Posts made in January, 2011

All-Star Cast Will Light Up the Sky at AirVenture Night Air Show

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via airventure.org Fresh off last year’s extremely popular debut, the Night Air Show and Socata Fireworks with the “Wall of Fire” return on Saturday, July 30, to light up the sky on the final evening at EAA AirVenture 2011. Start time is approximately 8:45 p.m., with fireworks to follow at 9:30 p.m. The inaugural night air show at EAA AirVenture 2010 drew tens of thousands to the flightline, where they were dazzled by a stunning display of precision aerobatics and pyrotechnics from many of the world’s top air show performers. Several performers from 2010, including...

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House Members Urge Obama: No Aviation User Fees

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via avweb.com One hundred and sixteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed a letter (pdf) to President Barack Obama urging him not to support aviation user fees as a means to fund the FAA’s budget for 2012. User fees would be “a step backward” in efforts to modernize the air traffic control system, and would have a “detrimental impact on general aviation and the flying public,” the letter states. Ed Bolen, president of the National Business Aviation Association, welcomed the effort. “We thank the Congressional leaders who took this...

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‘AOPA Pilot’ and ‘Flight Training’ now available digitally

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via aopa.org AOPA members now have a choice as to how they read their membership magazines. Both AOPA Pilot and Flight Training are offered in print and digital versions. You make the choice—and you can even choose to access the magazines both ways. Digital editions allow readers to access their magazines online or through any number of devices, including desktop and laptop computers, tablet computers such as the iPad, and smartphones such as the iPhone and BlackBerry. “Now your magazine is just a click away no matter where you are,” said Tom Haines, AOPA senior vice...

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FAA Tightens Pilot Training Requirements for Charter Airlines

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via online.wsj.com U.S. aviation regulators, seeking to enhance the safety of some 1,600 charter airlines and air-taxi companies, issued a final rule Thursday requiring pilots of such planes to receive specialized training to work more effectively as cockpit teams. In announcing the regulation—long sought by independent safety experts and government crash investigators—the Federal Aviation Administration said the goal “is to reduce the frequency and severity of errors” by pilots of both helicopters and airplanes conducting charter, sightseeing and other nonscheduled...

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FAA Tightens Pilot Training Requirements for Charter Airlines

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via online.wsj.com U.S. aviation regulators, seeking to enhance the safety of some 1,600 charter airlines and air-taxi companies, issued a final rule Thursday requiring pilots of such planes to receive specialized training to work more effectively as cockpit teams. In announcing the regulation—long sought by independent safety experts and government crash investigators—the Federal Aviation Administration said the goal “is to reduce the frequency and severity of errors” by pilots of both helicopters and airplanes conducting charter, sightseeing and other nonscheduled...

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