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Your Captain is Sleeping. Both the Sun and the Telegraph have been playing up stories about unnamed British pilots falling asleep in the cockpits of unnamed airlines while flying. Moreover, survey of British Airlines Pilots Association (BAPA) members has revealed that 43% of its members admitted to sleeping in the cockpit with one third waking up to find the other pilot asleep. However, it does sound like management ultimately would bear some responsibility if British pilots are being overworked or their schedules don’t allow them to have enough sleep. - Isle of Grain London airport proposalIsle of Grain: An Answer to London’s Airport Problem? London architecture firm Foster and Partners has come up with the Isle of Grain plan to build a new London Airport in the Thames estuary which they say could be done in seven years as the site is connected to land on one side and water on three other sides.

Flight Gear Headset Case. The flight instructors at Sporty’s have come up with a new Flight Gear Headset Case – a lightweight compact bag (6”w x 11”l x 11”h) with specially designed pockets for a headset, iPad, transceiver and much more. The Flight Gear Headset Case is available for $37.95 with a six-year warranty from

Protect Your Aircraft From the Elements. Just in time for autumn and winter, Bruce’s Custom Covers will protect your aircraft from airborne debris from trees, other airborne particles, frost and precipitation, gusty winds, flash storms, dust and much more plus the covers will keep the aircraft’s interior sealed, temperate and dry. For more information, visit

The Aviators on iTunes. Meanwhile, General Aviation News has noted that the debut episode of the third season of “The Aviators” was the number one “best-selling” iTunes download of a free non-fiction television episode on its inaugural day of availability. The show documents the exploits of aviation experts and pilots and has over 10 million viewers per week on PBS affiliate stations throughout the United States plus around 40 million viewers per week across over 100 countries. For more information about the show, visit

The Restorers. Given how popular “The Aviators” has become, AVweb has a podcast interview with filmmaker Adam White of Hemlock Films who created a short documentary called The Restorers which he intends to turn into a TV serious – should he get the necessary funding for the project. Adam explains he would prefer to raise investment money for the documentary series in order to have the freedom to take a more cinematic approach rather than the go the reality TV show route that most TV producers want. To learn how you can invest in The Restorers, click here.

Old Aircraft Turned Into a Kindergarten. Finally and in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the Associated Press and Yahoo! News has reported that an old plane has found a new use as a kindergarten which as you can see from the video, has been a hit with both children and parents alike.

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