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The House Appropriations Committee has voted to recommend full funding of two workforce development grant programs supported by AOPA and the aerospace industry to develop high school aviation science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum and support aviation maintenance technician initiatives to meet growing demand for aviation workers.

In my January column I wrote that not all 100 octane fuels are the same. Now it has been reported that the 100UL avgas program has been more or less put on hold. The reasons given were technical problems and the change in administrations in Washington.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about how to avoid loss of control (LOC) accidents.

Two years after President Donald Trump first announced his intent to reverse Obama-era changes easing restrictions on travel to Cuba, a final rule effective June 5 closed the door for most of general aviation.

As an update, I am pleased to report that the aircraft lien law revision bill has passed both the House and Senate and will soon be on its way to the Governor.

Red Bull, the beverage company that sponsors high-energy sports ranging from motorcycle racing to cliff diving, has canceled the Red Bull Air Race World Championship after the 2019 European season and axed the October Indianapolis race.

NBAA continues to put safety first in business aviation operations, highlighting a culture of professionalism in the industry.

Veterans longing to pursue commercial pilot careers might find their wings clipped after a bill to cap their flight training benefits passed the House on May 21.

Two jets experienced engine failure but landed safely after receiving fuel contaminated with diesel exhaust fluid at a Florida airport.

he General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published its first quarter 2019 aircraft shipment and billings report. Results showed increases across the airplane segments of the industry, but a slowdown in rotorcraft shipments compared to the first quarter of 2018.

Fatigue deteriorates cognitive functions, often with little warning. That’s the danger. Studies have shown that trying to function after staying awake for 18 hours is like having a blood alcohol content of .05 percent.

Women in Aviation International members and friends will #HonorTheWASP over Memorial Day weekend by visiting their graves and leaving an appropriate decoration in the form of flowers or other remembrances — and invite others to join them.

From creating cost calculators and posting fees online to charting transient parking spaces, fixed-based operators (FBOs) are making progress toward becoming more transparent. And a coalition of industry groups is responsible.

Greetings All, I want to ask for your support of House Bill 975 which will act to clarify that that liens claimed under Florida law for labor, services, fuel, or material furnished to an aircraft are not possessory liens and thus, a person claiming such a lien does not need to keep the aircraft in his or her possession to enforce the lien.

A new ASTM International standardized practice will help determine “water loads” that occur during landing, taxiing, and takeoffs for water-based aircraft. These planes must be able to safely react to the water loads, which are based on an aircrafts’ operating characteristics, ASTM officials explain.

Researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

On Thursday, May 2nd, a select group of Boca Raton High School students — all of which were Navy JROTC aviation cadets — got to see firsthand many of the opportunities available in aviation.

A Senate resolution, S. Res. 203, led by Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), passed the full Senate on May 13 commemorating AOPA’s eightieth anniversary.

The technology exists to replace a single remote controlled drone with an automated fleet, but a researcher says there are several obstacles to tackle first. He is part of a team developing models to efficiently operate a fleet, while maintaining security.

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