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November 8, 2012
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  • China is still cautious about embracing GA
    Though many have promised government and business connections, ensuring strong sales of light aircraft when China's market is opened, the lower airspace in China is still closely guarded. "How far and fast the skies are opening will likely be linked to political stabilities of the country," said Jane Zhang, co-founder and president of consulting firm Silk Wings Aviation. FlightGlobal.com (U.K.) (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hawker Beechcraft is "dying on the inside"
    Hawker Beechcraft's plans for a new single-engine turboprop is nothing more than a smoke screen, writes blogger Robert Mark. "A company with managers who care more about themselves than about their employees or their customers is already dying on the inside," he writes. Jetwhine.com (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Airport Focus 
 
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  Helicopter News 
 
  Avionics & Technology 
 
  • Honeywell avionics system to be installed on SJ30
    SyberJet Aircraft and Honeywell have partnered to equip the SJ30 with an avionics system they are calling SyberVision. The flight deck combines technology from Honeywell's Primus Apex and Epic avionics suites and offers synthetic vision, electronic charts and maps and 12-inch LCD displays. Flying online (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Pilot Spotlight 
 
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  Training News 
 
  • Stallion 51 raises the bar for pilots with unusual altitude training
    With a curriculum that has been five years in the making, Stallion 51 Corp. will now offer unusual altitude training in a specially-equipped L-39 turbojet at Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Florida. "Our new Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Program definitely raises the bar even higher for pilots who fly for a living and under all types of conditions," said Lee Lauderback, Stallion 51's president. General Aviation News (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • GA flights help hurricane relief effort
    General aviation pilots responded to a devastated region in numbers, along with volunteers and donors from communities across the country, making dozens of flights to deliver more than 40,000 thousand pounds of relief supplies by Nov. 5 to distribution centers serving the hardest-hit parts of New York and New Jersey. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • High blood pressure disqualifying?
    Dr. Warren Silberman warns of scams claiming to help pilots with high blood pressure pass their FAA medical certification. "Approximately 590,000 airmen are currently medically certified, and out of them, more than 64,000 airmen are flying with high blood pressure on medication(s). So, it is not true that most airmen lose their medical because of high blood pressure," he writes. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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