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20 min ago | NBC San Diego

Freak SoCal Downpour Wreaks Havoc

A sudden thunderstorm with strong winds knocked down a power line, part of a tree limb and flooded streets in Lake Elsinore Tuesday. Tony Shin reports for NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. from Lake Elsinore Tuesday, Sept.


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4 hrs ago | Forfar Today

Squadron's open day

Air cadets from 2231 Squadron, Air Training Corps, will be holding an open day on Saturday, September 20 at their headquarters at Lochside Road, beginning at 11 a.m. There will be an opportunity for visitors to meet with existing cadets, officers and civilian staff and to view various displays and exhibits showing the range of activities open to members of the Air Training Corps. Membership of the Air Training Corps is open to boys and girls from the ages of 13 to 17A1 2. Activities include adventurous training, summer camps, visits to Royal Air Force stations, sports, shooting and flying in gliders and powered aircraft.


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8 hrs ago | Jalopnik

China Will Build A 'Superior Aviation Town' Near Beijing

The Shunyi District, eleven miles north of Beijing will soon be home to a community which will house a brand new airport with a 7,800 foot runway, business, and homes that all focus on general aviation. It will be called "Superior Aviation Town."


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10 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Avoca airport awarded $4M grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded more than $4 million to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Avoca for a taxiway extension. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced a $4,125,727 grant in separate press releases Monday.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Avoca, PA, Wilkes-Barre, PA, US News, US Senate, Senator Bob Casey, US Politics, Representative Matt Cartwright, US House of Representatives, Democrat

14 hrs ago | The Atlantic

Greening Up in Burlington, Rocking Out in Allentown

As American government seems ever more paralyzed at the national level, cities continue to find ways to grapple with real problems. Two more examples.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Burlington, VT, Life, Hobbies

19 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Venezuela Airline Crisis Makes Travelers Ever More Inventive

Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields have become a new norm for departing Venezuela as a multi-billion dollar pay dispute turns the country into something of a 'no-fly' zone. Major international airlines have slashed seat availability by half since last year, pulling many routes entirely in a spat with Venezuela's socialist government about the repatriation of $3.6 billion in ticket revenue.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Venezuela, Travel, Venezuela Travel, Life, Hobbies, Ecuador, Colombia

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Morris Daily Herald

Young Eagles program at Morris Airport program children a chance to soar through the skies

Sam Limbach, a Morris Community High School senior, helped with Saturday's event.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Morris, IL, Family, Kids, Coal City, IL

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Airport receives $80,000 environmental study grant

Daily EnterpriseHarlan Airport Board Chairman Mark Miracle looks out at the end of the Tucker-Guthrie Airport's runway where a proposed expansion will be constructed. Daily EnterpriseHarlan Airport Board Chairman Mark Miracle looks out at the end of the Tucker-Guthrie Airport's runway where a proposed expansion will be constructed.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Harlan, KY, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Denver Post

Centennial Airport noise monitors to collect data by year's end

Centennial Airport expects to have its recently installed noise monitors officially collecting data toward the end of the year, providing data that could help mitigate noise from the second-busiest general aviation airport in the country. The structures look like a 20-foot light pole with the monitor on top.


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Middlesboro Daily News

Airport receives FAA grant

U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers announced on Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded funds for improvements at the Middlesboro-Bell County Airport. The $452,790 Federal Aviation Administration grant will support the land acquisition for approaches, new runway lighting and improvements in airport drainage.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Kentucky

The Jersey Journal

Anonymous 'Citizens for Readington' group focused on Solberg Airport

READINGTON TWP. - - A group calling itself "Citizens for Readington" has distributed a mailer and is seeking signatures on an online petition, likes on its new Facebook page and followers on Twitter.


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Bangor Daily News

Presque Isle airport receives $2.9 million for infrastructure improvements

Officials at the Northern Maine Regional Airport say nearly $3 million in federal grant money will go toward badly needed ramp and hangar improvements at the central Aroostook County facility. "We have been talking about this apron rehabilitation project for several years," airport director Scott Wardwell said Monday morning.


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Enfield Independent

An artist painted a special work to commemorate the 100th anniversary ...

Malcom Gray, of Enfield, has created a mural of Royal Flying Corps fighter pilots shooting down an enemy airship over North London as part of the collection. Mr Gray, who runs an art group at Lea Valley High School, in Bullsmoor Lane, created the painting for the De Havilland Aircraft Museum, in London Colney.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Arts, Painting

Sun Sep 14, 2014

KIXQ-FM Joplin

Joplin Airport Open House Wednesday

The Joplin Regional Airport will hold an open house on Wednesday. Airport manager Steve Stockam tells News Talk KZRG they'll show the public the airport's updated master plan.


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Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Fla. Everglades

Sept. 14--A helicopter pilot landed on a levee in Everglades Holiday Park on Saturday afternoon after briefly losing contact with an air-traffic-control tower, a fire-rescue official said. The pilot was in communication with North Perry General Aviation Airport and was traveling with one passenger; neither was injured, according to Mike Jachles, spokesman for Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.


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Airport to raise terminal fee

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority explained that it needs to raise the passenger service charge , or terminal fee, for the further development of the airport aerodrome. The International Civil Aviation Organization defines aerodrome as an area on land or water--including buildings, installations and equipment--intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure and surface movement of aircraft.


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The Daily Star

Travolta owns 2 runways in home for his private planes

Hollywood superstar John Travolta is a certified private pilot who owns five aircraft, so it is only fitting that the 60-year-old actor's Florida home has two runways that lead directly to his front door. "We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment's notice, and we succeeded at that," a bearded Travolta said during an interview Thursday on Australia's "Today", reports Business Insider.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 707, Movies, Entertainment

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Manufacturers making progress with diesel-powered airplane engines

When it comes to the next big thing for general aviation airplanes, aviation experts are looking toward diesel engines that run on jet fuel. Several major aircraft and engine makers have announced the development of diesel engines suited for aircraft, including Wichita's Cessna Aircraft, in part because of a need for alternative fuel sources.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Alternative Energy, Energy, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Cessna 172, Cessna Aircraft, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

News Journal

Guard group seeks public help on C-130H alertGuard group seeks public ...

Guard group seeks public help on C-130H alert National organization times its notice to legislation creeping through Congress Check out this story on The time is now to contact your local representatives in Washington about the need to upgrade the fleet of C-130H planes that call units like the 179th Airlift Wing home, according to Rich Green, former commander of the 179th and now leader of the Mansfield Military Affairs Council. "It's very much a timing thing.


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5 Expensive Hobbies

Think about what you'd really like to do on your vacation and create a list to narrow your choices - whether it's hitting the beach, going shopping, climbing a mountain or visiting a museum. Consider whether you can do this somewhere nearby, or whether you know anyone who has done your chosen activities before on a similar budget.


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