FMG Find A Pilot
Volume 31, Number 19d, May 9, 2024
American Airlines To Fly WWII Veterans For 80th D-Day Anniversary
American Airlines will fly 70 World War II veterans to France for the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings on D-Day, June 6, 1944. A special charter flight will carry the veterans to Europe on May 31, in honor of[…]   Read this article
Tecnam P-Mentor Gets Full Part 23 Type Certification From The FAA
Capua, Italy-based Tecnam announced today (May 8) it has received FAA full Part 23 type certification for its P-Mentor trainer. U.S. deliveries will start imminently, with the first 20 of the Rotax 912isC3-powered piston singles going to HCH Aviation, in[…]   Read this article
Tempest 'AeroGuard Induction Filters 2.0
Eye-Catching Notam For Backcountry Idaho Airstrip
In one of the more unusual Notams published recently, pilots are cautioned that an upcoming maintenance project at the Indian Creek Airstrip (S81) in Idaho includes the “potential for mules and equipment on the strip and berms” along with uneven[…] Read this article

Whelen 'Orion 360
USAF Modernizes Its Policies On Mental Health Treatment
The United States Air Force recently updated its policy on mental health. USAF Air Mobility Command (AMC) leader Gen. Mike Minihan announced plans to eliminate stigma, increase access and add options to support Air Force personnel. Among the concrete moves,[…] Read this article

Alaska Senator Blasts FAA Reauthorization On Unleaded Fuel Requirement
On the Senate floor, Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan angrily addressed the FAA Reauthorization bill, which includes provisions for transitioning to unleaded aviation gasoline by 2030. The senator had proposed a four-year extension to 2034 for Alaska, which was cut to[…] Read this article

Kitplanes 'Take to the air
Short Final: Quick Avionics Upgrade
During my primary flight training, I hung out a lot at the local airport, getting to know the pilots and their airplanes. One guy in particular, we’ll call him “Tom,” stood out; he was a family friend and employed by a[…] Read this article

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