Ten rising eighth-graders from Northeast Philadelphia's St. Martin of Tours School were treated to a free week of Leonardo Helicopters camp, where they learned about manufacturing, design, supply chain and other roles that combine to produce helicopters. A highlight of the camp was a 15-minute flight over the students' school and neighborhoods.
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AOPA joined other aviation groups in support of compromise language included in the House-passed Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that would require the FAA to create safety guidelines for aircraft and pilots engaged in flight sharing. "We simply believe in order to facilitate this endeavor, especially given the recent court cases and legal interpretations on this matter, we must do this in a deliberate and safe manner," said AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker.
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Maryland's Frederick Municipal Airport has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant to fund a runway extension. "It's going to allow larger aircraft to come and as it entices owners and business to come to the airport because it's more accessible," said AOPA Aviation Technical Specialist Jonathan Gandy.
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Boeing Chief Technology Officer Greg Hyslop says the industry may be closer than many think to achieving hypersonic passenger flight. The company says it has pinpointed the technology combination needed to create an operational commercial aircraft capable of Mach 5.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has introduced the American Aviator Act, a bill designed to create grants to help pay for military veterans' flight school and training. The program would also help regional airlines in need of more pilots, according to Airlines for America spokesperson Sharon Pinkerton.
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