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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Aero-TV: The CubCrafters Attitude – Finding Solutions While Others Find Problems

CubCrafters Is Growing... And In A 'Down' Industry -- Find Out How

While at EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN’s Michael Maya Charles stopped to talk with John Whitish, the Marketing Manager for CubCrafters. Charles started off with the comment that the CubCrafters product line seems to be expanding in a period of time that other facets of general aviation have been in the decline.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Airborne 08.18.14: FAA v UAVs-Again, KidVenture14!, ARSA Sez FAA Over-Reaching

Also: AquaPacer!, ProAdvantage, S Korea's Astro Shortage, More Aero-Diesel Growth Expected

What seems like a good idea for real estate brokers and property buyers is not going to be allowed by the FAA. The nation's largest residential real estate brokerage group has advised its members not only to stop flying UAVs to get video and aerial images of their listings ... but also to stop using images and video they have already obtained, even from outside sources. The KidVenture area at EAA AirVenture 2014 celebrated its 16th year with record numbers of attendance and volunteer hours. Numbers were so significant that KidVenture volunteers ran out of project materials and had to dip into next year’s materials to keep things running. The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) is less than enthusiastic about the FAA's changes in repair station regulations under 14 CFR part 145 announced last Tuesday. All this... and MORE in today's episode

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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

FAA Issues NOTAM For Syrian Airspace

Restricts U.S. Operators From Flying In The Damascus Flight Information Region

The FAA has issued a new NOTAM restricting U.S. operators from flying in the Damascus Flight Information Region, which includes all of Syria. This replaces the current NOTAM in place that strongly advises U.S. operators against flying in that airspace and requires them to contact the FAA before they operate in that airspace.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Congressional Letters Support Federal Contract Towers

NBAA Praises Lawmakers Who Back The Program

As Congress moves toward determining federal funding levels for fiscal year 2015, and begins work on FAA reauthorization legislation, aviation stakeholders are expressing renewed concerns about the preservation of 252 federal contract towers (FCTs). Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate recently sent letters to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta reiterating congressional support for the program.

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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

AeroSports Update: Big Bend Balloon Bash

The Skies Will Be Filled With Colorful Balloons Over Alpine Texas On Labor Day Weekend, And All Are Welcome For This Free Event

Since 1987, the Big Bend Balloon Bash has been held at the Alpine-Casparis Airport in Alpine, Texas. Activities for this event start on Saturday, August 30th, and run through Labor Day. The neat thing about the Big Bend Balloon Bash is that it is free for everyone to attend.

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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

Scorpion Participates in USNORTHCOM’s Vigilant Guard Exercise

Marks The Beginning Of Operational Testing For The Textron Airland Airplane

The Scorpion aircraft has completed operations in support of Vigilant Guard 2014, a Northern Command and Kansas National Guard training exercise demonstrating the capabilities of emergency response agencies at all levels of government, both military and civil.

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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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