Over-water approach ends badly

Aircraft: Piper Malibu. Injuries: 3 Fatal. Location: Destin, Fla. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.

What reportedly happened: The instrument-rated pilot m who had logged 407 hours, was attempting to execute a GPS approach over water at night. The published minimums for the GPS approach were 460-foot ceiling and one-mile visibility.

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DEA Official to address industry threats at Summit

The 2008 NATA Air Charter Summit will provide exclusive insight into emerging threats to charter operators from the illegal drug trade.

At a special luncheon on June 10, William C. Brown, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) Aviation Division, will discuss the DEA’s increased focus on air charter and how operators can best ensure they are not targets of the drug runners.

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CAP part of Ardent Sentry

Civil Air Patrol members on both coasts are participating in Ardent Sentry 08, a homeland security and disaster response exercise that tests the readiness of local, state and national organizations responding to national-level emergencies, including both natural disasters and terrorism incidents.

The East Coast exercise is involving CAP resources in the Middle East region. Responsibilities for CAP members include airborne reconnaissance and communications tasks, as well as other high-frequency communications support for Air Force North resources.

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EAA to recognize ‘30,000 and climbing’ homebuilts

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, will recognize many important aviation achievements July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. One major activity, though, involves recognizing 30,000 homebuilt aircraft currently registered in the United States.

During EAA AirVenture, one newly finished homebuilt aircraft flown to Oshkosh will be recognized as the honorary 30,000th homebuilt aircraft. The owner of that aircraft will be honored as the representative of the worldwide homebuilt aircraft community during the event.
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ICAS Foundation Aviation Scholarships Available

The ICAS Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, and recognizing the advances of the air show industry. Their mission is to provide the necessary resources to leave a lasting legacy of our industry for others to follow and perpetuate.

The ICAS Foundation offers a number of Scholarships to assist pilots, performers and flight instructors of the future to complete the necessary training to reach their goals. There are seven scholarships available and information is found online.

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