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November 2, 2012
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What he didn't know about his life insurance cost his family $1 Million. Aviation exclusions can void your coverage for aviation activities. Pilots should take special care when comparing life insurance. Get the right coverage without exclusions quoted by experienced pilot agents. Call Pilot Insurance at (800) 380-8376 or visit
  Aviation Update 
  • Iowa engineering students take their classroom to the sky
    Aerospace engineering students at two Council Bluffs, Iowa, high schools are getting a chance to experience classroom lessons first hand. Students will fly with instructors from Advanced Air. The class is part of Project Lead the Way, a program that provides rigorous math and science education in U.S. middle and high schools. Omaha World-Herald (Neb.) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Converting from vacuum to electric
    Many planes originally built and certified with vacuum systems are being converted to all-electric systems. Several steps starting with whether your plane can legally fly without the pneumatics will show if your plane can make the upgrade, too. AVweb (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
  • Formula 1 race brings traffic to Texas airports
    Airports across central Texas are filling up with additional reservations for the upcoming Formula 1 race. "We'll try to give them the best possible experience and let them know what it's like to land in a small GA airport and give them the best customer service we can," said Georgetown Municipal Airport manager Sarah Hinton. KXAN-TV (Austin, Texas) (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
NEW! The all leather iPad Kneeboard Folio™ by MyGoFlight. iPad rotates to view in landscape & portrait. Can be used as a lap desk with a clipboard. Can be used on one leg in tight spaces or in a helicopter. Can be used at home or office. It is gorgeous! One case does it all. For more info, click here.
  Helicopter News 
  • China's largest unmanned helicopter becomes operational
    China's largest unmanned helicopter has passed all required flight tests and is now fully operational in east Shandong province, according to officials. The helicopter is designed to be used for conducting geological surveys and aerial photography, as well as aiding in emergency rescue situations and forest fire prevention, said Cheng Shenzong, board chairman of Weifang Tianxiang Aerospace Industry. The Economic Times (India) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Avionics & Technology 
WingX Pro7 adds Track Up – now on iPad Mini!  Rotate the sectionals the way you want them.  The World's #1 Top Grossing Navigation iPad app now has Track Up!  WingX Pro7 rotates all airport, VOR, and fix identifiers right-way up for easy reading - it's so good that you'll forget your looking at a rotated sectional!
  Pilot Spotlight 
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  • AAAA highlights its recent achievements
    On the eve of the National Business Aviation Association's convention in Orlando, Fla., the Alliance for Aviation Across America held a news conference to highlight its achievements and talk about the importance of general aviation. The AAAA recently launched a new website and has worked hard to rally public support from elected officials. AIN Online (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AOPA News 
  • Popular "Pilot" features now in e-book
    Two of AOPA Pilot's most popular features are being turned into e-books. The Best of "Never Again," Vol. 1 and The Best of "Safety Pilot Landmark Accidents," Vol. 1 are now available at the AOPA Online store. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AOPA members receive discount on learning guide
    Save $29 with American Flyers Free 300+ page Learning Guide! These textbooks are guaranteed to help you pass your Knowledge and/or Flight Test. Take a look at all of the discounts and special offers from leading aviation and non-aviation companies available through the AOPA Lifestyles Member Discounts Program. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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