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Sen. Inhofe joined aviation associations to cite accomplishments, outline ongoing priorities

One of the primary issues discussed, as it had been all week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was the FAA ruling that, as of July 12, required owners of experimental aircraft in which pilots receive training, or the instructors who provide the training for compensation, to obtain a letter of deviation authority (LODA) from the FAA. Inhofe […]

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Inspirational pilot Jessica Cox pursuing third class medical and four-seat aircraft

Cox and her husband Patrick Chamberlain said that building an airplane from the ground up to address her special needs would “dial down the difficulty of flying” and help pave the way for others with physical limitations. Cox, who was born without arms but tirelessly pursued aviation, told attendees at a seminar on the AOPA […]

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AirVenture dubbed a ‘huge, huge success’

“We’re back. We’re finally back,” said EAA Chairman of the Board and CEO Jack Pelton during a wrap-up news conference after 608,000 aviators and aviation enthusiasts swarmed the grounds at Wittman Regional Airport. “I think this is the resurgence [of aviation] and what we’re going to see in the years to come,” he added. “We […]

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Phillips 66 Aerostars help promote scholarships for women

The aerobatic demonstration team strapped I Hart Flying Foundation founder Rachelle Spector, corporate pilot Kim Kissh, and student pilot Lyndse Costabile into their Extra 300L aerobatic aircraft to celebrate during a flight departing from Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport, a few miles north of “The World’s Greatest Airshow” in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 28. The flight coincided […]

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Training Tip: All aboard

The answer is that it depends on the flight. A basic cross-country mission is a good lesson to share with a passenger who just wants to see a slice of your flight training. Make it a day that’s smooth and expected to stay that way. The change of pace will benefit you too: Once aloft […]

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Oshkosh is abuzz about Diamond Doors

Bookending a perfect flight are hangar doors that perform flawlessly, protect valuable aircraft, and have innovative and convenient features. North American bifold door manufacturer Diamond Doors offers all this in custom-built, prewired, finish-painted doors it delivers fully assembled to commercial and private clients in the United States, either directly or through its growing U.S. dealer […]

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Hoosier hospitality

The city is named for Revolutionary War General “Mad” Anthony Wayne, and its airport at one point housed more than 100,000 military personnel during World War II. The city grew to become the state’s second-largest, and boasts a wide range of reasons to visit, including a renowned zoo and hands-on science center that appeal to families, […]

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$100 hamburger challenge

July 30, 2021 By Alyssa J. Cobb Here’s a challenge your tummy will appreciate: Fly to airports with a restaurant on the field, enjoy a treat, and check in through the AOPA app’s Pilot Passport feature to earn $100 Hamburger Airport Amenity Badges. A fresh-baked pizza and a beer await a visitor to the Hunter-Gatherer […]

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Time, space and your happy place

What about the weather? What are the important units of measurement for avoiding adverse weather conditions? Lightning in a bottle Lightning is an important unit of measurement. It’s a signpost that a particular area of weather contains severe or extreme convective turbulence. As aviation weather expert Dr. Scott Dennstaedt says, “What name do you give […]

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FAA’s Dickson: LODA is ‘a four-letter word’

LODA is a letter of deviation authority, which, as of July 12, is now required for owners of experimental aircraft to receive training in their aircraft from a CFI. The FAA’s change in regulatory interpretation characterizing payment for flight instruction as payment for carrying a person for compensation or hire has stood flight training in […]

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