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February 11, 2013
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  • Resurrected Eclipse is doing everything right
    After a recent flight, blogger Paul Bertorelli writes that the resurrected Eclipse Aerospace seems to be doing everything right. The new Eclipse 550 will be able to carry up to five passengers and will feature Avio NG avionics, a Pratt & Whitney engine and anti-skid brakes. It will also be manufactured in Poland to control costs and come with a price tag between $2.6 million and $2.8 million. AVweb/AVWeb Insider blog (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • N.D. aviation industry looks for more funding
    There hasn't been a funding increase for the aviation sector in North Dakota since 1987, though the industry brings in about $2 billion a year. A proposed bill would provide an additional $9.45 million to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission's general fund. KFYR-TV (Bismarck, N.D.) (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 2012 was a good year for Piper
    Piper Aircraft reported a 13% increase in new aircraft sales for 2012 with annual revenue at $149 million, up from $131.3 million in 2011. While the company plans to focus its efforts on the trainer aircraft market, it has also seen growth in its higher-end M-class sector, which Piper officials attribute to an expanded global dealer network. (Fort Pierce, Fla.) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • James Raisbeck to be honored as Fellow by AIAA
    Founder and CEO of Raisbeck Engineering, Dr. James D. Raisbeck will be honored as an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellow at a gala in Washington, D.C., in May. "Being named a Fellow of AIAA is among the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an aerospace professional, and represents recognition from colleagues and peers for significant and longstanding contributions to our community," said AIAA President Michael Griffin. General Aviation News (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AOPA is debuting a new series, Fly Off. On this inaugural Fly Off between the Vans RV-7 and Mustang II, which do you think has the best climb, stall and top speed performance?
    At the end of the week, you'll be able to read and watch a comparison of the two aircraft in action.

    Check out poll results in Wednesday's eBrief. 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.
Vans RV-7
Mustang II

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  • Lawmakers are concerned about use of UAVs to fight terrorism
    President Barack Obama's aggressive stance on using unmanned aerial vehicles to kill Americans suspected of being al Qaeda allies has made Democrats and Republicans nervous. Lawmakers have are urging for tighter oversight of the president's UAV program. "It just makes me uncomfortable that the president -- whoever it is -- is the prosecutor, the judge, the jury and the executioner, all rolled into one," said Sen. Angus King, I-Maine. "So I'm not suggesting something that would slow down response, but where there is time to go in and submit it to a third party that is a court, in confidence, and get a judgment that, yes there, is sufficient evidence here." Associated Press (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Members receive rental car discount
    Save up to 25% on your next rental with Alamo! Don't miss out on 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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