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The House Transportation and Infrastructure committee approved a proposal on Tuesday to separate air traffic control from the FAA and transfer to it a nonprofit corporation over three years, according to a report in The Hill. The bill would create a board of directors with the power to impose user fees, however, general aviation users would be exempt from fees. The board’s 13 members would include three from the airlines – one each for passenger, cargo and regional carriers – and one seat each for GA and business aviation. Read More
If you haven’t caught Sean D. Tucker’s solo airshow performance in his 40-plus years on the circuit, you have this year and next, and then he plans to retire. Tucker, who turned 65 this year, told the Dayton Daily News that he hopes to find a sponsor to launch a formation flying team as his next chapter in airshow flying. Tucker currently flies in about 18 shows every year, and also serves as Young Eagles chairman for EAA. Read More
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Mahindra Aerospace has successfully certified its turboprop 10-passenger GA10 Airvan utility aircraft but hasn’t been crowing about it. The FAA accepted the certification May 19 and word is only getting out now because of third-party interest in the design. Read More
Continental 'Factory new CM Magnetos at 
near-rebuilt pricing'
A deHavilland Mosquito T Mk III, which was restored and test-flown in New Zealand, flew for the first time in the U.S. last Friday in at Paine Field, in Everett, Washington. The Mosquito now is based at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, where it received a fresh coat of paint on arrival, plus a full suite of 20mm cannon and .303 machine guns. The first flight lasted 18 minutes, but all went well, according to a report in Warbirds News. Read More
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NASA said on Monday it has achieved “a significant milestone” in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review of its Quiet Supersonic Transport, or QueSST, aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA’s planned Low-Boom Flight Demonstration experimental X-plane. Senior experts and engineers from across the agency and lead contractor Lockheed Martin concluded Friday that the QueSST design is capable of fulfilling the low-boom aircraft’s mission objectives. Read More
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Maybe not with Boom's Mach 2.2 trial balloon, but sooner or later, we'll break out of the Mach 0.85 rut. Read More
Lightspeed || Meet Zulu 3 A new and better 
choice in headsets
With its TBM series of turboprops, Daher owns a unique niche as the fastest airplane in its class. AVweb recently visited the factory in Tarbes, France, and shot this video on how the aircraft are manufactured. Read More
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Note the tiedowns. It's that time of year again across all of North America and Daniel Tharp showed us why we need to be careful. Dramatic shot, Daniel. Read More
MyGoFlight 'Mount any device in any aircraft'

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Heard over Joshua Approach in the Southern California Mojave desert ... "All aircraft on frequency, turn right five degrees.” ... After a moment's pause. ... "All aircraft on frequency, return to previous heading. I am now retired. So long” ... Stephen Hackney Read More

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