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Remembering 9/11. Its been ten years since 9/11 and David Cenciotti’s Weblog is putting together an excellent series about the attacks starting with a post entitled US Air Defense response to the September 11 attacks: known and unknown facts (which describes how the NORAD reacted to the hijackings) and Air Force One journey on September […]

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United Airlines Launches a Paperless Flight Deck Using the iPad. United Airlines has recently announced that they are converting all of their flight decks into paperless flight decks by deploying 11,000 iPads to all United and Continental pilots. The electronic flight bags will replace paper flight manuals and provide pilots with paperless aeronautical navigational charts […]

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A look at what is safe flying versus what is legal

Steve, the blogger behind a mile of runway will take you anywhere blog, has recently written a lengthy post about a recent flight trip where he had to make a decision between flying safely verses what is legal. Steve began his post by writing: There’s a saying amongst pilots that you can fly 100 hours […]

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Civil Penalties For Pointing Lasers at Cockpits. Earlier this week, the FAA in the USA announced that it will begin to impose civil penalties on anyone who points a laser into an aircraft’s cockpit. Specifically, the maximum civil penalty will be $11,000 per violation. General Aviation News has noted that pilots this year have reported […]

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Sporty’s Celebrates its 50th Anniversary. General Aviation News has a wonderful profile of Hal Shevers, the founder of Sporty’s – which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary of being in business. Ironically, Shrevers, who founded one of the most well known brands for general aviation training and products, almost did not become a pilot because […]

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iPad Cockpit Accessories from Sporty’s. General Aviation News has noted that Sporty’s has introduced the Sporty’s iPad Kneeboard and iPad Flight Desk. The compact and bifold iPad Kneeboard will hold an iPad securely on the left side and it has an adjustable stand for the screen. Sporty’s iPad Kneeboard is available for US$39.95 while Sporty’s […]

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Ten years, 155 countries and 1,200 landings later…

In case you are having trouble finding the time to fly, then you should read the lengthy profile of San Diego pilot Robert Gannon on the AOPA website. On January 8, Robert returned to Gillespie Field in his 42-year-old Cessna 182 after flying 2,200 hours in 10 years and making 1,200 landings in 155 different […]

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