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December 13, 2012
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  • Judge OK's sale of remaining Hawker business jets
    Hawker Beechcraft has gotten approval from a bankruptcy judge to move forward with the sale of the last of its Hawker 4000 business jets. Twenty Hawker 4000s remain in the company's inventory, including 13 new aircraft, three in production and four used. Each has a retail value of $20 million. The Wichita Eagle (Kan.) (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Aviation Update 
  • AOPA's Adam Smith talks to Airplane Geeks
    AOPA's Adam Smith is the featured guest on Airplane Geeks. He talks about the pilot shortage and a decline in the pilot population due to the infrastructure of aviation. Also on the show, a new labor contract for pilots at American Airlines, Lockheed moving jobs from Georgia to Texas, and more. Airplane Geeks Podcast (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The privilege of flight is the world around us
    It's easy to take flying for granted, writes Peter Garrison. "People get used to flying; they forget how miraculous it is." Look out the windows, to remind yourself that you are "above the world, but not out of it," he writes. Flying online (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Airport Focus 
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  Helicopter News 
  • First flight test successful for pilot-less Blackhawk
    Rotorcraft Airscrew Systems Concept Airborne Laboratory is the official name for a JUH-60A Blackhawk helicopter that can fly, land and avoid threats without a pilot. During its first test at the Diablo Mountain Range in San Jose, Calif., pilots were onboard, but they did not fly the aircraft. Singularity Hub (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The Easy-to-Install IFD440 with Hybrid Touch. The IFD440 is a plug & play replacement for GNS430-Series navigators, providing powerful NAV, COM, and Map capabilities. Its Hybrid Touch user interface allows pilots to perform virtually all functions using dedicated knobs/buttons or via the touch-screen interface. Click for Introductory Pricing Information.
  Avionics & Technology 
  • IPad apps cater to business aviation
    A number of new applications have been developed for the iPad aimed specifically at business passengers and pilots. Gulfstream has an app called Cabin Control for its newest jets and another called PlaneBook for pilots. Jeppesen's Mobile FliteDeck eliminates paper maps from the cockpit, and an app developed by Rockwell Collins allows passengers to view mapping data. AIN Online (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Pilot Spotlight 
  • Mass. family has flying in their blood
    Three generations of the Behuniak family of Holden, Mass., have served as pilots in the military, for an impressive total of five deployments in two wars and 70 years of service. Grandfather John Behuniak fell in love with flying as a child and later joined the Air Force. His son Michael got the flying bug, but preferred helicopters and joined the Army. Grandsons Matthew and Jonathan also chose military aviation careers, one as an Army flight technician in Germany while the other flies Blackhawks for the National Guard. Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.) (12/13) 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!
  Training News 
  • EAA makes it easy to find an instructor
    The Experimental Aircraft Association has created a page on its website with a listing of instructors authorized to teach in certain amateur-built aircraft by a letter of deviation authority. Creation of the list was one of the suggestions made by the National Transportation Safety Board to make amateur-built flying safer. Flying online (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AOPA News 
  • AOPA job of the day: Manager, AOPA Flying Club Network
    This position serves as the lead of program development, management and coordination of all aspects of the AOPA Flying Club Network. Responsibilities include: communication and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, including AOPA members, aviation associations, flying clubs, prospective pilots, student pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Order your 2013-2014 AOPA Airports Directory print edition
    Don't miss your opportunity to own the printed version of the most comprehensive airport directory on the market! This new, 2013-2014 AOPA Airports Directory is your perfect companion in the cockpit. With reliable information on most every public-use airport and its associated businesses, this is a must-have for flight planning -- especially when the Internet is not available. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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