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 The Weekender: Pumpkin Drops to Chili Cookoffs

As the fall colors peak nationwide and Halloween approaches, the fly-ins continue at full throttle. Our weekly review of SocialFlight revealed a pumpkin drop at an airport birthday bash, two chili cook-offs and a classic fly-in breakfast.


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 Cirrus Partners With OpenAirplane

A new partnership between Cirrus and OpenAirplane is designed to make it easier for more pilots to get access to airplanes throughout the country.


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 Used Market: Newer Business Aircraft In Demand

A Texas aircraft broker says used aircraft prices are stabilizing and newer used aircraft are in demand but there are still plenty of old business jets on the market. Rene Banglesdorf, CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, told AVweb in a podcast interview at NBAA in Orlando that while the market hasn't recovered, it's at least showing signs of recovery, even at the low end.


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 NTSB: Pilot Error Caused Fatal Jet Crash

The captain of a Beechcraft 390 Premier failed to follow the correct procedures for an anti-skid failure, resulting in a fiery crash that killed five passengers, the NTSB said in its final report on Tuesday. The jet was returning to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport, in Thomson, Georgia, on February 20, 2013, when it failed to slow down after touchdown. The captain initiated a go-around. Nine seconds later, the jet collided with a utility pole about 1,835 feet from the end of the runway, 63 feet above the ground.


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