight Review — From Surviving to Thriving

Your Flight Review — From Surviving to Thriving »

What's not to love about a flight review? You get to spend a bare minimum of two hours doing something virtually everyone hates—being evaluated. Getting involved from the start can help you turn your flight review from something to be... More

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Partial Panel Peculiarities

Partial Panel Peculiarities »

In developing training scenarios, it's important to tailor the training to the actual configuration of the aircraft with regard for the likelihood of multiple unrelated simultaneous failures. The purpose of the exercise is to prepare pilots for... More

Short Final:

Short Final »

Years ago, we were approaching Cleveland on a clear Sunday afternoon. Accompanied by nearly unbearable static, we heard an obviously nervous light plane pilot trying to tell Hopkins tower where he was, how high he was, and what he wanted to do. When he finally (and mercifully) finished, the tower calmly replied with a clearance and added, "And you don't have to talk so loud." The guy in the little plane came back and said, "But I don't have a radio!" -- Capt. Walt Bates, UAL (retired) More

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AVmail: February 16, 2015

AVmail: February 16, 2015 »

Steve Mann writes: "I'm a commercial pilot and small drone operator and want to thank you for not joining the unfounded media hysteria over small UAV operation in the U.S. ... In the 1960s, pilots were encouraged to report UFO sightings, and today... More

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Dennis Moore Joins Advantage Aviation Technologies as President

Advantage Aviation Technologies (AAT), aerospace leader in solutions based manufacturing and repair services, announces that Dennis Moore will oversee AAT's business and production operations.

Advantage Aviation Technologies (AAT) Launches New Website

Advantage Aviation Technologies (AAT), an Aviation - Aerospace leader in solutions based manufacturing and repair services, announces the launch the new company capabilities website: www.AATinc.net. The redesigned website now provides visitors a comprehensive overview of AAT updated repair and services capabilities roster, designed with streaming videos, online product catalog, news and client services.

Bell, Enstrom, MD Select Mid-Continent's Standby Attitude Module

Mid-Continent's 2-inch Standby Attitude Module (SAM) has been selected as the digital standby display in the Bell Helicopter 407GX, Enstrom Helicopter 480B-G, and the MD Helicopters MD900 Explorer.