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If you're a person who loves airplanes or would like to have a career in the aviation field, Northeast State Community College has a program for you.
This fall, the school's Advanced Technologies Division, is offering a technical certificate in Aviation Maintenance Technology.
A new program that allows you to develop the skill sets for maintaining and repairing an airplane. Northeast State announced the program Monday morning.
The Dallas Morning News
The Federal Aviation Administration said recently it is proposing a $325,000 fine against Southwest Airlines for flying an airplane too long after it had received temporary repairs. The recent penalty brings to $12,653,550 the total in proposed penalties that the FAA has levied against the Dallas airport over the past 20.5 months, including a $12 million fine from 2014 that Southwest contested.
Air & Space Magazine
It was a huge project. In 1934, artist Aline Rhonie began applying four coats of cement, goat's hair, and coarse marble dust, all mixed with slaked lime, to the wall — 1,400 square feet — of Hangar F at Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York. She wanted to paint a mural depicting aviation's early history. Rhonie was serious about several things, including flying and art, and had flown to Mexico in her Lambert MonoCoupe to study with muralist Diego Rivera.
By Ryan Clark
Hundreds of flights in and around the Washington, D.C., area were either delayed or canceled altogether recently due to a computer glitch in a nearby traffic control center. The disruption that diverted hundreds of flights along the East Coast has been resolved, but the cause of the problem still remains somewhat of a mystery — with some blaming a software upgrade and calling for changes regarding who gets to regulate said procedures.
General Aviation News
After working for several years to re-open the North Fox Island airstrip, located on a state-owned 820-acre island in Lake Michigan, officials with the Recreational Aviation Foundation report success.
Many volunteer man hours have gone into preparation and negotiations to reclaim and return the airstrip to a safe condition, according to RAF officials.
North Fox Island is approximately 27 miles northwest of Charlevoix.
One was a life-long flyer with a talent for dive-bombing its prey; the other a training plane for those still gaining their wings.
But when a graceful buzzard with a 3 ft. wingspan encountered a Cessna 152 as the aircraft came in to land, there was only ever going to be one winner.
What flabbergasted the pilots, however, was the impression made by the dramatic encounter at 1,000 ft. ... not to mention the hole in the cockpit and the unexpected feathered passenger they were left with.
MSN.com via Motor Trend
The long-awaited HondaJet made its North American public debut at Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival at California's Monterey Jet Center recently. Honda's first-ever private jet goes into service this year after a long but trouble-free gestation. The $4.5 million business jet can be flown by a crew of one or two and carry up to six passengers depending on configuration.
Rapid City Journal
In the shadows of Lookout Mountain shortly after noon, a U.S. Air Force F-16 trailing white smoke rocketed over downtown, tipping its wings in the universal symbol of greeting to those below.
And in that moment, as the afterburners kicked in and the jet rose over the ponderosa pines of the Black Hills, South Dakotan Scott Petz had returned home.
Seconds later, Maj. Petz, a member of the U.S. Air Force's elite Thunderbirds, established radio contact with Black Hills Airport/Clyde Ice Field, where he had worked as a teenager refueling airplanes and moving them about the tarmac.
Pilot reports of unmanned aerial systems have topped 650 so far this year — well over the 238 reported for all of 2014, the FAA said this week. The agency said there was a big jump in sightings this summer, with 138 pilot reports in June and 137 in July. Meanwhile, there were just 52 reports for the June-July 2014 period. The sightings were at altitudes up to 10,000 feet and came from a variety of aircraft, from large air carriers to helicopters, the FAA said.
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