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October 28, 2011

FAA Creates New Laser Web Page To Help Make Reporting Easier

Number Of Laser Events Around The Country Continues To Rise

In a continuing effort to combat the growing problem of lasers directed at aircraft, the FAA has created a new website to make it easier for pilots and the public to report laser incidents and obtain information on the subject, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announced Thursday.

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Able Flight Student Pilots To Benefit From ForeFlight Donation

Providing Software For Students To Use During Training

When the next Able Flight scholarship winners prepare for a flight, they'll have the option of doing so with ForeFlight's Mobile HD software. ForeFlight, a leading provider of aviation software for pilots, is the newest sponsor of Able Flight's unique flight training program for people with physical disabilities.

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First Hearing Held In Civil Case Stemming From Mid-Air In VA

Medical Helicopter Collided With Cessna 172 On New Year's Eve

A preliminary hearing was held this week in a civil lawsuit filed against a medical helicopter operator stemming from an accident December 31st, 2010, in which two people on board a Cessna 172 were fatally injured.

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Mission Aviation Fellowship Adds New Training Technology

Donor Gifts Enable Purchase Of Flight Simulator For Relief Organization

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has acquired a new high-tech flight simulator, providing another tool to help prepare its pilots for the challenging conditions they face when flying in remote parts of the world. With funds raised by the MAF Ministry Advocates—a volunteer group—supplemented by a matching grant, MAF purchased the RedBird SD flight training device for approximately $60,000.

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Classic Aero-TV: Meet The Boss Oshkosh 2011 -- Same Message, Different Year

Babbitt Takes Only A Few Questions... And Pretty Much Repeats The Party Line

The 'Meet The Boss' event at Oshkosh, where pilots of all types can actually face down the FAA Administrator and ask questions, has been a staple of this annual gathering. This year, though, was a bit of a non-starter in that the time for questions was cut short by EAA President Rod Hightower's own questions and when we finally got the chance to confront the Administrator, there were scant minutes left to question him while the few answers we received were very much like those we had heard in the past.

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Aviation Industry Coalition Sends Unified Message To Congress

Thirty Aviation Organizations Voice Opposition To Tax Increases

A united aviation industry coalition of nearly 30 organizations is opposing proposed tax increases, which would lead to significant job loss across all sectors of the industry and the nation. The coalition of airlines, general aviation, manufacturers, consumer organizations and labor groups is sending a unified message to Congress to reject the proposed taxes.

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EASA Certifies 155 HP Centurion Engine For Diamond DA40

Order Book Is Open And Production Is Underway

EASA has certified the 155 hp Centurion 2.0s power pack for retrofit into the Diamond DA40 TDI. The engine can be installed as a direct replacement for the Centurion 1.7 or Centurion 2.0 (both 135 hp mills) under the DA40s existing cowling.

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NTSB Finds Pilot Error In Maine Fatal Floatplane Accident

Pilot Failed to Retract The Landing Gear On The Amphib

The NTSB has released its probable cause report in a floatplane accident which occurred August 1st, 2010, in which a 64-year-old ATP rated pilot was fatally injured. A passenger on board the aircraft survived the accident.

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Klyde Morris 10.28.2011

Klyde Considers A Special P.O. Box

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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