Monthly Archives: July 2012

Pilot Posts Self-Induced Off-Airport Landing Video

Don’t see a video screen?Try disabling ad blockers and refreshing this page.If that doesn’t work, click here to download the video directly.     “Complacency has no place in soaring” are the words Larry Hockensmith uses to open a brief description of a … Continue reading

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The FAA’s Turn Back To Basics

      The FAA’s acting administrator, Michael Huerta, Thursday promoted the agency’s pursuit of more regulation regarding how pilots are trained. Huerta spoke at a meeting of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and his comments follow the July … Continue reading

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Crop Duster Facing FAA Sanctions

        The FAA is proposing to levy an $11,000 fine against a Colorado crop dusting company after residents of a new housing development complained one of their aircraft was flying too low over their houses. The agency … Continue reading

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Garmin’s New ADS-B Products And A Fresh Take On Digital Radar

  Heading into the AirVenture product intro season, Garmin appears bullish on GA sales prospects and will show a pair of new ADS-B products along with a new digital radar. In addition, Garmin is also introducing upgrades for its GTN … Continue reading

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California Avgas Suit Fuels Surcharge

  Some California FBOs are imposing a nickel-per-gallon surcharge on 100LL fuel sales to fund a legal defense and a counter lawsuit filed against an environmental group that’s trying to restrict leaded avgas from the California market. The FBOs, which … Continue reading

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets to have entertainment systems running Android

  When you’re travelling, especially by plane, the experience has the capacity to be awful. Crying kids (even if they’re yours!), loud / rude passengers, expensive food, or even people burping the whole flight that smells like bologna and Red Hots … Continue reading

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Turtle Greek Island BBQ – Saturday, July 28th

Video streaming by Ustream   JOINING US  LIVE FROM THE WHOLE WHEATERY AT 9:30 AM IS ANN KELLY from the Painted Turtle to share  Turtle Greek Island BBQ – Saturday, July 28th Come on out for the 8th annual fundraiser … Continue reading

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Tab for keeping secrets jumps 12% to $11.4 billion

The $11.4 billion cited in the report released by the Information Security Oversight Office doesn’t include spending by the CIA, the National Reconnaissance Office and four other agencies that do almost all of their work in secret. Their estimates are … Continue reading

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More employees get help with student loan payments

A A   Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry is urging agencies to use benefits such as student loan repayments prudently. (Thomas Brown / Staff file photo) The federal government paid nearly $85.7 million in employees’ student loan debts … Continue reading

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Agencies fall further behind in meeting small-biz contracting goals

Small businesses got a smaller share of federal contracting dollars last year, the Small Business Administration announced Tuesday. The federal government awarded nearly $92 billion in contracts to small businesses in fiscal 2011, or 21.7 percent of eligible contract dollars. … Continue reading

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