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Coast Guard Rescues Man From Ditched Plane In The Gulf Of Mexico
Plane Went Down About Eight Miles Southeast Of Southwest Pass, LA The Coast Guard rescued a man after he ditched his plane in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 8 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sunday.

Embry-Riddle Welcomes Largest Incoming ClassesIn University History
Record Numbers Reached At Florida And Arizona Campuses When classes commence on Monday, Aug. 26, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s residential campuses in Arizona and Florida welcomes their largest incoming classes and highest total enroll ...

First Piper Aircraft Apprentices Report For Work
Program Offers Chance To Earn While Learning Manufacturing Career Skills The first group of apprentices has begun their two-year program at Piper Aircraft. The first nine apprentices, who started work in August, shadow skilled aircraft assembly worke ...

uAvionix Receives FAA STC For tailBeacon ADS-B OUT Solution
Initially Approved For Cessna 172 Aircraft The FAA has issued STC approval to uAvionix for its tailBeacon integrated rear position light ADS-B OUT solution. Much like the popular skyBeacon, the tailBeacon has been optimized for ease of installation t ...

NASAO Announces 2020 Board Members
Will Be Led By John Binder Of Alaska In His Role As Chair The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) announced the members of the 2019 - 2020 Board at NASAO's 88th Annual Convention & Tradeshow in St. Paul, MN. The NASAO Board - ...

Fly Safe: Performing Post-Maintenance Pre-Flight Checks
FAA Says Aircraft Just Out Of Maintenance Are More Likely To Have Safety-Of-Flight Issues Do you know how to properly preflight your aircraft after maintenance? Many pilots secretly admit that they sometimes don’t quite know what they are looki ...

Sling Pilot Academy Is Hosting Girls In Aviation Day
Event Planned For October 4 In Torrance, CA The Sling Pilot Academy is hosting Girls In Aviation Day on October 4th from 4-6 p.m. in its hangar. They are extending an open invitation to girls and their families come out and spend a fun-filled day ful ...

FAA Grants Pro Star Precision Machining PMA Approval
Will Allow Pro Star Aviation To Manufacture Certified Parts And Kits Pro Star Precision Machining, a subsidiary of Pro Star Aviation, has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) certificate number PQ10043NE from the FAA. PMA is a design and produc ...

Pilot Who Ditched Of CA Coast In August Has A Checkered Past
David Lesh And A Female Companion Were Rescued By The USCG On A Training Mission The pilot of a Beech Bonanza that was ditched in the ocean off Half Moon Bay in California has a history of reckless behavior, according to authorities.

Flight Design Announces A Special Autumn Discount For New CT Super Models
Result Of More Favorable Euro/U.S. Dollar Exchange Rate Due to the recent improvement in the U.S. Dollar to Euro exchange rate, and the result of some pencil sharpening, Flight Design has announced a Special Autumn discount on its CT Super aircraft.

Pilot Fatally Injured When Plane Impacts Water Tower
Accident Occurred In Whitehall, MI The pilot of a 1957 Taylorcraft BC12-D was fatally injured Monday when the plane impacted a water tower in Whitehall, MI while apparently in straight-and-level flight.

ForeFlight Releases Version 11.7 Includes New VFR Flyway Charts
Includes New VFR Flyway Charts Steer clear of Bravo airspace and commercial traffic with new VFR planning charts included with the latest release of ForeFlight ... Version 11.7.

Government Of Canada Invests In Pilot Training
Supports Program At The First Nations Technical Institute The Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontar ...

iWOAW Announces Second Step Scholarship Program Award Details
Marks The 10th Anniversary Of Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 2-8 The Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) is proud to announce that the value for the top Fly It Forward scholarship in 2020 will be $10,000 (Canadian).

Super Cub Down Ahead Of Hood River Fly-In
Two Fatally Injured In The Accident A Piper PA-18 Super Cub suffered an apparent engine failure on takeoff from the Hood River (4S2) airport in Oregon Friday and went down on the airport grounds, resulting in the fatal injury of the two people on boa ...