Piper Aircraft celebrates 75th anniversary | 1941 Stearman gets Miss Muffet paint job | Simple Flight radio talks to Adam Smith of AOPA's Center to Advance the Pilot Community
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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. TCPalm.com (Fort Pierce, Fla.) (free content) (11/9)
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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)
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Private hangar rates are expected to rise at S.D. airport
Rates for private hangars and fixed-base operators at Aberdeen Airport in South Dakota are expected to rise; the airport's board will table the action until December in order to research the issue. According to airport manager Mike Wilson, rates for private hangars have not changed since 2007. Aberdeen American News (S.D.) (tiered subscription model) (11/9)
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Supplies airlifted to New York by volunteer helicopter pilots
Some 40 volunteer helicopter pilots airlifted supplies intended for families affected by Hurricane Sandy to Staten Island University Hospital in New York. The effort was organized by the Eastern Region Helicopter Council. Staten Island Advance (N.Y.) (11/9)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Wash. city plans to build aerospace zone at GA airport
The city of Auburn, Wash., hopes to bring jobs to the area by enhancing its general aviation airport with and aerospace oriented zone. Officials hope to bring in small jets and other corporate aircraft with a runway extension and new taxiway. Northwest Cable News (Seattle)/KING 5 News (11/7)
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HaveProof.com offers discount for AOPA members
Protect yourself when dealing with the FAA, IRS, FBOs and more! Receive $15 in pre-funded services for AOPA members through HaveProof.com. You'll be amazed by 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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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.
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