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With the holiday season upon us, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to make sure your laser-light displays are aimed at your house and not into the sky.

The longest-ever presidential TFR in South Florida goes into effect on Dec. 21 as President Donald Trump heads to his West Palm Beach resort for up to 16 days. The FAA issued the alert earlier this week.

On Thursday, December 7th, servicemen from the U.S. Marine Corps visited the Boca Raton Airport to collect the hundreds and hundreds of toys that were donated during the 2018 Toys for Tots drive.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing new flight paths for aircraft flying over Central and South Florida. The project is called South-Central Florida Metroplex and the Agency will ask the public for input as it develops the new air traffic control procedures.

Officials say 32 cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles rescued off New England’s coast have arrived in the Florida Keys to warm up at the Turtle Hospital. A volunteer group of general aviation pilots, under the banner of “Turtles Fly Too,” transported the reptiles on Tuesday.

A research team has developed a new drone that can retract its propeller arms in flight and make itself small to fit through narrow gaps and holes. This is particularly useful when searching for victims of natural disasters.

With the release of proposed regulations on 100 percent immediate expensing, which was passed as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS held a public hearing where NBAA provided testimony.

General Aviation pilots who want to fly around Atlanta between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2019, will want to check out the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for air traffic procedures for the area.

Some of the worst weather in the world, extreme distances, freezing temperatures, single-pilot fatigue, and few places to land would hinder most pilots from even thinking about flying in the remote icy terrain of the Arctic and Antarctic.

Adam Meredith, president of AOPA Aviation Finance, spoke with the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding the effect the new tax law has had on business aircraft ownership and what it means for those looking to buy.

Although hybrid-electric cars are becoming commonplace, similar technology applied to airplanes comes with significantly different challenges. University of Illinois aerospace engineers are addressing some of them toward the development of a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels to power airplanes.

The NAHF Class of 2019, who will be inducted at the 57th Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony on September 28th, 2019 in Denver, CO, is a diverse group representing a broad range of enduring contributions to both the advancement of flight and manned exploration of space.

Santa is giving his reindeer a short rest this holiday season. Instead of his reindeer pulling his sled, Santa is arriving at Banyan Pilot Shop on Saturday, December 1, in a HondaJet private jet!

Engineers have built and flown the first-ever plane with no moving parts. Instead of propellers or turbines, the light aircraft is powered by an 'ionic wind' -- a silent but mighty flow of ions that is produced aboard the plane, and that generates enough thrust to propel the plane over a sustained, steady flight.

As Congress resumes its Lame Duck session, the legislative branch has just 11 days to secure funding for the Department of Transportation (DOT) and six other agencies for Fiscal Year 2019 or risk a partial government shutdown.

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) announced a funding initiative with the U.S. Air Force to encourage youth to enter military, commercial, or additional aviation careers in the face of a pilot shortage that is expected to affect the future of air travel.

Jack Elliott Schapiro, a journalist and pilot who told general aviation’s “colorful and exciting” story in a weekly column in a New Jersey newspaper for 38 years and was twice honored by AOPA for his lifetime of service to GA, died Nov. 20. He was 94.

Last year’s Toys for Tots toy drive was so successful that this year we’re expanding our drop off locations. We’re trying to collect more toys than ever, which in turn will help more kids than ever.

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association expressed optimism about the industry’s prospects for 2019 as it announced increased third-quarter 2018 aircraft delivery figures across all aircraft segments. Estimated billings registered a modest decline.

Dimor Group Inc. located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has acquired WACO Aircraft Corporation, established in 1983 and located Battle Creek, MI, on November 9, 2018. The acquisition includes Centennial Aircraft Services, Inc., an FBO and FAA Part 145 maintenance facility also located in Battle Creek, MI.

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