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FAA awards $733M in AIP grants for Sept.

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GA aircraft deliver mail to Idaho's remote ranches, ranger stations

Getting the mail to the most remote parts of Idaho is accomplished with the help of pilot Ray Arnold and his Cessna 206.  -More- Revolutionary Capabilities from the Leader in Retrofit Autopilots. Introducing the S-TEC 3100 Digital Flight Control System! From "wheels in the wells to runway in sight," the new S-TEC 3100 integrates with your digital EFIS or FMS to deliver effortless command and control. Its advanced capabilities make every phase of flight easier, safer, and more reliable. Learn more at GENESYS AEROSYSTEMS. ...

Have you ever participated in humanitarian or disaster relief flights?

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S.C. county has big plans for GA airport

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Study: Touch screens improve aircraft safety

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IndiGo selects P&W as engine supplier for grounded A320s

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Wash. teenager gets early start in flying

Madeline Patterson of Sequim, Wash., took her first solo flight within weeks of turning 16, obtaining her student pilot's lic -More- Incredible True Story! Plane catches fire at 2,200 feet. What would you do? Watch the dramatic video by Clicking Here. Thanks to EI's MVP-50P the pilot had advanced warning. He used this warning to make life-saving decisions. You won't believe the photos! See them by Clicking Here. ...

Small efforts add up in Texas

After Hurricane Harvey battered much of Texas, retired U.S. ...

Time to review your life insurance needs

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