Aviation school eyes return to Detroit City Airport | Attractions for aviation lovers | Busy Falcon Field Airport expanding hangar space
September 13, 2019
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Aviation school eyes return to Detroit City Airport
Detroit is taking steps to restore the Davis Aerospace Technical Academy to its location at the Detroit City Airport. Local activists have worked to protect the school, and in August some students began returning to the airport location for classes.
Chalkbeat (9/12) 
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Aviation Update
Attractions for aviation lovers
New York's TWA Hotel, Downtown Memorial Airport Park in South Carolina and Seattle Seaplane Tour are aviation-related attractions highlighted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The College Park Aviation Museum covers the proud history of aviation in Maryland.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content) (9/13) 
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Airport Focus
Busy Falcon Field Airport expanding hangar space
Falcon Field Airport in Mesa, Ariz., one of the busiest GA airports in the US, is adding 400,000 square-feet of hangar space. The commercial space at the airport has been at capacity for some time.
AZ Big Media (Phoenix) (9/12) 
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Technology transforming MRO
Additive manufacturing, automation and the use of drones for inspections are all technologies that are changing the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul business. "It's certainly conceivable that MRO service providers will require quick-react manufacturing cells to produce custom repairs or parts, possibly under some alternative basis of certification or authority," said Victor Ho of AAR.
MRO Network (9/12) 
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Pilot Spotlight
Young GA pilot helps Bahamas relief effort
Pilot Andi Miller, 19, is helping the Hurricane Dorian recovery effort by flying pet supplies from Florida's Naples Airport to the Abaco Islands. "When I began to see images of what happened in Abaco Islands, I was so sad for them and I wanted to help," she said.
Marco Eagle (Marco Island, Fla.) (9/12) 
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Policy Watch
Panel discusses airport security
International Airport Review held a security roundtable to discuss the biggest concerns that affect the industry, how airports can ensure safety and considering both inside threats as well as outside threats. David Ryder, the head of aviation security for ACI Europe, said the biggest issue at airports is being sustainable and finding advanced equipment that can meet new threats.
International Airport Review magazine online (9/13) 
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Careers & Education
Drone operations attract women to aviation
Drone operations and the growing commercial use of drones is proving to be an area that is attracting more women to aviation. More than half of delivery service Zipline's workforce in Ghana, for example, are women.
Forbes (9/12) 
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Hurricane recovery; Schiff flies a Warhawk
Bahamas relief remains complicated and heartbreaking. Also, a Beech Staggerwing returns to the Tennessee sky, and Barry Schiff flies a P-40 Warhawk. Watch AOPA Live this week.
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Book signing at Tullahoma
Going to the AOPA Fly-In in Tullahoma, Tennessee? Meet AOPA President Mark Baker at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 13 during the Flightline Cookout to purchase your signed copy of Freedom to Fly: AOPA and the History of General Aviation in America. Can't make it? Order online.
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