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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Seven Aviation Groups Urge Rapid Review Of Aeromedical Reform

Letter Sent To Secretary Anthony Foxx Regarding Third Class Medical Issue

Seven GA groups have sent a letter to US DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx urging him to complete the review of the FAA’s NPRM regarding third-class medical certification reform within the next 30 days and then open it to public comment.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

PA Announces Investments In 20 Airports

State Grants Will Upgrade Facilities, Support More Than 8,400 Jobs

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced Monday that a $3.4 million state investment will improve safety and operations at 20 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 8,400 jobs.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Ferguson, MO TFR Extended To August 25

FAA Put The Flight Restriction In Place To 'Provide A Safe Environment For Law Enforcement Activities'

The FAA has extended a TFR initially put in place over Ferguson, MO on August 12 following the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Montana Governor Declares August ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

State Has 121 Public-Use Airport Serving 4,000 Resident Pilots

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has declared August "General Aviation Appreciation Month" in the state.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Sunday Chicago Air And Water Show Cancelled

Had Been Delayed Three Hours By Low Clouds, Fog

Sunday was apparently not a perfect day for an air show in Chicago. A thick fog on the city's lakefront delayed the Chicago Air And Water Show by three hours before officials pulled the plug on the event.

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Tue, Aug 19, 2014

MGL Avionics Releases Geo-Referenced Raster Charts

Includes Latest FAA Charts For 2nd Half Of 2014

MGL Avionics has released new format Raster Maps for its iEFIS Odyssey/Voyger Gen 2. The file is available for download from MGL.

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Tue, Aug 19, 2014

AirPooler Runs Afoul Of The FAA

Agency Says The Company May Be Violating Its Rules On Commercial Operation

The concept seems fairly simple. Private pilots would offer extra seats in their airplanes through AirPooler based in Cambridge, MA, and the passengers would help offset some of the expenses of making the trip, like fuel. AirPooler would calculate the shared cost, bill the passenger, and collect a small transaction fee for offering the service.

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Tue, Aug 19, 2014

DOT IG: FAA STARS Software Unstable

Questions Site-Specific Training For ATC Personnel

The Department of Transportation Inspector General (DOT IG) has issued a memo to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta pointing out weaknesses in the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) being deployed at 11 major airports around the country.

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Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Aviation Touches Lives In South Carolina

Governor Declares Aviation Week In The State

Aviation touches the lives of countless South Carolinians in ways that might surprise you. In honor of Aviation Week Aug. 17-23, the South Carolina Aviation Association and the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission will showcase the impact aviation has on the state, its people and the economy.

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Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Troy University Announces Partnership To Introduce Flight Training

Allows Students To Earn A Minor In Aviation Operations On Fixed- Or Rotary-Wing Tracks

Troy University officials, together with City of Troy and Mauna Loa Helicopters, have established a program aimed at training commercial aviators at N. Kenneth Campbell Field (KTOI) in Troy, AL. The program, that will allow students at the University to earn a minor in aviation operations with either fixed-wing or rotary-wing tracts, will begin in fall 2014.

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