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November 16, 2012
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  • Fuller: Clubs give pilots more from their flying
    Participants in a webinar hosted by the Center to Advance the Pilot Community learned more about how to start their own flying clubs, and center leader Adam Smith answered hundreds of their questions, writes AOPA's Craig Fuller. "Last night, we began the process of taking the mystery out of flying clubs and making them accessible to many more pilots who want to get more from their flying," he writes. AOPA Online (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Aviation Update 
 
  • NTSB makes GA safety a top priority
    General aviation safety has again been included on the National Transportation Safety Board's yearly list of "most wanted safety improvements." Through accident investigations, the NTSB has found that in many cases pilots lacked "adequate knowledge, skills or recurrent training to fly safely, particularly in questionable weather conditions." The board recommends additional weather information, simulator and avionics training. Flying online (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Huerta: The FAA is committed to the safety and success of GA
    In a speech at an aviation business roundtable, Michael Huerta, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, told participants that the agency is committed to raising the bar for the safety and success of general aviation. Voluntary reporting systems, sharing and analyzing data and the transition to NextGen will all work toward that goal, Huerta said. Avionics Intelligence (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Focus 
 
  • Study shows airports in Ind. boost state's economy
    An economic impact study shows that Indiana's 69 tax-funded airports contribute some 70,000 jobs and more than $14 billion in spending to the state's economy. Reduced federal funding for airport capital improvements means that the state and local share will now double. "As we go into a budget year, we want to make sure the legislature understands the importance of airports," said Bart Giesler, executive director of Aviation Association of Indiana. The Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model) (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Helicopter News 
  • Bell Helicopter makes dent in Chinese market with new agreements
    Bell Helicopter extended its reach in China, appointing a new managing director for the country and signing an agreement to make H&P General Aviation Service Co. an authorized customer service facility. Additionally, the company announced Guangzhou Civil Aviation College will be the first authorized maintenance-training facility. AIN Online (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Avionics & Technology 
 
  • AOPA releases new app for iPad
    The FlyQ Electronic Flight Bag for the Apple iPad is the latest addition of flight planning products offered by AOPA. The application is a complete flight planning tool, providing airport information, moving maps, runway diagrams and more. "AOPA's members asked for an even more powerful app, and now they have FlyQ EFB, which offers users the tools they need to make flight planning smarter and more convenient," said AOPA vice president Chris Ward. General Aviation News (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Pilot Spotlight 
 
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  Policy Watch 
 
  • Training issue could ground charters
    A change made last year to the Federal Aviation Administration Inspector's Handbook could ground pilots and fleets. The FAA had previously approved Part 142 instructors and check airmen who didn't fully meet the safety requirements, but that has now changed and some companies may not be able to find qualified airmen. AIN Online (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  AOPA News 
  • Thunderbolt International offers AOPA member discount
    The world's leading hand-held storm and lightning detection technology provides REAL-TIME advanced warning within a 75+ mile radius. The perfect gift of safety. Special value offer for AOPA members AND their families includes FREE SHIPPING (within the US) plus $50 off select models (Utility, X1). AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AOPA seeks Manager, AOPA Flying Club Network
    This position will lead program development, management, and coordination of all aspects of the new AOPA Flying Club Network. The applicant will be responsible for communicating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, including AOPA members, aviation associations, flying clubs, prospective pilots, student pilots, and aviation enthusiasts. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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