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Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Yellowstone Enforcing Ban On Unmanned Aircraft Operation

Several Violations Reported, UAV Operators Facing Fines, Jail Time

This past June, due to concerns about public safety, wildlife disturbance and potential impacts to the visitor experience and park resources, the National Park Service enacted an interim policy banning the operation of unmanned aircraft.

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Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Two Private Pilots Plan 'Capital Air Tour'

Goal Is To Land In 49 State Capitals In Two Weeks

The challenge of flying a GA airplane to all 49 state capitals in the “lower 48" plus Alaska in just two weeks is one that most private pilots might not accept. It is, however, the flight plan for an inspiring journey being attempted by two veteran pilots to raise public awareness about smaller,municipal airports that are an important business asset for cities.

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Tue, Sep 02, 2014

AeroSports Update: What Were The Good Old Days Of Flight Training?

Whenever Someone Talks About ‘The Good Old Days’ Of Anything, It’s Always A Matter Of Perspective And Personal Preference

When you have a bunch of older GA pilots (most of them are older now) sitting around drinking coffee and telling war stories about flight training, it’s common to hear someone bring up “the good old days.” This leads to the question of; what were the good old days?

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Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Dave Bibby Named Aspen Avionics Vice President Of Engineering

Brings Over 34 Years Experience With Focus On Integrated Avionics Development

Dave Bibby has joined Aspen Avionics as its vice president of engineering. Bibby has over 34 years of experience in the aerospace industry specializing in integrated avionics development. He will be responsible for directing all of the company’s engineering activities and will report directly to John Uczekaj, Aspen president and CEO.

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Mon, Sep 01, 2014

FAA Grants STC To Trig Avionics For TT31 Transponder

Allows Installation Of ADS-B Out Compliant Device In Thousands Of Airplanes

The FAA has granted STC approval to Trig Avionics for the installation of its TT31 transponder with Garmin’s GNS 400W and 500W series of GPS navigators. Now thousands of aircraft owners in the U.S. have a remarkably cost effective way to become ADS-B Out compliant, using their existing GPS with a TT31 transponder.

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Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Boeing Names Three Flight Scholarships Recipients

Each To Receive $5,000 Award For Passing FAA Written Exam And Making First Solo Flight

Boeing Flight Services has named the recipients of three $5,000 flight training scholarships to flight students who have scored 70 percent or better on their FAA written exam and also made their first solo flight. Applicants were also required to write a short essay explaining their future plans with flight. The scholarship recipients are Amy Dahlheimer, 19, of Howard Lake, Minnesota; Benjamin Lillie, 17, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; and Shelby Scorse, 17, of Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Sat, Aug 30, 2014

House GA Caucus Seeks Speedy Medical Reform

Members Call On DOT To Expedite The Review

Thirty-two members of the U.S. House of Representatives General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to speed up the review of an FAA proposal to reform the third-class medical process.

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Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Maryland Town Seeks To Limit Aircraft Operations

Ordinance Would Prevent Aircraft From Landing Within The City Limits

Occasionally the governing body of a small town starts to think it can take the place of the FAA in regulating where aircraft can operate in the national airspace.

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Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Experimental Solar Airship Down In Canada

Two Seriously Injured In The Accident

An experimental, solar-powered airship went down in a tobacco field near the Brantford, Ontario Canada airport Friday morning, resulting in the serious injury of the two people on board.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Prop Wars! MT-Props v Hartzell In War Of Words

Gerd R. Muehlbauer Says 'Competitors' Claims Are Misleading

In an open letter to the industry, MT-Propellers president Gerd R. Muehlbauer says that claims made by rival propeller manufacturer Hartzell about MT-Propellers are misleading to the aviation industry.

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