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A Publication for I Fly America Members
   Volume 166
 October  2017

Keeping Your Cool in the Cold - Making the Most of Winter Flying Opportunities

By Paul Cianciolo, Reprinted with permission from FAA Safety Briefing

If you’ve decided to fly this winter — and not flee or fold up shop — then it’s time to dig your airplane out of the snow and give it a good checkup. Here are some tips to help you and your airplane bear the cold and have a safe winter flying season.

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IFA American Express card

aircraft financing

IFA Insurance Program

upgrade your IFA membership

Met Life Discounts

Last minute travel


Save Money With the IFA Aviation Insurance Program

One of the huge advantages of your IFA membership is access to the IFA Aviation Insurance Program, an easy-to-use, reliable, affordable and competitive resource for your aviation insurance needs – whether for your own aircraft or one that you might rent.

IFA has partnered with a nationwide aviation insurance agency to offer insurance for all lines of aviation insurance risks—owners, renters, flight school operators, charter operators, airports (private and public), maintenance shops and hangar owners.

The IFA Non-Owner Aviation Insurance Program offers coverage for single-engine standard, experimental and LSA aircraft, all at very affordable premiums.

The program specializes in the new Light Sport Aircraft with competitive rates and coverage for owners, renters and flight school operators.

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From FDA to FAA - How the FAA Evaluates Drugs for Aeromedical Use

By Susan Parson, Reprinted with permission from FAA Safety Briefing

In preparation for the private pilot flight training that I started in August 1991, earlier that summer I made my very first visit to an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) to acquire the necessary third-class medical and student pilot certificate ... a yellow-beige document that I still keep among the treasured souvenirs and mementos of my status as a certificated pilot. I upgraded the third-class medical to a second-class medical when I trained a few years later for my commercial pilot certificate. And, for the first 16 years of my aviation career, I was fortunate enough to breeze through both the many check-boxes on the FAA Airman Medical Application (FAA Form 8500-8, now exclusively online via MedXPress) and the exam itself.

That all changed in 2007, when I was diagnosed with a medical condition...

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Up in the Air Over Financing?

Looking for affordable and competitive financing for your aircraft? The IFA Aircraft Finance Program provides financing and refinancing for new and used aircraft from $54,000 to over $5 million in value and now offers a greater variety of terms across the broad scope of aviation to help members get into their aircraft of choice:

  • Rates among the most competitive in the country;
  • Terms up to 20 years available depending upon aircraft age and use;
  • Quick quote and loan turnaround – it’s fast and easy to finance your aircraft with IFA’s Aircraft Finance Program;
  • Pre-approval allows you to go ahead and actively shop for your aircraft;
  • Refinance your current rate at a low fixed rate; and
  • Finance upgrades, engine overhaul, aircraft improvements.

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Bad Weather, Bad Decision, Bad Flight, Bad Results - Beech BE-36A

Where:Mount Airy, NC
Injuries: 4 fatal
Phase of Flight: Takeoff

At 1930 eastern standard time, a Beech BE-36A registered to and operated by the commercial pilot, collided with terrain shortly after takeoff from the Mount Airy/Surry County Airport in Mount Airy, North Carolina. The personal flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91 and instrument flight rules (IFR). Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight plan was filed. The pilot and four passengers received fatal injuries, and the airplane was destroyed.

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