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Historical allies AOPA and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) are now pitted against each other in an unusual battle over airport access, fuel costs and fees. AOPA, along with “seven affected pilots” have filed a Part 13 complaint with the FAA against three Signature FBOs in Key West, FL, Asheville, NC and Waukegan, IL Read More
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Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser left the ground at Edwards Air Force Base on Wednesday but the real testing is just about to begin, more than 35 years after the idea for a small, reusable spacecraft was given form by the Soviet Union. Read More
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The U.S. Commerce Department has set Sept. 25 to issue its opinion on whether Bombardier’s sale of CSeries airliners to Delta Airlines was “dumping.” That term normally refers to the cut-rate sale of produce, lumber or other commodities between countries when one country has a surplus it’s looking to eliminate. Read More

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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.

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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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Which came first: the chicken or the Federal Egg Administration? Impossible to say. Physics teaches us that when Bernoulli found lift, his nemesis, Newton, said there must be an opposing reaction. So, when the Wright brothers flew, government pondered how to keep them from impacting all those other aeronauts. Little happened because of Newton’s Law of Administrative Inertia: An agency at rest remains at rest until acted upon by an un-ignorable force. ... Read More
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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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