Nonprofit GIFT Academy offers weeklong flight training sessions for women | Monopoly FBO deal at Jackson Hole Airport lacks transparency | What are your thoughts on using a head up display in your GA aircraft?
April 18, 2018
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Nonprofit GIFT Academy offers weeklong flight training sessions for women
Girls in Flight Training Academy is a nonprofit organization that provides weeklong flight training events designed to help women get started in aviation or continue their aviation journey. Events will be held at Texas' Lancaster Regional Airport and Wilbarger County Airport, and they will feature flight instruction, ground school, mentoring and peer-to-peer learning.
AOPA Online (4/16) 
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Monopoly FBO deal at Jackson Hole Airport lacks transparency
Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming is receiving criticism for a lack of transparency regarding the public airport's $26 million purchase of Jackson Hole Aviation. The airport decided to buy fixed-based operator Jackson Hole Aviation and maintain monopoly status at the facility after another FBO applied to offer services to the airport.
Jackson Hole News & Guide (Wyo.) (4/18) 
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What are your thoughts on using a head up display in your GA aircraft?
Not necessary for the type of flying I do  46.27%
Would like to find out more  37.96%
Didn't know they were available  9.82%
Plan to purchase  3.20%
Other  2.75%
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.
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Airport Focus
Pilots enjoy fly-in breakfast provided by Utah FBO
Utah's Logan-Cache Airport fixed-base operator Leading Edge Aviation provides a fly-in breakfast to pilots the second Saturday of every month. "The thing I liked the most is just seeing people get excited about flying somewhere and getting together and socializing," said LE Aviation Manager Kim Hall.
The Herald Journal (Logan, Utah) (4/14) 
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Avionics & Technology
Aviat Aircraft rolls out Husky enhancements
Aviat Aircraft has enhanced its Husky aircraft with new features including a Garmin G500 TXi 10.6" touch-screen display, Genesys Aerosystems S-TEC 3100 Digital Flight Control System autopilot, new seat covering options and heated seats for both pilots and passengers. "We listened to our customers and have been working hard to make enhancements that we know pilots and passengers will enjoy," said Stuart Horn, president of Aviat Aircraft.
General Aviation News (4/17) 
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International News
Rolls-Royce expanding service presence in China
Rolls-Royce is bringing its ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services China into full operational status this month, adding to its maintenance presence in China.
AIN Online (4/17) 
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Comment period open on aviation maintenance technician ACS
The Federal Aviation Administration continues to replace its practical test standards publications with modernized airman certification standards, and has published a new draft set of standards for aviation maintenance technician applicants.
AOPA Online (4/11) 
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Tax time is here
Pilots often have questions about the best time to buy an airplane and how financing an aircraft can affect their taxes, or how taxes can affect financing applications. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
AOPA Online (2/22) 
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