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Volunteer pilots wanting to lend a hand to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey are encouraged to offer their services through the Air Care Alliance (ACA) or other established public-benefit flying organizations. Pilots are needed to fly supplies in and to fly people and animals out from areas that have been cut off from assistance by post-hurricane flooding. Read More
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Better fuel management by aviators could prevent an average of 50 general aviation accidents a year, the NTSB said in a GA Safety Alert issued Tuesday. “The idea of running out of fuel in an aircraft is unthinkable, and yet, it causes more accidents than anyone might imagine,” the alert notes. “Fuel management is the sixth leading cause of general aviation accidents in the U.S.” Pilot error contributed to 95 percent of the fuel-management-related accidents, equipment issues contributed to just 5 percent. Read More
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After 60 years, Pilatus will cease production of the PC-6 Porter in 2019. While rare in the United States, around 600 copies of the tailwheel turboprop have been produced and are flying cargo, passengers and skydivers out of extremely small and rough strips around the world. Although Pilatus continues to sell about 10 PC-6s per year, the company has decided to focus their energies on the PC-24, a twin-jet due to hit the market late this year. Read More
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For the first time since Sept. 11, 2001, a major international airport is opening its terminals to non-passengers without special permission. Starting Sept.5, visitors to Pittsburgh International will be able to access the secure side of the airport by obtaining a “myPITpass” from an airport kiosk, which will require scanning a photo ID to run the visitor’s name against a TSA no-fly list. Read More
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Some holiday goers in a riverside community in the south of France got an air show plus some drama on Sunday when an air tanker taking off from the Rhone River hit a barge’s mast with its wing. “It is a miracle that there have been no [deaths],” a spokesman for the harbor office at Vallabregues told local media. Read More
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While flying back to my home airport, KAVQ, I heard this exchange from two pilots entering the non-towered airport airspace ... Cherokee: Cherokee 1234 entering left downwind for runway 12, full stop ... A Grumman Tiger pilot was also entering left downwind making a similar call ... Cherokee pilot: Grumman aircraft, we will swing wide since you are faster to allow you to land first ... Grumman pilot: No problem, I'm retired.  Grumman number two to land behind the Cherokee ... And so they did ... John Winter Read More
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AOPA opposes privatization but its counterpart in Canada says the switch has worked there. Today's blog explores both views. Read More
L3 Aviation Products continues to advance its Lynx NGT9000 multifunction ADS-B transponder. In addition to ADS-B weather and traffic, the new software enables display of Stormscope lightning data, enhanced traffic surveillance and terrain alerting. Aviation Consumer magazine Editor Larry Anglisano went flying with the system, along with L3's Todd Scholten and Jessica Power, in the L3 company airplane for this product demonstration video. Read More
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