ASA debuts Learn to Fly blog

New from ASA is the Learn to Fly Blog, a place for current pilots, students, and future pilots to learn, explore, and share insights on the foundations of flight and flight training. Find out what it takes to become a pilot, learn the fundamental principles behind the wonder of flight, get test-taking tips, share training experiences with your peers, and learn about careers in aviation.

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Yingling Aviation to offer de-icing and anti-icing services

WICHITA — Yingling Aircraft has acquired the assets of ICT Aircraft Services and will begin providing Type One de-icing and Type Four anti-icing services for aircraft at Mid-Continent Airport beginning immediately.

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Sheltair offers specials for NBAA2014

ORLANDO, Florida — For this year’s National Business Aviation Association convention (NBAA2014), Sheltair Aviation’s FBO at Orlando Executive Airport will provide special offerings, including continuous free shuttles between Sheltair ORL and the NBAA static display of aircraft, buses to and from the static display to the Orange County Convention Center, and daily barbecues at the Sheltair facility.

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New FliteLevel for G1000 now includes out-of-warranty systems

Garmin has introduced the G1000 FliteLevel Service Contract, which is a new extended warranty program for aircraft that are both in and out of warranty coverage.

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Short field takeoff goes awry

Aircraft: Cessna 182. Injuries: 4 Minor. Location: Tiskilwa, Ill. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot and three passengers was attempting to takeoff from a 1,600-foot private airfield. The C-182 had been modified for short takeoff and landing (STOL) operations.

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Third-class medical reform caught in government maze

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It started two-and-a-half years ago and there is still no clear end in sight. It’s another example of apparent government slow — or no — action.

In March 2012, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) petitioned the FAA to reduce the requirements for a third-class medical certificate and permit certain types of flying with a valid automobile drivers’ license, much like the Sport Pilot license.

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Changes coming to North Texas airspace this week

The FAA is readying the launch of its second NextGen-related airspace revision project of the year, with significant changes to arrival and departure procedures over the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, metropolitan area scheduled to go into effect Thursday, Sept. 18.

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100 Young Eagles to soar from Southeast Aviation Expo

On Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 9 a.m., the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 249 of Greenville, S.C., will offer free flights to the first 100 8- to 17 year-old kids that ask for a Young Eagles flight at the Southeast Aviation Expo‘s (SEAE) main registration area, which will be near the Greenville Downtown Airport’s (GMU) main terminal.

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China planning town centered around general aviation

There are a number of towns in the United States where business aviation is big business, such as Wichita. But what about a town dedicated to general aviation, from the airport, to the convention center, to the places people live?

That is the concept behind China’s plan for a city it calls Superior Aviation Town, according to a report on the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) website.

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Twin Seabee donated to Vermont Tech

RANDOLPH, Vermont  — Vermont Tech’s Professional Pilot Technology Program, in partnership with the Vermont Flight Academy, has received a Twin Seabee amphibious aircraft that was recently donated by a southern California couple.

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