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  • ORD RNP
    Chicago O'Hare gets first RNP approach
    Chicago’s O’Hare airport recently implemented its first RNP (required navigation performance) instrument approach. The satellite-based precision approach is part of the new generation of GPS approaches popping up at airports around the...
  • Catalina
    Alternative to flying to Catalina Island
    Many pilots from the Southwest know the beautiful Catalina off the Los Angeles coast. Most of them just flew to the Catalina airport on the top of the hill above the city of Avalon.An interesting alternative is - however - die possibility to reach...
  • California City Airport
    How to use airport hangars more efficiently
    Can we use the airport hangars more efficiently? The Experimental Aviation Association thinks: yes. EAA early last week submitted a request for a 60-day extension to the comment period based on the intense interest the policy had generated in the...
  • AOPA
    AOPA pilot association asking FAA to reform private pilot medical rules
    The so-called 3rd class medical ruling for private pilots seems to be antiquated: In an effort led by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation...
  • Pilot's artificial arm falls off during landing, making for a bumpy ending to a flight.
    Pilot artificial arm detaches during landing: Plane comes down hard with bounce
    When a pilot’s artificial arm detached while he was attempting to land the plane, the passengers and crew on the Flybe flight from Birmingham were in for a bumpy landing. The plane came down on the runway with a bounce and then it...
  • Pilot's artificial arm detaches while plane was landing; disaster averted
    Pilot's artificial arm detaches while plane was landing; disaster averted
    A pilot's artificial arm detaches while the plane was landing and the pilot was forced to maneuver the aircraft with one hand in crosswinds of up to nearly 60 miles per hour. The incident has been revealed in the August 14reportfor the...
  • Bearhawk airplane in Oshkosh
    Bearhawk wins two awards at Oshkosh
    Good work pays off: At Oshkosh 2013, not one but TWO kit built Bearhawks won prizes for outstanding workmanship. Ted Callahan of Magnolia, TX, and Georg Himmeroeder of Alamagordo, NM, both built exceptionally beautiful and well finished out...
  • Flap handle
    How to annoy your First Officer
    My career as a pilot involved spending more than a decade as a First Officer, a copilot to those not initiated into the terms of aviation. After more than ten years and 4,000 hours of flying as an FO at four different companies, I am uniquely...
  • EAA Oshkosh
    EAA's Airventure in Oshkosh was probably the best ever
    Oshkosh is always the most exciting aviation event of the year. 2014 was not different. EAA Chairman Jack Pelton: “It was a tremendous week on many levels. We filled Wittman Regional Airport with aircraft for the first time in several years,...
  • Pilot
    Kids to Pilots: Teaching Aviation to Children
    Every kid has a dream. And we all know that many kids dream of becoming an airline pilot one day. This project help those kids prepare for that day and better understand aircraft, how they fly and what they are made of, using resources from real...
  • Cessna
    AOPA testing promising new ways to make flying an airplane more affordable
    Flying an airplane is not cheap - even a really small one. Many people are interested in learning to fly - but can't afford it. Therefore, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) wants to open new doors to aviation by exploring the...
  • Cessna
    USA Today newspaper totally misleading their readers on general aviation safety
    It happens again and again: Reporters get major aviation topics totally wrong: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) responded to a USA Today article - written by reporter Thomas Frank. This extremely flawed article paints a misleading...
  • MH370 pilot had used simulator over Indian Ocean
    MH370 pilot simulator used to 'practice' jet flight, waiting for search approval
    News of an MH370 pilot using a flight simulator to “practice” jet flights throughout isolated areas of the Indian Ocean is the latest update in the mystery of the missing plane. The discovery that the pilot took recent virtual trips...
  • Aerotrek
    Aerotrek is a folding wing airplane produced in the Czech Republic
    The Czech Republic has an interesting aviation history. The Aerotrek™ A220 and A240 are factory-built two-seat aircraft manufactured by Aeropro CZ in Europe. Aeropro has been producing aircraft since 1990 with over 400 aircraft now flying...
  • Louisiana plane crashes into McDonald's parking lot
    Louisiana McDonalds encounters plane crash in parking lot
    A v-tail single engine bonanza aircraft with just the pilot aboard crashed into a Monroe, La., McDonalds parking lot yesterday, Tuesday, June 3. The incident happened around 10 a.m. at the fast-food restaurant located on Desiard Street.According...