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FAA Caves: Santa Monica Airport will close in 2028 by Larry Dighera
KSMO, an essential reliever airport for the Los Angeles basin area, provides an economic input of more than $250 million to the local economy each year and supports 175 businesses and 1,500 jobs. When the airport was transferred back to Santa Monica in 1948 after its use by the U.S. military...
January 31st 17 12:36 AM
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Looping a 152 by [email protected]
On Monday, September 9, 1996 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Steve Watkins wrote: Just a bit more on this. It is too bad that in most areas it is all but impossible to find an aerobatic aircraft to rent. In my opinion, aerobatics are a very important skill builder. Becoming proficient at it can give...
January 19th 17 11:20 AM
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Continental 0300 Yes or NO? by [email protected]
On Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 9:51:48 PM UTC-5, wrote: Do you guys think it better to run 87 Oct rather than 100 LL , why and where do u find it ? Marine gas. Marathon produces it. No lead, no ethanol.
January 15th 17 01:56 AM
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Lilium: the world's first 250mph, 300 mile range, electric vertical take off and landing jet by Larry Dighera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZbWsgAIc_c Lilium: the world's first electric vertical take off and landing jet Published on May 8, 2016 The egg-shaped plane, called Lilium, has been heralded as high up as the European Space Agency (ESA) The plane, designed by four German engineers, takes off...
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December 18th 16 09:37 PM
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360 HP Electric Extra Sets Climb Record by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Electric-Extra-Sets-Climb-Record-228172-1.html Electric Extra Sets Climb Record AVweb Staff | December 7, 2016 Famed aerobatic pilot and aircraft designer Walter Extra has set a new FAI record for time to climb in an electric airplane. According to Extra...
December 9th 16 10:08 PM
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Maule has no performance? by Robert M. Gary
After spending a frustrated hour out at the CAP plane trying to finish my questionnaire I finally called the aircraft manager asking where the performance section to the POH went. Amazingly the Maule has none, nothing nada. Not even expected cruise speed or fuel burn info. This isn't some J-3...
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December 3rd 16 10:42 PM
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Major Dupage Airport Moochers by [email protected]
Two aviation schools owe the most property taxes in published legal notices, over $200,000 each. AND the moocher Dupage Airport leeches property taxes from every home owner too ! Illinois Aviation and Stuart are major tax moochers !
November 5th 16 06:48 PM
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FAA Hits SMO Evictions by Larry Dighera
FAA Hits SMO Evictions By Russ Niles The FAA is demanding proof from the city of Santa Monica that it will be able to legally and safely provide aviation services at Santa Monica Airport now that it has evicted the FBO and flight school on the field. The agency has subpoenaed the city to provide...
October 8th 16 08:38 PM
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First Four-Seat, Hydrogen-Cell Airplane Flies by Larry Dighera
This remarkable aircraft is reminiscent of two two-place gliders joined mid-wing by an engine pod. http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/First-Four-Seat-Hydrogen-Cell-Airplane-Flies-227041-1.html By Elaine Kauh | September 29, 2016 A four-seat airplane powered by hydrogen fuel cells completed...
October 1st 16 06:48 PM
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SoLong Solar-Electric UAV 48 hour flight by Larry Dighera
The era of silent, zero emission flight is upon us. Never run out of fuel again. http://www.acpropulsion.com/whats_new.htm AC Propulsion SoLong UAV Flies for 48 Hours on Sunlight Two Nights Aloft Opens New Era of Sustainable Flight Desert Center, California Friday, June 3, 2005
September 25th 16 08:01 PM
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Entitled Dare Devils Wreck Another Private Home by [email protected]
http://www.trivalleycentral.com/casa_grande_dispatch/area_news/plane-crashes-into-house-skydive-pilot-called-tower-to-report/article_89341150-7f56-11e6-8378-b317a021b079.html "GILBERT — The pilot of a burning plane radioed into the tower to say, “fire on the wing, fire in the airplane,”...
September 24th 16 02:34 AM
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FBOs Evicted At Santa Monica Airport by Larry Dighera
It would seem to me, that the City of Santa Monica committed malfeasance in office by permitting residential development adjacent to the airport many years ago. Perhaps the City should face charges and be held accountable for their actions, if justice is to be served. If the City of Santa...
September 24th 16 02:32 AM
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NTSB: GA Fatalities Drop In 2015 by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/NTSB-GA-Fatalities-Drop-In-2015-227004-1.html NTSB: GA Fatalities Drop In 2015 By Elaine Kauh | September 22, 2016 General aviation accident rates dropped in 2015 amid a rise in flight hours, according to...
September 23rd 16 02:19 PM
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Landing glider student told to hold for the inbound helicopter traffic by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/shortfinal/Short-Final-Humor-On-The-Radio-226977-1.html September 19, 2016 Short Final The pre-private, 16-year-old, 12-hour total time solo glider student called the TFR-fire base temporary tower staff. Glider Student: "Santa Ynez Tower, Glider 28 Tango, ...
September 20th 16 10:20 AM
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Another Boeing Boondoggle Creates Potential Hazard In Skies Over Los Angeles by Larry Dighera
Another Boeing Boondoggle Creates Potential Hazard In Skies Over Los Angeles Call me Chicken Little, but.... I take issue with this quote from the following article: "The Metroplex system relies on sophisticated automation and global positioning satellites that will let controllers and...
September 14th 16 08:16 PM
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FAA Rebates For ADS-B Start Next Week by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/FAA-Rebates-For-ADS-B-Start-Next-Week-226945-1.html FAA Rebates For ADS-B Start Next Week By Mary Grady The FAA said on Tuesday it will launch its ADS-B $500 rebate program next Monday, Sept. 19. The program will fund 20,0000 rebates, available on...
September 14th 16 06:23 PM
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NTSB Report: ATC Needs Better Emergency Training by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/NTSB-Report-ATC-Needs-Better-Emergency-Training-226902-1.html NTSB Report: ATC Needs Better Emergency Training By Mary Grady Air traffic controllers need better training in how to assist aircraft in distress, the NTSB says in a...
September 14th 16 01:41 AM
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Garmin 496 PIREP -- Navigating while Driving by Jay Honeck
Okay, so it's not quite aviation related, but we DID use the 496's capability today to navigate by road to Blakesburg -- the annual AAA (Antique Aircraft Association) fly-in. (Which was fantastic, by the way. It runs through the weekend, so I urge you to check it out!) This morning we were...
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August 21st 16 10:29 PM
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Cobalt Valkyrie - Best New Design in Personal Aircraft by [email protected]
wrote: Cobalts mission is to transform the private aircraft experience with a new category of planes that are design-centric, stunningly sleek, modern, as well as super fast, safe and easy to fly. Cobalt’s founder and CEO, David Loury, an aerospace engineer, French...
August 8th 16 12:47 AM
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Cobalt Valkyrie - Best New Design in Personal Aircraft by Larry Dighera
On Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:24:32 -0700 (PDT), wrote: Cobalts mission is to transform the private aircraft experience with a new category of planes that are design-centric, stunningly sleek, modern, as well as super fast, safe and easy to fly. Cobalts founder and CEO, David...
August 7th 16 03:16 PM
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