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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

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

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

Pipistrel Electric Trainer Makes First Flight

WATTsUP, The New 2-Seat Electric Airplane First Flew Last Friday

Marking its 25th anniversary, Pipistrel will be unveiling the proof-of-concept WATTsUP 2-seat electric trainer at Salon de Blois airshow in France on August 30-31. In preparation for the show the airplane made its first flight on Friday.

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Tue, Aug 26, 2014

WMU Release 9-Equipped Aircraft To Be Updgated To Latest Software

Synthetic Vision, ADAHRS Capability To Be Added To Training Fleet

A partnership between Western Michigan University (WMU), Avidyne, and Brown Aviation Lease has been extended with the addition of Avidyne’s Synthetic Vision and dual Air Data/Attitude-Heading Reference System (ADAHRS) capability to WMU’s fleet of Cirrus SR20 aircraft.

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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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