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March 12, 2013
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  • AOPA to FAA: Halt sequestration cuts targeting GA
    AOPA is urging FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to halt cuts that will disproportionately affect the safety and integrity of general aviation operations. "The recommended cuts will have unacceptable consequences for the nation and the flying community," AOPA President Craig Fuller said in a March 12 letter to Huerta. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Aviation Update 
  • Retro kit airplane makes first flight
    Sam Aircraft announced that its new kit airplane made successfully completed its first flight near Montreal, Canada. The retro looking all-metal airplane has tandem seating and comes with a choice of three different wings. Deliveries of the first fast-build kits are scheduled for the end of the summer. AVweb (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fla. alliance aims to maximize benefits of aviation
    The Polk Aviation Alliance is made up of representatives from all four municipally-owned airports in Polk County, Fla., Sun'n Fun, Fantasy of Flight, local educational institutions and other area aviation-minded entities. The alliance aims to maximize the benefits of aviation through education and outreach activities. General Aviation News (3/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
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  Helicopter News 
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  Avionics & Technology 
  • DOT competition encourages students' aerospace innovation
    U.S. Department of Transportation's Recognizing Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering award competition aims to encourage high school and college students to develop creative solutions to aviation and aerospace problems. The contest is open to teams and individuals; winners will present their idea to DOT officials and meet with the transportation secretary. Submissions will be accepted from May 1 to July 1. (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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  Training News 
  • New simulator for Ind. flight school
    New Horizons Aviation in Goshen, Ind., says its Redbird Full-Motion Simulator has been a game-changer for the seven-year-old flight school. "It's a huge deal. I don't know of any other flight school around that has one. Some of the universities like Western Michigan and Purdue have one, but for a local airport, this is very unique, and I believe it sets us apart," said Roger Yoder. The Goshen News (Ind.) (3/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Helicopters should steer clear of the clouds
    According to the International Helicopter Safety Team, flying into unexpected instrument flight rule conditions causing a pilot to lose control of the aircraft is the greatest cause of helicopter fatalities. Instrument meteorological conditions training can show pilots how to avoid flying into IMC conditions in the first place, as well as what to do in case of an emergency. AIN Online (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AOPA News 
  • Best Aircraft Showdown brackets unveiled
    Back for a second year, AOPA's popular aircraft challenge -- the Best Aircraft Showdown -- pits 64 aircraft against one another. The final list has been whittled from more than 300 aircraft and 2,500 member nominations. Some pilots deemed their pride and joy the best by submitting their tail number. Others tried stuffing the ballot: One rabid Steen fan entered the Skybolt 59 times in six minutes, 26 seconds. For good measure the member returned two hours later to nominate it 13 more times. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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