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GA Priced Out Of The Market? by Larry Dighera
One might infer from the following article, forecasting a down turn in fixed-wing piston aircraft sales, that GA is continuing to slide further toward extinction. With the inexorable increase in fuel prices over the decades since I passed my Private check-ride, the increase in insurance premiums...
March 22nd 15 08:35 PM
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Burning oil by Dallas
Why do reciprocal engines burn so much oil? I've always wanted to know... -- Dallas THE AGMSFS GROUP HAS MOVED AWAY TO: http://forums.delphiforums.com/flightsimulator/start
March 22nd 15 06:27 AM
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Headset Service - Lightspeed by [email protected]
I have had good service from Lightspeed in the past, but have an issue now that I need assistance on. My headband is cracking and will break in two soon, as it did once before. They do not service 20XL units any longer, due to their age. If there is anyone out there with one that maybe the...
March 21st 15 03:00 PM
by Vaughn Go to last post
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Jetpack IPO Raises $27 Million by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Jetpack-IPO-Raises-27-Million-223610-1.html Jetpack IPO Raises $27 Million By Mary Grady | February 24, 2015 Related Articles Continental Motors Receives FAA Certification For 91UL Engine Remote Control Tower To Be Tested In Virginia Santa Monica...
February 27th 15 12:07 AM
by george152 Go to last post
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NASA X: Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Transforming the Horizon by Larry Dighera
Anyone with an interest in learning how the 20,000 drones (UAS) expected by 2020 will be integrated into the National Airspace System will find the information in this Emmy Award winning NASA video informative. The various NASA departments and people charged with the four main aspects of the task...
February 17th 15 08:05 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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FAA Proposed Drone Rules To Be Revealed Sunday by Larry Dighera
Proposed Drone Rules Revealed Sunday The FAA and Department of Transportation will hold a rare Sunday morning news conference to release the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the use of small unmanned aerial systems in the National Airspace System (NAS). In an even more rare Saturday night...
February 15th 15 10:58 AM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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video - pilot runs out of fuel, pops parachute by Skywise
http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/01/26/vo-pilot-emergency-escape.u-s-coast- guard "The pilot of a single engine aircraft that ran out of fuel is safe after ditching his aircraft more than 200 miles northeast of Maui,...
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February 2nd 15 09:53 PM
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Drone Pilot Settles With FAA Over Video Flight by Larry Dighera
Drone Pilot Settles With FAA Over Video Flight http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Drone-Pilot-Settles-With-FAA-Over-Video-Flight223441-1.html A drone pilot who fought a $10,000 government fine for filming video with an unmanned aircraft in 2011 has settled his case for $1,100 without...
February 2nd 15 04:57 AM
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Notam's ?? how are they enforced and by whom? by richard
Wash DC's Notam is interesting to note as it specifically states basically any type of unmanned remote controlled device is forbidden from flying in the area. Should I fly my drone in that restricted space, which law enforcement agency has authority to cite me? As I understand, only the FAA can...
January 29th 15 03:20 PM
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FAA Is Deputizing Police Forces Across The U.S.In The Fight Against Illegal Drone Use by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/FAA-Seeks-Police-Help-Controlling-Drone-Use223376-1.html FAA Seeks Police Help Controlling Drone Use By Russ Niles | January 11, 2015 The FAA is deputizing police forces across the U.S. in the fight against illegal drone use. The agency has issued a 12-page...
January 12th 15 08:49 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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Bill Boeing, Jr., son of company's founder, dies at 92 ... by Larry Dighera
To: Subject: Boeing Chairman and CEO McNerney Statement on William E. Boeing, Jr. From: Boeing News Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:30:14 -0500 News Release Issued: Jan 8, 2015 (4:30pm EST) To view this release online and get more information about Boeing,...
January 9th 15 04:42 PM
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Biplane rigging question by [email protected]
On Monday, February 5, 2001 7:59:03 AM UTC+11, Dick Ripper wrote: I'm researching a personal project and have run across the following statement which I don't understand and wonder if someone could explain it to me: "Most people don't know how to rig a biplane (I don't) and this one is...
January 5th 15 07:19 AM
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Canadian Team Claims $250,000 Prize for Human-Powered Helicopter by Larry Dighera
"With the application of passion and persistence and innovative, creative thinking, you can really take on any challenge." -- Cameron Robertson Canadian Team Claims $250,000 Prize for Human-Powered Helicopter http://www.wired.com/2013/07/human-powered-helicopter-prize/ BY JASON...
January 2nd 15 09:59 PM
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FAA has fired a lobbyist it hired to help companies speed up approvals for drone operations by Larry Dighera
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/faa-drone-approvals-bedeviled-by-warnings-conflict-internal-e-mails-show/2014/12/21/69d8a07a-86c2-11e4-a702-fa31ff4ae98e_story.html National Security FAA drone approvals bedeviled by warnings, conflict, internal e-mails show By Craig...
December 22nd 14 11:06 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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Pilots have organized a ferocious, at times threatening, response to Quartz's story about Instagrams in the sky by 0Bama Media Back-stabs Pilots
Quartz’s investigation of commercial airline pilots taking photos and videos of their flights provoked a furious response from the aviation community. Hundreds of pilots and their fans have been harassing the reporter who wrote the story with vitriolic comments and, at times, threats of...
December 16th 14 09:25 PM
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Skunky BP AvGas ??... Another Splat into Homes. by [email protected]
"According to federal aviation records, the one that went down near Midway was manufactured 50 years ago in 1964. Other Twin Commanders owned and operated by Central Airways have crashed prior to Tuesday's accident at Midway. A plane crashed in 2010 at Don Scott Airport in Columbus, Ohio, the same...
December 1st 14 01:59 AM
by Sylvia Else Go to last post
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Report: China To Start Electric Airplane Production by Larry Dighera
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Report-China-To-Start-Electric-Airplane-Production223133-1.html Report: China To Start Electric Airplane Production By Mary Grady | November 20, 2014 Two copies of the Rui Xiang RX1E two-seat electric-powered airplane flew at the China Airshow, held last...
November 24th 14 06:31 PM
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UAS Operators See FAA Rule Backlash by Larry Dighera
First UAS manufacturers demand to fly their unmanned drones among passenger airline traffic in the National Airspace System without complying with the see-and-avoid regulations. Now they are objecting to the federal requirement for pilots of their UAS to hold an airmans certificate. This sort of...
November 24th 14 06:06 PM
by Larry Dighera Go to last post
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Orbital Creationism Raptures by [email protected]
"NEW YORK (AP) -- Orbital Sciences says it will likely stop using the type of engines that were employed when its unmanned Antares commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff last week. The company says its investigation of the crash is...
November 20th 14 12:50 AM
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Santa Monica Airport: How Long Before Politicians' ILLEGALLY Bulldoze KSMO In The Dead Of Night? by Larry Dighera
Santa Monica Airport: How Long Before Politicians' ILLEGALLY Bulldoze KSMO In The Dead Of Night as was done at Meigs Field in Chicago (March 30, 2003) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meigs_Field#Demolition_and_closure and San Juan Capistrano Airport in California (June 1,...
November 16th 14 05:48 AM
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