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January 17, 2013
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  • Study shows GA is good for economic recovery
    A recent study showed that companies that take advantage of general aviation are doing better in the economic recovery than those that do not, according to a post on the National Business Aviation Association's website. The NBAA wrote that companies using GA "have significantly grown their overall workforce since 2007, relative to non-users." General Aviation News (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
  • Private planes bound for inauguration could get runway at Dulles
    Officials at Washington Dulles International Airport are considering reserving the airport's westernmost runway for hundreds of private planes expected to arrive in the area for the presidential inauguration over the next few days. The airport is expecting up to 600 GA aircraft to arrive during the three days leading up to the inauguration on Monday. The Washington Post (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • N.J. teenager earns driving permit, solos airplane on same day
    Josh Eichel earned his learner's permit to drive a car and flew his first solo flight on the same day in November. The Marlboro, N.J., teenager had been working toward the solo flight since eighth grade. Of his first solo, Eichel said, "I didn't really have time to think I was flying alone. I had confidence. I've been looking forward to this day for over a year now. It was just me and the airplane." News Transcript (Farmingdale, N.J.) (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Training News 
  • Utah flight school sees growth
    According to owner Ed Helmick, the Diamond Flight Center located at the Springville-Spanish Fork Airport in Utah is seeing huge growth. "This year, we have had 18 private pilot licenses, seven instrument airplane ratings, 14 commercial single engine pilot, nine commercial multi-engine pilot, nine certified flight instructor airplane, two certified flight instructor instrument airplane and one multi-engine airplane instructor," he said. "That is up 33% from 2011." The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) (1/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AOPA News 
  • AOPA job of the day: Executive assistant
    This job provides administrative support for AOPA's senior financial officer, general counsel, and their direct reports in the accounting department. Duties include: schedule meetings, trips, and seminars for department; maintain and organize electronic filing system for correspondence and reports; and coordinate reports to the board of trustees and assist with compiling monthly reports to leadership team. Read here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Editor's Note 
  • Correction
    Because of a source error, an item in Wednesday's Aviation eBrief should have said that Avidyne's DFC90 autopilot received European approval for installation in Cessna 182s. SmartBrief regrets the error. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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