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Volume 25, Number 38c
September 21, 2018
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JetBlue Makes First Flights Using Sustainable Fuel
Kate O'Connor
JetBlue announced that its newest aircraft, an Airbus A321 it received on Wednesday, will make its first flights using a sustainable jet fuel blend. According to the company, the acceptance flight and JetBlue’s ferry flight, which is scheduled for September 20, will be the airline’s first flights to use sustainable (also called renewable) biofuel.
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Who Needs A Certificate Anyway?
Paul Bertorelli
Isn't the entire pilot licensing concept just one big government boondoggle? Why shouldn't you be allowed to just buy the airplane you want and go fly it around? Where's the proof that having a certificate makes you safer?
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One Injured In DEA Cessna Crash
Kate O'Connor
A Cessna Stationair operated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) crashed in Sugar Land, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon. The aircraft hit a power line and struck two vehicles on the road while attempting to make an emergency landing.
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The 411 On 406s
Myron Nelson
Most aircraft owners and operators are keenly aware of the rapidly approaching deadline to comply with the federal mandate on ADS-B installations. However, there is an additional aircraft technology wave upon us that also offers potentially significant advancements in aviation safety.
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AOPA Offers Rusty Pilots Program Online
Kate O'Connor
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced that it is now offering an interactive online version of its Rusty Pilots Program.
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First 777 Donated To Aviation Museum
Kate O'Connor
Boeing and Cathay Pacific have announced that they will be jointly donating the first Boeing 777 to Arizona’s Pima Air & Space Museum.
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EAA Hosts Accident Investigation Course
Kate O'Connor
In partnership with the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosted a three-day Experimental Accident Investigation course this week.
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Embry-Riddle Expands High School STEM Program
Kate O'Connor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Gaetz Aerospace Institute will be expanding its concurrent enrollment program offering accelerated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses for high school students to schools in Ohio and Louisiana this year. The program allows students to get both high school and college credit for successfully completed classes.
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Picture of the Week, September 20, 2018
Taken at Lake Hood seaplane base in Anchorage, Alaska, with a Canon 5D Mark II. Photo by Robbie Culver.
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