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Despite post-9/11 security paranoia, three general aviation airports near the US capital remain accessible. Their existence is a case study in determination and survival. Read More
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What does an examiner look for when you walk through the door with a fresh application form and a smiling face? Read More
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With Christmas approaching, AVweb checked in with Mission Aviation Fellowship to learn about its ongoing involvement flying relief missions in the recently typhoon-stricken Philippines and found the organization’s work there is still well under way. MAF pilots like Dave Forney have been delivering food to coastal dwellers in the Philipines who have used it as their only meal for the day. Struck by Typhoon Haiyan on November 9, the region suffered sustained wind speeds in excess of 140 mph. Haiyan left more than 6,000 people dead with almost 1,800 still missing. Through MAF and groups like it, local people have received meals of rice, sardines and coffee, sometimes delivered directly to island communities by an R44 helicopter — as happened on Thanksgiving. Read More
Mission Aviation Fellowship operates small aircraft in and out of some of the most remote airstrips in the world, often while those areas are in crisis. Their version of routine flying is the kind of stuff most stateside pilots will never experience. AVweb spoke with MAF's Gene Jordan to learn more. Read More
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