‘ZERO GRAVITY’ DEBATE CONTINUES

No airplane is ever in zero gravity!

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COWS AND AIRPLANES DON’T MIX

I was feeling pretty good, so I decided to fly my 1946 Luscombe 8A about an hour before dark. I put in five gallons. I had maybe two or three gallons in it already. I figured I would be in the air only about 30 minutes, so I reasoned I was good for about one and a half hours.

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the buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

“Grass strips…are just disappearing — being gobbled up.”

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Million Air at LA Exec AP plays host to “Parade of Pistons” expo

Million Air at the Los Angeles Executive Airport will play host to the inaugural “Parade of Pistons” expo March 27–29. This is the first of four regional events designed to make it easy for aircraft consumers to visit a single location to compare new piston aircraft.

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SkyCatcher’s ‘Made in China’ label upsets some pilots

The fact that Cessna’s LSA, the SkyCatcher, is being built in China has garnered a lot of attention for the Wichita airplane manufacturer — and not all of it is good.

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AOPA launches security course

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has teamed with the Transportation Security Administration to develop an online course to help flight schools, FBOs, aircraft owners and pilots to enhance security.

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Swick Clip-T gets new owner

In 1972 Jim and Mike Swift bought a 1946 Taylorcraft BC-12 with an 85-hp engine. The plan was that Mike would use the plane to build his hours to qualify for an airline career.

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‘Ruff Stuff’ pilot dies

Norbert C. Ruff, of Bloomer, Wis., died Nov. 28, following a stroke. He was 88.

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Former Viking Matt Blair joins Red Tail Project

Former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro linebacker Matt Blair, a 2008 candidate for induction into the Football Hall of Fame and a successful entrepreneur, has become involved in the Red Tail Project.

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AvTek celebrates silver anniversary

Mike Peter’s AvTek is celebrating 25 years of developing and producing a variety of aviation products, including pulsing landing lights, door seals, standby electrical systems, panel lighting, electric system alert warning meters and more.

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