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April 9, 2012
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  • AOPA gives 3 scholarships for flight training
    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association announced three recipients of scholarships at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo. Tyler Allen, Glen Wenzel and Stacey Shrewsbury each will receive $5,000 toward flight training expenses. "These scholarships are part of AOPA's ongoing commitment to grow the pilot population, and we feel these recipients will help us do that and serve as top-notch ambassadors for general aviation," said Brittney Miculka of AOPA. General Aviation News (4/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Aviation Update 
  • Embraer business-jet deliveries fall in 2011
    The economic downturn in Europe and competition from the used-aircraft market hurt Embraer's business aircraft sales last year, says Embraer President and CEO Frederico Fleury Curado. The company delivered 99 business jets in 2011, down from 144 the year before, and that part of the Brazilian firm's business accounted for 19% of its revenue in 2011, down from 23% in 2010. AIN Online (4/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Poll: In a recent poll of Aviation eBrief readers, 82% of respondents said their significant others are not pilots. What would it take to have your significant other become a pilot?
    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.
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  Airport Focus 
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  Helicopter News 
  • Helicopter drops eggs for Idaho Easter egg hunt
    The skies above Jerome High School in Jerome, Idaho, were peppered with Easter eggs over the weekend during a helicopter egg drop. "It's so incredible to see so many people come together and people want to do some great exciting things in the Magic Valley and that's what we do," said Heather Ramirez, an organizer of the event. KMVT-TV (Twin Falls, Idaho) (4/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Avionics & Technology 
  • Aspen Avionics receives approval for Evolution Backup Display
    Aspen Avionics was granted Technical Standard Order approval for its Evolution Backup Display. "If the primary EFIS in the cockpit fails, transitioning to a glass backup display interface, rather than a mechanical instrument, will be much more intuitive and less stressful to the pilot in an emergency situation," said Brad Hayden, vice president of marketing for Aspen Avionics. General Aviation News (4/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Pilot Spotlight 
  • Crop duster still enjoys his work after more than 40 years
    Lt. John A. Macready pioneered the art of crop dusting in Ohio in 1921. Today, crop dusting uses state-of-the-art equipment such as aircraft equipped with GPS. J.D. Scarborough, a crop duster in Georgia, has worked in the field for more than four decades. "I enjoy working and I got no day set to retire," Scarborough said. "As long as I can do a good job I'll be right here." The Albany Herald (Ga.) (4/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • TSA funding cuts raise concerns about security lines
    Budget cuts at the Transportation Security Administration could lead to longer wait times for travelers in security lines, some observers say. The TSA plans to decrease spending by 3% next year, which would result in a 41% cut in checkpoint support. However, the TSA believes that the expansion of its PreCheck program that speeds precleared passengers through separate lines will cut wait times for all travelers. Houston Chronicle (4/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AOPA News 
  • Expanding landfill could increase bird strikes
    The proposed expansion of a commercial landfill across the extended runway centerline would bring more birds, and bird strikes, to California's Stockton Metropolitan Airport, AOPA said in a letter to county officials. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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