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October 31, 2012
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  Aviation Update 
  • A return to the fundamentals of flying
    With all the available avionics and high-tech gear available in cockpits these days, some evidence suggests that flying still isn't getting any safer. Tony Johnstone, a master CFI and aerobatics instructor in Winfield, Kan., believes a return to the basics is what most pilots need. Flying online (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Will you buy an iPad mini?
    No. I'm fine with the iPad I have  53.81%
    No. I don't have an iPad/use another tablet  26.26%
    Yes. It does all the things my bigger iPad does, but takes up less space  19.93%
    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.
  Airport Focus 
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  Avionics & Technology 
  • Honeywell is aiming for 2013 turbofan certification
    Honeywell hopes to achieve certification of its HTF7500E turbofan in the third quarter next year, part of the process of Embraer's development of new business jets. "We want Embraer's certification program to be as short as possible, as far as the engine is concerned," said Jim Kroeger, Honeywell's director of engineering for propulsion engines. AIN Online (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Pilot Spotlight 
  • Aviation club thrives on pilots' love
    The aviation club at the Hithergreen Senior Center in Ohio is thriving with 125 members. "We all have one thing in common, a great love of aviation and a desire to learn everything about things that fly," said club founder Bill Speyer. Dayton Daily News (Ohio) (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • Bizav is a key part of economy, says congressman
    Speaking at the opening session of the National Business Aviation Association's annual meeting, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., told attendees that unfortunately the war against business aviation in Washington is not over. "Some people just don't get it that business aviation is one of the great economic engines of our economy and of a free-enterprise system," he said. AIN Online (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AOPA News 
  • Honeywell forecast: Modest growth in jet deliveries
    Large-cabin jets will represent "the lion's share" of the billings over the next 10 years, accounting for 70% of all new jet expenditures and 40% of the 10,000 new deliveries, according to Honeywell's 26th annual business aviation forecast. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AOPA members eligible for rental car discounts
    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
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