American Helicopter Museum and Education Center's RotorFest

All Helicopter Air Show
October 11 th & 12th 2014
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using a Garmin GRS 77/77H AHRS or GDC 74A/74B/74H Read This

The FAA issued a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) in August that alerts owners, operators, repair stations, and mechanics about the temporary loss of displayed heading and attitude in aircraft equipped with the Garmin GRS 77/77H AHRS (Attitude Heading Reference System). Two possible causes identified by Garmin are moving the aircraft on the ground during the first 10 seconds after powering up the AHRS, and magnetic interference introduced near the magnetometer(s) during AHRS initialization.

FAA seeks to keep federally funded hangars for aviation - but at what cost?

AOPA is asking the FAA to be more flexible when it comes to determining what constitutes acceptable use of airport hangars. In formal comments filed Sept. 18, the association urges the FAA to expand its definition of “aeronautical use” and to give the owners of private hangars more freedom to use them as they wish.

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Mastering Cross Wind Takeoffs and Landings

"Annual Essex Skypark Wings & Wheels"
Topic: Mastering Cross Wind Takeoffs and Landings
On Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00
Essex Skypark
1401 Diffendall Rd

Essex, MD 21221

Select Number: EA0757766

New FAA Safety Briefing Available

The September/October 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the world of student pilots and airmen-in-training. As a continuation to our last student pilot-themed edition in 2012, this issue explores additional tips and resources to help provide a successful path to initial pilot certification, as well as provide a refresher to those more experienced aviators

Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame sets date

The Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame (DAHF) was established to honor Delaware’s aviation greats and to promote public recognition of the role of flight in the progress of The First State. The Hall of Fame has now recognized, through 2014, a total of 91 current or former Delawareans who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of aviation/aerospace in Delaware, brought singular credit to the First State in their achievements elsewhere and/or have shown gallantry in aviation in service to the First State and/or the Nation.

Pilot's dream for sale on Maryland's eastern shore

Every Pilot’s Dream !
Your Own little farm-estate on the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay
With Private Airstrip
Located on Hills Point Cove, 17.26 acres, 12 miles west of Cambridge, MD as “Big Oak Farm” on the Washington Sectional.
Comfortable, roomy house with spectacular views, hangar and 1600’ grass strip from the road to the water (East-West direction). Looks 12 miles across The Bay to the Western Shore with 400’ sandy beach.
Flying, hunting, fishing, boating, relaxing. beautiful sunsets, wildlife, solitude.

Notams out this weekend...stay on top of things!

AFRICOM - Washington, DC
Notice Number: NOTC5483

August 4-7, 2014
Washington, DC
SFRA/FRZ - 18000 MSL

Specific instructions and restrictions are available at once the NOTAM has been issued.
*Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest information, call your local Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.

July August 2014 FAA Safety Briefing Now Available

The July/August 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on Flying Companions. In this issue we look to provide a basic guide for friends and loved ones who join us in the air or might have an interest in doing so. In addition, you can learn about the current state of ADS-B and where it’s going in the future.

Fighting the Fear, Finding the Fun!
The Cockpit Companion’s Guide to GA Flying Enjoyment
by Susan Parson

The Voice of Reason Partnering for Safety and Risk Management
by Susan Parson

Bellanca Airfield aims to bring Cruisair home

In a recent press release Friends of Bellanca Airfield announce Smithsonian has chosen them as a suitable home for their Bellanca Cruisair. They are raising funds for the transport.


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