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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

AeroMobil 3.0 Unveiled At Vienna Pioneer Festival In Austria

Roadable Aircraft Said To Be 'Ready For Production'

The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype of a roadable aircraft was shown publicly for the first time at the Vienna Pioneers Festival in Austria on Wednesday.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

EAA To FAA: ADS-B Mandate 'Fraught With Hurdles' For GA

Cost, Compliance, Lack Of Benefits Preventing Adoption

At a meeting held Tuesday in Washington, D.C. at FAA headquarters billed as a "Call to Action" on NextGen, Sean Elliott, EAA vice president of advocacy and safety, told the FAA Tuesday that while the recreational aviation community is willing to work toward a modernization of the national airspace system, mandated ADS-B compliance is still fraught with too many hurdles to motivate general aviation aircraft owners to install the costly equipment.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

NextGen 'Call To Action' Summit: The FAA's View

Says Agency Is Working With Industry To Equip With NextGen Technology

The FAA is presenting a somewhat different take on the NextGen "Call to Action" summit held Tuesday at FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. than some of the "letter groups" that attended the meeting. The agency says it is working with aviation industry leaders to renew their commitment to equip aircraft with new NextGen avionics technology by the January 1, 2020 deadline.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

FAA Approves Piper Seminole For Garmin GFC700

TC Change Approval Allows Installation In G100-Equipped Aircraft

The FAA has delivered Type Certificate change approval to Piper Aircraft for the incorporation of Garmin GFC700 flight control system in the Garmin G1000-equipped twin-engine Seminole aircraft.  

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

AeroSports Update: National Security Events Can Affect Recreational Flyers

Temporary Flight Restrictions Can Catch You By Surprise If You Don’t Pay Attention

Recreational flyers like to keep it simple and fun. This means we tend to fly in good weather and in familiar areas. Sometimes a weather briefing is as simple as using a computer, checking ahead by calling AWOS on the phone, or simply watching television, but are you sure you’re up to date on temporary flight restrictions (TFR’s)?

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Leader Of Gay Pilots Association Fatally Injured In Accident

Steven Moore's Plane Went Down Near Boulder Municipal Airport

The executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) was fatally injured Monday in an accident that occurred near Boulder Municipal Airport (KBDU) in Colorado.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Third Quarter Lightspeed Headset Winners Announced

EAA Members Become Eligible When They Take A Young Eagle Flying

The EAA has announced the third quarter winners of its ongoing Lightspeed Headset rewards program. Tom Bucci (EAA 718064) of Vacaville, CA and Chris Hope (EAA 266185) of Kansas City, MO are the third quarter drawing winners of Lightspeed Zulu headsets provided for eligible Young Eagles pilots by Lightspeed Aviation. Both Bucci and Hope were automatically entered by returning Young Eagles flight registration forms for flights completed in the third quarter 2014.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

First Diamond Aircraft Delivered To Algeria

DA40 NG To Enter Service With New Flight School

Recently established flight institute Aviation Training School (ATS), a company of Red Med Group, located in Hassi Messaoud (Algeria), decided to start its business with a DA40 NG from Diamond Aircraft with option for further expansion in 2015. This is the very first Diamond Aircraft airplane to be operated in Algeria.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Women In Aviation Plans Most Active Year Ever

Outreach Focusing On Girls As Young As 10 As Well As Women Worldwide

Women in Aviation International (WAI) has big plans for 2015, and Dr. Peggy Chabrian, president of the organization, says that the year will focus on outreach to girls as young as 10 as well as to women worldwide.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Too Jaded To Attend An Air Show?

Even If You've Been To Hundreds, There's Always A Reason To Go

I know the feeling; I’ve attended air shows for over 60 years. Most of the time I just watched them. Other times I worked in them as an aircraft vendor or journalist. If anyone could feel jaded, I guess I’d have that right.  But I don’t feel jaded. Here’s why I don’t, and why you shouldn’t either.

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