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February 1, 2013
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  • GA accounts for $2 billion economic impact in N.C.
    A recent study by the North Carolina Department of Transportation showed the state's 63 general aviation airports contribute $2 billion to the economy. "The report points out that the airports mean jobs, and provide a vital link into communities," said Bobby Walston, deputy director of airports for N.C. DOT's Division of Aviation. The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Aviation Update 
  • New Highlander SuperStol is geared up for backcountry landings
    South Carolina-based Just Aircraft is set to deliver the Highlander SuperStol, a new version of the airplane designed for short takeoffs and landings at backcountry airstrips. It has a modified wing design and landing gear equipped with shocks to dampen the bumpy ride on primitive landing surfaces. Flying online (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pilots wanted for new Fla. flying club
    The founders of a new flying club to be based at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Florida are seeking pilots and airplane owners to get the club running. "We want to form the Flying Club to provide safe, affordable and accessible aircraft while cultivating aviator camaraderie, extolling the joy of flight and promoting safety through enlightenment and education," said David Miller, one of the founders. Osprey Observer (Brandon, Fla.) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
  • Report: U.S. airports require infrastructure improvements
    The Airports Council International-North America released a report showing that America's commercial and general aviation airports will require more than $71 billion worth of essential infrastructure improvements in the next five years. The report also concludes that an increase in local airport user fees would provide airports with the funding necessary to keep up with expected growth. AIN Online (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.D. lawmakers call on FAA to support state's airports
    U.S. Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., have sent a joint letter to the Federal Aviation Administration requesting agency support for airports in the western part of the state. "North Dakota continues to experience unprecedented economic growth statewide, including robust oil and gas development in western North Dakota's oil patch," said the letter. Williston Daily Herald (N.D.) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Helicopter News 
  • Helicopter rescue firm adds staff in Ontario
    After hundreds of complaints from pilots and paramedics and a Toronto Star investigation in December 2011, the air ambulance service ORNGE announced that a third shift of medics will be permanently stationed at the company's Thunder Bay, Ontario, base. "The new paramedic shift will allow us to improve our ability to respond on scene with our helicopter, while continuing to meet the need for long-distance transports with our airplanes," said the company's boss, Dr. Andrew McCallum. The Toronto Star (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Avionics & Technology 
  • SkyView is upgraded to include data logging
    Version 5.1 of SkyView firmware by Dynon Avionics will include data logging. Users will be able to record and store up to 150 hours of flight and engine data and can be exported as a CSV file, which can be viewed in a spreadsheet program. The upgrade is free for SkyView owners. Flying online (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AOPA News 
  • Members save money on HME Aviator Timepieces
    AOPA members save 10% on HME Aviator Timepieces through our exclusive AOPA Lifestyles Member Discounts. HMEWATCH, a brand new participating company in the program, offers quality Aviator/Pilot Watches including Citizen, Seiko, Pulsar, Torgoen and the unique Geochron Wall Clock for 23 years. Contact HME at 323-464-6660 or AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AOPA job of the day: Marketing coordinator
    The marketing coordinator works with the director of new market development. Job duties include: coordinating marketing programs and campaigns; providing project management support; executing and analyzing e-mail, direct mail, social media, pay-per-click and other marketing channels and initiatives; tracking and monitoring marketing efforts and costs; preparing marketing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data; offering recommendations to optimize performance and monitoring program expense budgets by comparing and analyzing actual results with forecasts. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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