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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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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Santa Monica Airport Benefits From NBAA, AOPA Contributions

Competing Ballot Measures Before Voters November 4

The NBAA and AOPA have contributed at least $540,000 to help support a ballot initiative in Santa Monica, CA that would preserve Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

CASA Appoints New Director Of Aviation Safety

Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority Taps Former Military Aviator

Mr. Mark Skidmore AM has been appointed as the new Director of Aviation Safety at Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The chairman of CASA’s Board Dr. Allan Hawke AC announced the five year appointment October 30th.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

FAA Launches New Safety Informational Video Series For Airports

'Airport Winter Safety Operations' Addresses Procedures For Inclement Weather

The FAA has launched a new safety information video series for airport operators and airport employees. The videos will provide the airport community with information that will help them continue to operate the nation’s airports safely and efficiently.

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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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