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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

FAA IG: Efficiency Of FAA’s Air Traffic Control Towers Ranges Widely

Report Requested By The Leadership Of The House Transportation Committee

A report prepared by the FAA Inspector General's office released last week indicates that total air traffic operations handled by FAA facilities declined 19 percent between 2004 and 2013, yet FAA’s operations budget increased slightly during that time.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Massachusetts Considers Reinstatement Tax On Airplane Sales, Parts

Tax Was Abolished In 2002

The Massachusetts legislature is considering reinstating a 6.25 percent sales tax on airplane sales, parts, and maintenance that was abolished in 2002.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Alaska's Governor Makes September Aviation Appreciation Month

Issues Proclamation Recognizing The Role Of General Aviation In The State

Perhaps more than any other state, Alaska is dependant on General Aviation. The state boasts 737 registered airports, 9,347 registered airplanes, and 8,032 active pilots, according to statistics in Governor Bill Walker's official proclamation.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Mid-Air Collision In Switzerland Fatally Injures One Pilot

Aircraft Participating In An Air Show In Dittingen

Two airplanes flying in a formation of three at an airshow in the Swiss village of Dittingen near Basel collided in mid-air Sunday, resulting in the fatal injury of one of the pilots.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Carter Aviation Trains New Pilots In PAV

Still Hoping To Put Personal Air Vehicle Into Production In The Future

Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC (Carter) is continuing its focus to get a CarterCopter into production. Although flight testing has ramped down, flight demonstrations have not. “With the passing of our long time pilot Larry Neal last fall, we have been working to identify and train a new crew,” explained Jay Carter.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Damage To Aircraft At Chandler Airport Estimated At Over $1 Million

Many Airplanes Flipped Over When Possible Microburst Hit The Airport

Damage to aircraft at Chandler Municipal Airport in Chandler, AZ may top $1 million, according to airport officials and others cleaning up the mess.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

‘Living in the Age of Airplanes’ To Play The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre

National Geographic Documentary Narrated By Harrison Ford

On September 4 The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre will premiere "Living in the Age of Airplanes," an immersive new giant screen film experience from National Geographic Studios.

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Wed, Aug 26, 2015

For Sale By Owner: The Golden Wings Flying Museum Collection

Many Of The Aircraft Are The Last Of Their Kind ... And Only For Sale As A Collection

The collection of airplanes at the Golden Wings Flying Museum in Blaine, Minnesota, is for sale. And by the collection, owner Greg Herrick means the entire collection ... as a package.

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Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Woman With No Flight Experience Survives Emergency Landing In Spain

Husband Who Was Flying The 'Micro-Light' Airplane Lost Consciousness During Flight

We all know about the "pinch hitter" courses offered by many flight schools, which are designed to prevent just this type of situation. A woman flying with her husband in an unspecified type of "micro-light" airplane was forced to make an emergency landing after her husband lost consciousness during the flight ... but she had no idea how to fly the aircraft.

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