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  • Training Tip: Tail strikes

    Posted 2017-12-18 10:00:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    The pilot had already aborted one landing on Runway 3 because of high winds when a bounced landing on Runway 6—aggravated by sideways drift—required another ...

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  • GAO: DOT violated lobbying laws pushing ATC giveaway

    Posted 2017-12-15 20:47:26 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    A federal watchdog said a Twitter account operated by the Department of Transportation broke the law when it retweeted and liked a post from an airline front ...

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  • BasicMed allows Santa to continue special delivery

    Posted 2017-12-15 10:00:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Santa and Mrs. Claus were back in the air as pilots-in-command, exercising their privileges under the FAA’s new Part 68, known as BasicMed, during the annual Holly Run charity fly-out Dec. 2. Aircraft owners and pilots Ralph and Laura Hoover proudly pointed their RV-7A south along the Chesapeake Bay, their Rudolph 1 call sign crackling over the ...

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  • Baker presents 'Freedom to Fly' award to members of Congress

    Posted 2017-12-15 10:00:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker made his way through the halls of Capitol Hill presenting the Freedom to Fly award to deserving members of Congress. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Sen Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) were recognized for their support of general ...

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  • All you imagined

    Posted 2017-12-15 10:00:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Aspen, Colorado. It’s everything you might imagine and yet so much more. This world-class skiing mecca also boasts an opera house and music festival, yet retains plenty of its old cowboy character. Best of all, there’s a great airport just three miles northwest of ...

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  • Kansas airport hopes to head off runway shortening

    Posted 2017-12-14 22:11:20 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    A Kansas airport built during World War II for Boeing B-29 Superfortress training that later took advantage of its 7,851-foot-long runway to become “a mid-America fuel stop” stands to lose its revenue-producing might under a federal grant that would renovate the runway as a 5,500-foot ...

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  • Drone far beyond sight during Black Hawk collision

    Posted 2017-12-14 20:51:03 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    The owner of the DJI Phantom 4 that collided Sept. 21 with a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter that was on security patrol over New York Harbor told federal investigators he had lost sight of his quadcopter minutes before the collision, had attempted to activate the automatic return-to-home function without success, and was surprised to learn it had collided with the helicopter more than two miles ...

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  • Engine delays cause Dassault to cancel Falcon 5X

    Posted 2017-12-14 19:57:26 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Dassault Aviation has canceled its Falcon 5X program, citing ongoing issues with French engine supplier Safran. In a press announcement, Dassault Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier said, “There is still a strong market need for a brand new long range aircraft with a very large cabin, so I have decided to launch a new Falcon project powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, featuring the same cross section as the Falcon 5X, a range of 5,500 nm, and scheduled to enter into service in ...

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  • Pilot faces prison for arson, fraud

    Posted 2017-12-13 23:21:29 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Theodore R. Wright III, who has admitted in federal court that he lied to authorities and the public in 2012 about ditching a (purportedly) burning Beechcraft Baron in the Gulf of Mexico, now faces a lengthy term in federal prison for insurance fraud and ...

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  • First flights then and now

    Posted 2017-12-13 23:16:20 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Many enterprising individuals were striving for the big breakthrough when Wilbur and Orville Wright were following their own path to designing and constructing the product of their keen ...

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