Girls Inc. inspires women to aim for new heights | Quicksilver teams up with Mexico-based luxury dealership | Cessna signs contract with Caiga for final assembly of Caravans in China
November 28, 2012
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Girls Inc. inspires women to aim for new heights
Girls Inc. of Chattanooga, Tenn., aims to inspire young women to pursue careers they might never have thought of. November is National Aviation Month, and Madeleine Dougherty, the group's program educator, organized a trip for six girls who had never been in an airplane to visit Wilson Air Center on Monday, where they met with pilot Rebecca Gibson. Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.) (11/27)
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Quicksilver teams up with Mexico-based luxury dealership
Quicksilver Aeronautics has teamed up with Flying & Living LLC, a luxury dealership based in Queretaro, Mexico, a two-hour drive from Mexico City. In addition to offering fixed-wing flying with Quicksilver aircraft and ballooning with FireFly hot-air balloons, the brand new facility features classrooms and modern hangars. General Aviation News/Splog blog (11/27)
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Cessna signs contract with Caiga for final assembly of Caravans in China
In a move to provide Cessna Caravan turboprop singles for the Chinese market, Cessna Aircraft has closed a deal with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft to perform final assembly in Shijiazhuang, China. Components and parts manufacturing will take place in Wichita, Kan., and final assembly, painting, customization and flight-testing will occur at the Chinese facility. AIN Online (11/27)
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Study: Ohio capital's airports add $4.6 billion to area economy
According to a new study, the Port Columbus International Airport, Rickenbacker International Airport and Bolton Field add more than $4.6 billion annually to the economy of the Columbus, Ohio, area. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority commissioned the study, which found that the airports provide 38,374 jobs. American City Business Journals/Columbus, Ohio (11/27)
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Charter, training operation relocates to Palatka, Fla.
Avia Aero Services has permanently relocated from Flagler County to Palatka municipal airport in Florida. The company was founded in 1991 and focuses on flight training and public education about the benefits of general aviation. Its operations in Palatka will be expanded to offer charter services as well as introductory flight lessons. Palatka Daily News (Fla.) (11/28)
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Demystifying the helicopter tail rotor
A helicopter's tail rotor serves two main functions, preventing the body of aircraft from continuously turning in circles and controlling its direction during flight, but it can also cause tail rotor drift -- a phenomena during which the helicopter hovers with one skid lower than the other. (11/27)
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Police use of UAVs faces stiff opposition
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is behind a recent push for police use of unmanned aerial vehicles in several cities. Citizens have shown fierce opposition to UAVs, especially in Seattle and Alameda, Calif. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)/Reuters (11/27)
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Updated AeroSun LED available for LSAs, experimental aircraft
An updated version of the AeroSun LED has been introduced by AeroLEDs, made for use in light sport and experimental aircraft. The new version of the light features 12 individual LEDs within the same size mount and provides a 50% increase in emitted light. General Aviation News (11/27)
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Pilot aims to combine work with flying
Blogger and pilot Aidan Loehr equates "work" with tasks that produce concrete results. Hitching a ride on a Ryan Air CASA 212 flight to Mekoryuk Island in Alaska, he found a way to make flying feel like "work," too. Oddball Pilot (11/21)
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Holiday shopping: AOPA offers pilot products, discounts
From stunning aviation photographs to deals on aircraft parts and supplies, AOPA makes shopping for the pilot on your list easy this holiday season. The association offers products that broadcast pilots' love of aviation and facilitate their flying -- and members can get exclusive deals on pilot supplies and more from aviation and non-aviation companies. AOPA Online.
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AOPA members offered tire discounts
$10 off any $100 or more online order at Desser Tire and Rubber Co., the world's largest aircraft tire distributor. don’t miss all of the discounts and special offers from leading aviation and non-aviation companies available through the AOPA Lifestyles Member Discounts Program.
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AOPA job of the day: Member Services Representative
The Member Services Representative answers telephone and email inquiries on a variety of service areas within the Association. The representative up-sells products and services, and performs a wide range of data entry functions. Read more here.
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