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The tough choices: picking a flight school, picking an instructor
Friday, 30 September 2011 10:53

Flight instructor and a studentWhat person in our lives has the longest lasting effect? Our parents usually head the list but, when it comes to flying, your first instructor fills that same role. He or she lays down the bricks that form the foundation for your skill and you build upon that foundation for the rest of your years in the air. Most pilots never out-live the effect of that first flight instructor, which can be good or bad news.

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Airline pilot pushes wrong button, nearly flipping plane
Friday, 30 September 2011 10:42

Who among us hasn't once pushed a wrong button, leading to embarrassment, pain or a very damp shirt at 7-Eleven? However, who among us has been an airline pilot?

This question shivers through what remain of my timbers after discovering, thanks to the flighty crew at Gizmodo, that a Japanese pilot made such a vast error that he managed to nearly flip his Boeing 737-700. The plane was flying 117 passengers at the time.

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Five very important flight planning tips
Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:45

Flight planning tipsA flight plan is more than just a schedule and an itinerary. It is a detailed map and action plan of your flight from your point of origin and to your destination indicating the different factors that will affect how safely and efficiently you will take off and arrive.  It is your game plan. It is your outline. It is your saving grace. For that reason, you need to have a flight plan that’s not only safe and extensive but also legal.

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See the best at Oshkosh!
Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:28

Oshkosh air showSome of the world's finest aerobatic performers are coming to Oshkosh for the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration at Wittman Regional Airport. Every year, many pilots make Oshkosh a priority for their performance schedule because they have the opportunity to strut their stuff in front of their peers in the aerobatic community, as well as perhaps the most aviation-savvy audience on the planet.

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Associations gird to resist aviation user fees
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:54

Associations gird to resist aviation user fees The nation’s leading general aviation associations registered joint opposition to job-killing aviation user fees—and a potential new tax-collection bureaucracy—in President Barack Obama's plan for stemming the twin crises of the federal deficit and stubborn unemployment.

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Preparing yourself before taking to the skies
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:37

Prepare yourself for the flightPreparation is one of the most important aspects in flying an aircraft considering that being a pilot requires you to be very critical in details and skilled in manning an aircraft. This is the time when the years spent at flight school come into play as you are actually doing something you have been dreaming of and training for many years. Preparing for takeoff is probably one of the most anxious and thrilling moments in flying.

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The four basic ways to own an aircraft and protect yourself
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:02

Flacon 7XAircraft ownership in the United States can take many different forms depending upon the type of aircraft and the purposes of use intended for the airplane. The way you will want to own a personal aircraft may differ greatly from the way a corporation will want to own an aircraft.

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Boeing's 787 aims to raise bar in comfort
Wednesday, 28 September 2011 16:49

Employee Yong ChoiDressed in specially designed All Nippon Airways (9202.T) livery, with a big, bold, blue "787" splashed at its fore, Boeing Co's (BA.N) Dreamliner will fly from its Seattle birthplace to Tokyo on Tuesday, and, just over a month later, begin active service for the Japanese carrier.

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Congress finds, and lists, meaning in Constitution
Saturday, 24 September 2011 09:21

In honor of Constitution Day we pose the question: Which part of the Constitution governs the use of laser pointers?

It sounds like a dumb question, since the Constitution predated the laser by 171 years. But this year, the House of Representatives declared it had found an answer: Article I, Section 8, Clause 3.

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10 dead in US air crash shared love of aviation
Tuesday, 20 September 2011 09:17

George and Wendy HewittRENO, Nevada - They came from every corner of the United States to the Nevada desert to watch the nation's premier air race, a daring competition between speed-hungry pilots that pushed the limits of safety. They all had one thing in common: a deep affection for aviation.

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