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The FAA has confirmed to AVweb that the NFL will not have to pay for the extra costs of providing air traffic services in the New York area that result from Sunday's Super Bowl game in New Jersey. In an email to AVweb late Sunday, the agency also indicated that last year's game in New Orleans was without cost to the league for air traffic services. Read More
Boeing showed it was onboard with the hometown favorite Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl game with a two-pronged assumption of the role of the team's 12th member. Read More
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The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled an investigative hearing on February 20, 2014 into the crash of a UPS Airbus A300-600 on approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala., on Aug. 14, 2013. The two flight crew members were killed and the airplane was destroyed when it impacted the ground less than a mile short of Runway 18. Read More
There aren't many "clothing optional" $100 hamburger destinations and the aviation community is being urged to help protect the unique, uh, nature of the so-called Chicken Strip in Death Valley National Park in eastern California. Read More
A Minnesota brewery's airborne solution to the preventable yet apparently prevalent problem of running out of beer while ice fishing has been shot down by the FAA. Lakemaid Brewery's clever use of a six-rotor drone to whisk the frosty brews to their icebound customers runs afoul of the agency's current ban on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft. Read More
'The Aviators' || Season 4 On 
The Aviators Is Back with an All-New Fourth Season
The all-new fourth season of the award-winning hit TV show The Aviators, the biggest aviation show on the planet, is now available! Airliners, bombers, ultralights, gliders, floatplanes, helicopters, and even blimps -- absolutely everything for pilots and enthusiasts alike. New episodes can be seen on PBS or online at iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu. Click here to watch The Aviators ... RIGHT NOW on iTunes!
Aspen Avionics and FreeFlight Systems have announced partnerships with the $1.5 billion NextGen Equipage Fund’s financing program to help general aviation aircraft owners obtain inexpensive financing to meet the ADS-B and other mandated avionics retrofits. Read More
New FAA-Approved Online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)
AceCFI's new online FIRC lets CFIs keep their flight instructor certificates active for an entire lifetime for ONE payment of $99.95. Additionally, the course allows CFIs to receive their temporary airman certificates by e-mail with no paperwork or hassle involved. Lesson material includes human factors, aviation accident case studies, pilot deviation reports pulled from the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), and more. Go to to register.
Sydney, Australia pilot Paul Reynolds was the only one around who could help the teen-aged passenger on a Piper Cherokee (previously incorrectly reported as a Cessna 150) whose pilot blacked out at the controls on January 25 over Forbes, New South Wales. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Reynolds about the actions he took to help ensure a positive outcome for the crisis. Read More
Brainteasers Quiz #192: What's in Your Hangar?

The pilot's mind is like a hangar: empty when new but soon cluttered with all sorts of invaluable aviation stuff. It's time to sort through those mental shelves to find what's needed to ace this quiz.

Take the quiz.

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Over 22,000 Happy GAMIjectors® Customers Can't Be Wrong!
GAMIjectors® have given these aircraft owners reduced cylinder head temperatures, reduced fuel consumption, and smoother engine operation. GAMIjectors® alter the fuel/air ratio in each cylinder so that each cylinder operates with a much more uniform fuel/air ratio than occurs with any other factory set of injectors. To speak to a GAMI engineer, call (888) FLY-GAMI, or go online for complete engineering details.
After selling over 22,000 sets of GAMIjectors that help aircraft owners save over a million gallons of avgas a year through lean-of-peak operations GAMI now makes precision fuel injectors for almost every fuel-injected, general aviation airplane. Here's a review of the engine power curve and why lean of peak operations can prolong engine live and reduce fuel burn. Read More
Center asked an aircraft flying IFR: "Say altitude." ... and the pilot came back with: "Altitude." ... The controller at center did not miss a beat and came right back with: "Say 'cancel IFR.'" ... to which the pilot of the aircraft said correct altitude and "sorry" -- nothing more. ... Had to be some "got ya" laughs in aircraft on the same frequency. (By the way, it was MPLS Center.) -- Steve, via e-mail Read More
Heard Anything Funny on the Radio?

Heard anything funny, unusual, or downright shocking on the radio lately? If you've been flying any length of time, you're sure to have eavesdropped on a few memorable exchanges. The ones that gave you a chuckle may do the same for your fellow AVweb readers. Share your radio funny with us, and, if we use it in a future "Short Final," we'll send you a sharp-looking AVweb hat to sport around your local airport. No joke.

Click here to submit your original, true, and previously unpublished story.

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Might as well. When the FAA clips your wings, you may go from startup to national brand overnight. Read More
Lightspeed Trade-Up Program || It Pays to 
Now that iPads have become the dominant portable navigation device, there are more accessory options than ever to pick from, including remote GPS receivers. In this video, Aircraft Spruce's Ryan Deck walks us through three popular solutions. Read More
Aspen Avionics || Evolution Flight Display 
Early Bonanzas have such timeless good looks that when gussied up with new paint and avionics, they hold their own against anything flying. Read More