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Better Together Industry Resources Help Improve Aviation Safety

Aviation operators, without losses of course, have a much better negotiating position for coverage terms and conditions in the present insurance market. Combined with inflationary pressures and lingering supply chain disruptions that are impacting aircraft repair costs in a dramatic way, now is the time when aviation risk management techniques are worth brushing up. Fortunately […]

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Early Analysis: Power Line Strike on Final Approach to Montgomery County Airpark

On November 27, 2022, a Mooney M20J became entangled in high-voltage power transmission lines on an instrument approach to Montgomery County Airpark (GAI) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Thankfully both the pilot and passenger were rescued from the airplane that was perched some 100 feet above the ground. The Mooney had been cleared for the GPS approach […]

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FAA weather camera webinar

As the FAA plans to expand the network throughout the continental United States, the agency aims to provide educational and informational overviews to interested users of the program. On December 6 at 1 p.m. Eastern time, the FAA will host a webinar dedicated to highlighting the benefits of the program, explaining how the cameras provide […]

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Fly with the First Flight Society

The 2022 First Flight Society sweepstakes aircraft is the P–51 Red Nose, which is operated by the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia. Known as the aircraft that started the CAF, the history of Red Nose dates back to the end of World War II. Interested individuals have until December 11 at 5 p.m. Eastern time […]

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AOPA collaborator, air boss John Walsh dies

Walsh’s aviation career began while serving in the Marine Corps from 1977 to 1981. During that time, he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, earned his air traffic control certification, and served as a tactical air controller until his retirement almost 5 years later with the rank of sergeant. After retiring, Walsh went to work for the […]

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Washington Executive Airport-Hyde Field closed

The exodus followed two decades of uncertainty about the future of the airport, one of the Maryland Three where special security procedures have been in place since 2002. In early 2020, airport owners filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, after which it was clear to the Hyde Field community that a sale or closure of the airport […]

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Washington Executive Airport-Hyde Field closes

The exodus followed two decades of uncertainty about the future of the airport, one of the Maryland Three where special security procedures have been in place since 2002. In early 2020, airport owners filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, after which it was clear to the Hyde Field community that a sale or closure of the airport […]

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Training and Safety Tip: Eyes out when steep

Steep turns can be graceful, flowing maneuvers providing a great deal of satisfaction when you nail the bank angle, maintain level flight, and roll out on the same heading on which you rolled into the turn. The key is to keep your eyes outside for most of the maneuver. Fixating on the instruments is a […]

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Caravan crashes during test flight, wing separation likely

A Seattle news station reported that the NTSB’s initial investigation found the aircraft’s right wing was found about 200 yards from the main fuselage, which may indicate it had separated from the aircraft before the crash. The purpose of the test flight was to collect baseline aircraft performance information before the installation of a Raisbeck […]

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‘It looks like they made it for now’

The drama played out in public view, unfolding over hours after the Mooney M20J was caught in the high-voltage power transmission lines 1 nautical mile from the threshold of Runway 14 around 5:30 p.m. Eastern time. Recorded ATC transmissions indicate the flight was cleared for the GPS approach moments before the same controller advised the […]

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