Video: What fear of flying looks like

A brilliant 10-minute video profiles two women (An & Ria) who’ve never met, and never flown. One is excited, the other less so. Admittedly, a first flight via business jet is beyond the reach of most, but the emotional roller-coaster has to be much the same.

Do yourself a favor and watch this 10-minute video.

Historic Flight Foundation commemorates Doolittle Raid

The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting a commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the Doolittle Raid April 19. Surviving Doolittle Raider Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor and Jimmy Doolittle’s granddaughter, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, will be present for the day’s events at Paine Field (PAE) in Washington state.

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New EAA video answers questions about FAA MedXPress

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — A new video from the Experimental Aircraft Association is answering the most common questions about the now-required MedXPress online form for FAA airmen medical certificates, including how to save time when completing the form.

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SAFE Toolkit App now available For iPads, iPhones, Androids

An iPhone and iPad version of the SAFE Toolkit app is now available.

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Wright factory fundraising study launches

DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) has launched a feasibility study for a capital fundraising campaign for the Wright brothers’ factory site.

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Missouri governor declares April General Aviation Appreciation Month

Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon has declared April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Missouri, general aviation accounts for $857 million in annual economic activity, and supports more than 7,000 jobs statewide.

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Ameritech offers Electroair electronic ignition system

Ameritech Industries, the parent company of Eagle Engines and American Propeller, now offers the Electroair Certified Electronic Ignition System for Lycoming O, IO and AEIO-540 six cylinder engines.

This series of approvals follows 30 days after the approval of the Continental O/IO-470 and IO-520 systems. [Read more...]

Delayed go-around leads to crash

Aircraft: Mooney M20F. Injuries: 3 Serious. Location: McKinnon, Tenn. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on runway 8, which measured 3,000 feet. He noted that the 3,000-foot runway was the shortest one he had ever attempted to land on.

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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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