Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense in general aviation. It will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to not fly into a storm, life isn’t always fair, and maybe it was pilot error. Common Sense lived by simple, sound principals, including “follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance practices” and “the pilot is in charge.”

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California’s Edwards Air Force Base offers the Edwards Aero Club for members of the military and retired military personnel. Civilian defense employees and contractors are also eligible to join the flying club, which costs $25 a month. The club has six flight instructors and an FAA-approved ground school. The Examiner

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Effective June 30, 2010, the FAA is deleting the term “taxi to” from taxi and ground movement operations as it pertains to aircraft cleared to taxi to an assigned takeoff runway. The change requires controllers to issue explicit runway crossing clearances “for each runway (active/inactive or closed) crossing.” And aircraft issued clearance to cross a runway must cross that runway before receiving clearance for a subsequent runway crossing. There is an exception: “At airports where the taxi route between runway centerlines is less than 1,000 feet apart, multiple runway crossings may be issued after receiving approval by the Terminal Services Director of Operations,” according to the FAA.

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Long Beach Airport Association
Quarterly General Membership and Safety Meeting
When: Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Where: Airflite
Time: 6:30 Pm Hangar Flying 7:00 PM Safety Meeting

We’ll be raffling off a profusion of really great prizes! Sandwiches, fruit, desserts and beverages will be served.  Family, Friends, Flyins – Welcome!

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EPA Issues Proposed Rulemaking for Leaded Avgas
On April 28, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), the first step in a process that may lead to standards mandating GA’s transition to unleaded avgas. This action allows the public to comment on the current data being considered to develop standards to control lead emissions from piston-powered aircraft.

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Los Osos Developer Jeff Edwards is still at it. The second in the series of six “informational” meetings with the intent to bulldoze the airport for development (and profit). Come and make your voice heard! We had great media for the event on March 17th, and were featured on KSBY and the Tribune. We need to send a resounding “no” to closing our beautiful Oceano Airport.

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Los Osos Developer Jeff Edwards is still at it. The second in the series of six “informational” meetings with the intent to bulldoze the airport for development (and private development profit). Come and make your voice heard! We had great media for the event on March 17th, and were featured on KSBY and the Tribune. We need to send a resounding “no” to closing our beautiful Oceano Airport.

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The G-AIRMET was created to provide hazardous en-route weather information in a condensed and higher resolution product than had previously been available, according to Murphy. The new product may be used by itself or in conjunction with other in-flight products such as the legacy text AIRMET that has been produced for decades. Responses from a survey of pilots held from July 2007 to March 2010 showed a high pilot preference for the new tool.

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FAA LAUNCHES INCURSION CAMPAIGN The FAA is starting an aggressive campaign aimed at curbing runway incursions in general but GA deviations in particular. At Sun ‘n Fun 2010, Wes Timmons, the FAA’s director of runway safety, unveiled a new campaign called “If You’ve Crossed The Line, You’ve Crossed The Line.” As the name implies, the…

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