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March 5, 2013
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  • Increasing value of GA fleet: Rebuild, Restore, Re-equip
    Tom Bliss led seminars at AOPA's most recent annual summit promoting what he calls his "3Rs" idea: Rebuild, Restore, Re-equip. It is part of an effort to increase the value of the general aviation fleet. In many cases, the price of remanufactured aircraft is around 50% to 60% of new, increasing perceived value at a lower cost. General Aviation News (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • For some businesses, flying private is cost-effective
    Private charter flights or using a company plane can be cost-effective for businesses needing to fly several executives to a meeting at a location with few commercial flights. Fewer direct flights offered out of Boise, Idaho, means that charter and private aircraft have become more prevalent in the region in recent years. Idaho Business Review (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Regulatory changes in the UAE could boost GA in the region
    Aviation industry insiders say that expected regulatory changes in the United Arab Emirates will lead to a boost in general aviation in the region. "We want to open the skies for general aviation but it is hard. The airspace in the region is very congested. The growth of civil aircraft movements has been amazing. But there is a recognition that there is also growing needs for other flying activities," said Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi, chairman of the organizing committee of the Abu Dhabi Air Expo. (U.K.) (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
  • Registration fee hike could increase funding for Idaho airports
    Legislation proposing a hike in aircraft registration fees is currently in Idaho's House of Representatives. If passed, it could mean 61 remote airports and landing strips in the state could receive increase funding. "There's been a significant loss of revenue lately because of the ... decrease in backcountry flying, and whatnot, and the fuel tax on aviation fuel," said state Rep. Marc Gibbs. "And so, we're having trouble maintaining a lot of these airports that don't qualify for federal funds." Idaho State Journal (Pocatello) (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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!
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  Avionics & Technology 
  • Daher-Socata unveils all-glass version of TBM 850 Elite
    The 2013 version of Daher-Socata's TBM 850 Elite will feature and all-glass avionics panel. The company's L-3 Avionics Trilogy ESI-2000 solid-state electronic standby instrument features a 3.7-inch liquid crystal display and a Garmin G1000 integrated avionics system. Flying online (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Pilot Spotlight 
  • Flight instructor is honored for years of volunteer service
    Flight instructor Bob Jamieson has spent 10 years volunteering his time to teach children to fly at Friday Harbor High School in Washington. "I had a great time teaching those kids," said Jamieson. "They were all upstanding, high-character kids who were no trouble to teach. It's been especially gratifying to watch maybe 15 local students, like Connor Johns, Blake Guard and Andrew Scheffer, become pilots." He was honored by the School Board for his service. Journal of the San Juan Islands (Friday Harbor, Wash.) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Training News 
  • UND: Students are interested in business aviation
    A survey at the University of North Dakota revealed that the school's students were interested in pursuing careers in business aviation. The university now offers a 16-credit hour concentration in business aviation. Courses include fleet planning and accounting. "We already have graduates in top positions within the industry. That's a trend that will continue. These are the people who will inherit the whole industry," said department chairman Kent Lovelace. Flying online (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Sequester upon us, still few details
    More than a day has passed since the sequester took effect and we still have few details about precisely what that means for general aviation. Unfortunately, even the people who make those decisions still aren't entirely clear on what happens now. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Can I fly after a stroke?
    The three terms one hears when dealing with a "stroke" are: cerebrovascular accident, stroke and transient ischemic attack ("TIA"). The big difference is that in a TIA a person has neurological symptoms lasting for several minutes up to several hours. A stroke happens to be one of the FAA's "Specifically Disqualifying Conditions." This means that if you go in for a flight examination and you had a stroke or TIA, the AME may not issue you a medical certificate without obtaining written or verbal permission from a FAA physician. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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