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December 27, 2012
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What he didn't know about his life insurance cost his family $1 Million. Aviation exclusions can void your coverage if you are flying. Pilots should take special care when comparing life insurance. Get the right coverage without exclusions from our carriers that are aviation approved. Contact Pilot Insurance Center at (800) 380-8376 or
  Aviation Update 
  • $50,000 grant goes to aviation foundation
    The Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation is the recipient of a $50,000 grant to help fund an outreach and education project and expand the foundation's exhibits at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center in North Carolina. "While some local schools visit the facility, the intent is to connect the exhibits to the standard course of study objectives, most especially for fourth- and eighth-graders who concentrate on North Carolina as a standard course of study and emphasize the (science, technology, engineering and math) skills for careers in aviation," said Diane Miller, grants manager for Havelock. Havelock News (N.C.) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
Catch (more) Instant Savings This Fall! Instant price reductions on featured Evolution Displays and Add-Ons now through December 31, 2012. Combined savings on Evolution Pro PFD + Avidyne DFC90 digital autopilot, Connected Pilot + Evolution MFD combos, Evolution Synthetic Vision, and more! Click for full program details:
  Helicopter News 
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 
  • Magazine lauds Fla.-based biojet developer
    Florida-based advanced-biofuel developer Applied Research Associates and its partners have been chosen by Popular Science magazine as one of its top 25 science stories of 2012. ARA and Chevron Lummus Global joined forces with the National Research Council of Canada, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Agrisoma Biosciences to develop and demonstrate a drop-in biojet fuel. The fuel was developed by ARA for the Air Force lab. News Herald (Panama City, Fla.) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Pilot Spotlight 
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  Training News 
  • Airport mechanics school could close due to budget cuts
    The mechanics school at California's Van Nuys Airport has trained thousands of students seeking a career in aviation, but it may close or have to be relocated if budget cuts make it impossible for the Los Angeles Unified School District to keep it open. "Many businesses hire our graduates, from small engine shops to major aerospace firms," said Michael Phillips, a senior instructor at the school. "It would be devastating to our program if we had to close or move." Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AOPA News 
  • A lot has happened this year… Are your insurance policies overdue for their annual inspection?
    This past year has been quite eventful and as it comes to a close, it's the perfect time to review your insurance policies. A lot can happen in a year and your coverage needs may have changed. You may even find that it's time to shop around for better rates as we have seen insurance rates decreasing. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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