August 29, 2014, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
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Chicago steakhouse features vintage aviation photos
A new steakhouse on Chicago's North Shore is decorated with more than 200 vintage aviation photographs.
August 29, 2014, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
August 29, 2014 Landsberg retires; WATTsUp electric trainer debuts
DeSoto heliport hangs the welcome sign
The DeSoto Heliport is officially open for business. But don't look for it in your GPS. The Texas facility is so new that it doesn't yet have an identifier.
'Wingfoot One' christened
Television personality Robin Roberts swung the champagne and took a ceremonial maiden voyage Aug. 23, christening the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. airship Wingfoot One.
Last Friday, we departed Detroit City VFR northbound in my SR22 for some sightseeing and requested traffic advisories from Selfridge Approach. Shortly thereafter, we heard this exchange: ... Selfridge Approach: "Cessna XXX, traffic at one o'clock and two miles. A whacko." ... Then a brief pause. ... Selfridge: "Correction: That's a 'Waco.'" ... Cessna XXX: "Maybe he's both!" -- Brian Litch
Japan Studies Indigenous Fighter Program
Japan is studying whether to go it alone on building its next generation of fighter aircraft. Japan's ministry of defense has been working on the Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD-X) for four years and it's scheduled to fly in January. Nikkei Asian Review says the ministry is asking the government for $384 million to fund a test program designed to see if the ATD-X can form the basis for an indigenous fighter program.
Commemorative Air Force Fights Hangar Rule
The Commemorative Air Force is asking the FAA to extend the Sept. 5 comment deadline on a proposed policy on "aeronautical uses" permitted in hangars on federally funded airports. The CAF says its various museums and shops are all in violation of the new rules and is asking the FAA to extend the comment period so the agency can "delve deeper into the unintended consequences" of the existing document.
Unconscious Pilot: SR22 Crashes Off Virginia
Fighter aircraft followed a Cirrus SR22 with an unconscious pilot aboard until it ran out of fuel and crashed in the Atlantic off Virginia on Saturday. The fighters were dispatched after the aircraft, on a flight plan to Manassas from Waukesha, Wisconsin, flew past its destination through restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., which attracted NORAD's attention.
Another Seat Recline Squabble Diverts Flight
An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week, authorities said.