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Volume 25, Number 18a
April 30, 2018
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FAA Reauthorization Bill Passes House Vote
Kate O'Connor
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), which will grant funding for the FAA until 2023. The legislation was introduced by chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa. and passed with a vote of 393-13.
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Canada Recommends Mandatory Flight Recorders For Commercial And Private Business Aircraft
AVweb Staff
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is recommending mandatory installation of lightweight flight recording systems by all commercial and private business operators not currently required to carry them. The TSB is also concerned with Transport Canada's reactive approach to oversight of private business aircraft operations. The details are in the investigation report (A16P0186) released this week into the 2016 fatal loss of control and collision with terrain of a Cessna Citation 500 near Kelowna, British Columbia.
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FAA No Longer Requires Complex Aircraft for Commercial/Instructor Practical Test
AVweb Staff
Last week the FAA released a notice regarding changes in policy regarding testing applicants for a commercial pilot or flight instructor certificate. The notice states that it is no longer required for applicants for a “commercial pilot certificate with an airplane single-engine rating to provide a complex or turbine-powered airplane for the associated practical test and no longer requires applicants for a flight instructor certificate with an airplane single-engine rating to provide a complex airplane for the practical test.”
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Yeah, I Listen To The Cabin Briefing
Paul Bertorelli
Because there’s no good reason not to and I consider it a point of professional courtesy.
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Candy Bomber Commemoration In 2019
Jason Baker
With the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift coming up in June, a small group of volunteers has been assembling a fleet of vintage aircraft to re-create the famed Candy Bomber mission originated by Gail Halvorsen in 1948. Although the airlift began in 1948, it carried on until 1949 so the commemoration will occur next year, in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy. Thus far organizers Peter Braun, Thomas Keller and Jörg Siebert have commitments from 35 aircraft operators, with airplanes coming from all over the world.
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How Vashon Wants to Revolutionize Aviation with the Ranger LSA
Paul Bertorelli
Vashon Aircraft wants to revolutionize light aircraft manufacture with the Vashon Ranger, an all-metal light sport aircraft intended to be both a sort of RV for outback flying and a trainer. In this AVweb video, Paul Bertorelli dives deep into the Vashon story, including an in-depth report on the factory.
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Lycoming 'When can an engine give you 200 
extra flying hours?'
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Your Instrument Proficiency Check: Nailing It
Rick Durden
Things happened. You let your instrument proficiency lapse. Now you've got to take an IPC. Treat it as a challenge that you can master and have fun in the process.

You’ve had your instrument rating for a couple of years by now. The first year you didn’t have any trouble keeping current to fly IFR—you were out there just about every week “flying in the system” as you called it. The new hadn’t worn off your rating; you knew that you were just a baby instrument pilot. You were determined to get some seasoning and experience. You did. FAR 61.57 said you had to have six instrument approaches, “holding procedures and tasks” and “intercepting and tracking” electronic courses within the preceding six months to be legal. You had so much more than those minimum requirements that it was funny.
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