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Picture of the Day: Not as bad as it looks

While strolling the grounds of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, General Aviation News columnist William E. Dubois came upon an upside-down airplane. It wasn’t the aftermath of an accident — but rather an attention-getting device for BAS Part Sales, a Colorado aircraft salvage company.

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Questions from the Cockpit: In defense of running out of gas

While I agree that it sure seems like a lot of airplanes are running out of gas, to be honest, I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often. And the reason for that boils down to two issues: First, there’s no way to know how much gas you have in your tanks, and second, there’s no way to know how much gas you’ll need for your flight.

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KVDI project wraps up early and under budget

The completed runway project is far from the last update for the airport. It is expected to receive $7 million in federal and local funding over the next several years to update its layout plan and to install up to 12 new hangars, city officials reported.


FAA grants support research on how drones can assist in disasters

“Every second counts in an emergency, and this funding will allow drones to safely and more quickly deploy in moments when minutes matter,” said Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen.

Searey sinks after hitting wave from a boat

The pilot’s failure to maintain airplane control during a water takeoff after an encounter with the wake from a boat.


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