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Short Final: Passenger Guidelines

The long list of passenger guidelines in GA from the May OTA brought two things to mind: 1. ...

Short Final: Airport In Sight

Returning home to Peachtree DeKalb airport in metro Atlanta, I heard the following: Atlanta Approach: “Citation 1234, expect the visual...
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Short Final: Feathered Dangers

We were on a training flight to Ramona Airport. The ceiling was 3000 broken on a gorgeous winter day in San Diego....

Short Final: Birthday Balloons

While holding short of 11L at Tucson International Airport recently I heard the following: Tower: “American 1234 cleared...

Short Final: How To Get To HEVVN

Just off the shore of northwest Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, is HEVVN, an oft‑used fix for pilots crossing the Gulf...
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Short Final: Rainy Days

One Sunday morning my home airport was forecast to have low clouds and drizzle until around 10 a.m., when the rain would...
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Short Final: Say Parking

A while ago, I was flying into Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, as a student pilot when I was cleared to...

Short Final: Bald Eagles

While it’s common for airports to list “birds in the vicinity,” this alert for Situk Airport in Alaska warns of especially distracted type engaged in perpetuating our national symbol...

Short Final: Slow Down

Battling 25-knot headwinds, northbound into Atlantas DeKalb-Peachtree, ATC gave clearance to both my Mooney Ovation and a nearby Bonanza...

Short Final: Falling People

A few months ago, I was with Atlanta Center when I heard the controller and a pilot doing parachute jumping operations...

What’s the Outlook For Icon?

Price escalation has eroded demand. Now the company has to develop a market for the most expensive LSA in U.S. market.

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In-Depth Look At The Icon A5 And The Company’s Production Reset

Icon has been on the general aviation scene for a full decade trying to gain traction for its innovative A5 amphibious light...