Aviation News

FAA to Increase Co-Pilot Training

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Interesting article from the Wall Street Journal by Andy Pasztor.

“The Federal Aviation Administration is about to propose a minimum experience requirement for airline co-pilots that is substantially higher than current mandates but considerably below the level sought by Congress, according to industry officials and others familiar with the details.

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Man Catches Burglar from Introductory Flight

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Amazing story from AP, thanks for the Introductory Flight tip!

BAY, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man who wanted to capture aerial photos of his home during his first plane ride instead helped catch two men burglarizing it.

Steven Lynn said he could see the two taking items from his house.

“I looked down, and sure enough, there was a truck hooked onto a trailer, and guys were loading stuff up,” Lynn told The Jonesboro Sun. “It didn’t seem to faze them that we were buzzing over in an airplane; we got down pretty low.” Read more

iFlite 3 App

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Terrific article from Cessna

Apple iPad – iFlite 3 Updates Ready for Single-Engines
Cessna iFlite 3 For The Apple iPad Is Available For All Cessna Single-Engine AircraftImprovements over the first iFlite, introduced less than a year ago, include:

  • Pinch-to-Zoom, Moving Map Sectionals
  • Sectionals and IFR Low/High Enroute Terrain Charts
  • Inflight Weather (ADS-B) with No Monthly Subscription
  • Route Rubber Banding
  • TFRs on the Moving Map

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Demand for Airline Pilots Set to Soar

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Terrific article by Charisse Jone from USA Today.

For as long as he can remember, Costas Sivyllis has dreamed of becoming a pilot.

“There was no specific moment,” says Sivyllis, 20, a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. “I’ve grown up my whole life knowing this was it.”

Sivyllis hardly could have picked a better time to enter his chosen profession, and he knows it. “I’m very excited about the future … because we’ve never really seen anything like this,” he says. Read more

Phenom 100 Light-Jet Crash in Sedona Reinforces Aviation Safety

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Another reminder yesterday, May 25 2011, for all pilots to be vigilant with aviation safety. Per the FAA’s preliminary accident report, an Embraer Phenom 100, operated by Superior Air Charter, LLC (also known as, JetSuite),  slid off the end of the runway into a ravine in Sedona, AZ (KSEZ). Read more

New customs service expands Scottsdale Airport’s appeal

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Fantastic Article from the Charter X Daily Email Blast.

“A new U.S. Customs and Border Protection program will expand Scottsdale Airport as an international destination for visitors and business travelers. While customs services were already available, international arrivals and departures were limited to specific countries. Read more

Luke Days 2011

Posted on in Aviation News, Sawyer Aviation News

Airshow this weekend with the USAF Thunderbirds!

Luke Days happens once every two years and THIS year is your chance to see some amazing aircraft for FREE!

March 19th – 20th
9am – 4pm

70 Years of Thunder will keep you busy the whole weekend with over 50 static aircraft displays and a flying schedule packed with over 10 performers.

Come celebrate 70 years at Luke Air Force Base this weekend! For more information please visit here.

Daylight Savings And Why They Do It

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It’s flight planning time, but be careful of new time changes or you might arrive late!

Arizonans can sometimes forget that basically every other state changes their clocks twice a year. With 360 days of sunshine Arizona has opted out of daylight savings, as it is not mandatory.

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G1000 vs Proline

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The March 2011 issue of Citation Jet Owner’s Magazine has addressed the real issues and differences between two of the most popular private jet flight decks, the Pro Line 21 and G1000. Cryus Sigari assembled a group of plane owners who own or have owned aircraft with both these systems. Combined with his own experience, Sigari used this data to create a comprehensive comparison.

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What is a Contrail?

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Watch the video now: CBS KPHO 5 News Story – What are Chemtrails?

CBS KPHO 5 recently tackled the growing concern about contrails in our skies. Certain groups fear that they contain harmful chemicals and are somehow related a global government conspiracy. Read more