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January 7, 2013
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  • A little good news for aviation fuel prices in 2013
    Blogger Kent Misegades says that while general aviation sales forecasts do not look great for 2013, there is some evidence that aviation fuel prices could come down. A recent drop in price of Canadian crude oil is a good indicator that the price of mogas and Jet-A could drop too. General Aviation News (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NAFI members say instructor pay is too low
    Initial analysis of a poll conducted by the National Association of Flight Instructors of its members suggests that compensation for flight instructors is too low. Many instructors are forced to take second jobs to support themselves. "Until we can bring wages for instructors up to a level commensurate with the investment in training they have incurred and to a level that allows [flight instruction] to be competitive as full-time employment, we are likely to see instruction remain a part-time way they support themselves," said NAFI Executive Director Jason Blair. Flying online (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What will aviation fuel prices do in 2013?
    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 
  • New manager at Fla. airport looks to future
    Only on the job for two months, Zephyrhills Municipal Airport Manager Michael Handrahan has hit the ground running, introducing his vision for the airport at a recent breakfast with the business community. Infrastructure is one area Handrahan hopes to improve. "We have some basic infrastructure issues -- nothing earth-shaking or major -- they just haven't been dealt with over the years," he said. The Tampa Tribune (Fla.) (1/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FAA approves installation of Garmin avionics on Piper turboprops
    The Federal Aviation Administration granted a supplemental type certificate to Phoenix-based Cutter Aviation to retrofit Piper Meridian six-seat turboprop aircraft with Garmin G950 custom glass cockpit panel packages. The retrofit makes it possible for Piper owners to upgrade their aircraft to meet the newest requirements for NextGen airspace. "Piper Meridian owners have been asking for a fully integrated avionics upgrade for their aircraft, and we are pleased to now offer them such a package," said Will Cutter, president and CEO of Cutter Aviation. Avionics Intelligence (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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