Hawker Beechcraft to furlough some workers | Guest Richard Aboulafia discusses airplane efficiency | Austro tests new rotary engine
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January 10, 2013
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Hawker Beechcraft to furlough some workers
Officials at Hawker Beechcraft have announced plans for a rolling furlough for about 240 employees. The workers affected build the T-6 and AT-6 training aircraft for the U.S. government. KSNW-TV (Wichita, Kan.) (1/9)
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Guest Richard Aboulafia discusses airplane efficiency
The Airplane Geeks Podcast talks to guest Richard Aboulafia of Teal Group about aircraft efficiency and aviation developments coming in 2013. Also on the show: the Aeronca 7AC Champion, behind the scenes at Southampton Airport in the U.K., Gulfstream's new supersonic aircraft and more. Airplane Geeks Podcast (1/9)
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Austro tests new rotary engine
Austro Engines has completed a bench test of its new AE80R, a dual FADEC-controlled rotary engine. The company aims to keep the engine to 60 pounds, with a power output of 80hp, designed for light sport and ultralight aircraft. AVweb (1/9)
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Wyo. city considers new GA airport
The City Council in Green River, Wyo., voted in favor of forming a task force to study the possibility of converting the Green River Intergalactic Spaceport to a general aviation airport and bringing it under city operation. It is currently used primarily for mosquito-control flight and has a 5,500-foot dirt runway that could accommodate small airplanes. Green River Star (Wyo.) (1/10)
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Evolution of Mich. helicopter business
Nick McMahon's father founded Canton Township, Mich.-based McMahon Helicopters in 1980; the company has primarily served as an emergency-parts shipper for the automobile industry. McMahon now serves as operations director, and has been taking the family business down a different path, doing aerial camerawork for Hollywood and the music industry. Observer & Eccentric Newspapers (Livonia, Mich.) (1/10)
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UAVs serve a variety of commercial, recreational purposes
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles could expand beyond the military market, experts say. UAV's have the potential to serve a variety of commercial and recreational markets, from journalism to teenagers looking for an enhanced video game experience. The Federal Aviation Administration has said that UAV's flying below 400ft are subject to the same laws as model airplanes. CNNMoney (1/9)
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Flight instructor made his mark on history
Lon Cooper spent World War II as a civilian flight instructor training pilots for the U.S. Army in Lakeland, Fla. Cooper never made it overseas himself, and his students had all the glory of flying fighters in Europe, but his contribution to their training was significant. General Aviation News (1/9)
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Private pilot perspective on 1,500 hour requirement
As a recent student pilot, blogger Ted Seastrom offers the private pilot student's perspective on the proposed first officer 1,500 hour requirement for commercial pilots. "Why is it okay for beginners to teach beginners? Why isn't the role of CFI limited to the most seasoned and skillful, to dedicated instructors?" asks Seastrom. AVweb (1/9)
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Mich. aviation leaders support additional training for pilots
Cherry Capital Airport Director Kevin Kline and aviation leaders at Northwestern Michigan College support the proposed Federal Aviation Administration guidelines to require additional training for commercial pilots. "Pilots now are in demand, so that is actually a good thing. We are going to see the pilot opportunities, for a carrier in piloting grow," said Klein. WPBN-TV/WTOM-TV (Traverse City, Mich.) (1/9)
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AOPA job of the day: Director of outreach and events
The director of outreach and events is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of organizational events that meet the programmatic and quality goals of AOPA. The director leads a department responsible for AOPA's annual convention, AOPA Aviation Summit, a cornerstone event which attracts around 10,000 attendees each year. The outreach team also organizes and executes AOPA's participation in other events such as air shows and pilot town halls, and provides support for internal events like all-hands gatherings and trustee meetings. Read more here.
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