FAA needs better budget management

Posted on July 9th, 2013 by

While the FAA is charging airshows for ATC services, it appears the agency could reap billions of dollars in cost savings simply by implementing better management and business practices. According to a report from Aviation International News, analyses by the... Continue Reading →

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‘Lark of Duluth’ replica certified airworthy

Posted on July 4th, 2013 by

DULUTH, Minn. — The Duluth Aviation Institute’s replica of the world’s first “commercial” airplane, The Lark of Duluth, has received an FAA Aircraft Airworthiness Certificate, clearing the institute’s locally built aircraft for flight. Continue Reading →

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Lam Aviation claims 30% fuel saving, increased speeds, performance and safety

Posted on June 29th, 2013 by

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Lam Aviation, Inc., has successfully flown a Lancair Columbia (now Cessna Corvalis) airframe retrofitted with a new wing equipped with a simple version of the Lam Aileron. Flight test and evaluation show that the modified aircraft... Continue Reading →

Getting over the aircraft insurance hurdles

Posted on June 27th, 2013 by

By BOB MACKEY Some people say the happiest days of owning an airplane are the day you buy it and the day you sell it. I couldn’t disagree more. Others might say buying aircraft insurance is a pain in the... Continue Reading →

Frugal Flying

Posted on June 13th, 2013 by

Do you have any tips on how to save money while flying? We are collecting them from our readers for an upcoming special issue. What have you learned that will be helpful to other pilots about how to save money... Continue Reading →

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User fees: The devil in disguise

Posted on June 12th, 2013 by

GUEST EDITORIAL By MICHAEL MAGNELL As a worldwide international ferry pilot, I have a lot of experience dealing with user fees. Most countries have them to varying degrees and they can only be described as pernicious. They are not good... Continue Reading →

CAP Texas Wing still on duty in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma

Posted on May 29th, 2013 by

Dozens of personnel from Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing remain on duty in Moore, Okla., performing photo damage assessment of homes, public buildings and businesses more than a week after a twister ripped through the town of about 45,000 residents. Continue Reading →

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CAP photographs tornado-damaged homes

Posted on May 28th, 2013 by

“I don’t think we’ve ever had a mission like this one,” said Lt. Col. Dave Roberts of the door-to-door ground team sorties Civil Air Patrol is performing for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mission, which began last Wednesday, is... Continue Reading →

Last call for education awards

Posted on May 23rd, 2013 by

Nominations for the 2013 Crown Circle and Mervin K. Strickler Awards for excellence in aerospace education close on May 31. Continue Reading →

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Aviation auction slated

Posted on May 12th, 2013 by

RR Auction has slated a Space and Aviation Autograph and Artifact Auction featuring more than 850 museum quality artifacts from the Golden Age of aviation and space flight from May 16 to May 23. Continue Reading →