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Boeing Forecasts Increased Global Demand for Airline Pilots
August 30, 2013, 10:32 am
Half million new pilots needed to support projected airplane deliveries
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Virgin Galactic spaceflights are growing in numbers
August 19, 2013, 04:21 pm
Over 600 now set to lausch on Virgin Galactic
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Museum to honor Tuskegee Airmen
February 27, 2013, 10:25 am

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Sequestration looms as FAA plans to cut $600 million in spending
February 26, 2013, 10:30 am
Sequestration is expected to go into effect on March 1 and the Federal Aviation Administration has made plans to cut $600 million in spending to offset losses.
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SheltairDaytona celebrated 25thanniversary this past weekend
February 25, 2013, 10:35 am
The Sheltair Daytona 25th anniversary was celebrated during the 55th annual Daytona 500 this past weekend.
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Museum to feature Tuskegee Airmen paintings and drawings
February 25, 2013, 10:15 am
The Museum of Flight in Seattle is paying tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military pilots, with an exhibition featuring paintings and drawings of the airmen.
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Impact of travel to be presented to members of Congress 
February 22, 2013, 03:04 pm
The travel industry's significant impact on the U.S. economy is expected have government officials vying for its promotion.
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Jet Professionals celebrates 30 years in business
February 20, 2013, 11:18 am
Jet Professionals recently announced that it has been in business for 30 years after starting out with just two people in Shelton, Connecticut in 1983.
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General aviation shows mixed results in 2012, app looks to re-energize the community
February 13, 2013, 10:58 am
General aviation aircraft deliveries and billings showed mixed results last year, as experts anticipate stronger numbers in the next few years.
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Wings Over North Georgia Air Show to feature the Thunderbirds
February 13, 2013, 10:29 am
The annual Wings Over North Georgia Air Show is being held on October 12 to 13 at Rome's Richard B. Russell Regional Airport and company officials recently announced that the event will feature a performance from the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.
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Advanced tickets on sale for the Thunder in the Valley Air Show
February 12, 2013, 01:09 pm
This spring will be chalk full of air shows for the aviation enthusiast and one has just been added to the list.
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New app helps train pilots
February 11, 2013, 11:45 am
Applications have taken the aviation industry by storm, offering services from how to successfully navigate an upcoming aviation event to avoiding inclement weather while in the air.
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Upcoming events for the general aviator
February 8, 2013, 02:09 pm
Twin Commander Aircraft recently announced that its University Program will be held April 24-27 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains.
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Pilotworkshops.com buys the rights to ZD Publishing
February 7, 2013, 10:40 am
Pilotworkshops.com is looking to help pilots not only utilize their GPS's full capabilities, but master every aspect of them.
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FedEx donates Boeing 727 to SUN 'n FUN
February 5, 2013, 02:24 pm
FedEx Express recently announced that it has donated a Boeing 727 to SUN 'n FUN to help them train future and current pilots in the classroom.
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WACO launches Great Lakes Paint Scheme Contest
February 5, 2013, 02:07 pm
WACO Aircraft has recently announced that the Great Lakes Paint Scheme Contest is underway, giving aviation fans a chance to enter their artwork to win prizes.
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Idaho Aviation Expo set for May
January 30, 2013, 04:57 pm
The Idaho Aviation Expo will be at Idaho Falls Regional Airport on May 17-18.
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EZ-VIKING crimps with the best of them
January 30, 2013, 12:07 pm
Platinum Tools recently debuted the EZ-VIKING crimp tool, giving the general aviation community a high quality product that could be used for any crimping job.
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U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring a success
January 28, 2013, 12:08 pm
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida did not draw the usual crowds this year, as many airplanes did not make it on account of the weather.
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Air Zoo letting museum-goers jump in the cockpit
January 28, 2013, 11:20 am
Air Zoo has been in aviation news often throughout the past year and is already making headlines in 2013. During the month of February, Air Zoo is giving visitors a chance to see a different side of aviation.
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Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year goes to John Uczekaj of Aspen Avionics
January 23, 2013, 04:48 pm
President and CEO of Aspen Avionics John Uczekaj was recently named the Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year by Living Legends of Aviaiton.
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Virginia mayors write a letter to Obama over user fee concerns
January 21, 2013, 10:39 am
General aviation is critical to not only the U.S. economy but also to businesses and citizens who rely on it. One state is recognizing this importance and looking to confront changes that threaten the livelihood of those who depend on general aviation.
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SkyQues​tbrings in Kodiak
January 18, 2013, 04:05 pm
General aviation airplanes are a testament to the industry's growth, which has been one business that handled the recession like a clear day landing.
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Business aviation big business in 2013
January 16, 2013, 02:38 pm
Business aviation endured the recession, but should companies like GM up and buy a jet?
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Cessna begins M2 production
January 15, 2013, 05:08 pm
Cessna recently told General Aviation News that it has began production in its Citation M2 at a facility in Independence, Kansas.
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Cessna Grand Caravan EX flies to GA future
January 11, 2013, 01:38 pm
According to Cessna, the Cessna Grand Caravan EX has exceeded company expectations, earning a Federal Aviation Administration Type Certification as deliveries are currently taking place.
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Jeppesen links mobile devices with cockpit
January 10, 2013, 01:41 pm
Jeppesen recently announced that it is offering route planning capabilities that can be transferred between mobile devices and installed avionics to help streamline pilot efficiency and safety while in the air.
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NBAA and FMA aviation events
January 9, 2013, 06:11 pm
The National Business Aviation Association recently announced their latest regional forum in partnership with the Southern California Aviation Association.
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WACO aircraft to be NextGen capable
January 8, 2013, 05:34 pm
WACO YMF-5D aircraft will now feature full ADS-B NexGen capability with new Garmin GDL 88 ADS-B data-link, Garmin GTN 750 and Garmin GTN 635 Touchscreen navigators, as aircraft manufacturers ready planes for the FAA NextGen system.
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Ohio mayors petition user fees to President Obama
January 4, 2013, 02:10 pm
A group of mayors from 15 committees in Ohio are banning together to raise awareness of the importance of general aviation to local communities and the country as a whole.
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Michael Huerta named FAA leader
January 3, 2013, 05:16 pm
After serving as acting administrator to the Federal Aviation Administration for a year, Congress confirmed on January 1 that Michael Huerta will become the national aviation authority's permanent leader.
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University, scholarship promote growth in general aviation
December 31, 2012, 04:51 pm
Twin Commander Aircraft recently announced it is entering its third decade of hosting what it calls the Twin Commander University.
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Aviation shipments up slightly as fiscal cliff is set to kick in
December 28, 2012, 11:37 am
A recent report by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association showed that global shipments of general aircraft increased during the first nine months of 2012, even with economic uncertainty.
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Thunderbirds to fly at 2013 Sun 'n Fun
December 27, 2012, 11:33 am
In an announcement made at the International Council of Airshows Convention in Las Vegas, officials of the 2013 Sun 'n Fun International Fly-in & Expo said next year's show will feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds military jet team.
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Two new members join Air Elite Network
December 18, 2012, 01:54 pm
Officials from Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, have recently joined the Air Elite Network.
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NATCA: Sequestration spells doom
December 17, 2012, 02:11 pm
A recent report by the National Air Traffic Control Association could spell doom for air traffic controllers and the general aviation community if Congress does not avoid sequestration cuts, which would take effect January 2, 2013.
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MacArthur sees increase in general aviation flights
December 14, 2012, 05:11 pm
General aviation flights have significantly increased at Long Island, New York's MacArthur Airport this year, even as commercial aviation shows signs of struggle, according to a Newsday report.
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New system helps pilots navigate storms over the ocean
December 13, 2012, 01:49 pm
NASA has funded a prototype system that has been developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research to help pilots navigate inclement weather as they travel over remote ocean regions.
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Aviation accounts for 6 percent of North Carolina GDP
December 12, 2012, 05:20 pm
A recent study by the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University, commissioned by the Division of Aviation, investigated the impact aviation has on North Carolina's economy.
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TXAA Foundation urges pilots to take the PLEDGE
December 11, 2012, 05:50 pm
The Texas Aviation Association Foundation recently launched the PLEDGE program, which looks to reduce the number of accidents in the general aviation industry.
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Petersen Aviation creates website for mogas conversion
December 10, 2012, 05:32 pm
Petersen Aviation recently announced that it has launched a newly improved website to help the aviation community more easily convert their aircraft to mogas.
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Jeppesen offers full suite of e-books
December 10, 2012, 02:24 pm
In July, Jeppesen announced that the following eBooks were available through the Apple iBookstore: the Private Pilot Guided Flight Discovery manual, the A&P Technician General Airframe and Powerplant textbooks and reference books.
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Fiscal cliff shadows over aviation
December 7, 2012, 04:13 pm
A bipartisan agreement still has not been made on the looming fiscal cliff set to kick in at the beginning of 2013.
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December is General Aviation Appreciation Month in Ohio
December 6, 2012, 05:23 pm
Ohio Governor John Kasich recently declared December General Aviation Appreciation Month for the state, honoring those in the aviation community and the impact the industry has on its economy.
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Where2 Interactive releases SocialFlight 2.0
December 5, 2012, 05:43 pm
Where2 Interactive recently launched its SocialFlight 2.0 application, which offers pilots an interactive map of thousands of aviation events.
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NextGen technology to be implemented in Colorado
December 4, 2012, 12:55 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is currently implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System, the largest aviation investment in U.S. history, which will allow air traffic controllers to handle more planes.
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AEA opens registration for convention
December 3, 2012, 05:11 pm
The 56th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show will convene in Las Vegas on March 25 to 28 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center.
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SAFE offers aviation and aerospace lesson plans for K-12 teachers
November 30, 2012, 06:15 pm
The Society of Aviation & Flight Educators recently announced that it has added on to its online Resource Center.
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Sporty's announces milestones
November 30, 2012, 06:09 pm
Over the past Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Sporty’s Academy at Clermont County Airport in Ohio celebrated four first solos, two private pilot certifications, two commercial pilot certifications and a certified flight instructor certificate.
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EAA holiday auction in full swing
November 29, 2012, 06:12 pm
The Experimental Aviation Association's annual Spirit of the Holidays auction is currently underway, encouraging aviation fans to head to their website and bid on various items.
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Adjust Your Altitude career day attracted 200
November 28, 2012, 01:27 pm
Duncan Aviation officials recently said that 200 students, parents, counselors and teachers showed up for its aviation career day, Adjust Your Altitude, on October 3.
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Contract control towers just as safe as FAA towers, study shows
November 27, 2012, 05:09 pm
According to a recent audit by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, air traffic control towers that are staffed by private contractors are cheaper, while at the same time provide the same level of safety, when compared to control towers that are staffed by the government.
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AOPA names Aero-Space Reports strategic partner
November 26, 2012, 01:57 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association recently signed an agreement with Aero-Space Reports, making the aircraft title and escrow service company a strategic partner.
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PilotMall extends discount for servicemembers
November 26, 2012, 01:56 pm
PilotMall.com, an internet pilot supply retailer, recently announced that it is extending its 10 percent military and veteran discount to former and active service members of the Civil Air Patrol and to volunteer public service flying organizations like individuals in the Air Care Alliance.
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General aviation on NTSB Most Wanted List again
November 20, 2012, 01:02 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board again listed general aviation on its 10 Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements, even while he organization claims the safety rate has been improving,
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AOPA releases FlyQ Electronic Flight Bag
November 19, 2012, 05:18 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association recently released the latest addition to its popular FlyQ application for electronic devices.
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US to become leading fuel producer
November 19, 2012, 01:34 pm
The International Energy Agency expects that the United States will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's leading oil producer, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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General aviation critical to Indiana
November 16, 2012, 05:08 pm
In recent months, states have highlighted general aviation's critical role to their economy by dedicating a specific month to celebrate the industry. Indiana is the latest to do so with a recent study.
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Piper and FIT form Aviation Career Alliance
November 15, 2012, 05:01 pm
Piper Aircraft and the Florida Institute of Technology recently announced that they have started the Piper Aviation Career Alliance to encourage and support opportunities for aviation graduates from the school.
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Airplane shipments up from last year
November 13, 2012, 01:32 pm
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association recently released numbers for the general aviation industry's first nine months of shipping and billing in 2012.
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NAFI advocates for efficiency in flight instructors
November 12, 2012, 04:27 pm
The National Association of Flight Instructors recently issued a proposal to the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team to join forces in promoting and streamlining flight instructor proficiency.
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NAFI advocates pilot training
November 8, 2012, 03:17 pm
The National Association of Flight Instructors moved its headquarters to Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in September to increase access for visitors, FBO services on the field, and large spaces within the facility for seminars, events and further offers provided by NAFI.
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Unusual Attitude Training offered by new Stallion 51 company
November 8, 2012, 03:06 pm
Stallion 51 recently announced that it will be offering Unusual Attitude Training, under a new company name that goes by U?T, with its uniquely equipped L-39 turbojet.
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Rectrix takes off at Worcester Regional Airport
November 7, 2012, 05:04 pm
takes off at Worcester Regional Airport
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Arizona Aircraft Expo on the horizon
November 6, 2012, 04:21 pm
Aircraft dealers in Arizona are working away to prepare for the fourth annual Arizona Aircraft Expo on November 9 and 10.
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NBAA convention a success despite Sandy's wrath
November 5, 2012, 01:21 pm
The National Business Aviation Association wrapped up the three-day 65th Annual Meeting and Convention on November 1.
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GAO calls for changes at the FAA
November 1, 2012, 03:38 pm
The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently asked the Federal Aviation Administration to begin collecting flight hours for all general aviation aircraft, in addition to data on recurrent training.
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BP drops plans for cellulosic ethanol
October 31, 2012, 03:46 pm
BP recently announced that it is dropping plans to build a commercial-scale cellulosic-ethanol plant in Florida.
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New radio-controlled exhibit at Museum of Flight
October 31, 2012, 02:54 pm
The Marymoor Radio Control Club recently announced that it will be holding an exhibition of flyable radio-controlled aircraft at The Museum of Flight in Seattle on November 4.
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Aviation appreciation month comes to a close in Alabama
October 30, 2012, 04:25 pm
Robert Bentley, the governor of Alabama, declared late in the month that October is General Aviation Appreciation in the state.
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AOPA disagrees with Brookings report
October 29, 2012, 02:48 pm
The Aircraft Owners Pilots Association recently issued a report saying the federal Airport Improvement Program grants for general aviation airports should remain in place because of the crucial role they play in the national air transportation system.
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Henry Waxman letter urges FAA to expand fuel options
October 26, 2012, 03:13 pm
California Democrat Representative Henry Waxman recently sent a letter to Michael Huerta, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, urging the FAA to expand on unleaded fuels in order to reduce toxic emissions, especially in airports that are located near residential areas.
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New aviation club announced
October 26, 2012, 03:11 pm
Houston airport recently announced the start of the Houston Airport System Aviation Club to encourage young people to seek out careers in aviation and aerospace.
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EAA leader steps down
October 25, 2012, 03:22 pm
Rod Hightower recently announced that he will resign as Experimental Aircraft Association leader after being in charge of the Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based organization for the past few years.
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2013 Southeast Aviation Expo sets a date
October 24, 2012, 03:09 pm
The date has been set for the 2013 Southeast Aviation Expo at Greenville Downtown Airport in South Carolina.
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Tuskegee Airmen honored by NBAA
October 23, 2012, 02:47 pm
The National Business Aviation Association recently awarded the Tuskegee Airmen the 2012 Meritorious Service to Aviation, the association's highest reward.
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Air Zoo adds first radio control plane
October 22, 2012, 04:01 pm
Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan, recently announced that guests visiting their museum will now be able to learn about the Guff, the world’s first successful radio control aircraft.
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GE Aviation posts gains
October 19, 2012, 03:38 pm
General Electric recently reported profit increases of 7 percent, accounting for $3.5 billion in the third quarter.
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Sequestration: Impending doom?
October 18, 2012, 04:04 pm
The government has problem to solve for the general aviation community before the year's end and sequestration fees kick in, as models of other nations and officials raise concerns on their effects.
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Aviation events: New and old
October 17, 2012, 04:12 pm
Landmark Aviation recently hosted an open house event to show off its newly remodeled facility at the Roanoke Regional Airport in Virginia.
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October is General Aviation Appreciation Month in West Virginia
October 16, 2012, 03:55 pm
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin recently named October General Aviation Appreciation Month in the state.
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Bahamas Pilot Challenge announced
October 15, 2012, 01:37 pm
The Bahamas Pilot Challenge has recently been announced for 2012 through 2013, encouraging pilots to head to the many islands off the Bahamas.
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Flight Training Excellence awards issued by AOPA
October 15, 2012, 01:36 pm
With the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit currently under way, thousands of aviation enthusiasts have flocked to Palm Springs, California.
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Flight Training Excellence awards issued by AOPA
October 12, 2012, 08:25 pm
With the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit currently under way, thousands of aviation enthusiasts have flocked to Palm Springs, California.
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Upcoming aviation events
October 10, 2012, 03:15 pm
Piper Aircraft and the Piper Cub's recently announced that they will be celebrating their 75th anniversary with a customer fly-in from November 9 to 11 in Vero Beach, Florida.
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Cobalt selects aviation suite for Co50
October 9, 2012, 12:38 pm
Cobalt Aircraft Industries recently announced that it selected the Esterline CMC Electronics' SmartDeck avionics suite for the new Co50 five-place, single-engine aircraft.
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Air Zoo acquires new plane
October 4, 2012, 02:31 pm
Air Zoo in Michigan has been impacting the general aviation community with announcements and events through the year.
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AOPA Aviation Summit ready for takeoff
October 3, 2012, 03:22 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit is rapidly approaching as thousands of general aviation pilots and enthusiasts will be heading to Palm Springs, California, for the event on October 11 to 13.
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Version 2.0 of QInetiQ trainer app released
October 2, 2012, 02:39 pm
The general aviation community has been showered with tools and innovations that will benefit any pilot.
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FAA names Center of Excellence for General Aviation
October 1, 2012, 01:28 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that it has selected a team of universities to lead the Air Transportation Center of Excellence for general aviation.
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Southeast Aviation Expo to help with jobs
September 27, 2012, 03:56 pm
Two forums titled Training and Careers in the Aerospace and Aviation Industry and How to Become a Pilot are being held at the Southeast Aviation Expo at Greenville Downtown Airport.
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Community college receives aviation training grant
September 26, 2012, 05:20 pm
The host of Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe, confronted the problem facing Alabama and looming throughout the nation; the shortage of skilled workers.
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Piper delivers 500 Meridians
September 25, 2012, 12:36 pm
Piper Aircraft recently announced it has delivered the 500th pressurized single-engine turboprop M-Class Meridian to its SouthEast Piper location so the plane's new owner in Florida can pick it up.
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Aviation events to cap off summer
September 24, 2012, 04:33 pm
The aviation community is closing out the flying season with upcoming events all across the map.
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Air Zoo honors WASPs
September 21, 2012, 02:49 pm
The Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan, recently announced that they will be celebrating Women Airforce Service Pilots on September 22 at 1 p.m. with a reunion and presentation.
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Airplane teardown process perfected
September 20, 2012, 01:58 pm
An airplanes teardown and process of teardown provides valuable information for the aviation industry and have been associated with aircraft scrapping, recycling, disassembly, decommissioning, part-out and demolition, according Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions.
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Piper gets new maintenance publication provider
September 20, 2012, 01:49 pm
Piper Aircraft recently announced that starting December 5, maintenance and regulatory documents will be available through Aircraft Technical Publishers Aviation Hub Online Service an ATP's NavigatorV Desktop Platform.
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Florida airport saw increased traffic during DNC
September 19, 2012, 03:42 pm
Wilson Air Center in Charlotte, Florida, recently posted a record amount of airport operations during the Democratic National Convention earlier this month.
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New app for pilots
September 17, 2012, 03:09 pm
ATP has recently announced the new HubConnect Document Management App and Mobile Service for the iPad.
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Cessna releases new app at Apple Store
September 17, 2012, 02:59 pm
Cessna recently announced that their Citation Performance Calculator is now available at the Apple App Store.
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Kentucky airports receive FAA grants
September 14, 2012, 04:02 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded Blue Grass Airport in Kentucky with a grant worth $2.74 million to reimburse the airport for payments toward construction to its new runway.
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September is General Aviation Appreciation Month in New Mexico
September 13, 2012, 04:18 pm
Susana Martinez, the Governor of New Mexico, recently declared September as New Mexico General Aviation Appreciation Month.
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General aviation passenger numbers down
September 12, 2012, 11:50 am
There were nearly 835.5 million people who traveled by plane in 2007 worldwide, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
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Aviation events in September
September 10, 2012, 03:30 pm
September is undoubtedly a month to celebrate general aviation across the United States and two events will help in doing so.
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September is general aviation month in Alaska
September 7, 2012, 04:01 pm
There is no state in the United States where general aviation plays a larger and more vital role than in Alaska.
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Cockpit Apps releases iLog
September 5, 2012, 03:45 pm
The market for aviation applications continues to grow more with new technology infiltrating pilot's cockpits from the touch of their smartphone or tablets.
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FAA wants feedback on regulations
September 4, 2012, 12:40 pm
The Consistency of Regulatory Interpretation Aviation Rulemaking Committee, an advisory group working in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, is looking for the general aviation community to give their input on the agency's consistency in the certification and approval process.
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FlyQ app now available on Android devices
August 31, 2012, 02:13 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associaton's FlyQ is a suite of digital flight planning products for the benefit of the general aviation community.
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Harris Corp awarded contract for NextGen
August 30, 2012, 01:55 pm
Harris Corp. has recently been awarded a 15-year contract worth $291 million to provide communications for the FAA's NextGen initiative, which is set up to revamp the air traffic control system and reduce airline traffic by as much as 10 percent.
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Pennsylvania airports to receive grant money
August 29, 2012, 11:59 am
Tom Corbett, governor of Pennsylvania, recently announced that 19 airports will receive $3.7 million in state grants to help enhance their operations.
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General aviation to rescue in Texas
August 28, 2012, 01:07 pm
When the mayor of Dallas declared a state of emergency to combat the spread of the West Nile virus infections, the general aviation community was there to help.
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Trade-A-Plane announces 75 years of business
August 27, 2012, 02:05 pm
The aviation marketplace publication Trade-A-Plane recently announced its 75th anniversary as the leader in buying and selling resources for the general aviation community.
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New aviation apps announced
August 24, 2012, 12:42 pm
More aviation technology companies are taking advantage of smartphones and tablets, releasing applications that pilots can use while in the air.
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Business aviation taking off
August 23, 2012, 01:46 pm
A recent report by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association showed that the business aviation industry is regaining its popularity after many believed it was heading to imminent demise.
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Unmanned planes on the horizon
August 22, 2012, 12:51 pm
The automotive industry seems to be getting all the credit in the autonomous sector, especially since Google has logged 300,000 miles in its unmanned cars without any accidents, but cars are not the only modes of transportation looking to adopt the technology.
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Hawaii air show was a big hit
August 21, 2012, 12:53 pm
The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor's Fifth "Biggest Little Airshow" drew more than 11,000 visitors to the event in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 18 and 19.
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Honeywell helps pilots avoid storms
August 20, 2012, 02:09 pm
Honeywell recently debuted new updates to its IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar that help pilots foresee upcoming storms and turbulence.
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Wings over Waukesha Air Show to feature B-17 bomber
August 17, 2012, 01:56 pm
The Wings over Waukesha Air Show recently announced a fourth aerobatics act will be added to the event, which will be held on August 25 and 26 at the Waukesha County Airport in Wisconsin.
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Garmin Pilot app adds new features
August 16, 2012, 12:56 pm
Garmin recently announced new features for the Garmin Pilot application, including support for the GDL 39 portable ADS-B.
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General aviation aircraft deliveries increase during the first six months of 2012
August 15, 2012, 12:52 pm
Total shipments of general aviation aircraft increased to 918 during the first six month of this year, up 5.9 percent on a year-over-year comparison.
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Couple flies coast to coast in homebuilt
August 14, 2012, 02:04 pm
Many avid pilots dream of flying across the country in their homebuilt aircraft, but for Albert and Sharon Gardner, a couple from Yuma, Arizona, that dream turned into a reality.
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MIT develops autonomous plane
August 13, 2012, 01:57 pm
Research teams recently competed in a series of autonomous-helicopter challenges from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, and progress has been so rapid that teams are beginning to step it up.
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Two new training devices by Precision Flight Controls
August 10, 2012, 12:35 pm
Precision Flight Controls recently released two products at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture: the advanced training device known as the CRX-MAX, which is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Glass Trainer, which is pending FAA approval.
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CSP to offer flight training for pilots in wheelchairs
August 9, 2012, 12:25 pm
Chesapeake Sport Pilot in Stevensville, Maryland, recently announced it is offering flight training to pilots who require the use of hand controls rather than traditional foot controls used to fly aircraft.
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DRS Technologies to open facility in south Alabama
August 8, 2012, 02:20 pm
The city of Andalusia, Alabama, in the shadow of a crippled economy, will welcome a new industry and many high-paying jobs to go along with it.
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General aviation airports are a national asset
August 7, 2012, 02:44 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is using information from the study "General Aviation Airports: A National Asset" to provide the public with information on general aviation airports can serve them.
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Pilot's Bill of Rights now a law
August 6, 2012, 03:58 pm
Senator Jim Inhofe has logged more than 10,000 flight hours and sponsored the Pilot Bill of Rights that would require the Federal Aviation Administration to revamp its investigations on pilot misconduct.
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Pilot Bill of Rights awaiting president's signature
August 3, 2012, 03:53 pm
The Pilot's Bill of Rights was recently approved by the Senate and the House of Representatives in record time according to the Experimental Aviation Association. It is now waiting to be signed by President Barack Obama.
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Solar Impulse returns home after nearly 4,000 miles
August 2, 2012, 04:25 pm
The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered airplane, recently made it home to Switzerland after flying more than 3,600 miles in the last two months.
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Quest releases new Kodiak interior
July 31, 2012, 05:50 pm
Quest Aircraft recently debuted new interiors, Tundra and Timberline, for its Kodiak aircraft at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture event. The new interiors will be available on the 2013 model planes.
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Red Tails Mustang auctioned at AirVenture
July 31, 2012, 04:44 pm
Ford made a one-of-a kind Red Tails edition 2013 Mustang for the Experimental Aviation Administrations AirVenture. The vehicle sold for $370,000 at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction at the recent event.
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Continental to go diesel
July 30, 2012, 02:09 pm
Continental Motors announced at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture event that it is going to develop a line of diesel engines ranging from 160 hp to 350 hp.
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Jeppesen now flexible with pricing
July 30, 2012, 02:07 pm
Jeppesen recently introduced a new digital JeppView navigation data subscription price structure at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture.
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FAA looks to make general aviation safer
July 27, 2012, 04:42 pm
Michael Huerta, the Federal Aviation Administration acting administrator, recently spoke at the Experimental Aviation Administration's AirVenture, telling the crowd that it is the focus of the FAA to decrease the number of fatal accidents.
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Cessna announces ProAdvantage
July 27, 2012, 11:14 am
Cessna recently reported at the Experiment Aviation Association's AirVenture that it has extended it ProAdvantage program to its Cessna Caravan line of planes, including the most recent Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
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Cessna debuts Jet A fuel engine
July 26, 2012, 05:38 pm
Cessna Aircraft recently released a new single engine general aviation aircraft that will run on fuel.
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ZuluLog releases new app
July 26, 2012, 05:33 pm
ZuluLog.com recently released its new iOS application for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices.
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Sky Arrow light-sport featured at AirVenture
July 26, 2012, 04:56 pm
The Italian aerospace group Magnaghi, which manufactures the Sky Arrow aircraft series, recently debuted the Sky Arrow light-sport aircraft at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture.
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Status weather receiver gets update
July 26, 2012, 04:11 pm
ForeFlight's in-flight weather receiver, Stratus, was recently updated to increase performance.
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Donaldson shows off filters for general aviation community at AirVenture
July 25, 2012, 12:53 pm
Donaldson Company's aviation unit is featuring its dry synthetic media engine intake filters for the general aviation community at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual fly-in, AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from July 23 to 29.
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NTSB ramps up general aviation safety at AirVenture
July 24, 2012, 02:15 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board will have 20 presentations pertaining to aviation safety issues at the upcoming annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in, AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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Air Plains to debut fuel solution at AirVenture
July 24, 2012, 09:40 am
Air Plains Services is featuring its new unleaded fuel solution for the aviation community at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in OshKosh, Wisconsin.
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GoPro to sponsor EAA AirVenture 2012
July 23, 2012, 03:16 pm
The camera company GoPro recently announced it is sponsoring the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2012 event.
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Garmin offers upgrades for GTN series
July 20, 2012, 01:04 pm
Garmin recently rolled out new capabilities for its GTN series touchscreen avionics.
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iPad application free at AirVenture
July 19, 2012, 01:52 pm
MyGoFlight, a company focused on iPad innovations throughout the aviation community, is making its MyGoFlight iPad Checklist available at the AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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Terrafugia flying car moves to phase two
July 18, 2012, 03:08 pm
Terrafugia's Transition, the street-legal flying car, recently moved into the second of six planned phases of testing.
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Catalina Island Air Show announced
July 17, 2012, 04:47 pm
The Catalina Island Air Show and Festival is scheduled for September 29 and 30 at Avalon Bay in southern California.
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Garmin releases new weather technology for pilots
July 17, 2012, 11:07 am
Garmin recently released the GWX 70, a new solid-state weather radar that offers advanced Doppler-enabled features in an affordable price to the general aviation community.
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Event to educate pilots on radio use
July 16, 2012, 04:35 pm
An August 1 general aviation seminar on Radio Use in the Traffic Pattern by Pilots of Light Sport Aircraft was recently granted approval to award attendees with WINGS credit.
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Autogas has a future in aviaiton
July 13, 2012, 02:11 pm
The Aviation Fuel Club recently released results of a study showing that between 80and 83 percent of current piston engine aircraft could use autogas for fuel.
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AOPA creates group to encourage aviation
July 12, 2012, 04:03 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association recently created an advisory group of 10 clubs that will increase efforts to make flying more affordable for pilots in the general aviation community.
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iFly GPS gets update
July 11, 2012, 04:22 pm
Adventure Pilot recently released its Version 7 Software Update for the iFly GPS. The new additions include terrain/obstructions, vertical flight planning and an active alerting system.
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ASR gets another patent for the safety of general aviation community
July 10, 2012, 02:42 pm
Aviation Safety Resources, a leader in safety systems for small aircraft, was recently awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Smart Recovery System for General Aviation Aircraft.
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Farnborough reminds pilots importance of life insurance
July 9, 2012, 03:28 pm
With the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow to take place in England, many pilots are reminded of the importance of many aspects of aviation, including historical preservation, ways to improve the industry and the importance of life insurance.
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Survey shows travelers expect more environmental flying in the future
July 6, 2012, 05:08 pm
A recent Airbus survey of more than 1.75 million people in 192 countries over a two-year period gave insight on the public perception of air travel in the future.
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Maine still a place for aviation
July 6, 2012, 02:05 pm
Many pilots still believe Maine is a place for aviation enthusiasts to fly.
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Expedition for Amelia Earhart’s wreckage sets out
July 5, 2012, 01:34 pm
Scientists, historians and salvagers are embarking on a $2.2 million expedition to a remote island in the Pacific nation of Kiribati starting July 3 in an attempt to figure out what exactly happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart when she went missing 75 years ago.
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NTSB to hold forum for search and rescue
July 3, 2012, 01:47 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board recently announced that it will hold a forum on July 17 and 18 that will focus on general aviation search and rescue operations.
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Events to promote aviation coming up
July 2, 2012, 04:41 pm
The Penn Yan Flying Club is hosting its pancake breakfast on July 4.
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Dayton Air Show takes off July 7
June 29, 2012, 05:17 pm
The annual summer aviation celebration known as the Vectren Dayton Air Show is set to take place July 7 and 8 at Dayton International Airport in Ohio.
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FAA looks to phase out leaded gasoline in planes by 2018
June 29, 2012, 05:16 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently stated that it plans to find alternative fuel for most piston-engine private planes that will replace the gasoline that is the nation's largest source of toxic lead emissions by 2018.
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Washington airports set to begin improvements
June 28, 2012, 02:00 pm
Friday Harbor Airport in Washington will begin construction to the airport taxiway.
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Delta to drop 25 flights in Memphis
June 27, 2012, 05:02 pm
In further efforts to turn a profit at its hub in Memphis International Airport, Delta Air Lines will cut 25 flights this fall.
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McCarran Airport looks to increase passenger traffic
June 27, 2012, 04:36 pm
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas recently opened its new $2.4 billion Terminal 3. The airport is looking to increase passenger traffic from around the world with the expansion.
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Louisiana airport receives $3.19 million grant for runway
June 27, 2012, 02:32 pm
The Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana has received a $3.19 million federal grant in order to improve its runway safety area.
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O’Hare o’kayed for cargo project
June 26, 2012, 02:06 pm
The City of Chicago’s Aviation Committee has approved the cargo facility lease agreement with Aero Chicago to develop the Northeast Cargo Center at O’Hare International Airport.
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Detroit airport to offer free internet
June 26, 2012, 02:05 pm
Detroit Metropolitan Airport recently announced it will begin offering no-cost option limited wireless internet access throughout both of its terminals.
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Clear Channel to implement technology in Denver airport
June 22, 2012, 05:03 pm
Clear Channel Airports recently announced plans to implement unique digital advertising at Denver International Airport, in what will account for the largest digital footprint in any North American airport.
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FAA: Air traffic controllers still not following the rules on sleeping
June 20, 2012, 02:55 pm
According to Federal Aviation Administration documents, nearly there have been nearly 4,000 violations of newer regulations intending to prevent air traffic controllers from falling asleep on duty.
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NetJets completes largest private aviation order in history
June 14, 2012, 03:47 pm
NetJets, a leader in private aviation owned by Berkshire Hathaway, announced recently it will add 425 new aircraft from Cessna and Bombardier to its fleet.
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Airlines for America opposes EU ETS
June 7, 2012, 02:10 pm
Airlines for America is calling for the United States to stop the application of the European Union emissions trading scheme.
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Aviation event draws a crowd, more to come
June 4, 2012, 03:39 pm
The Discover Aviation Days event drew large crowds June 2-3 at Anoka County Airport in Blaine, Minnesota.
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Pentastar hires new chief pilot
May 21, 2012, 03:30 pm
Pentastar, a leader in aviation services, including aircraft management, maintenance and charter services, has hired a new chief pilot.
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The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event
May 18, 2012, 02:18 pm
The Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting "The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration" from July 23 to 29.
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FAA wants harsher penalties for pointing lasers at airplanes
May 18, 2012, 01:42 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently said it is attempting to give out harsher penalties for individuals pointing lasers at airplanes in flight.
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CAE acquires Oxford Aviation Academy
May 16, 2012, 04:05 pm
CAE has acquired Oxford Aviation Academy for C$314 million.CAE is looking to increase its presence as a global leader in civil aviation training and is an industry-leading aviation training and crew services provider.
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Elliott Aviation certified to install Garmin G1000 in more planes
May 16, 2012, 01:53 pm
Elliott Aviation, a leader in business aviation services, has recently been approved to install the Garmin G1000 Avionics Suite in the King Air 300 and 350 airframes.
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Chicago gets deal for airport cargo project
May 16, 2012, 11:01 am
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel came to an agreement with developer Aeroterm to start construction of the Northeast Cargo Center at O’Hare International Airport.
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Schools enhancing aviation offerings
May 3, 2012, 10:55 am
These degree programs will discuss numerous aviation topics such as technology, flight planning and pilot insurance.
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Aviation workshop opens new channels for networking
March 16, 2012, 11:55 am
The 2012 Pacific Aviation Directors Workshop to be held in Guam will provide participants with an opportunity to strengthen partnerships in the aviation industry and collaborate on new projects and research.
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Universities teaming up with aviation for jobs, research
February 29, 2012, 12:56 pm
Western Michigan University's College of Aviation recently partnered with ExpressJet Airlines to launch a program allowing aviation students to start an early pilot screening process to better prepare them for future careers in aviation.
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Aviation careers last a lifetime, continuing to grow
February 29, 2012, 12:55 pm
The U.S. Navy recently increased aviation career continuation pay for several communities, up to as much as $10,000 more per year.
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Aviation internship program launched
February 28, 2012, 02:58 pm
AAR Aircraft Component Services recently launched a hands-on internship program for students from the Westbury Union Free School District in Long Island, New York.
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Flight delayed due to pilots' age
February 28, 2012, 02:56 pm
A recent flight from London to Warsaw, Poland, on LOT Polish Airlines was grounded after officials discovered both pilots on board were older than 60.
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Aviation education blossoms
February 8, 2012, 10:59 am
Wally Funk, an aviation pioneer and one of the first female astronaut candidates, recently worked with Eagle Assault pilots from the 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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Aviation museum opens exhibit honoring Marine Corps history
January 19, 2012, 05:16 pm
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps aviation department with a new exhibit highlighting the history of aviation in the military.
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Students receive quick flying lesson at local center
December 23, 2011, 11:19 am
The Marietta Center for Advanced Academics in Georgia is offering for the fourth year in a row a three-day flying lesson for local students.
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Veteran's flight nonprofit group to honor wounded veteran's with Cessna
November 11, 2011, 05:19 pm
Cessna Aircraft announced recently that two wounded veterans wouold be honored with a special Cessna jet flight from San Antonio, Texas, to Pinehurst, North Carolina.
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NASCAR's Hendrick released from hospital after plane crash
November 10, 2011, 06:31 pm
Rick Hendrick, NASCAR team owner, was recently released from the hospital one week after his private plane ran off the runway during a landing and crashed.
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NASA test pilots honored
November 10, 2011, 05:25 pm
NASA recently announced that two of its most accomplished pilots, Kenneth Yenni and Lee Person, will be inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame.
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Honor Flight Network gives veterans warm reception
November 8, 2011, 05:46 pm
The Honor Flight Network, an organization that honors aging veterans, recently flew a group of veterans to Washington D.C.
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Executive Flight optimizes business and medical aviation
November 3, 2011, 05:19 pm
In 1981, Carl Campbell formed Executive Flight, a private business aircraft company designed to service business travelers, according to The Wenatchee World.
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AOPA announces new membership benefits
November 2, 2011, 03:55 pm
According to General Aviation News, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association recently unveiled its AOPA Lifestyles Member Discounts initiative.
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Wichita aero club to honor aviator
November 2, 2011, 08:24 am
According to the Wichita Eagle, the Wichita Aero Club in Wichita, Kansas, is looking for nominations for its second annual Wichita Aero Club Trophy.
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Alaskan pilot serves area for more than 30 years
November 1, 2011, 08:36 am
Roland Ruoss, an independent pilot operating out of Kodiak, Alaska, has been serving the community for 36 years as the sole aviator flying for Sea Hawk Air.
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South Carolina airport gets $4.4 million upgrade
November 1, 2011, 08:36 am
The Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport in Spartanburg, South Carolina, recently underwent a $4.4 million renovation.
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Searchers discover Asiana crash victims
October 31, 2011, 05:11 pm
A private recovery team recently discovered the bodies of two Asiana commercial airline pilots whose Boeing 747 crashed into the ocean several months ago.
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Local pilot to soar at Texas air show
October 26, 2011, 03:38 pm
According to the San Antonio Express-News, Air Force Major Ryan Corrigan will return to his native Texas this weekend to participate in the 2011 Randolph Air Show.
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Los Angeles man to fly on Dreamliner's maiden voyage
October 25, 2011, 04:28 pm
Thomas Lee, a southern California resident, was recently awarded with a spot on the inaugural passenger flight of Boeing's newest Dreamliner 787.
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California airport offers pilot classes for students
October 20, 2011, 04:58 pm
A program at Rohnerville Airport in Fortuna, California, introduces young people to the world of aviation through seminars, lessons and hands-on experience.
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World War II airplane still sees military use
October 17, 2011, 04:35 pm
Many of the principles of flight are timeless, and some military aircraft have proved to be decades beyond their introduction.
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Fly-in show in New York attracts large crowd
October 13, 2011, 05:01 pm
A recent air show hosted by the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association in Waterlivet, New York.
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High school student in Oregon earns pilot's license
October 12, 2011, 04:17 pm
According to Oregon Public Broadcasting News, a 17 year old pilot from Dayville, Oregon, has a large part of the pilot licensing process figured out.
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Experimental aircraft expo in North Carolina gives kids plane rides
October 6, 2011, 08:55 pm
The city of Concord, North Carolina, recently announced an aircraft fair to be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30.
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Arkansas air show has record attendance
October 3, 2011, 04:21 pm
An air show held over the weekend at Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith, Arkansas, saw record attendances.
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Vintage airplane pilots gather to celebrate their craft
September 29, 2011, 09:19 pm
A recent event at the Vinland Valley Aerodrome in Baldwin City, Kansas, celebrated private pilots and their vintage aircraft, in particular, Luscombe planes, single-engine aircraft built in the 1940s.
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AOPA Summit in Hartford a success
September 29, 2011, 09:19 pm
The recent Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's annual Aviation Summit drew more than 7,000 attendees to Hartford, Connecticut, for a weekend of seminars, product announcements and other pilot interest events.
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77 year old man earns pilot's license
September 21, 2011, 05:16 pm
William Myers, a 77 year old Fayetteville man, recently earned his pilot's license following his graduation from the Sky Venture Aviation School.
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Longtime aviator establishes flight service in Southern Illinois
August 31, 2011, 07:47 am
A licensed commercial pilot before he reached the age of 19, Jim Zimmer has been involved in some aspect of the aviation business for the majority of his life.
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Ottawa airport displays famous 1932 royal aircraft
August 30, 2011, 08:31 am
The 1932 de Havilland Fox Moth, owned and operated by King Edward VIII, was placed on display at the Ottawa International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario, according to Ottawa This Week.
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17 year old Californian flies to all four corners of the United States
August 24, 2011, 04:43 pm
Taylor De Ley, a 17 year old pilot from California, recently completed a 10,492 mile flight around the United States
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Tips for a pilot looking to fly on a budget
August 23, 2011, 05:09 pm
As the number of student pilots who complete their pilot's certificate program continues to dwindle, some analysts suggest the restrictive cost of flying is a primary cause of the problem.
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Reports indicate that pilot certificates are in decline
August 23, 2011, 05:07 pm
Two recent reports found that of student pilots who enter pilot training, only about 40 percent ultimately receive their private pilot's certificate
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Famed aviator and test pilot passes away at 92
August 11, 2011, 05:16 pm
Last month, the famed aviator Arthur "Kit" Murray passed away at the age of 92. In 1954, Murray became the first pilot to fly above 90,000 feet, and was able to see the earth's curvature from his Bell X-1A.
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FAA's federal funding temporarily restored
August 6, 2011, 11:28 am
On Friday morning, the two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finally came to a close as President Obama signed a temporary funding extension for the federal organization.
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Remembrance of the first female certified pilot in the United States
August 4, 2011, 06:15 pm
On August 1, 1911, journalist Harriet Quimby became the first licensed female pilot in the United States.
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Congress postpones making FAA funding decision
August 3, 2011, 03:44 pm
Congress has gone into recess after passing the deficit ceiling increase, but the Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood isn't happy that no legislation was passed to restore funding to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), according to The Hill.
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Aviation industry leader receives lifetime achievement award
August 2, 2011, 02:01 pm
Hundreds of aviation industry professionals recently gathered together in Washington D.C. to attend a prestigious award ceremony.
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Transportation secretary and FAA administrator speak out on lack of funding
August 1, 2011, 08:18 am
After Congress announced it had approved the raising of the debt ceiling, the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt joined together with construction workers and contractors at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
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FAA administrator attends EAA AirVenture and speaks on current battle in Congress
July 29, 2011, 01:03 pm
Amidst the ongoing battle in Congress regarding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding, Randy Babbitt, FAA administrator, and a handful of other high-level employees attended the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture on Thursday.
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Chuck Yeager addresses a crowd at the EAA AirVenture
July 29, 2011, 12:58 pm
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture annually draws hundreds of thousands of aviators from around the nation, including a number of famed pilots.
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Runway closed to general aviators in Pennsylvania
July 28, 2011, 03:50 pm
The Horsham Land Reuse Authority recently rejected two applications to keep an 8,000-foot runway at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station open to general aviators.
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House Democrats getting ready to attempt to restore FAA funding
July 27, 2011, 03:20 pm
House Democrats are planning on introducing a bill to restore funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to bring the continuous congressional stalemate to resolution.
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The FAA shuts down numerous projects across the country
July 27, 2011, 03:17 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given a large number of stop work orders over the past few days to construction and technology contractors across the country.
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1932 replica racing plane flown at EAA AirVenture
July 27, 2011, 03:14 pm
Back in 2009, Lon Deinst introduced his replica Art Chester Special airplane at the EAA AirVenture. Now, his aircraft is eligible to qualify as an experimental aircraft at this year's AirVenture, having been flown 50 hours or more.
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Aviation memories abound at annual flight festival in Wisconsin
July 26, 2011, 12:13 pm
The EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin sees pilots from across the country come together in celebration of aviation.
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Air Mobility Rodeo 2011 will fill Washington State's skies
July 26, 2011, 12:09 pm
This week, pilots across the state of Washington will need to keep their wits about them as they fly.
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Celebrity golf tournament in Wisconsin benefits young pilots
July 25, 2011, 04:57 pm
The EAA AirVenture's Young Eagles Celebrity Golf Classic, slated to be held this Wednesday, will be sponsored by companies like Club Glove, which manufactures and designs travel luggage, golf bags and accessories.
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Father and son prepare to fly around the world for pediatric cancer awareness
July 22, 2011, 03:50 pm
A father and son tandem from Julian, California, has constructed a plane together and are preparing for an around-the-world flight next year.
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Alaska senators in favor of protecting local pilots
July 11, 2011, 12:37 pm
In Alaska, Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich have co-sponsored the Pilot's Bill of Rights in order to allow for certain legal protections for pilots facing Federal Aviation Administration enforcement action
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President Obama upsets some general aviation owners
June 30, 2011, 05:44 pm
President Obama believes that accelerated depreciation, which makes it more cost-effective to purchase new aircraft, is too generous.
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GA groups lobby against temporary flight restrictions
June 29, 2011, 07:23 pm
A number of general aviation groups are working to convince government officials to come up with alternative ways to ensure the safety of the President instead of restricting GA flights.
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Flight training scholarship program launching this month
June 22, 2011, 01:34 pm
The Aircraft and Pilots Association recently announced the creation of two new $5,000 scholarships for student pilots.
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DOT decision to eliminate BARR unfavorable among many
June 8, 2011, 08:24 am
In response to the Department of Transportation's decision to eliminate the Block Aircraft Registration Request program, several groups have announced they will move forward with a legal challenge.
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Young pilots set to take over the skies
June 2, 2011, 02:38 pm
This Saturday the annual Young Eagles Day will introduce the world of general aviation to thousands of youth across the globe
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Pilots' fight for privacy turned down
May 31, 2011, 01:50 pm
While the identity of passengers will still be kept private, general aviation pilots must now allow the public to view their flight information on the Internet
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Aircraft owners fight for privacy
May 19, 2011, 12:26 pm
Members of several aviation associations have sent a letter to Congress asking for support in preserving the Block Aircraft Registration Request program
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Learn to fly day is right around the corner
May 19, 2011, 12:18 pm
The aviation world is opening its doors to the general public on May 21 for International Learn to Fly Day
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Volunteer pilot needed to transport birds to Belize
May 17, 2011, 08:03 am
Lighthawk, a nonprofit environmental aviation group that aims to improve sustainability of major environmental issues in North and Central America, needs a volunteer pilot to fly to Central America.
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Solo flights build pilot confidence
May 13, 2011, 11:05 am
Though flying solo for the first time can be a frightening experience, according to Flying Magazine, it also can build the confidence required to be a long-term successful pilot.
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Maine Supreme Court overturns tax use charge for Massachusetts pilot
May 11, 2011, 01:07 pm
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine has ordered that the state repay a Massachusetts pilot who was assessed a $26,000 tax for using his aircraft in the state of Maine, according to AVweb.
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New York proposal to provide liability protection for private airstrips
May 11, 2011, 01:05 pm
A new proposal by the Recreational Aviation Foundation would create legislation to indemnify or protect owners of private airstrips from liability in connection to the use of those airstrips for public recreational purposes, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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USDA forest planning revision does not yet include aviation
May 10, 2011, 03:09 pm
The United States Department of Agriculture released its proposed revision of the U.S. Forest Service Planning Rule in February 2010.
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Missing re-registration deadlines could restrict pilots' travel plans
May 10, 2011, 12:59 pm
Pilots often have a number of administrative requirements to keep track of, which generally include paperwork. Whether it be keeping track of certification documents or registering for pilot insurance to ensure their families are cared for if an accident occurs, these important responsibilities are essential to have prepared before taking flight.
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Cirrus Trial in case of MLB player Cory Lidle's death begins
May 7, 2011, 01:10 pm
The long awaited case against Cirrus in the death of Major League Baseball pitcher Cory Lidle's death has recently begun, multiple sources report.
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Diabetic pilot plans epic flight
May 6, 2011, 12:51 pm
A diabetic pilot who had to quit his military aviation career due to his illness, now plans to attempt a flight that will land him in the Guinness Book of World Records, according to Third Age.
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Flight training program geared toward female pilots
May 6, 2011, 12:44 pm
Women who want to fly should consider buying pilot insurance before they sign up for a new program designed specifically for female pilots-in-training.
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FAA seeks agreement with aviation industry for pilot knowledge test reform
April 26, 2011, 10:21 pm
Many members of the aviation industry were concerned about the recent unannounced changes to the knowledge tests required for pilot licenses, which may have led to a number of test failures, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Two flight instructors in New York develop free ground school
April 26, 2011, 09:49 pm
Individuals have begun addressing the problems with student retention in American flight schools in recent months.
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Recent ATC incident not related to snoozing
April 19, 2011, 11:55 pm
Though many of the recent firings, suspensions and resignations in the air traffic control industry have had to do with controllers falling asleep on the job, the most recent scandal seems to have a different cause. According to AVweb, a controller and manager at a Cleveland airport have been suspended for watching a movie while on duty.
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FAA air traffic chief resigns
April 15, 2011, 11:08 pm
Federal Aviation Administration official Hank Krakowski, formerly in charge of managing the air traffic control system, resigned April 14, according to CNN. Krakowski's resignation follows a number of revelations of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job.
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Search for missing plane continues
April 1, 2011, 10:08 pm
Authorities are still searching for pilot Joseph Radford, who was reported missing on March 14 after last being seen at Grand Canyon Airport on March 11, according to KTAR.
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New Piper plane offers training package for nonpilots
March 30, 2011, 08:16 pm
Some individuals who do not yet know how to fly may have the desire to purchase a personal aircraft for the convenience they may provide. People in this situation may soon have an opportunity to do so, as Piper has recently announced the Ready, Set, Fly program, wich will mallow nonpilots to purchase an Archer aircraft, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Three dead in California plane crash
March 29, 2011, 09:21 pm
A private plane that was flying from John Wayne airport crashed about two-and-a-half miles away from Barstow-Dagget Airport in California on March 20, according to the Daily Pilot.
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Brother of injured aerobatic performer 'optimistic' about her recovery
March 29, 2011, 09:19 pm
The brother of Amanda Franklin, one-half of the husband and wife aerobatic team whose plane spontaneously caught fire and crashed at the South Padre Fiesta on March 12, has reported that he is optimistic about her recovery.
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Training group collecting tips to improve flight instruction
March 17, 2011, 03:04 am
The International Association of Flight Training Professionals is working on building a database that includes all the 'best practices' for flight instruction, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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California works towards finalizing flight school certification bill
March 13, 2011, 08:50 pm
California officials are getting closer to finalizing a bill that would alleviate the requirements of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 for certain flight schools and instructors that do not collect upfront fees from students, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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AOPA emphasizes importance of new pilots
March 2, 2011, 10:16 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has called for a greater focus on the importance of new pilots in the future of aviation, the group announced.
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Aviation groups request extension of SMS comment period
February 10, 2011, 05:11 pm
A number of aviation interest groups have filed a request with the Federal Aviation Administration asking it to extend its comment deadline for a proposal concerning safety management systems, the groups said.
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Sen. Inhofe takes course as punishment for unlawful landing
February 4, 2011, 05:00 pm
In response to the illegal landing Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe made on a closed runway, the Federal Aviation Administration punished the congressman by making him take a remedial flight safety course, according to an article by World Washington Bureau.
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Oklahoma State community remembers crash victims
February 2, 2011, 05:21 pm
Last week, members of the Oklahoma State community remembered the members of the university's basketball team, support staff and pilots who passed away in a private jet crash after leaving a game in Colorado on January 27, 2001, according to Kansas City Star.
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Flying magazine lists 15 ways for pilots to improve their flying
January 25, 2011, 04:43 pm
Even for the most seasoned pilots, there can be room for improvement, according to Flying Magazine.
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AOPA partners with LifeLock to offer members identity theft protection
January 21, 2011, 05:20 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has announced a partnership with the identity theft protection company LifeLock.
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How to learn to fly faster, for less money
January 18, 2011, 04:56 pm
Those who desire to learn to fly may be able to do so in less time than the required 40 hours for a pilot's license, and for less money, according to an article in the Fort Morgan Times.
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City moves forward in attempt to win bid from aviation school
January 4, 2011, 09:52 am
Houston is continuing to court Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in hopes the school will place a campus in the city, reports the Rockford Register Star.
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Aspiring aviation mechanics could score free tuition
December 30, 2010, 05:50 pm
Some people have been mesmerized by airplanes and the aviation industry in general since they were small children, but a variety of factors have forced them to stray away from pursing it as a career.
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Flying instruction isn't just for the young
December 30, 2010, 11:04 am
The old adage, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks," couldn't be further from the truth when it comes to learning how to fly.
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Teens take to the skies
December 29, 2010, 12:39 pm
Football and basketball are common activities high school students participate in, but some students in Albuquerque have taken up a more unique program - flying.
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Membership allows man to pursue flying
December 27, 2010, 03:24 pm
Dan Kairis had a long-time love of flying, but it wasn't a few years ago he was able to pick it up as a hobby.
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Washington airport claims new title
December 13, 2010, 03:29 pm
Washington's Renton Municipal Airport earned a special honor this month. The facility holds the distinction of taking 170 females on introductory flights in one day, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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School offers free flying classes to vets
December 8, 2010, 08:58 am
A special deal awaits U.S. veterans. Upper Limit Aviation flight school is offering free tuition to those who have served in the military.
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Flight school enrollment becoming more international
December 6, 2010, 02:46 pm
The student population at America's flying schools is changing. The New York Times reports more students are coming from abroad for training.
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Social media helps the aviation world connect
December 3, 2010, 10:51 am
Social media has been hailed as a great invention bringing people and businesses together. From Twitter to blogs, there are more ways now than ever to communicate. While Facebook, for example, started out as a way for some college students to stay in touch, it has exploded into a popular media platform.
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Summit discuss issues plaguing aviation
December 2, 2010, 04:56 pm
The Wichita Aero Club held its second annual "On-Air" summit recently. Among the attendees were five senior executives who discussed major issues facing general aviation.
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Research finds obstacles holding women aviators back
November 24, 2010, 04:52 pm
The number of female pilots has never been high. However, the number pursing the activity is declining as interest in general continues to erode. The topic has been of much discussion among industry insiders for some time.
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Historic airplane to be featured in documentary
November 16, 2010, 04:30 pm
Having an artifact can be like holding the keys to the past. For some people, a historic plane unlocks ways to make flying safer.
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Summit discusses trends, future of aviation
November 12, 2010, 04:30 pm
The number of general aviation pilots continues to dwindle in the U.S. There are multiple factors behind the downward trend, including costs during a difficult economic climate and potential risks that make life insurance for pilots something to consider.
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Program for pilots scheduled to air this fall
November 10, 2010, 09:02 am
This fall, aviation enthusiasts will have the chance to hear stories from those who share their passion. A program called The Aviators will air on PBS and is expected to help garner more interest in the industry.
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Mistakenly identified couple makes best of situation
November 9, 2010, 03:15 pm
Earlier this year, John and Martha King became well-known for their aircraft. However, their notoriety wasn't earned the way most would hope. The couple was arrested by police.
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Airline plans to bolster staff by 500 next year
November 8, 2010, 02:58 pm
Data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics says full-time employment at airlines was nearly 2 percent lower this August than it was during the same month in 2009. Despite such findings, growth is still underway in the aviation industry.
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Pilot shares stories in memoir
November 4, 2010, 08:09 am
For those who don't fly, hearing about a pilot's travels can be intriguing. Those who have taken to the skies know just what an incredible experience it can be.
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Airlines urged to beef up pay
October 27, 2010, 03:59 pm
Fair wages are important to for attracting and maintaining employees in the long term. This is important for companies to keep in mind as they continue to find ways to cut costs.
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Southwest pilots earn a raise
October 22, 2010, 04:41 pm
With the economy still turning around and unemployment hovering around 10 percent, a number of people would feel fortunate to have a job. However, business is going well and one airline is translating their profitability into raises.
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Texas facility gets new image
October 22, 2010, 09:16 am
Pilots know the importance of fixed-base operators. The facilities offering gas, services and sometimes courtesy cars can be a real asset for an airport.
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University considers Houston for campus location
October 14, 2010, 02:48 pm
One of the country's oldest schools specializing in aviation is looking for a new place to call home for its third campus. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University president John Johnson recently visited Houston, Texas to scope out the city.
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AOPA commissions research to find reason from decline in pilots
October 12, 2010, 10:46 am
Data pointing to a decline in pilots and aviation industry professionals continues to mount. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association says up to 80 percent of aspiring pilots discontinue their training before completing their certification programs.
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Youth aviation program receives funding
October 11, 2010, 03:22 pm
Children being subjected to intense bullying and the like have made headlines as of late. Those who suffer from a disability may find themselves being targeted even more by those who seek to put down others.
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Aviation fundraising event slated for November
October 1, 2010, 11:22 am
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is preparing to hold a fundraising event this November. The foundation hopes to raise funds to help support the aviation industry.
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Two schools plan to expand aviation program growth while two plan to fold
October 1, 2010, 07:24 am
The University of Illinois and St. Cloud State University both recently announced proposed plans to close their respective aviation programs. While the closure of such programs may be troubling for some students, it means there is potential for other programs to expand.
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University of Illinois may end aviation program
September 29, 2010, 02:42 pm
Aspiring aviators may have one less school to study at next year. The Stewarding Excellence is recommending that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign close its Institute of Aviation.
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PBS to strengthen science and technology reporting team
September 28, 2010, 01:09 pm
Science news has been pushed to the side on many broadcast and media outlets. However, PBS's NewsHour has recently announced it is expanding its broadcast and online science and technology news segments.
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European Commission says it is for safety, not criminal charges
September 23, 2010, 09:11 am
A pilot's safety and the well-being of their passengers should be at the top of everyone's list of concerns. The Allied Pilots Association is showing their support for an announcement from the European Commission.
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Full-time airline employment figures continue to decline
September 22, 2010, 12:40 pm
Amidst the economic downturn, many industries were forced to slash a number of employees in order to stay out of the red. The aviation industry has been no exception to this trend.
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Fashion takes to the skies
September 21, 2010, 11:21 am
Pilots may go into work thinking that their wardrobe doesn't matter. Such pilots may want to think again. Flight comparison website Skyscanner.net recently released the results of a poll rating the best-dressed airlines.
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Pilots volunteer to rescue animals
September 20, 2010, 11:40 am
Pilots can put their aviation skills to good use by volunteering to help homeless animals. Pilots N Paws is an organization which pairs pilots with animal rescue groups to help take animals to shelters and find homes.
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Boeing projects need for more pilots, maintenance workers
September 17, 2010, 07:48 am
The aviation industry is expected to grow in the next 20 years. With the anticipated job growth comes a need for more pilots and maintenance personnel.
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Scholarship funds awarded to 9/11 community members
September 16, 2010, 12:58 pm
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund recently announced they will be providing educational scholarship funds worth over $11 million this year. More than 600 families of airplane crews and passengers along with other members of the 9/11 community have been chosen as recipients.
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Pilots to be recognized at NBAA convention
September 15, 2010, 11:14 pm
Many pilots are passionate about the work they do, and strive hard to achieve success in their field. At its 63rd Annual Meeting and Convention, the National Business Aviation Association will recognize six "business aviation legends."
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Safety tips for pilots returning to the sky
September 14, 2010, 09:00 pm
There are certain life events that take many people away from their life's passions. Whatever the reason, pilots who are returning to flying should follow a few precautions.
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Aviation organization to hold convention and trade show
September 10, 2010, 09:54 pm
The Kansas skies will be a bit busier than usual this weekend. The National Association of State Aviation Officials are scheduled to have their annual trade show and convention this weekend in Wichita.
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Job assurance elicits optimism from pilots in ExpressJet merger
September 9, 2010, 04:55 pm
For many pilots, safety isn't just something they think about in terms of flying. Safety can also be in reference to their job security. A number of airline mergers have been proposed or are taking place.
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US Airway pilots to picket in Philadelphia
September 8, 2010, 03:51 am
Tired of low pay and drawn-out contract negotiations, US Airways pilots are set to strike outside of Philadelphia International Airport. The pilots assert that the merger between US Airways and America West Airlines has been a turbulent experience for them.
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Air Transat pilots reach an agreement
September 7, 2010, 02:13 pm
The mood for Air Transat pilots should be a bit better now. After eight months of negotiations, Air Transat management and the Air Line Pilots Association International - the group who represents the airline's pilots - have signed a tentative agreement.
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Pilots try to end outsourcing
September 3, 2010, 08:43 pm
Some Continental and United Airlines pilots may describe their work environment as more stressed than usual as of late. Pilots from both airlines are trying to end the outsourcing of flying to regional partners.
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Travel plans increase over holiday weekend
September 3, 2010, 08:05 pm
Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and many people celebrate the three-day weekend with travel. AAA estimates that 34.4 million travelers will travel at least 50 miles from home over the long weekend, marking a nearly 10 percent increase from last year.
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New web page features unmanned aircraft
September 1, 2010, 11:26 pm
Aviation fans who can't seem to find enough information about unmanned aircraft are in luck. Pilots and aircraft enthusiasts alike will find more coverage of their passion on Aviation Week's new web channel.
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Government data shows some industries more dangerous than others
September 1, 2010, 10:17 pm
Some jobs are more hazardous than others. Even those who consistently engage in safety practices may want to consider purchasing life insurance if they work in a dangerous environment.
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Aviation club to honor industry leader
August 31, 2010, 12:47 am
The aviation industry plays an important role in many people's lives. For many people, travelers, pilots, and others working in the field come to mind as valuing aviation the most. However, without services provided by airplanes, many goods could not be transported around the world.
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Pilots help prevent spread of fatal disease
August 30, 2010, 03:14 am
When many people think of pilots, they associate them with either flying commercial aircraft or joyriding in their own personal plane. However, the aviation industry also helps protect people's safety and well-being.
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Scholarships help fund aviation education
August 24, 2010, 07:03 pm
Getting a college education can be expensive. The CollegeBoard says private four-year colleges cost more than $26,000 a year on average. Fortunately for some students interested in pursuing a career in aviation, scholarship help is available.
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Electric aircraft more eco-friendly
August 12, 2010, 11:06 pm
It's no secret that airplanes require a lot of fuel to operate. With environmental concerns still on the minds of many, some have been thinking of ways to make the flying more environmentally friendly.
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Comparison tools make it easier to research aircraft
July 16, 2010, 03:22 pm
There was a time when purchasing a new aircraft meant hours of research. Thanks to some new technology, pilots don't have to waste their time scouring the internet for information.
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Aircraft fuel under scrutiny in Alaska
July 15, 2010, 04:01 pm
A familiar topic has resurfaced in Alaska - aircraft fuel content. Many of the planes in Kodiak use leaded gas, an additive no longer allowed to fuel cars, says the Kodiak Daily Mirror.
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Fuel prices increase operation costs for private pilots
July 14, 2010, 01:39 am
Some Arizona private pilots are up in arms over increased fuel prices, reports the Yuma Sun.
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Group files suit over full body scanners
July 13, 2010, 11:38 pm
A privacy rights organization is headed to federal court in a bid to suspend the Transportation Security Administration's full body scanner program.
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Used aircraft may be getting easier to find
July 8, 2010, 09:31 pm
Pilots looking to find a good deal on a used plane might not have to look so hard. USA Today reports that there has been a rise in private aircraft being repossessed.
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Night flight of solar plane postponed
July 2, 2010, 06:50 pm
Aviation enthusiasts will have to wait a while before they can learn the results of a postponed test flight of a solar-powered aircraft.
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Company making progress on 'flying car'
July 1, 2010, 10:24 pm
People may find themselves piloting entirely new types of aircraft in the coming years with some new prototypes already receiving national media attention.
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Young students get look at aviation careers
June 28, 2010, 07:51 pm
A group of young people from Milwaukee recently had the opportunity to learn more about the career opportunities that could await them in the aviation industry.
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Travel and tourism spending on the upswing
June 24, 2010, 10:37 pm
A new report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis finds that Americans have begun spending more money on tourism, which should come as good news to both pilots and airlines.
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Air shows a popular attraction from coast to coast
June 22, 2010, 09:56 pm
Pilots and other aviation enthusiasts will flock to air shows across the country this summer to get a first-hand look at everything from historic planes to some of the most skilled aerial maneuvers possible.
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Younger pilots drawn to aerial advertising
June 22, 2010, 09:55 pm
For young pilots who are interested in building up their experience, one option has long been to accept work for companies that specialize in aerial advertising.
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Researchers continue tests on solar airplane
June 18, 2010, 09:02 pm
In the coming years, pilots are likely to find themselves using aviation technologies that many would not have imagined just a decade or two ago.
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Pilots active around Gulf oil spill
June 17, 2010, 03:13 am
Hundreds of pilots of all types have been busy over the Gulf of Mexico in recent weeks amid efforts to monitor the disastrous oil spill that has fouled the region.
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Flight attendant helps land plane
June 16, 2010, 02:42 am
A recent incident in the skies over Chicago shows how helpful it can be for people to have a pilot's license.
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Chicago visitors likely to pay more taxes
June 16, 2010, 02:40 am
Pilots and tourists who plan to head to Chicago this summer may want to budget for some extra expenses that will come up along the way, according to recent media reports.
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Head of general aviation for TSA wants more flights at Reagan Airport
June 15, 2010, 09:25 pm
A recent report from Aviation Week noted that a leader in the Transportation Security Administration wants to increase the presence of business and general aviation aircraft at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
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BTS reports freight shipments up
June 15, 2010, 07:51 pm
A metric that measures the amount of freight in the country saw a recent increase, according to a report from the Department of Transportation.
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General aviation, petroleum interests meet to discuss lead in emissions
June 14, 2010, 06:50 pm
Members of the general aviation and petroleum industries met to discuss developing a process that would reduce lead emissions in aircraft, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reported recently.
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Number of airline passengers up in March
June 14, 2010, 05:14 pm
While airlines may have faced decreasing consumer interest during the recession, the number of customers they service has seen improvement.
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Dates for Sport Aviation Expo announced, pilot insurers expected to attend
June 11, 2010, 06:50 pm
The dates for next year's U.S. Sport Aviation Expo have been set, according to a recent release from the organization.
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House subcommittee calls for rules about pilot fatigue
June 11, 2010, 05:17 pm
Members of a House subcommittee recently sent a letter to the Department of Transportation expressing their displeasure with the fact that new rules have not been proposed regarding pilot fatigue.
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Palm Springs tower project breaks ground
June 10, 2010, 05:00 pm
Ground was broken recently for a new air traffic control tower at California's Palm Springs International Airport.
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FAA taking general aviation survey
June 8, 2010, 10:29 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is currently in the process of taking the 2009 General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey, and those who have been selected to answer questions are being encouraged to do so.
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IATA: Global aviation seeing improvements
June 8, 2010, 04:10 pm
At the 66th Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit, Giovanni Bisignani said there were a few reasons why people in the aviation industry should feel positive.
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FAA awards contract for identity theft protection services
June 3, 2010, 10:44 pm
After experiencing a security breach in February of last year that led to 45,000 current and former employees having their information exposed, the Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded a contract to provide additional protection.
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AOPA vice president encourages increasing general aviation capabilities in San Jose
June 3, 2010, 06:00 pm
In a recent letter to the director of aviation for San Jose, California, a vice president with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association urged that general aviation concerns be taken into account in an updated master plan for the Norman Y. Mineta International Airport.
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GAMA, AIA welcome FAA decision on NextGen rules
June 2, 2010, 04:07 pm
A number of organizations have come out to congratulate the Federal Aviation Administration's advancement of final rules associated with its Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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Crist signs bill eliminating tax on out-of-state aircraft
May 29, 2010, 01:33 am
According to a recent report, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed a piece of legislation that may make the state friendlier to general aviation.
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Summit Aviation to expand Middletown facilities
May 28, 2010, 06:30 pm
A Delaware aviation company announced recently that it will expand its presence in the state through additional facilities, which should help its capability to service general aviation.
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Icelandic volcano led to drop in global passenger demand
May 28, 2010, 05:30 pm
The International Air Transport Association reported recently that global air traffic dropped 2.4 percent in April.
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Company suggests flight training as gift for Father's Day
May 27, 2010, 09:00 pm
Father's Day is coming up, and many people may be wondering what gift could send their dad sky-high.
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South African company unveils new general aviation engine
May 26, 2010, 09:00 pm
A South African general aviation company announced recently it has developed an engine that can run on a number of different fuels.
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AOPA plans to merge foundations
May 26, 2010, 07:30 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association announced recently that two of its foundations will merge into one organization that will still have a focus on encouraging flight safety.
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LaHood looks to new committee's first meeting to examine aviation issues
May 26, 2010, 06:30 pm
During the first meeting of a new U.S. Department of Transportation aviation committee, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called on its members to aid in efforts to make sure the industry remains strong.
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President's visit prompts flight restrictions for Chicago
May 26, 2010, 04:14 pm
Pilots who plan on flying in the Chicago area should take note of restrictions ordered by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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New Jersey to induct four into aviation hall of fame
May 25, 2010, 09:45 pm
According to newspaper website MyCentralJersey.com, four people are about to join the state's aviation hall of fame.
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Home Depot hosts planes for appreciation day
May 25, 2010, 08:15 pm
Airplanes can certainly draw a crowd, and a group of them was on hand at a customer appreciation day at a Home Depot in Zanesville, Ohio, according to the Times Recorder newspaper.
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Boeing, Renton agree to lease for municipal airport
May 25, 2010, 03:29 pm
A recent agreement with a city in Washington and Boeing will allow the company to lease space at an airport for 20 years.
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Vermont House passes resolution recognizing importance of general aviation
May 24, 2010, 06:50 pm
Recently, the Vermont House of Representatives approved a resolution showing its support of the general aviation industry.
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Companies announce development of antenna for general aviation use
May 24, 2010, 04:23 pm
Two companies recently announced a partnership to develop an antenna that will help members of the general aviation industry.
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Airline employment sees further decline
May 21, 2010, 07:45 pm
A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics showed that employment opportunities in the airline industry saw declines in March.
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Famous aviation writer dies at 92
May 21, 2010, 05:30 pm
Robert J. Serling, a noted aviation writer died on May 6 in Tucson, Arizona. He was 92 years old.
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Has automation led to pilot complacency?
May 20, 2010, 06:30 pm
A recent report from the New York Times notes that members of the air industry are examining if whether furthering automation in flying has led to pilot complacency, thereby increasing error.
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Domestic passengers down, while international travelers up in February
May 18, 2010, 07:00 pm
Preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows that there were fewer travelers during February.
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FAA highlights NextGen's effect on general aviation industry
May 17, 2010, 08:00 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration's Next Generation Air Transportation System will affect all forms flying, including pilots who partake in general aviation.
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Fees for baggage, tickets biggest annoyances for travelers
May 17, 2010, 03:22 pm
Having to pay more for a ticket or for baggage are the two most annoying things people encounter while they are on the go, a recent survey showed.
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General aviation represented in new Transportation Department committee
May 14, 2010, 07:00 pm
How aviation should be guided in the country for the future will be the topic of thought for a new committee created by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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International Learn to Fly Day supported by U.S. House
May 14, 2010, 05:29 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a measure recognizing a day that encourages people to learn how to fly.
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Biologist specializing in wildlife strikes joins firm
May 14, 2010, 04:24 pm
A biologist who specializes in the effects of wildlife damage on planes recently joined Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., which is a consulting firm.
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Scholarship recipients announced by NASA
May 13, 2010, 07:00 pm
NASA recently announced that 25 university students will receive scholarships in the third year of one of its programs.

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Travel week stresses importance of industry in economy
May 12, 2010, 06:48 pm
This week marks National Travel and Tourism Week, which may give members of the general aviation community a reason to show how important their industry is to local communities.
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NextGen report released by Harvard University
May 11, 2010, 08:30 pm
As the government makes efforts to modernize the air transportation system, a university recently released a report based on a two-day summit that focused on the same.
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New general aviation facility breaks ground in Florida
May 11, 2010, 07:49 pm
A port authority in Florida recently announced the groundbreaking for a new general aviation facility in the Fort Myers area.
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Tallahassee airport produces $377 million for area economy
May 10, 2010, 03:51 pm
A report from the city of Tallahassee, Florida, shows that the city's regional airport adds $377 million every year for the area's economy.
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Washington field will play host to General Aviation Day
May 7, 2010, 04:57 pm
This year will mark the 15th time people in Washington will be able to celebrate general aviation.
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EPA taking comments on leaded general aviation fuel
May 6, 2010, 08:30 pm
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments regarding a petition filed by a group regarding leaded gasoline used in general aviation aircraft.
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Atlantic City airport incorporates digital NOTAM system
May 3, 2010, 11:12 pm
Having the most up-to-date information can lead to a better flying environment for pilots, and the government is taking further steps to stress safety.

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AOPA advises pilots to tout benefits of general aviation facilities
April 30, 2010, 11:55 pm
Many communities may not be aware of the fact that their area has a general aviation airport, and it is the responsibility of pilots to let them know they are there.

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Resolution introduced to recognize general aviation's contribution to Haitian relief
April 30, 2010, 05:37 pm
A resolution presented in the U.S. Senate aims at recognizing general aviation pilots for their contribution to the relief efforts in Haiti.

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Wheelchair-bound man teaches aviation class
April 30, 2010, 03:40 am
In some ways, Errett Bozarth's accident in 1989 left the flier grounded. However, the man who spent 20 years in the air has found a new way to soar.

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Minnesota aviation program gets donation to keep running
April 29, 2010, 09:00 pm
An aviation program at a university in Minnesota will continue on for the next three years because of private donors and businesses.
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FAA accepting panel recommendations on FTI failure
April 29, 2010, 07:08 pm
The recommendations of a panel that reviewed a telecommunications failure last November have been accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Harrison Ford makes an appearance at AOPA event
April 29, 2010, 05:23 pm
Playing a swashbuckling spacecraft pilot made Harrison Ford a household name, and he's taking that fame to help the cause of general aviation.
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Medical certificate required for active pilots
March 16, 2010, 07:50 pm
Along with getting a license to fly, one of the essential things any pilot needs in order to take to the skies is medical clearance.
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