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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

FAA Issues SAIB For GPS, FMS Vertical Guidance

Pilots Must Still Use Primary Barometric Altimeter To Comply With ATC Clearances

The FAA has published a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) focusing on FMS and GPS equipment vertical guidance with no published vertical descent angle.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

NAHA Awards Honor Volunteers, Partners At 2014 Meeting

Observes 30th Anniversary Of National Heritage Areas

The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) named architect Steve Brown as the winner of the Ivonette Wright Miller Award at its 2014 annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Napa Airport Tower Damaged By Earthquake

Airport Remains Open, But Tower Will Be Closed Possibly For Several Weeks

Sunday's earthquake in northern California blew most of the windows out of the control tower at Napa County Airport (KAPC), and the FAA says it could take several weeks for repairs to be completed.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Aero-TV: In The Nick Of Time? - A NextGen GA Fund Update

The GA World Needs All The Help It Can Get... IF It Can Get It

A hot topic at EAA AirVenture 2014 was the subject of the FAA requirement to be ADS-B equipped by January 1, 2020. In this video ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell covers the topic well beyond the technology involved. Campbell talks with Michael Dyment, the Founder and Managing Partner of NEXA Capital Partners, LLC. Dyment points out that while there is still 5 1/2 years until the time ADS-B is mandated, there are approximately 157,000 GA aircraft to be equipped. If you do the math, that’s about 120 aircraft every work day between now and the deadline.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

AOPA’S Landsberg Announces Retirement

Association Welcomes Two New Leaders To Key Roles

One of general aviation’s most prominent safety advocates has announced his retirement after 22 years in leadership roles at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). As President of the AOPA Foundation and Executive Director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute, Bruce Landsberg has led the Association’s fundraising, charitable, and safety efforts for 22 years. He will continue to serve in an advisory capacity.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

GAMA Jobs Rally To Feature North Dakota Elected Officials

Senators Hoeven And Heitkamp, Representative Cramer, Lt. Governor Wrigley Expected To Attend

GAMA will hold a rally celebrating general aviation’s contributions to the economy on September 5 at 1 p.m. at the University of North Dakota (UND) Aerospace Flight Operations’ James C. Ray Hangar in Grand Forks, North Dakota. U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R) and Heidi Heitkamp (D), U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer (R), and Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley (R) will speak.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

FAI Seeks Entries For Annual Youth Art Contest

This Year's Theme Is The FAI World Games Set For 2015 In Dubai

Entries are being accepted for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) ... The World Air Sports Federation  ...  Aviation Art Contest. The contest is open to young artists born between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2008, (ages 6-17) divided into three age categories.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Hernando County, FL School Aviation Program Set To Begin

Program Was Nearly Cancelled For Lack Of Interest

An aviation program offered to high school students in Hernando County, FL that was nearly cancelled due to low enrolment now appears set to start classes ... albeit a bit late following the start of the school year.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Museum Airplane Damaged During 'Hard Landing'

Pitcairn Built In 1930 Lost Power, Made Off-Runway Landing

A 1930 Pitcairn biplane belonging to the Owls Head (ME) Transportation Museum was slightly damaged when it lost power and made an off-runway landing at Knox County Regional Airport.

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