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Warplanes and a mighty missile laid to rest

Some years ago, droning along near Tucson, Arizona, on our way back from Alabama to our then-home in Southern California, we spotted an astounding sight. Below us were literally thousands of military airplanes lined up, row after row, neatly arranged by aircraft type. Dozens of gigantic B-52 bombers sat with their wings cut off. Other

Automated airspace authorization has begun

The FAA has begun issuing airspace authorizations for drone flights near airports through a new, automated system that allows such operations to be approved without human intervention provided they comply with predefined limits established by air traffic controllers. Two companies were chosen to handle the first airspace requests from drone pilots as the system began

Touchdown in Tampa

A just-right 78-degree temperature, 59 percent humidity, and winds out of 060 degrees at four knots greeted the first arrivals at the AOPA Fly-In at Tampa, Florida, presented by Peter O. Knight Airport. The unusually mild and dry conditions might not have been typically Florida-like, but there’s no doubting that the estimated 5,478 attendees—339 of

A little help for a friend…

What do you do when you are on your solo around-the-world flight and the autopilot in your Bonanza quits working in Hawaii? You do what globetrotting pilot Adrian Eichhorn did – you call S-TEC’s Product Support Group in Mineral Wells, Texas for help. …read more Via:: AOPA       

Shuster still fighting to give ATC to special interests

When it comes to H.R. 2997, the bill in the U.S. House that would remove the nation’s air traffic control system from the FAA and turn it over to the airlines and other commercial interests, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) is not ready to surrender despite growing opposition and skepticism