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Volume 25, Number 31d
August 3, 2018
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FAA Addresses Exam Delays
Kate O'Connor
The FAA will be making some major changes to address delays in pilot practical test scheduling reported by flight training providers across the country, according to the Flight School Association of North America (FSANA). A group led by FSANA met with senior FAA staff in Oklahoma City to discuss solutions to the testing delays last week.
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AirVenture In The Tail Lights
AVweb Staff
AirVenture 2018 set attendance records and also left the AVweb staff with some indelible memories.
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Landsberg Brings GA Ideas To NTSB Role
Mary Grady
Bruce Landsberg, who is joining the NTSB after many years as a safety advocate for general aviation, takes on the job at an interesting moment—advancing technology creates opportunities to improve GA safety, and at the same time, a pilot shortage has led to challenges in the training pipeline.
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Lost Tuskegee Airman Identified
Mary Grady
For the first time, remains from one of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen declared missing during World War II have been positively identified, the Pentagon announced last week. U.S. Army Air Forces Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson served as a pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, in the European Theater.
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Airbus Establishes Pilot Training Program
Kate O'Connor
Airbus announced the launch of its ab initio Pilot Cadet Training Program last week. The company says the program is designed to “help meet global demand for pilots over the next 20 years.”
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Short Final: Best In Class
In Valdez, Alaska, for the annual fly-in and STOL competition, a Lake amphibian (not known for its STOL capability), in town for the fly-in, departed early to beat the weather just before the last round of the competition.
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EAA Launches Flying Club Initiative
Kate O'Connor
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has announced a new program to help its members develop flying clubs at their local airports. The Flying Club Initiative includes grant funding for club startup and guidance in a wide variety of club-related areas including obtaining aircraft and establishing bylaws.
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Assessing Glass Cockpit Safety
By Luca Bencini-Tibo
The expected operational and attendant safety improvement from the glass cockpit has not materialized as expected. What’s missing?
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Boeing Plans Autonomous Flight Research Center
Kate O'Connor
Boeing has announced plans to open a research and development facility at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) new mixed-use district in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Picture of the Week, August 2, 2018
Flyby admiring Pine Valley golf course in my Cessna 140. Copyrighted photo by Rene Covelli.
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