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  1. Pilots! Free Charts, and get a new approach commissioned where you fly. FAA AeroNav

    This is the neatest thing I have seen our government do in a while. Basically they gave us access to much of their charting data. You can find out about approaches in development, what it takes to get a new approach commissioned, how to get a private strip on the charts, and best of all, free charts! You still have to print them, but for those who fly IFR infrequently it sure beats buying a whole ...
  2. Airventure Oshkosh is drying out--CAP Blue Beret gets an easy day.

    The sun has been out and the grounds are drying amazingly fast, but there is still standing water in many places and there are a ton of aircraft waiting at satellite airports to get into Oshkosh for Airventure 2010. Arrivals have picked-up on Sunday and the airshow was compacted to get more birds on the ground here, but there is still lots of catch-up to do.

    We snapped some shots of ...

    Updated 07-27-2010 at 09:25 by Cappy

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  3. The CAPVine team has arrived at Airventure and it's muddy!

    Mud is what everyone will remember about Airventure 2010!

    We pulled into the Camp Scholer gate just in the nick of time. Campers right behind us were stacked-up on the road leading-in for miles. And they were ultimately turned away. Also, we didn't get out usual spot because it is currently occupied by a foot and a half of standing water and a few hundred gulls. We really need some ...

    Updated 07-27-2010 at 09:01 by Cappy

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  4. Why smash bugs when you can incinerate them in a mach 5 scramjet.

    An experimental aircraft has set a new record for the longest hypersonic flight after streaking across the sky Wednesday for more than three minutes while flying at Mach 5 five times the speed of sound the United States Air Force has announced.

    The vehicle, called the X-51A Waverider, dropped from a B-52 Stratofortress mother ship while flying over the Pacific Ocean just off ...

    Updated 05-28-2010 at 12:30 by Cappy

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  5. Civil Air Patrol on The History Channel's Tactical to Practical.

  6. Steve Fossett search debriefed by NatGeo

    Check out this video on the search for Steve Fossett. Civil Air Patrol's involvement is discussed many times. The trailer is here. The title of the show is Lost in The Nevada Triangle.

    Updated 02-27-2010 at 10:43 by Captain Awesome

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  7. Airplane Thieving Boy

    Take a look at this. It's from the Avweb.com website:

    February 12, 2010
    Allegedly Prolific Teen Thief Steals Another Cirrus?

    By Glenn Pew, Contributing Editor, Video Editor

    18-year-old Colton Harris-Moore is apparently the prime suspect in a fourth stolen aircraft episode in the northwest -- this one involving a Cirrus SR22 and the 2010 Vancouver ...

    Updated 02-12-2010 at 09:26 by Colonel Klink

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  8. Mountaintop Takeoff, Approach, and Landing--SCARY!

    Don't try this in a CAP bugsmasher!

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  9. The State of the Airliner Piloting Profession

    Here is a very depressing documentary that aired on PBS about the crash of a Colgan Airlines commuter turboprop in an upstate New York neighborhood last year (2009).

    Many of you likely heard about the crash. Well, the final NTSB report was recently released and a good chunk of the blame was placed on the quality of the piloting due to a number of factors. Among the so-called causal factors ...

    Updated 02-23-2010 at 08:08 by Cappy

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  10. Found: A great Public Relations piece on a squadron from the Connecticut wing.

    A very nice piece done on a squadron in the CT Wing...





    Updated 02-23-2010 at 08:31 by Cappy

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