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February 26, 2013
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  • Special message from AOPA President Craig Fuller
    As most of you know, President Barack Obama and Congress are in the throes of debate over federal sequestration, an unusual legislative requirement that dictates across-the-board cuts of $85 billion in federal spending on March 1. The cuts will take place automatically unless Congress acts to stop them. Setting aside the politics that have lead us to this point, the impact on our ability to fly and operate our aircraft in the manner in which we are accustomed could be severely impacted if the sequester takes effect. Our primary interest, as always, is maintaining the freedom of flight for AOPA members. But in this instance, we have another equally important concern: flight safety. AOPA Online (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • GA to feel effects of sequestration through ATC, air shows
    The effects of sequestration on general aviation will be most clearly felt through the closing of air traffic control towers and air shows. Paul Rinaldi, president of National Air Traffic Controllers Association, said that sequestration will "significantly and perhaps permanently undermine the capacity of the National Airspace System." Air shows may be canceled due to a lack of Federal Aviation Administration personnel available to run them. General Aviation News (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Diamond Aircraft announces job layoffs
    Diamond Aircraft Industries announced layoffs to the majority of its London, Ontario, Canada-based workforce due to "slow sales of piston-engine aircraft." "We want to hire back as many employees as possible, as quickly as possible, but the exact number and timing will be determined as we develop our restructuring plans in the coming weeks," said Diamond President and CEO Peter Maurer. AOPA Online (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
  • Calif. airport hosts NBAA career day
    Long Beach Airport in California is set to host the National Business Aviation Association's Business Aviation Regional Forum on Thursday. "Consider this as a very sophisticated career day," said Long Beach Airport Director Mario Rodriguez. "I don't know that people are really 100% informed about how many actual careers there are in aviation." Gazette Newspapers (Long Beach, Calif.) (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Avionics & Technology 
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  Pilot Spotlight 
  Training News 
  • Fairmont State University offers aviation major
    Farimont State University in West Virginia offers students the chance to get their pilot's license while also studying for an aviation management degree. Students normally graduate with only 200 hours of flight time, so the university also guarantees graduate instructor positions to allow them to build up their hours further. WBOY-TV (Clarksburg, W.Va.) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AOPA News 
  • MedXPress questions: How do I report multiple doctor visits?
    Now that MedXPress is the required way of completing your FAA airman medical application, we've been receiving questions from members about how to report multiple health care visits. Line 19 of the medical application asks, "Have you visited any health professionals within the last 3 years?" AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AOPA job of the day: Office services supervisor
    The Office Services Supervisor will be responsible for the daily activities of AOPA's Office Services department. The office services team provides assistance in the following areas: mailroom operations, coordination of office moves, providing set up for office meetings and partnering with AOPA's property manager to assure a safe and comfortable work environment. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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