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Keep awareness high as leaves drop

September 30, 2022 A change of season need not stop your aviation adventures, though if the colors you seek are far afield, you may want to line up a good weather information solution that works off-grid. It’s hard to believe that we’re now tuned into the fall VOR, and it won’t be long before we […]

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Forcing the “silent killer” to make noise

The report emphasized the importance of active alerting through visual and auditory means as a vital feature of any effective CO detector. It noted that affordable “spot” detectors, which darken in the presence of CO, come with inherent drawbacks that limit their effectiveness. “These passive detectors require pilots to visually recognize the change in detector […]

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House approves federal aerospace, STEM education center

The bill would also help introduce our nation’s youth to aviation science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum and assist our military veterans in transitioning to opportunities in the aviation sector. The National Center for the Advancement of Aviation Act (H.R.3482) was introduced by Reps. André Carson (D-Ind.), the late Don Young (R-Alaska), and House Aviation […]

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LATN: An unfamiliar acronym that matters

Particularly for those operating aircraft near military bases, however, there is another form of airspace used by the military that is virtually unknown to the general aviation community and is not even technically classified as SUA. These areas are called Low Altitude Tactical Navigation areas or LATNs. They are not mentioned in the Aeronautical Information […]

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‘Go fly’

But if you’re within earshot of the distant relative of Orville and Wilbur Wright, that’s where the similarities will come to a screeching halt. I first met Wilson in March of 2017 at a celebration of life event for my flight instructor, Ron Alexander. At least that is what Wilson has convinced me to believe, […]

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New IFR GPS routes for Alaska

IFR pilots should look for changes on the Enroute Low Altitude Charts across Alaska. In the September 8 chart cycle, the FAA added or modified 13 IFR T-routes in the state, with an additional 23 routes yet to be added over the next several cycles. These routes look different from conventional navaid-to-navaid routes and are […]

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Maiden electric flight broadcast live

The video documents the eight-minute maiden voyage flown by test pilot Steven Crane of the twin-motor, all-electric Alice prototype powered by magniX motors, variants of which have been retrofitted to de Havilland DHC–2 Beaver seaplanes. Spectators clad in safety vests lined the fence at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, to watch, along […]

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CAU celebrates in San Diego

“We’re excited to open our doors of this beautiful new flight training center to our students and the San Diego community,” Matthew Johnston, president of California Aeronautical University, said. “The new facility features classrooms, dedicated space for flight planning, direct access to the ramp, our Redbird flight simulator, and plenty of room to grow.” The […]

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Florida feels hurricane’s wrath

Airports across southern Florida felt Ian’s wrath well ahead of the arrival of hurricane-force winds, as tornadoes spawned by the outer bands of wind and rain flipped parked aircraft at North Perry Airport in Hollywood in Broward County, on the southeast coast of the state. The National Weather Service reported the eyewall’s arrival over land […]

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FAA credits additional military flight experience toward air carrier qualification

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jonathan Appleby and Beta Technologies test pilot Camron Guthrie flew Beta’s Alia prototype at Plattsburgh, New York, on March 14, the first flight of an eVTOL (powered lift) aircraft by a military crew under the Agility Prime program. An FAA rule change allows military pilots to credit hours flown in horizontal […]

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