There will be paperwork

After leaving a phone message and receiving the requested call-back from a fully qualified staff member, I was able to make an appointment to visit a critical government facility here in central Florida. On the appointed day I motored over to the semi-secret location and rode the elevator to the floor where I had been instructed my appointment would take place. Put another way, I visited the Orlando Flight Standards District Office.

The incentive for my visit was the renewal of my flight instructor certificate. No matter what you do in aviation, there will be paperwork.

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Going green at Laconia Airport

By Carol Lee Anderson

GILFORD. N.H. – Earth Day is celebrated in numerous ways throughout the nation, and at Laconia Municipal Airport (LCI), “going green” is a just normal part of conducting daily business.

If anyone thinks that the airport that lies in the heart of the Lakes Region isn’t constantly working toward making sure its operations are earth-friendly, they are in for a pleasant surprise.

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FAA completes equipment installation for NextGen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA today announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. This upgrade is a key improvement in the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

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TRL named Texas GA Airport of the Year

The Terrell Municipal Airport (TRL) has been recognized by the Texas Department of Transportation as the 2014 General Aviation Airport of the Year.

“It is an honor to be recognized for years of hard work,” Terrell Assistant City Manager Mike Sims told The Terrell Tribune. “This is a statement of a job well done and it means folks who have never before visited our airport will give us a look. That’s more business and more opportunities to impress.”

National Aviation Heritage Invitational celebrates Sweet 16

RENO, Nevada — The 16th annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational kicked off today with a call for applications for vintage aircraft to compete for the acclaimed National Aviation Heritage trophy. The event is held in conjunction with the Reno National Championship Air Races. Sept 10-14.

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Executive Flight Center celebrates 10 years at KMDQ

Executive Flight Center is marking 10 years of operation at KMDQ, Madison County Executive Airport in Meridianville, Alabama.

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New dealers tapped for LiveAero

Three new dealers have joined Greenwich AeroGroup’s dealer network for the installation and certification of LiveAero Broadband SATCOM systems.

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Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training to hold Smackdown

The Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training has been approved by the National Business Aviation Association for NBAA’s CAM Certification for the 6th Annual Smackdown training event on June 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Flight school adds Great Lakes biplane to fleet

Crew Training International, a flight training school headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., has added a new Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 biplane to its aircraft fleet.

Strong winds contribute to broken nose gear

Aircraft: Cessna 210. Injuries: None. Location: Marienthal, Kan. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on a runway with a line of trees along side of it.

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