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Q: What’s Better Than Old Airplanes?

A: Old HOMEBUILT Airplanes! The Antique Airplane Association’s Legacy Log of Homebuilt Aircraft by Ed Leineweber Well, it took me 41 years to get there, but I finally made it to the Antique Airplane Association’s (AAA) annual fly-in at Antique … Continue reading

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AirVenture Cup Completes 15th Successful Event While It Confronts Potential Changes

by Geoff Sobering The first group of race pilots and staff arrived at the Mitchell, S.D. airport, August 22, 2012, to prepare for the 2012 AirVenture Cup Race. The previous evening’s briefing had laid out the planned race course starting … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! Innovative online database of pavement conditions at North Dakota’s airports

by Danielle Teigen The engines begin firing. You lock your tray table and seat in the upright position. Maybe you’re engrossed in a mystery novel or listening to your iPod. No matter what you’re doing when an airplane takes off, … Continue reading

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Rice Lake – A Return Visit

by Dave Weiman RICE LAKE, WIS. – If you were to get stranded, Rice Lake, Wisconsin would be a pretty nice place to be. I know from experience. It was 1985 and we were on a family vacation to Mackinac … Continue reading

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Family, Friends & Fantastic Flying Machines… EAA Celebrates 60th Fly-In Convention

by Dave Weiman EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower set the tone for the week to come, July 23 thru July 29, 2012 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with enthusiasm and confidence for EAA’s 60th annual fly-in convention. … Continue reading

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Pilots of Charitable Medical Flights May Now Accept Fuel Reimbursement

by Greg Reigel As you may know, FAR 61.113(c) prohibits a private pilot from paying less than his or her pro-rata share of the operating expenses of a flight. In the context of charitable medical flights (e.g. Angel Flight, Lifeline … Continue reading

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