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December 18, 2012
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  • Ga. saves taxpayers' money with chartered flights
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal grounded the state's two airplanes and shifted most government air travel to charter-based flights in a move expected to save taxpayers more than $2 million per year. The state contracted with three private charter services, Epps Air Service, FlightWorks and Inflight Medical Services International. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Aviation Update 
  • Alaska 99s: A tight-knit group of female pilots
    The Alaska 99s is a tight-knit group of female pilots. But while they are some of the state's hardiest and most experienced pilots, they are still few in number. There are only about 55 members, says Melanie Hancock, the group's chairwoman. (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
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  Helicopter News 
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  Avionics & Technology 
  • Pilot writes app to integrate Foreflight with FSX
    A pilot with a background in software development has created an application to integrate Foreflight with Microsoft's Flight Simulator X. The app, which costs $5, also works with earlier versions of Flight Simulator and Lockheed Martin's Prepar3d. Flying online (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Pilot Spotlight 
  • 4 new Hall of Fame inductees to be recognized in Ohio
    Among next year's Aviation Hall of Fame inductees are Medal of Honor winner U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady and the late Charles Alfred Anderson, chief instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen. Flight test pilot U.S. Navy Capt. Robert "Hoot" Gibson and the late Dwane Wallace of Cessna Aircraft will also be inducted Oct. 4 in Ohio. ABC News/The Associated Press (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AOPA News 
  • New Year's fly well resolutions
    Most resolutions fade by Jan. 2, but getting healthy keeps you flying longer, so give it a shot. Let's look at a few corollaries to benefit your health both within and without the cockpit. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AOPA job of the day: Administrative coordinator
    Provides administrative and program coordination support to the VP of Corporate Partnerships and Products and the management team. The position will also work with other departments within the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the AOPA Foundation, external partners, vendors, warehouses and agencies. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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