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Volunteers continue to care for Death Valley’s airstrips

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) and the National Park Service (NPS) recently renewed their agreement addressing maintenance on the three airstrips in Death Valley National Park. Volunteers will perform maintenance on public airstrips at Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells, and Saline Valley. “The RAF and the NPS have been successfully partnering for […]

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Asleep at the yoke

Falling asleep while flying is something I’ve never done. I remember reading about a flight crew who did, overflying their Hawaiian island destination. I wondered what those two pilots felt in that moment when they both suddenly awoke with land and the airport well behind them. I can only imagine the gut-wrenching feeling they must […]

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Flight training experience award winners named

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association‘s You Can Fly program has revealed the 2017 Flight Training Experience Award winners. Earning top honors as the National Best Flight School is SkyTrek Alaska Flight Training in Anchorage, Alaska. National Best Flight Instructor winner is Zoan Harclerode from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Regional winners also were honored for providing a […]

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