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November 7, 2012
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  • Fly Days gives special needs children chance to take flight
    Fly Days was held Saturday at Dallas Love Field in Texas. Provided by Challenge Air, the one-day event gave special needs children and youths a chance to fly in single- and multi-engine aircraft. Pilots from the Dallas and Fort Worth area conducted more than 100 flights at the Business Jet Center. General Aviation News (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Beechcraft's new owners promise funding for aircraft development
    After Hawker Beechcraft unveiled a bankruptcy exit strategy to emerge as a stand-alone company focusing on a line of piston and turboprop aircraft, the question was where the company would find the funding. Insiders say that the new owners have agreed to provide funding for development of one new piston model and possibly three new turboprop models. Flying online (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • A week after the NBAA show and the release of two business aviation forecasts, how are you feeling about the industry's recovery?
    I'm cautious -- I see slow to flat growth  50.27%
    I'm pessimistic -- the industry is still in the doldrums  36.38%
    I'm optimistic -- the recovery seems to be under way  13.35%
    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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  • HondaJet sends HA-420 into production
    HondaJet has billed its HA-420 business jet as the "world's most advanced light jet." After passing key testing milestones, the six-passenger jet is set to enter production. Gizmag (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Pilot Spotlight 
 
  • N.H. pilot flies supplies to hurricane victims
    Jim Murphy, a Brookline, N.H.-based pilot, knew he had to do something after seeing the devastation created by Hurricane Sandy in New York and his home state of New Jersey. Murphy filled his small Mooney airplane with diapers and reached out to Aerobridge.org to find another pilot who could carry supplies his friends and neighbors had donated. The Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.) (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Aviation-themed park debuts at S.C. airport
    On Oct. 25, Airport Director Joe Frasher announced completion of phase one of an aviation park project near South Carolina's Greenville Downtown Airport that has been in planning and development for more than two years. When the vision comes fully alive, visitors will pass through an entranceway fashioned from an aircraft fuselage to picnic, watch aircraft, play in an aviation-themed playground, or stroll along "walking runways" or a "perimeter taxiway" to be realistically painted next spring. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Who's who: Broker versus agent versus direct writer
    Brokers are the most common option for securing aviation insurance. Brokers deal with multiple insurance companies and shop those available markets to obtain the best coverage and value available for their clients. Agents are defined as those who sell insurance for just one company. True agents are extremely rare in the aviation insurance world. The term "agent," however, is used interchangeably with "broker" in the industry, so don't let that lead you to false conclusions. Then we have direct writers, who offer you only themselves as a single option. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pilot Edge offers AOPA member discount
    Experience live ATC with a two-week free trial and 25% off the $19.95/month subscription rate for 6 months from Pilot Edge! PilotEdge offers air traffic control for simulators. Fly 15 hours a day with live, human, professional ATC. 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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