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Orlando Sanford International Airport will host its first Thunderbirds air show in 26 years in fall 2020, sending the U.S. Air Force’s high-powered air squadron and other aircraft rumbling through the Central Florida sky.

On behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao awarded billions of dollars to airports around the country, including ones in Florida. In total, Florida airports will receive $3.18 billion. This funding is considered to be the fourth allotment of Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding.

No matter your perspective about the integration of drones into the national airspace system (NAS), Skyfront's recent flight of its Perimeter 4 hybrid gas-electric drone beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) of the operator looks like nothing other than a complete success.

If your aircraft is stored in a leased hangar, you may be surprised to find out who is responsible for aircraft damage resulting from storm or tornado damage to the hangar. What should you do to protect your investment?

The hunt for Amelia Earhart‘s plane is reaching new heights. Robert Ballard, the explorer who discovered the Titanic in 1985 is leading a new search for Earhart’s Lockheed Electra 10E aircraft.

Dorothy Olsen, one of the last surviving members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), died July 23 at the age of 103. The Portland, Oregon, dance instructor’s aviation aspirations began at a young age and were fueled by books describing World War I flying aces. She earned her private pilot certificate when she was in her 20s and went on to join an elite group of female pilots supporting the World War II effort. She was a self-described daredevil who had a penchant for flying high-performance military aircraft.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that Barrington Irving, who in 2007 became the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world in a single-engine airplane and who has continued to inspire young people to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace, will receive the association’s 2019 American Spirit Award.

Are you prepared for the 2019 Hurricane season? As a pilot who lives in or travels through hurricane-prone areas, you should have a plan for what to do if you encounter adverse conditions. AOPA’s partner for aviation insurance, AssuredPartners Aerospace, recommends you review your policy so you know what is covered and what may be excluded or limited. Check out our other tips!

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association has posted a new video to YouTube detailing the top 10 reasons to work in general aviation. Also, contributing to the video is our very own President, April Morina.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a security alert (ICS-ALERT-19-211-01 CAN Bus Network Implementation in Avionics) warning of cyber vulnerability in general aviation aircraft that could allow nefarious entities to alter an aircraft’s altitude, airspeed and angle of attack by manipulating the aircraft’s Controller Area Network (CAN) bus system.

Examples of the coming generation of vertical-lift aircraft made for urban mobility were center stage in the Innovation Showcase at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Not settled there, though, was the debate about how to power them.

It is an honor to serve the members and board as the new President of FABA.  I would like to thank the outgoing President, Rich Richards, for his dedication to the FABA agenda and recent legislative success in the passing of the FABA-written and -sponsored mechanic's lien law bill.  I enjoyed connecting with our members and sponsors at the conference, and feel energized by the unique character and drive of our organization.  It’s a happy moment for me to contribute to that legacy.

Scientists have succeeded in creating room-temperature ice and controlling its growth behaviors by dynamically compressing water up to pressures above 10,000 atmospheres.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) beginning on July 23 will expand the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system to include recreational flyers. This action will significantly increase the ability of drone pilots to gain access to controlled airspace nationwide. 

Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Angus King (I-Maine.) introduced the Promoting the Launch of Aviation’s Next Era (PLANE) Act of 2019, S.2198, on July 23. The bipartisan legislation will benefit general aviation by empowering pilots, investing in airports, and ensuring opportunities for a sustainable, well-trained workforce.

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