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January 9, 2012
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  • Bombardier will hire 400 more workers in Kansas
    Bombardier plans to hire an additional 400 workers for its facility in Wichita, Kan. The Canadian aircraft manufacturer will receive $16 million in state and local incentives in exchange for the job creation. Boeing recently announced plans to close its facility in Wichita by 2013. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Wichita, Kan., leaders are forming task force to bolster aviation
    Leaders in Wichita, Kan., are forming a task force to boost the aviation industry in the wake of Boeing's announcement that the aircraft manufacturer is leaving the city. "It's a blow to lose 2,000 more jobs, but this is harder than just jobs," said Dave Franson, executive director of the Wichita Aero Club. "This is like losing a member of the family because [Boeing] has been here for 83 years." The Weekly of Business Aviation (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Poll: When flying during cold weather, do you carry a winter survival kit in your aircraft?
    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.
Yes, I carry a survival kit specific to winter weather conditions
Yes, I carry a survival kit, but it isn't specific to cold weather
No, but I dress warmer

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  • 2 Alabama residents parachute to sea in Cirrus
    Two Alabama residents successfully deployed parachutes on their Cirrus SR22 to perform an emergency landing off the coast of the Bahamas. Richard McGlaughlin, 59, and Elaine McGlaughlin, 25, ditched the plane after it experienced engine trouble. The Coast Guard rescued the McGlaughlins by helicopter. AVweb (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Pilot was inspired to take wing by watching "Top Gun," he says
    Christian Olsen, 22, decided to become a pilot after watching the film "Top Gun" as a child. "I knew I wanted to be a pilot," Olsen said. "But I didn't really know how to do it. I had thought about the military, but I didn't want that commitment." Olsen, a certified flight instructor, is studying for a degree in aeronautics from the University of North Dakota. MySuburbanLife.com (Chicago area) (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Number of air travelers caught with guns is rising, TSA says
    The number of firearms detected at airport checkpoints has continued to climb since 2007, the Transportation Security Administration says. The agency last year found an average of nearly four guns a day, most of them discovered in carry-on bags, it says. Most travelers found with a gun say they had forgotten about it, the TSA says. USA TODAY (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Doubts aside, IFR currency rule unchanged
    An instrument pilot checks his logbook and discovers that he no longer can act as pilot in command under IFR because his recent experience prescribed for instrument currency is out of date. What must he do? AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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