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November 9, 2012
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  • Piper Aircraft celebrates 75th anniversary
    Piper Aircraft will celebrate its 75th anniversary this weekend with an invite-only fly-in at their facilities near the Vero Beach Municipal Airport in Florida. A number of local politicians and dignitaries are expected to be in attendance; more than 40 Piper Cubs are expected to be among some 100 planes flying in. (Fort Pierce, Fla.) (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
What he didn't know about his life insurance cost his family $1 Million. Aviation exclusions can void your coverage for aviation activities. Pilots should take special care when comparing life insurance. Get the right coverage without exclusions quoted by experienced pilot agents. Call Pilot Insurance at (800) 380-8376 or visit
  Aviation Update 
  • 1941 Stearman gets Miss Muffet paint job
    Merrill and MaDonna McMahan of Wausau, Wis., decided their 1941 Stearman needed a special paint job. They painted the vintage airplane red, white and blue with small black spiders and the name "Miss Muffet" on the side -- the nickname MaDonna's father gave her as a child. General Aviation News (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Cockpit backup device of choice -- the iPad mini
    With a 7.9-inch screen and the same A5 processor as the iPad 2, Apple's iPad mini is expected to become the backup cockpit chart display of choice for many pilots, according to some iOS application developers. The mini's screen is not significantly smaller than the iPad 2, but it weighs less than half as much. AIN Online (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Your old used headset has trade-in value on our new Zulu.2 or Sierra. See our Trade Up Program and discover how easy it is to own the headset most pilots prefer. You get an incredible headset at a great price from a company that’s committed to aviation. Quiet & clarity never felt so comfortable.
  Pilot Spotlight 
  • Teen pilot solos on 16th birthday
    Isaac Babcock expressed his interest in flying at age 13; soon after, his father pulled into Hamilton Municipal Airport in New York to check out that possibility. The family now owns a 172 Cessna Skyhawk, and on Oct. 19, Babcock took his first solo flight on his 16th birthday. Madison County Courier (Wampsville, N.Y.) (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Calif. family's success with remote-controlled gliders
    The father-son team of Kyle and Kyler Paulson of Westlake Village, Calif., regularly represent the U.S. at remote-control glider competitions around the world. The duo enjoy spending time outdoors together flying sailplanes near their home. "It's a great family activity, a clean sport with nice people," said Kyle Paulson. The Thousand Oaks Acorn (Calif.) (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
WingX Pro7 adds Track Up – now on iPad Mini!  Rotate the sectionals the way you want them.  The World's #1 Top Grossing Navigation iPad app now has Track Up!  WingX Pro7 rotates all airport, VOR, and fix identifiers right-way up for easy reading - it's so good that you'll forget your looking at a rotated sectional!
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  • New faces, familiar challenges after election
    As the dust settled from the Nov. 6 elections, aviation advocates began assessing what the new political landscape will mean for the industry and prepared to work with new and familiar faces in Washington, D.C., and in statehouses nationwide. AOPA President Craig Fuller congratulated the successful candidates Nov. 7, expressing the association's commitment to continue working with elected officials and defending pilots' freedom to fly. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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