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Team RV formation clinic.

Free Formation Clinic Offers Structured Training

 

For most pilots, flying close to another airplane is something to avoid rather than embrace. But when properly taught and methodically learned, formation flying provides pilots another level of achievement with the potential to expand horizons. The North Carolina 2010 Formation Clinic at Rowan County Airport (KRUQ) November 12-14 offers RV pilots the opportunity to learn Formation Flying Inc. (FFI) standards from FFI card holders with hundreds of hours of formation time. The clinic also […]

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Merger shows aviation industry on road to recovery

By John Nolan, October 25, 2010 Springfield News-Sun

PIQUA — Tailwind Technologies Inc.’s purchase of an engine accessories manufacturer to complement Hartzell Propeller Inc. could get a boost, now that the piston-powered aircraft industry is starting to recover from a three-year slump.

Tailwind Technologies on Sept. 30 completed the purchase of what was then known as Kelly Aerospace Energy Systems LLC, of Montgomery, Ala., for an undisclosed sum. Tailwind, the Piqua-based parent of Hartzell Propeller, has renamed Kelly Aerospace as Hartzell Engine […]

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Lumpkin County (9A0) host an “Airport Day”

Contact:
Jimmy Berrong Chairman 706-864-6473
Jerry Morris Secretary 706 864-5902
Lumpkin County Airport Committee

Guy Wimpy Day Honors Local Aviator
October 14 (Dahlonega, GA) – Local aviation pioneer A.G. (Guy) Wimpy will be honored on Saturday, October 23 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Lumpkin County Wimpys Airport. Guy Wimpy Day includes helicopter displays, Lumpkin County Sheriff and Fire Department exhibits, and free EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Young Eagle airplane rides for kids ages 8 to 17.

“Guy Wimpy and his family provided a […]

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FAA fails to act on many NTSB recommendations

By Richie Duchon
News21
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Every year, planes crash in accidents that could have been avoided.

Ice can build up on the wings of a plane like it did in 1997 when a plane trying to land at the Detroit airport lost speed and crashed, killing all 29 on board.

The problem might be a poor repair job. That was the case in 2005 when the right wing fell off of a Chalk’s Ocean Airways flight just after takeoff from Miami. Two […]

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Deer Causes Small Plane Crash

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — A deer on the runway caused a plane to crash at a Lake Geneva resort.

The single-engine plane was attempting to take off from the Grand Geneva resorts private airstrip on Friday morning.

The pilot told investigators he swerved to avoid a deer while the plane was moving down the runway.

The plane left the runway and hit a wooded area.

No one was injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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Residents call on county to drop Gwinnett airport plans

By Patrick Fox

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The nays had it Tuesday night as residents told Gwinnett County officials to ditch plans that could lead to commercial flights at Briscoe Field.

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Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com Chris Elvis, of Lawrenceville, holds a sign to boycott the possible expansion of Gwinnett Countyís Briscoe Field before the Public Hearing outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010.

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Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com Susan Murrah, of Lawrenceville, holds a sign to boycott the possible […]

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Private plane makes emergency beach landing.

ST. JOE BEACH — A four-seat private plane bound for Panama City was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday morning along the wide sands of St. Joe Beach.

>>See a gallery of photos of the plane on the beach.

Randy Crapsey, of Port St. Joe, was co-piloting on his first training flight in 12 years when he and his instructor, Ronald Jarmon, were forced to make an emergency landing due to engine problems.

The single-engine Cessna was traveling from the Apalachicola Airport, […]

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Attention: All Pilots Flying in the Georgia Area

ADS-B in the Georgia Area
Notice Number: NOTC2523

New Traffic and Flight Information Services Are Available Now
Pilots who fly in the Atlanta, Georgia (ZTL) area can now receive free traffic and weather broadcast information in the cockpit. To receive these services, aircraft must be equipped with an Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) transmitter/receiver or transceiver and compatible cockpit display.
The new services include:

Flight Information Service – Broadcast (FIS-B), provides pilots and flight crews with a cockpit display of […]

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Whats your Dream?

“GOALS ARE DREAMS WITH DEADLINES” (Diana Scharf Hunt)

Do you have goals and dreams? What are they? Are you just a big dreamer? Someone who comes up with a lot of ideas that is the “Next big thing” and never act on them or are you the one gets the job done? Tell me your thoughts on this and if you have any tips please share them with Private Pilot Insider.

Thank you,
Tommy Eldridge

I hope you […]

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