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March 20, 2017

Anti-Skydiving Group Wants Case Heard By Colorado Supreme Court

Mile-Hi Skydiving Says Case Is 'Absurd' And 'Without Merit'

Members of the group Citizens for Quiet Skies in Boulder County, CO are not giving up in their quest to force Mile-Hi Skydiving to stop flying over their homes.

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TSA Agent In Pittsburgh Charged With Sexting 13-Year-Old Girl

Faces Multiple Felony Charges From The Allegations

A 51-year-old TSA explosives security specialist has been arrested and charged with sending explicit texts to a 13-year-old girl.

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Airborne 03.20.17: GA Reacts To ATC Plan, KSMO Deal Questioned, NTSB Leadership

Also: Gone West: Bill Brennand, Airport Theft, Night Carrier, Heli Museum, Seat Belts, China Drones, Canadian Launch Site

President Trump's proposed budget has, regretfully, come down on the side of a privatized air traffic control system... and stirred up a HUGE hornet’s nest among the aviation community who have opposed this concept for decades. The budget "Initiates a multi-year reauthorization proposal to shift the air traffic control function of the Federal Aviation Administration to an independent, non-governmental organization, making the system more efficient and innovative while maintaini

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Klyde Morris (03.20.17)

Klyde Ponders The 'Norwegian Issue'


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EAA Celebrates 10 Years Of WomenVenture

Special Events Planned For Wednesday, July 26

Nine years ago the goal was to take a photo of what would be the world’s largest gathering of female pilots, and on August 1, 2008, approximately 800 women gathered in pink T-shirts during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The celebration of women in aviation at Oshkosh has steadily grown in the years since, and in 2017, women involved in all facets of the aviation community will gather for the 10th annual photo as part of EAA’s WomenVenture.

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Airborne 03.17.17: GA v Privatization, Apollo Reunion, B-29 Doc Is 'Legal'

Also: SpaceX Reusable, Huerta Address, FreeFlight Systems, Concorde Battery, WingX Pro7, Phoenix NIMBYs, Christen Eagle

OK... the fight we’ve all been fearing is most definitely, “ON.” Many in the general and business aviation community have been concerned about the Trump Administration's plans for the ‘Next Generation’ of Air Traffic Control -- and with Thursday’s publication of the administration's budget, we now, regretfully, know that Trump will push for the Privatization of ATC... to the potential detriment of many in aviation who are not part of the airline

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.20.17): Coupled Approach

Coupled Approach An instrument approach performed by the aircraft autopilot, and/or visually depicted on the flight director, which is receiving position information and/or steering commands from onboard navigational equipment. In general, coupled non-precision approaches must be flown manually (autopilot disengaged) at altitudes lower than 50 feet AGL below the minimum descent altitude, and coupled precision approaches must be flown manually (autopilot disengaged) below 50 feet AGL unless authorized to conduct autoland operations. Coupled instrument approaches are commonly flown to the allowable IFR weather minima established by the operator or PIC, or flown VFR for training and safety.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.20.17)

Aero Linx: The American Aviation Historical Society The American Aviation Historical Society was founded in 1956 as a non-profit ( 501.3.c. ) educational organization.  The primary objective of the organization is the preservation and dissemination of the rich heritage of American aviation.  The Society maintains an extensive collection of books, documents and photographs that are available to researchers and aviation enthusiasts on a wide variety of American aviation history.  The AAHS publishes an outstanding quarterly Journal and informative AAHS FlightLine that provides information into interesting and often little known facts associated with American aviation.  The Society se

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.20.17)

"From my perspective, this agreement departs from the long-standing principle that the federal government will preserve airport infrastructure and hold airport sponsors accountable, especially when they have accepted federal money and committed to deed-based obligations to operate an airport in perpetuity. Could you provide any analysis that the FAA has utilized or prepared regarding the consequences of its actions, such as negative impact on other airports, area residents, businesses, general aviation, the flying public, and the national aviation system?" Source: Louisiana Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham stating, via letter to FAA administrator Michael Huerta and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, his "deep concern" abou

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