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December 27, 2023

FAA Approves New Haven Airport Expansion

FAA's Environmental Assessment, Finds "No Significant Impact" For The Proposed Runway And Terminal Expansion

Tweed New Haven Airport in Connecticut has been given the green light by the FAA's environmental assessment, finding "no significant impact" for the proposed runway and terminal expansion. The changes will provide more terminal space and a longer runway for 02-20, at a proposed cost of $165 million. The potential environmental impacts are minimal, according to a 25-page study on the project. Tweed was identified as "one of the most underserved airports in the country" according to an airport management master plan. Its central location in Connecticut gives it 2.2 million potential users within 30 miles, a population with plenty of biot

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Ice Takes Down Remos

The Airplane’s Windshield Was Partly Covered With Frost As It Began To Taxi In The Parking Ramp Area

A recent incident put an exclamation mark under the importance of clearing aircraft of ice before flight - even when operating out of “warm and sunny” regions. The NTSB Report makes note of a fateful, chilly morning in Taylor, Arizona, when a Remos Gx light sport plane took off with early morning frost attached to the windows and control surfaces. The plane took off about 0744 local on December 6th, and quickly came back down to the field in an inverted attitude, destroying the aircraft and seriously injuring the pilot in command.

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NTSB Final Report: Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II

As It Descended Through The Altitude Of The Cloud Ceiling, The Rate Of Descent Reached 16,200 Feet Per Minute

Analysis: The non-instrument-rated helicopter pilot was returning to his home airport as the height of the overcast ceiling gradually decreased along the route of flight, consistent with the forecast conditions. While flying along the river valley at an altitude of 1,800 to 1,900 ft above mean sea level (100 to 200 ft below the clouds), the helicopter flew beneath an area of light-intensity precipitation echoes as detected by weather surveillance radar. It is likely that, at this time, the pilot encountered reduced visibility in very light rain and potential clouds.

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Classic Aero-TV: Hartzell’s Joe Brown -- A Passion For Proficiency

From 2014 (YouTube Version): One Of Aviation's Great Innovators Tackles The 'Proficiency Issue' Head-On

While at Redbird Migration 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell spent some time talking with Joe Brown, the president of the Hartzell Propeller Company. However, don't expect to hear much about the Hartzell line of propellers. In this video Jim talks to Brown about the issue of pilot proficiency, and this is something that Brown is anxious to talk about. Brown classified himself as an everyday pilot who has come to see the light of the importance of maintaining pilot proficiency at many levels. It has been proven that accidents o

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