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 AOPA Releases Annual Nall Report, Safety Video

AOPA's Air Safety Institute released its 24th annual Joseph T. Nall Report (PDF) this week, including for the first time a review of helicopter accident causes. Overall, accident rates for non-commercial fixed-wing aircraft climbed from 6.30 per 100,000 hours in 2010 to 6.54 in 2012 due to flight time decreasing while accident counts remained level in that period.

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 Air Show Plane Comes Apart, Pilot Killed

An air show pilot was killed during practice for the New York Air Show on Friday after the tail separated from the aircraft. The aircraft, a Giles 202 owned by air show performer Andrew Wright, crashed in a wooded area.

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 Goyer Out As Flying Magazine Editor

Former Flying Magazine Editor-in-Chief Robert Goyer has announced he is no longer with the magazine and that it was not his doing. Goyer, who has been the EIC for five years after 15 years as a writer for the magazine, announced the change in circumstances in a Facebook post and told AVweb in an interview Friday that it was a surprise to him.

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 New This Week

AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found a fuel-price app for jet operators and flight departments, the annual big gathering of the Civil Air Patrol, Zenith Aircraft's upcoming Open Hangar Day, and a final call for nominees for public benefit flying awards.

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