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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

FAA Attempting To Regulate Model Aviation Through Rules Interpretation

Model Aircraft Flyers And Pilots Of Full Scale Aircraft Are Running Into Similar Problems With FAA Rules Application

Model aviation is the foundation of many of the aviation advances we enjoy today. In the history of aviation, early experiments started with miniature aircraft and, even today, sophisticated aircraft are commonly first produced in a scaled-down version for initial testing. Modelers call the big guys “full scale” and they are now running into some of the same “full scale” concerns with the FAA rulemaking process as the full scale flyers.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

General Aviation Engine Technology: The Next Big Thing

Analyst Brian Foley Says More Diesel Options Likely To Come To Market

Every industry has periodic innovation leaps that markedly differentiates its new products from legacy ones. Advances in cockpit electronics were a recent example for small general aviation aircraft, with pilots offered flat panel screens instead of gauges, precise GPS navigation, graphical depictions of weather and traffic and even synthetic vision that portrays the outside world even when it’s obscured.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

NTSB Releases Probable Cause Report From 2012 SR22 Accident

Two Florida Residents Fatally Injured When Plane Went Down In Indiana

The NTSB has released a probable cause report for an accident which occurred in October, 2012 that resulted in the fatal injury of two people on board a Cirrus SR22. The report cites both the pilot and Air Traffic Control as contributing to the accident.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

City Of Kissimmee, FL Welcomes New Aviation College

Aviator College Of Aeronautical Science & Technology To Open At Kissimmee Gateway Airport

The City of Kissimmee’s Economic Development Office has announced that Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology, will open a new campus at Kissimmee Gateway Airport in central Florida in early 2015. This Kissimmee facility will offer airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics classes that go towards preparation of FAA A&P certifications.

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

UK CAA To Shift To Performance-Based Safety Regulations

Process Will Take Up To Two Years, Officials Say

The Civil Aviation Authority in the UK will become a performance-based regulator in the wake of a series of reports on North Sea helicopter accidents, according to Mark Swan, the Authority's director of Safety and Airspace Regulation.

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

FAA Continues Wildlife Strike Reporting Outreach For GA Airports

Encourages Pilots, Others To Improve Strike Reporting

The FAA is encouraging the general aviation community to “Report Wildlife Strikes” with a poster outreach campaign targeting pilots, airport sponsors, mechanics, engine manufacturers, students at aviation schools, and aviation organizations.

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Sun, Jul 20, 2014

CIRA Sets Long-Term Development Goal

Hopes To Develop 700 Acres Of Airport-Owned Land

The Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) at Bloomington-Normal, IL (KBMI) has established a long-term goal of developing 700 acres of land that is currently unused or leased for farming with an eye towards creating jobs and spurring investment.

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