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February 22, 2022

AOPA Ruffles Feathers With Gucci Attitude

Short Piece Minimizes Costs of Cayman Landings in Failed Fact Check Attempt

Longtime expert in affordable private flight to the Caribbean, Jim Parker, announced a series of deleterious changes to flights to the Cayman Islands for the regular, workaday private pilot. Parker is a lifetime guide and the founder of Caribbean Flying Adventures, having led legions of private aircraft on tours outside the US while navigating the oftentimes troublesome bureaucracies involved with flight to Caribbean nations. Flying for the ‘average man’ often lends itself to being targeted for higher, more exorbitant fees and charges - after all, don’t only rich people own private planes? Parker took the association to task after they countersi

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Oklahoma Area Flight College Expands Fleet

Southeastern Aviation Adds Additional Seminoles for Airline Training

Southeastern Oklahoma State University hosted 154 local students from Oklahoma and Texas for their Aviation Sciences Institute's open house to promote awareness of careers in aviation and drum up future business. Along with the interest, the institute will soon receive an expansion to their fleet to enable faster training for larger student classes. Oklahoma has seen some measure of expansion in local flight training operations, building on the region's name as a go-to aviation hub for students looking for plenty of class E and D airspace.

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Classic Aero-TV: Best Kept Heli-Secret??? - Cicaré at Heli-Expo 2017

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Cicaré Helicopter Displays SVH-4 Single-Seat Training Device At HAI…

Cicaré Helicopters displayed the SVH4 single-seat simulator training device at HAI 2017 in Dallas this year. Mike Creed, CEO, DEA General Aviation (USA/China) for Cicaré Helicopters, told Aero-News CEO and editor in chief Jim Campbell that the SVH-4 can be used by student pilots for up to 10 hours credit towards their FAA Private Pilot certificate. Creed said that the ground-based SVH-4 can revolutionize helicopter training, and DEA General Aviation has purchased 48 of the devices for use in the U.S. market. He said that the pri

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NTSB Prelim: Textron Aviation TTX Inc. T240

Pilot Reported That Both Wing Tanks Contained About 20 Gallons Per Side

On January 28, 2022, about 1425 mountain standard time, a Textron Aviation T240 airplane, N420WT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ravendale, California. The two pilots and one passenger onboard were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. The pilot reported that they had flown earlier in the day and the flights were uneventful with no anomalous engine readings or other flight characteristics. During the accident flight they did a goaround during the approach at Ravendale Airport (O39), Ravendale, California, followed by an uneventful landing. They taxied back for takeoff o

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AD: Various Airplanes (Using Garmin G3X)

AD 2022-03-15 Prompted By A Report Of A Fuel Quantity Disparity

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various airplanes modified with certain configurations of Garmin G3X Touch Electronic Flight Instrument System installed per Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SA01899WI or Garmin GI 275 Multi-Function Display (MFD) installed per STC No. SA02658SE. This AD was prompted by a report of a fuel quantity disparity between the amount of fuel indicated and the actual amount of fuel. This AD requires modifying the resistive fuel probe interface. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective March 21, 2022.

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