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May 28, 2009

Embry-Riddle Scores Well In NIFA Competition

ERAU Teams Score Second and Fourth

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's two renowned student flight teams placed second and fourth at this year's National Intercollegiate Flying Association's (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON), hosted May 17-23 by the Parks College of St. Louis University.

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Emergency Maneuver Training Comes to Idaho this Summer

Idaho Looks Great.... Inverted!

Master Aerobatic Instructor and spin training expert Rich Stowell recently announced plans to base from Cascade Airport (U70) starting this summer. Located 35 miles south of McCall, Idaho, the setting is reminiscent of the practice area east of Santa Paula Airport (SZP) where Stowell has spent most of his time since 1987.

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NTSB: Rome, GA Instructor Responsible In Fatal Crash

Instructors Experience Is Questioned

The NTSB has released its report on a March 21, 2008 crash in Rome, GA, that claimed the lives of a student pilot and his instructor.

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Aero-TV: Innovative Audio Panel -- PS Engineering's PMA8000B

An Evolutionary Upgrade Keeps This Audio Panel Series At The Top Of The Game

While there is no end of news concerning the major companies that populate the GA world, sometimes, its the quiet little companies that really deserve more of the attention. A case in point is PS Engineering... a little company that decided it could specialize in one aspect of avionics and try to be the best in the field... and to many, that's just what they've done.

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Tunica Airport Improvements Set to Begin

A New Terminal Could Be Coming Soon

More federal stimulus money is being spent on aviation's "shovel ready" projects. Tunica Municipal Airport hopes to begin long-planned improvements with the help of money from the FAA, the Mississippi DOT, and The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. As much as $10 million in improvements are on airport officials' wish list.

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Airport Owner Admits Embezzling FAA Funds

Guilty Plea Could Mean 2 Years in Prison

To those of us who have worked in or around the airshow industry for many years, this story comes as a bit of a shock -- a sad one. One of the favorite figures in an elder airshow age, the man who ran one of GA's best small-town airshows, is in big trouble with the law.

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Aircraft Mechanics May Have Been Improperly Licensed

Poor Regulation Of Examiners Cited

In a development that could have far reaching effects, The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV have been reporting that hundreds of mechanics may have received licences without proper testing, and that many continue to work in the commercial and general aviation industry.

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