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October 26, 2012
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  • Program to ease hassles of renting planes is on the horizon
    A new concept in how pilots rent airplanes is expected to be rolled out by the end of the year, and it has received support from the aviation industry. Through a network of operators, OpenAirplane aims to streamline the rental process. Any pilot who has passed a check ride at one operator could rent similar equipment at another without extra paperwork, flight checks or even insurance. AVweb (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Aviation Update 
  • The value of business aviation
    Savvy companies around the world realize that having their own plane allowing executives to compress long hours wasted on commercial air travel into short, intensely productive work time is a key to their success. A study by NEXA Advi­sors has found that, over a five-year period, S&P 500 "companies that used business aircraft had twice the total shareholder return of companies that did not," Mark Patiky writes. Forbes/BusinessAviation blog (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New EAA chairman says no further changes will be made
    In an interview on AOPA Live This Week, Jack Pelton, the new chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association, reassured employees, members and supporters that neither the mission nor the focus of the organization will change. "It's purely a leadership change. We're still committed to making sure this organization supports all aviation enthusiasts and that is the direction we're headed in," Pelton said. AOPA Online (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
  • Expansion at Conn. airport is blocked
    Two local businesses interested in expanding at Danbury Municipal Airport in Connecticut are upset at being blocked by airport management, although a task force has been set up to examine the airport's economic impact on the community. "We have to be willing to roll up our sleeves and work with people in the private sector to get things done," said Jim Cordes, chairman of the task force. News Times (Danbury, Conn.) (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Pilot Spotlight 
  • Tired of traffic? Try flying
    Sick of sitting in Los Angeles' traffic, blogger Anna Jones caught a plane to work. Strapped into a "Cessna 152, aptly named 'the Commuter,' " with pilot Michael Gold, she discovers it's a lot more feasible than people think. "The average economy car getting 25 miles per gallon uses 16 gallons of gas to travel 400 miles. In a Cessna 152 going about 110 mph, that trip would take 21 gallons. Not bad," she writes. L.A. Weekly/blog (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Column: How local airports provide safety
    Ted Zabinski, president, CEO and airport manager of the South Albany Airport Corp. in New York state, expounds on the ways our local airports work to keep us safe. "Every day, while most of us sleep and go to work, our law enforcement personnel carry out activities on the ground and in the sky to keep criminals off the streets, search for missing persons, carry injured patients to life-saving treatments and assist in firefighting efforts," he writes. The Spotlight (Delmar, N.Y.) (10/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AOPA News 
  • Enterprise offers special deal to AOPA members
    Save $10 for every $200 you spend at Enterprise-Rent-A-Car. Check out all of the discounts and special offers from leading aviation and non-aviation companies available through the AOPA Lifestyles Member Discounts Program. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AOPA Live This Week: EAA shakeup, ticket to ride
    Get details on a major shakeup at the top of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Also, find out how a deal to sell Hawker Beechcraft to a Chinese company fell through, but Beechcraft kept the money. And Mike Melvill, the first commercial astronaut, explains why you should book a ticket to space. Watch AOPA Live This Week, Oct. 25. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EA+ helps ill woman get home from Mexico
    Many people are surprised at how costly a medical emergency can be, especially out of the country. That's why programs such as AOPA Emergency Assistance Plus (EA+) are so vitally important, one woman learned. AOPA Online LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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