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CAP wings are a key resource for Florence recovery

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Calif. airport to spend $26.3M to revamp taxiways

California's Van Nuys Airport is undergoing a $26.3 million project to renovate deteriorating taxiways.  -More- YOUR INSTRUMENT RATING IN JUST 10 DAYS! You can become a proficient and confident instrument pilot in just 10 days because P.I.C. is the expert when it comes to getting your instrument rating. It's been our specialty since 1980 with thousands of graduates covering every state. And we come to you!. For more information, please visit: iflyifr.com ...

New tug grabs your plane by the nose

Aircraft Tugs' new 24v Nose-PICKER is designed to pull planes weighing up to 4,500 pounds.  -More- Building on 40 Years of Autopilot Success. The S-TEC 3100 Digital Autopilot brings features such as automatic trim, envelope protection & alerting, straight & level recovery, indicated airspeed hold and much more. The S-TEC 3100 flies with ultimate precision using an already existing attitude source from an EFIS or the internal source in the S-TEC 3100. Learn more at GENESYS AEROSYSTEMS. ...

Flights between Britain, Europe could be halted without Brexit deal

If no deal is made before Britain's exit from the EU in March, flights between the two could be grounded. -More- ...

FAA bill supports commercial space

The Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation will grow under the FAA reauthorization bill  -More- ...

Aviation classes help Chicago schools boost enrollment

School leaders in Chicago are seeking to boost enrollment in neighborhood schools by offering more career-focused courses, in -More- With a world-class training facility located on an international airport in Southern California, CAU students live, eat, and breathe aviation. In this immersive aviation environment, our students gain valuable experience you just can't get from off-airport or online instruction. Learn more. ...

AOPA Rusty Pilots course goes online

AOPA's Rusty Pilots program, the popular seminar that has helped thousands of lapsed pilots get back in the air, is now avail -More- AOPA Aviation Finance: With AOPA's experts in purchasing aircraft, you get: access to more aviation lenders, the most creative, comprehensive and competitive financing solutions, and trusted advice and guidance from AOPA. Start shopping and request a quote today! For more, visit aopafinance.org. ...

Runnin' on empty

Poor decisions, improper flight planning, fuel mismanagement and distraction can contribute to fuel-exhaustion accidents. -More- ...

Tests are a gift. And great tests are a great gift. To fail the test is a misfortune. But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and something worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune.

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