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Zara Rutherford completes solo earthrounding flight

At only 19 years old, Zara Rutherford became the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe and the youngest person to fly solo around the world in an ultralight aircraft. In addition to her two Guinness World Records, she has also become the first Belgian to fly around the world alone.  After a victorious formation flight […]

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Training and Safety Tip: The Darth Vader effect

Every day, air traffic controllers calmly and skillfully guide pilots safely to their destinations—they even save the lives of general aviation pilots in distress who need help finding the nearest airport quickly. In many of these situations, the pilots didn’t hesitate to contact air traffic control before the situation quickly deteriorated. But beyond the realm […]

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CAU grad Elza Nikita offers Sage Advice to future Pilots

What do you get when you mix intense passion, with determination and discipline? Elza Nikita found her passion in aviation after taking a break after graduating high school. One would think an honors student excelling in advanced placement classes would be on her way to an Ivy League education; however, having spent her high school […]

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Airline delays mark 5G C-band deployment

The FAA moved quickly to expand the list of aircraft-altimeter combinations approved for unrestricted operation in areas where the new 5G C-band transmitters prompted hundreds of notices to air missions that restricted the use of certain procedures at dozens of airports around the country. A voluntary delay in powering up selected airport-adjacent transmitters announced by AT&T […]

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Clearance phraseology confusion noted

The issue was reported by air traffic control personnel in Florida, though it could happen at any airport where a published RNAV standard instrument departure procedure (RNAV SID) includes a route with multiple waypoints. As the National Business Aviation Association recently reported, the addition of new RNAV SIDs that enable simultaneous RNAV departures from parallel […]

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Rusty pilots return to the skies

The Rusty Pilots initiative began in 2014 as part of AOPA’s You Can Fly program, which aims to get people flying and keep them flying. For one reason or another—be it cost, time, or regulations—thousands of pilots have had to forgo their passion for flying. Even so, only a small percentage of pilots never intend […]

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Pilot ADS-B error declines

The FAA hopes outreach and education will reduce call sign mismatch events to zero. While the number of such events—which trigger alerts in air traffic control facilities and signal a regulation violation—has declined since ADS-B Out became mandatory in certain airspace on January 1, 2020, a significant number of aircraft continue to broadcast incorrect Flight […]

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Airbus Perlan, Thales plan fresh round of high flights

The dynamic duo, with the help of Iridium Satellite Communications, plans to fit the zero-emissions Perlan 2 glider and the Egrett super tow plane, with Thales’ cutting-edge satellite communications system, FlytLink, to another record-breaking altitude of 90,000 feet to bring the world a live view of the stratosphere along with audio from the glider pilots.  […]

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‘Members Only’: East Hampton Airport moves to private use

Under the new framework, East Hampton would operate as a publicly owned private-use facility for which prior permission is required. Consequently, the town has the authority to implement and enforce restrictions such as imposing noise limitations, prohibiting certain users, and restricting takeoffs and landings during certain times of the day. Permanent closure of East Hampton […]

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Extraordinary generosity

Bruce Williams, a flight instructor, aviation writer, and former Microsoft manager who played major roles in the company’s highly successful Flight Simulator programs, wasn’t kidding. He had owned an Extra 300L for nearly two decades. It was well known from his “BruceAir” instructional videos, and I’d flown it (upside down over Michigan Avenue in Chicago) […]

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