Leonardo Helicopters camp gives kids a peek at career possibilities | AOPA supports concept of flight sharing, with safeguards | What aviation social activities do you typically pursue?
August 13, 2018
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Leonardo Helicopters camp gives kids a peek at career possibilities
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.
The Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News (tiered subscription model) (8/13) 
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AOPA supports concept of flight sharing, with safeguards
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.
AOPA Online (8/9) 
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What aviation social activities do you typically pursue?
Check out poll results in Wednesday's eBrief. The results from the poll questions in Aviation eBrief do not necessarily represent the views of pilots, aircraft owners or AOPA members and therefore should not be used for research purposes.
VoteAircraft-specific learning opportunities or type club event
VoteCamping or camaraderie with other aviators
VoteSocial media posts
Airport Focus
Md. airport receives $300,000 grant to improve runway
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.
WDVM-TV (Hagerstown, Md.) (8/10) 
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Avionics & Technology
Boeing: The hypersonic passenger plane closer than we think
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.
FlightGlobal (U.K.) (8/10) 
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Policy Watch
American Aviator Act would create pilot training grants for veterans
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.
KELO-TV (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (8/10) 
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Demand for trainers drives manufacturing gains
Demand for trainers brightened the second-quarter shipment and billing data that the General Aviation Manufacturers Association released on Aug. 6.
AOPA Online (8/6) 
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Hangar Talk: AOPA Sweeps Super Cub chat
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AOPA Online (8/2) 
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