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November 13, 2012
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  • Pilots help pilots, because that's what we do
    Blogger Dan Pimentel ponders his "pilots helping pilots" philosophy. "When someone needs something, there is no need to ask for help, you just mention it to the first pilot you see and he/she and their friends will be there to get 'er done," he writes. Airplanista blog (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Aviation Update 
  • China: Airspace reform is expected to begin by 2015
    Du Qiang, deputy secretary of the National Air Management Traffic Committee, says that low-altitude airspace regulation reform in China is expected to begin in 2015 and completed by 2020. This could be good news for domestic and foreign companies looking for business opportunities in general aviation. China Daily (Beijing) (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
  • New runway is finally finished in Texas
    The new runway at Collin County Regional Airport in Texas took some seven years to build, but it is finally ready for dedication. The $52 million project was the Texas Department of Transportation's most ambitious aviation construction project, according to this article. AIN Online (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
OEM Alternators – Factory New. As the OEM, Hartzell Engine Technologies offers factory new alternators engineered specifically to meet the challenges and increased demands of today’s aircraft electrical systems. For decades our PMA certified alternators have been powering Lycoming & Continental engines with unmatched performance and reliability.
  Helicopter News 
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  Avionics & Technology 
  • GE, Caiga partner to develop Primus 150 operators in China
    GE Aviation's H85 turboprop engine has been selected by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. Ltd. for its new Primus 150. The five-seater aircraft features an all-composite carbon-fiber airframe, and looks to be the first purpose-built executive single-engine turboprop built in China. The two companies will also work together to develop engine service and support for operators of the aircraft in China. AIN Online (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Learn from the Experts in ADS-B. Find the answers you’re looking for at the Garmin ADS-B Academy. We’ve got easy-to-understand articles and videos, as well as an interactive tool that will guide you to a solution – whether you want the bare minimum for compliance or to receive ADS-B traffic and subscription-free weather, as well.
  Pilot Spotlight 
  • N.H. pilot vows to carry on mentor's passion for flying
    New Hampshire-based pilot Devon Skerry would never have had the chance to fly if not for Take Off and Grow, a program founded by Paul Schlieben to mentor students at his high school interested in aviation. Skerry, who is a hydraulics mechanic in the New Hampshire Air National Guard, says that the life lessons he learned from Schlieben have mapped out his career. "Everyone has that hero other than their father and Paul would be that man for me," he says. Monadnock Ledger-Transcript (Peterborough, N.H.) (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Training News 
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  Policy Watch 
  • Pilot Supply Summit looks for novel ideas to solve pilot shortage
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., hosted a meeting last week for officials from several major airlines and commuter carriers to discuss potential solutions to the pilot shortage the industry is expected to face. At the "Pilot Supply Summit," participants suggested a variety of new ideas including tax credits and training scholarships to boost enrollment at flight schools. The Wall Street Journal (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AOPA News 
  • Piper celebrates 75 years
    Hundreds of people were on hand and 84 aircraft -- including Piper products that represented the company's lineage going back to the J-3 Cub -- flew in to help the company celebrate its 75th anniversary in Vero Beach, Fla., Nov, 10. The venerable aircraft manufacturer's 75th Anniversary Factory Fly-In ran from Nov. 9 through 11. Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott welcomed the crowd, especially those who arrived in their personal aircraft. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FAA Application = FAA Investigation
    AOPA's Kathy Yodice urges student pilots to understand that when they apply for an FAA airman certificate or rating or submit an application for a medical certificate that the FAA is "investigating" their qualifications. She says it makes sense to call the FAA's review of a student pilot's qualifications an investigation because the agency is checking the information you have provided and examining whether you are entitled to be granted the certificate or rating that you seek. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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