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Thu, 28 May 2015 00:31:00 -0400

A proposal pending in Congress threatens to so severely limit veterans’ access to flight training college degree programs that many vets may be shut out of their dreams of flying professionally. But at HAI, we know the program works, and we need your help to tell the story.


Thu, 28 May 2015 00:20:00 -0400

(Washington, D.C.) - The National Transportation Safety Board issued a Safety Alert today urging pilots to vigilantly look out for other aircraft and to make their own presence known.

The Board has investigated numerous general aviation accidents in which pilots operating near one another did not maintain adequate visual lookout and failed to see and avoid other aircraft. Investigators also note that pilots can be distracted by technology such as cell phones, tablets and other devices that challenge the see-and-avoid concept.

“As a pilot, your first job is to fly your own airplane,” said NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart, who is also a pilot. “Part of that job is to scan for other airplanes. On-board traffic advisory systems are not a substitute for an outside visual scan.”

The safety alert advises pilots to scan for traffic throughout their flight, clearly communicate intentions, use lights to be more conspicuous and encourage passengers to help scan for other aircraft.

This and other Safety Alerts are available on the NTSB website.
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Thu, 28 May 2015 00:17:00 -0400

(Fort Worth, Texas)Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced today the sale of the first Bell 407GXP in Panama. The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in July 2015 and will be outfitted to perform corporate and VIP transport in the region for Urban Development Group (UDG).


Wed, 27 May 2015 23:46:00 -0400

AgustaWestland Philadelphia is seekign a Regional Sales Manager for the Northwest.


Wed, 27 May 2015 18:21:00 -0400

Wasco, Calif. (bakersfieldnow.com) - A crop duster crashed May 27 in an onion field several miles west of Wasco.


Wed, 27 May 2015 17:58:00 -0400

A new advisory circular provides guidance for the application of the Changed Product Rule, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.101 and 21.19, for changes made to type certificated aeronautical products.


Wed, 27 May 2015 17:42:00 -0400

SpringHill, Ind. (wbiw.com) - A new helicopter landing pad on SpringHill's property in northern Jackson County could help save lives in the event of a medical emergency.


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