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7/22/2019

Redbird's Guided Independent Flight Training instrument rating program is designed to help pilots earn instrument ratings faster and more cost-effectively. The program lets students work with instructors on specific procedures then the practice procedures on their own in the simulator.

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7/22/2019

Pilot Ronald Davis, 85, has landed an airplane in all 50 states, completing the accomplishment on July 4 by landing at Hawaii's Kalaeloa (John Rodgers Field).

7/22/2019

Ready for the largest gathering of pilots in the world? These tips will help you make the most of your EAA AirVenture experience in Oshkosh, Wis.

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7/22/2019

Law enforcement agencies across the US are warning travelers to keep an eye on their luggage in an effort to thwart baggage thieves. Karen Carney, a spokesperson at Oklahoma's Will Rogers World Airport, said travelers "really need to be paying attention as your own advocate."

7/22/2019

Denver International Airport has dropped plans to build two new parking garages because travelers are increasingly opting to take the train or ridesharing services.

7/22/2019

A Southwest Airlines plane clipped the wing of another as the jet pushed back from the gate at Nashville International Airport, damaging both aircraft. Southwest took both planes out of service and accommodated passengers with different planes.

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7/22/2019

Georgia's Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is set to implement a total ban on indoor smoking and vaping on Jan. 2, 2020. The facility will close its smoking lounges and direct smokers to outdoor smoking areas.

7/22/2019

Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport sees 50 million passengers a year and can handle another 10 million, according to Clark County Department of Aviation director Rosemary Vassiliadis. The agency is also pursuing plans for a new major airport for the market.

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Las Vegas Sun
7/19/2019

Airlines are rolling out engaging safety videos at a faster clip than before, in an effort to reinforce their branding and encourage passengers to pay attention to critical safety information. "We feel so passionately that you need to watch the safety video every time you're on the plane," said Mark Krolick, a vice president for marketing at United Airlines.

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7/19/2019

Southwest Airlines is partnering with Nintendo to present the Let's Play Getaway sweepstakes. The sweepstakes will run from July 15 through August 13 and award one winner daily a Nintendo Switch system and game, and a grand prize winner with round-trip air travel for four, plus Nintendo Switch games systems and games. "Together, Southwest and Nintendo continue to elevate the ways in which we connect to our customers' passions, bringing families together over shared memories that will last," Southwest director Brandy King said.

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