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Volume 26, Number 8a
February 18, 2019
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Trump TFR Airports Reimbursed
Russ Niles
Financial relief is on the way for airport businesses affected by presidential TFRs near President Donald Trump’s two favorite vacation getaways.
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Meigs Is Coming Back!
Paul Berge
Oh, yeah, sure, you bet it is. Try to imagine a 4000-foot strip of FAA-approved pavement a dwarf's toss from Lakeshore Drive. That's about as close to reality as it's likely to get.
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Video: Top Flightbag Picks
Larry Anglisano
The pilot's flight bag has gotten smaller over the years and in a market flooded with compact flight totes, four bags—all with different styling—survived our long-term evaluation and earned our critical praise. In this video, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano offers a close look at four favorites on the Aviation Consumer evaluation bench.
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Sun Flyer Flies With Siemens
Russ Niles
Bye Aerospace’s Sun Flyer 2 electric Part 23 airplane took flight for the first time with its intended production configuration on Feb. 8 and President George Bye said all went well.
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Candidate Proposes Meigs Revival
Russ Niles
A long-shot candidate for the Chicago mayoralty is proposing reopening Meigs Field, in part to accommodate eVTOL point-to-point transportation.
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Icon Demo Prompts Emergency Response
Russ Niles
In most circumstances, an aircraft sales rep wants as much attention as possible for his product but Rick Rief had people calling 911 every time he did a demo flight in St. Louis last week.
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JP Instruments 'Primary JPI EDM 930'
Registration Trusts Make The News
Russ Niles
A Dallas television station is the latest mainstream media outlet raising the alarm about a common, some say necessary, tool used to register aircraft in the U.S., invoking the specter of criminals and terrorists using non-citizen trusts to hide ownership of aircraft.
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FAA Requiring Visible Drone ID Numbers
Kate O'Connor
The FAA has posted a new rule requiring owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drones) to display an FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of their aircraft. Previously, drone registration numbers could be placed in an interior compartment as long as that compartment was accessible without using tools.
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Top Letters And Comments, February 15, 2019
This week's letters brought comments from readers about the evolution of aviation, GA safety policy and EFIS upgrade costs.
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Industry Round-up, February 15, 2019
AVweb Staff
This week, AVweb’s news roundup found reports on a new training management system for Spirit Airlines, a partnership between MedAire and Fireside Partners and a positive year-end result for AEROCOR.
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Short Final: Florida Geography
My brother, J.R., and I have made a number of flights to the Bahamas in one of our two airplanes. Once we had a crowd, so we took both airplanes...
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Brainteasers Quiz #252: Let's Play Risk™

In aviation, the game of Risk™ is often perceived as the antithesis of Life™, even though the two metaphors must coexist in order to fly safely and to ace this quiz.

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