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Two New York men have been arrested after the quadcopter they were flying allegedly almost collided with a police helicopter over the George Washington Bridge. NYPD sources told the New York Daily News that officers on the helicopter followed the drone to its landing zone. Read More
Aviation sunglasses manufacturer Summer Hawk Optics is using crowdsourcing to help bring its latest line of headset-friendly sunglasses to market sooner rather than later. CEO Dean Siracusa said in a news release that the new glasses feature extremely thin temples (the part that goes over the ear) making them comfortable to wear under a variety of headgear. Read More
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AirFleet Capital says it marked a significant milestone in its business that bodes well for the future of GA. The lender, which only operates in the GA market, wrote its 5,000th aircraft loan in June. Read More
A graduate student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is looking for employees of Part 121 air carriers to take an anonymous online survey. Steve Roe said he hopes to gather opinions about participation in the Advanced Qualification Program, a voluntary program for pilot training and checking overseen by the FAA. The study is designed to reveal any barriers that may be preventing air carriers from fully participating in the AQP. Read More
A new YouTube video shows a Russian 767 on final pulling up to go around at Barcelona's busy airport on Saturday, as an Airbus A340 taxis across the runway -- and the video had 2 million hits by Saturday and more than 4 million by midday today. The encounter may look closer than it was -- an airport official told CNN there had been no danger of impact and the angle of the video didn't make clear there was plenty of space between the two airplanes. Read More
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The answers, my friends — as Dylan Thomas ("whoever he was") might've said — are not blowin' in the wind. Instead, they're embedded deep within your aviator subconscious, ready to soar free when you ace this quiz. (Includes bonus questions about traffic-pattern entries and tailwheel aircraft.)

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The Thai Air Force extended the life of its fleet of DC-3s by decades with their conversion to Basler BT-67s. They're used for everything from troop transport to making it rain. Read More
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Mike Slack founded the law firm of Slack and Davis, headquartered in Austin with offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, which provided much of the background information for the controversial USA Today story that examined general aviation safety a couple of weeks ago. Slack, an IFR-rated pilot and owner of a turbo 182 and a T-6, told AVweb's Russ Niles that rather than shoot the messenger, GA should be looking at meaningful changes to the way airplanes are built and accidents investigated. Read More
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An extensive report on general aviation safety in "USA Today" this week doesn't convey the whole story, says GAMA President Pete Bunce. He took a break from his work in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to talk with AVweb's Mary Grady about ongoing efforts to build safer airplanes. Read More
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