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November 09, 2023

CFI Bootcamp Nears 160th CFI Power Hour

Saturday Show Remains Popular choice for Instructors New and Old

CFI Bootcamp's weekly Saturday Afternoon tradition is nearing its 160th show on November 11th, capping off years of free instruction for CFI's fresh and...not so fresh. The Power Hour broadcasts live on Zoom, bringing in a number of guest speakers and instructors to go over a broad spectrum of CFI topics. Some weeks have touched on Pivotal Altitudes, landing tips, FAA legal interpretations, and EFB tricks. (Perhaps most interesting was "How to Make Over 100K as a Flight Instructor").

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CubCrafters Unveils Forward-Looking Infrared Camera Package

Pricey Military Aircraft Aren’t the Only Ones With All-Weather Vision These Days

CubCrafters unveiled a nifty little gadget for backcountry bounding Cubs in the form of an infrared, forward-facing camera to provide impressive day/night visibility. The system interfaces directly to the standard G3X avionics package, providing a clear, detailed picture ahead of the plane for greatly enhanced situational awareness during low altitude operations. The resulting image has been carefully calibrated to match the same size, perspective, and dimensions as the G3X synthetic vision panel, minimizing confusion at a glance. A simple knob turn brings up a side-by-side presentation of both, retaining navigation and performance information while providi

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Anniversary of B-17/P-63 Collision Casts Pall Over Aviation Discovery Fest

"No Airshow This Year" says Commemorative Air Force

Recognizing the tragedy of last year's Wings Over Dallas show, Aviation Discovery Fest won't be seeing a "traditional airshow" later this month per CAF personnel. The change is meant to help audiences, friends, and family navigate the lingering pains of loss after a horrific collision between the CAF's B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 KingCobra that claimed the lives of 6 aviators. The casualties included Terry Barker, Curtis Rowe, Craig Hutain, Len Root, Dan Ragan and Kevin Michels.

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No Respect For An Icon--William T. Piper Memorial Airport Remains At Peril...

Lock Haven, PA City Council Displeased with Revenues

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania’s William T. Piper Memorial Airport (LHV) remains endangered. Named for Piper Aircraft founder and president William T. Piper, the popular general aviation airport spans 112-acres, maintains two runways, and is operated by the City of Lock Haven, the government of which contends income generated by the facility falls short of the municipality’s wants.

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Oklahoma Launches Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics

The Sooner You Know …

In 1963, the Oklahoma state legislature created the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission and tasked the agency with the development of the state’s aeronautics industry and infrastructure. In a formal sense, the Commission’s historic charter has been to promote Oklahoma’s aerospace industry and ensure the needs of commerce and communities across the Sooner state are comprehensively met. Comes now 2023, and the renaming of the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, which shall be known, henceforth, as the Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics.

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