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Volume 26, Number 7b
February 13, 2019
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EAA To Celebrate the B-747 at OSH
Marc Cook
Boeing’s iconic airliner first flew 50 years ago this Feb. 9, and to carry the celebration into summer EAA will have “special programming taking place throughout the week” of EAA AirVenture 2019.
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The Unbearable Brightness Of Aviation LEDs
Paul Bertorelli
LED technology has become standard on new airplanes, but not on the legacy fleet. Paul Bertorelli reveals that these lamps are brighter and more capable than ever.
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Frankfurt Airport and Volocopter To Coordinate on Infrastructure
Marc Cook
Eyeing the possibility of being the first airport in Europe to “harness the potential of electric air taxis,” Fraport AG has announced its intention to join with Volocopter to develop dedicated “Volocopter Ports.” (Fraport is the German company that operates the Frankfurt airport.) For its part, Fraport has significant experience managing unmanned flying devices.
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Sling Pilot Academy Launches Accelerated Airline Training Program
Marc Cook
The Sling Pilot Academy this week is set to induct the first round of students to its Accelerated Airline Pilot Program based at the Torrance airport in southern California.
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Jetson's Speeder, Racing VTOL?
Marc Cook
Poznan, Poland-based Jetson Aero has completed initial flights of what it hopes will be a personal drone fast and nimble enough to make for entertaining racing.
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Making GA Safety Policy
Robert Wright
The FAA has worked proactively with the aviation community to reduce fatal accidents, which has improved airlines' safety record. Until recently, these efforts haven’t trickled down to GA. That’s changing.
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AVweb Conducting Pilot Survey
AVweb Staff
Ever thought about building your own kit plane? Finally settled on the right ADS-B equipment for your mission? We want to hear about it. From jets and LSAs to avionics and headsets, AVweb’s pilot survey is seeking information on what kinds of aircraft you’ve been flying and the equipment you use in the air.
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