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February 28, 2013
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  • AOPA's Craig Fuller to step down
    AOPA President Craig Fuller made a five-year commitment when he took office Jan. 1, 2009. As that commitment comes to an end, he announced to AOPA's Board of Trustees that he will step down after his successor is found and is ready to assume the role. "The process of finding a new leader can now go forward as all of us at AOPA roll up our sleeves to fight the day-to-day battles that seem to keep coming our way," said Fuller. "The team will not miss a beat this year as we lay the groundwork for the future." AOPA Online (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Aviation Update 
  • Arsa urges Congress to avoid sequestration
    Top officials from the Aeronautical Repair Station Association are urging Congress to avoid sequestration, saying it will hit the aviation industry particularly hard. "Arsa strongly encourages congressional leaders to avoid the automatic budgets cuts set to go into effect because of sequestration. Sequestration will hit aviation hard. In particular, it will exacerbate certification and inspection delays for repair stations, hindering job creation and economic growth," Arsa's vice president of legislative affairs, Daniel Fisher, said in a statement. AIN Online (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • LaHood, Huerta: Reduce airspace efficiency to maintain safety
    In a letter, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said that "we may reduce the efficiency of the national airspace ... to maintain the highest safety standards." More than 100 air traffic control towers at airports with less than 150,000 operations per year could be closed and repairs and preventive maintenance for all National Airspace System equipment could be delayed, LaHood said. AIN Online (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
  • Lakeland Sun 'N Fun could feel effects of sequestration
    The air traffic control tower at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Florida could be among 100 ATC towers shut down due to sequestration, making takeoffs and landings more difficult, but possible. The airport's annual annual Sun 'N Fun Fly-in is less than 40 days away, but Airport Director Gene Conrad says the show will go on. ABC News (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Avionics & Technology 
  • Garmin G1000 chosen for Piper Seneca V
    According to Garmin International, Piper Aircraft has selected the company's G1000 integrated flight deck for the Piper Seneca V. "With the G1000-equipped Seneca V, all new-production Piper M-Class and Twin-Class aircraft will now feature a Garmin integrated flight deck, and we look forward to continuing to serve Piper owners and operators with best-in-class cockpit solutions," said Garmin's vice president of aviation sales and marketing, Carl Wolf. Avionics Intelligence (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Pilot Spotlight 
  • Pilot plans round-the-world flying classroom project
    After becoming the youngest person and first black pilot to fly solo round the world, Barrington Irving is planning a new trip: a seven-continent, round-the-world flying classroom project that aims to inspire children through education. Irving is the first aviator to be named as an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society as a result of the project. AVweb (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Training News 
  • LiveAirShowTV, EAA partner to promote aviation careers
    Careers in Aviation is a new initiative that aims to promote awareness of aviation industry careers to middle and high school students. The program is the result of a partnership between the Experimental Aircraft Association and LiveAirShowTV, in conjunction with the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation. General Aviation News (2/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AOPA News 
  • Indiana Senate passes AOPA tax bill
    The Indiana Senate voted unanimously to pass a bill backed by AOPA to promote aviation activity in the state by exempting avgas and aircraft maintenance from sales taxes. "AOPA has worked extensively on this issue with key local allies, like Indiana shop owner Matt Hagan, to get to this significant step of Senate passage and we will continue to work hard to see this through the House," said Mark Kimberling, AOPA director of state government affairs. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AOPA job of the day: Credit analyst
    The ideal candidate for this job is a detail-oriented team player with excellent people, phone and multi-tasking skills. A strong interest in finance and general aviation is essential. This position reports to the aviation finance general manager. Responsibilities include: perform initial credit, underwriting and financial analyses of aircraft loans ensuring compliance with appropriate company and financial partners' standards; examines overall loan documentation to ensure accuracy and completeness; consults with our members about their current and future aircraft needs; and establishes an ongoing relationship with members through the delivery of exceptional customer service. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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