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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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TEAM RV FLYS INTO VILLA RICA, GEORGIA

Mike Stewart Air Show Excellence

– Large Formation Flying with Team RV –

  

  

 

Atlanta, GA – Twelve aircraft fill the sky with a nonstop display of close formation shapes, graceful aerobatics, opposing passes, smoke trails, and the growl of engines as they maneuver through show center. This is Team RV – the world’s largest air show team – in action.

Based in Atlanta, GA, Team RV is a group of southeastern pilots from a variety of backgrounds who are committed […]

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Hawker must cut costs!

BY MOLLY McMILLIN
The Wichita Eagle

With debt coming due in 2014, Hawker Beechcraft has no option but to lower its costs, a report by Moody’s Investors Service said.

“Cutting costs is key to its survival,” Moody’s Investors Service vice president and senior analyst Edwin Wiest said in the report.

Hawker Beechcraft is highly leveraged with $2.135 billion in debt, Wiest wrote. Meanwhile, its order book has fallen by 70 percent from its peak of $7.6 billion at the end of 2008 to $2.4 […]

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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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Cessna Strike Averted

September 19, 2010

Cessna Strike Averted 

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By Russ Niles, Editor-in-Chief

 

 

Production workers at Cessna Aircraft rejected the notion of a strike but they also told the company they don’t much like the contract they’ll work under for the next seven years. Members of the Machinists Union voted 58 percent to reject the deal but only 49 percent to strike in voting Saturday. The union had recommended a strike but a two-thirds majority was required. The main issue was […]

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New Video: Come fly with me.

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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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How well do you follow your Check List?

     From the time I first stepped in an airplane to train as a pilot in 2001 it has been imbedded in my head Check List, Check List, Check list! I remember my instructor telling me “I don’t want to see you doing your preflight without that check list in your hand”. I developed a very good habit way back then to keep it with me. It seems however that lately I have been reminded a lot about the importance […]

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