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The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has criticized the FAA’s January 2 Notice Of Policy Change that restricts the use of flight simulators as an action that will adversely affect flight safety. As of January 1, 2015, a maximum of 10 hours of simulator time will be allowed toward an instrument rating. Read More
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Low cost and easy to install, the KT 74 Mode S Transponder from BendixKing by Honeywell is now FAA-certified (FAA TSO C166b) and meets all 2020 FAA ADS-B mandates. Packed with features such as low power consumption, a stopwatch and timer, and an altitude monitor, the KT 74 provides unrivaled value for the cost.

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The U.S. military lost two helicopters in two days and the death toll of six may rise. On Wednesday, a Navy CH-53E Sea Dragon, the Navy variant of the Super Stallion, crashed off Norfolk, Va. There were five crew members on board. Four were rescued but two died. Read More
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The investigation into the battery fire aboard a Boeing 787 in Boston a year ago should be done by the end of March, the NTSB said on Wednesday. The board will then need more time for analysis and writing, and a final report will be released to the public in the fall. The board is investigating the Jan. 7, 2013, fire aboard a parked and empty Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport. Read More
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The General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Build A Plane teamed up last year to bring four high school students to the Glasair factory to build a Sportsman, and this year they are doing it again. "Having worked side-by-side with the students for two weeks last summer and seen how the competition not only improved their skill sets but convinced almost all of them to enter the aviation field, I’m thrilled to be going back to our wonderful hosts at Glasair for another build in 2014," Pete Bunce, president of GAMA, said this week. The program aims to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in high schools across the country. Read More
David Cundall, an aviation enthusiast from the U.K., is back in Burma searching for buried Spitfire airplanes, with a new sponsor, according to recent news reports. Cundall returned to Burma last month to search for pristine Spitfires he believes were buried there at the end of World War II. His previous sponsor, the Belarussian video gaming company, withdrew support for the project last February after evidence of Cundall's theories failed to materialize. The Claridon Group, a British freight-handling business with an office in Burma, now is backing the project. Read More
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NTSB member Mark Rosekind says the agency has done more than just offer an opinion about that pilots should be required to be tested for obstructive sleep apnea. Read More
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There are cars in the parking lot and 46 employees working at the Mooney International plant in Kerrville, Texas as of Jan. 3, thanks to fresh investment from its new Chinese owners. AVweb's Russ Niles was there and talked to Director of Engineering Bill Eldred about getting the production line going again. Read More
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In this week's Cub Theatre installment, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli provides a video examination of the runway turnback or the so-called "impossible turn." Well, it's not impossible at all, although it's not necessarily easy. If you want to try it, you'll need to practice it first. And think about making the turnback decision before you take off, not when the engine crumps at 500 feet. Read More
With the average age of the light aircraft fleet north of 40 years, it's a challenge to keep older aircraft maintained. In this video, Cub owner Paul Bertorelli shows how the shop uses a borescope to see deep inside the aircraft to detect any issues before they become serious. Read More