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October 29, 2012
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Is Your Life Insurance Aviation Friendly? Don't overpay for life insurance just because you fly. The pilots at Pilot Insurance Center know aviation and the best life insurance policies for pilots. Let us find you the right policy with complete coverage and no aviation exclusions. - (800) 380-8376 or www.piclife.com
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  • Will you buy an iPad mini?
    Check out poll results in Wednesday's eBrief. The results from the poll questions in Aviation eBrief do not necessarily represent the views of pilots, aircraft owners or AOPA members and therefore should not be used for research purposes.
Yes. It does all the things my bigger iPad does, but takes up less space
No. I'm fine with the iPad I have
No. I don't have an iPad/use another tablet

BEND UP A RENTAL PLANE AND YOU COULD GO BROKE. Most pilots are shocked to learn their FBO's insurance doesn't cover them. Damage a rental, you'll likely still pay for repairs. Worse, you could be sued if you injure someone. Avemco Non-Owned Insurance protects you from these financial catastrophes. Get your no-obligation quote.
  Airport Focus 
 
  • Atlanta airport already has millimeter wave scanners
    The Transportation Security Administration is removing backscatter X-ray machines from several airports in the U.S. The scanners at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta will stay, however, because they use millimeter wave imaging technology to scan fliers more quickly and produce a generic outline of the body instead of an image. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Phillips 66® Aviation.  The Most Trusted Wings In Aviation™.   On the Go?  When it comes to convenience and functionality, the WingPoints® app puts you in the pilot’s seat.  This FREE app will allow you to plot your next flight. Reward yourself with the WingPoints App.  Just another reason why we are The Most Trusted Wings in Aviation™.
  Helicopter News 
 
  • Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter is up for bid
    The Air Force is asking companies to submit proposals to develop a new combat rescue helicopter, but some say contractors may be less than enthusiastic after a similar program was canceled several years ago. The new helicopter project, for which bids are due Jan. 3, will top out at $6.8 billion. Defense News (10/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
AOPA Non-Owned Insurance isn't expensive, but not having it can be. If you are one of the thousands who rent or borrow an aircraft each time they take to the skies, Non-Owned Insurance is essential protection you can't afford to fly without. AOPA Insurance Services makes it easy to get affordable, comprehensive coverage. Call 800-622-AOPA or visit aopainsurance.org.
  Avionics & Technology 
 
  • Tests aim to boost safety for remotely piloted aircraft
    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. officials have teamed up with the Homeland Security Department, Customs and Border Protection, and the Federal Aviation Administration to test an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast surveillance system on a Predator/Gray Eagle-series aircraft. The test is a way to evaluate and enhance safety on remotely piloted aircraft. Avionics Intelligence (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
We Know Cloud Based Technology. Let Us Help You Do Your Homework. What does cloud based technology mean for you as a pilot, owner, or GA business? You'll be using it soon and you need to know who to trust. We've been a cloud based company since 2006. See us at NBAA, Booth #2757, or get educated at AvConnect.net. It's just Smarter Aviation.
  Pilot Spotlight 
 
Download NBAA's State Aviation Tax White Paper. With specific regulations for each state, ensuring awareness and compliance with all the laws can be a daunting task. That's why NBAA assembled a comprehensive State Aviation Tax Report.
  Policy Watch 
 
  • GAMA CEO cites programs that show aviation's importance to U.S.
    The president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Pete Bunce, emphasizes how important business and general aviation is to the nation. He will speak about the topic at the National Business Aviation Association conference in Orlando, Fla. He cites programs such as No Plane No Gain, and the need for all aviation associations to work together to fight user fees in Congress. AIN Online (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AOPA News 
  • Where do candidates stand on GA?
    AOPA's government affairs team grills President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on their views about general aviation. They also profile four key supporters of general aviation in Congress. AOPA Online LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AOPA members are offered FAST discount
    FAST, your aircraft management solution, wants you to take $30 off your initial fee. AOPA Online LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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