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IFR Proficiency Series

As you may know, PilotWorkshops IFR Proficiency Series is currently on sale for $100 off – plus free shipping to USA and Canada.

This special holiday offer is available through Saturday, 12/18.

In response to several pilot requests, there are two new features.

1) IFR Proficiency is now WINGS certified so you can get WINGS credit if you participate in that program.

2) You can watch the videos or listen to the audios on your smart

phone: including Android, Windows and iPhones, plus iPad and […]

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A Pastor in need of a Pilot.

Pastor Matt Evans of Dalton, GA is in need of transportation between KDNN – DALTON MUN, GA and KLGA – LA GUARDIA, NY. Pastor Evans wife Beth Evans has a rare blood disease and is currently living in New York awaiting a bone marrow transplant. Pastor Evans needs to be home in Dalton on Thursday for a church service and broadcast for Sunday AM. The Evans has two young boys they adopted this past spring from Ethiopia that he needs […]

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Passenger Brief part 2

     Throughout my training I believe the one thing my instructor imbedded in my head and sometimes on the back of it was air speed, air speed, air speed. Out of all the areas of training I went through I can honestly say I don’t remember very much if any talk of a proper “Passenger Brief”.

     For a passenger who has no or little time in a small aircraft it may prove to be very beneficial to inform them on […]

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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”

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
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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Hawker must cut costs!

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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