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April 12, 2016

Airborne 04.12.16: FAA On FlightSims, CarterCopter Update, B-29 Doc Runs Engines

Also: Meyers 200C, Secord's Meyers 200C, Aero-Calendar, FAA Deputy Admin, F-16s At Misawa, CSF Congratulates, ‘Powering Your Plane’, Flight Design

The FAA has released a final rule that will allow instrument pilot candidates to make more use of simulators in obtaining their rating. The use of aviation training devices for instrument flight training has been recognized as a valuable tool since their introduction in World War Two. However, the regulations allowing their use to be logged for the purpose of obtaining an instrument rating have lagged behind the development of mode

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Classic Aero-TV: Phil Boyer 2012 - ‘Just An Aviation Enthusiast’

"Back To The Aviation I Knew..."

ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had a chance to talk with Phil Boyer who had retired as president of AOPA about four years prior to this conversation. The meeting took place at EAA AirVenture 2012 and Boyer simply considered himself just another aviation enthusiast at the event. Campbell starts off by asking Boyer how he feels about general aviation as a pilot and a user of the system. Boyer’s response is that he feels overall general aviation is getting pretty good service from FBOs and from the FAA.

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Airborne 04.11.16: SpaceX Sea Landing!, STOL Ch750, Sporty’s Breakdown Program

Also: PS Engineering's Streamer Module, Airbus A400M, Patty Wagstaff, CO Expands Exemption, Esterline CMA-6800, John Grunsfeld, AUVSI Xponential

The excitement of watching the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blast off to deliver supplies, equipment, and experiments to the International Space Station is not simply because rocket flight is spectacular, it’s also because the United States is growing closer to going back into the business of launching manned spacecraft. The Falcon Nine rocket carrying SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft was launched Friday and the docking with the ISS was complete

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.12.16)

“Our goal is to help industry be in a position to create innovative products and technologies that improve safety and efficiency.” Source: FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.12.16): Have Numbers

Used by pilots to inform ATC that they have received runway, wind, and altimeter information only.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.12.16)

Step by Step Process for Issuance of Student Pilot Certificates

Changes to the issuance of the FAA student pilot certificate now allow CFIs to issue student pilot certificates.  

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