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How can fuel affect the aviation and marine industries?

Nothing affects the transportation industry quite like fuel. Whether it's price, type or scarcity, the specter of gas always looms heavy over the industry of planes and boats. While states across the nation contemplate raising taxes on gas to pay for infrastructure repairs,...

source: By Ryan Clark
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Pilots decide to buy their own airplane for a variety of reasons. It could be a business decision, helping ensure coverage of a relatively wide sales area, or perhaps an aerial photography business. Specialized flight training — like acro, or a quicky instrument rating...

source: AVweb

George Applebay will be remembered for more than being a pioneer in glider design and a fixture in the soaring community. Applebay, who died in April at 89, also was a World War II flight engineer and a test pilot for various aviation companies. His career spanned decades...

source: AVweb

Wipaire reports that its factory-new engine conversion for the Cessna 182 is now available for landplanes. The Boss 182 Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion boasts a 58 pound gross weight increase on wheels. Owners can opt to use their...

source: General Aviation News

According to author Jeffrey Madison: Once I began flying the line, I rarely thought about seat positions and calibrations. At a certain point, takeoffs and landings in an airliner are all about holding a particular deck angle. That generally means eyes more inside on the...

source: General Aviation News

Having recently celebrated its first anniversary, Campbell River's Teen Flight program in British Columbia, Canada, has motivated students, dedicated mentors and a donated space in which to work. All it lacks is a flight-ready airplane. "If money was no issue, we could...

source: Campbell River Mirror

A solar-powered plane took off from Japan recently to attempt a five-day flight over open water to Hawaii, the eighth leg of its bid to fly around the world without fuel. Its long wings lighting up the night sky, the Solar Impulse 2 departed at 3:03 a.m. after an unscheduled,...

source: Canadian Press via Houston Today

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