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Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Aero-TV: Lessons Learned -- Reflecting On Mark Baker’s First Year At AOPA

A No-Nonsense Q&A With AOPA Boss, Mark Baker

ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell sat down with AOPA’s President, Mark Baker to discuss his first year at the job and to look to the future. This is an in-depth interview you do not want to miss. Highlights of the interview include a discussion of the situation at Santa Monica Airport which could set a negative trend towards maintaining our airport system for general aviation. Another topic Jim delves into at the start is the continuing desire to change the 3rd class medical requirements. Baker responds to these questions with an in-depth discussion of AOPA’s position. You’ll be pleased to note he is optimistic about action on the 3rd class medical, and he explains why.

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Barnstorming: FAA -- The Original EPA

The Governmental Death By 1000 Cuts Continues...

Guest Editorial by Rich Davidson, Grass Cutting Administrator At Lee Bottom Flying Field/API Advisory Board Did you feel that Aero-America? When you woke up, could you sense the change in your status? Only yesterday you were an upstanding citizen merely washing your car as your kids played with their radio controlled quad-copter. Today, though, you’re the parent of criminals doing something that could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in fines. What is it? It’s their toy of course. Haven’t you heard?

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014

FAA: North TX NextGen Procedures Deliver Promised Efficiency

Six-Part Strategy Expediting Airliner Movements In The Region

The FAA says it has successfully implemented the North Texas Metroplex NextGen project, a newly launched air-traffic system that will deliver more on-time flights for passengers while reducing pollution by thousands of metric tons each year.

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Shuster Selected To Return As Transportation Committee Chairman

Will Again Lead The Panel During The 114th Congress

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has been selected by the House Republican Conference to serve again as Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, one of the largest committees in Congress.

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Airborne 11.19.14: FAA v Pirker Update, F-35C Night Traps, G650ER Delivers

Also: EAA’s Eric Fatla, Legend Cubs Honor Veterans, EAA Hall Of Fame, AAA Record Breakers, AMA Responds to AP

Welcome to the first Airborne to be webcast in our Fourth year of production. That’s right, the first Airborne was webcast on November 18th of 2011... and we haven’t looked back since. Even better, this fourth year of Airborne promises to be the most amazing yet... and we’ll tell you why in just a few more days. The NTSB has ruled that any UAV, regardless of size, is an aircraft and falls under FAA regulations. This ruling relates to the case of Raphael Pirker and his flight of a small UAV over the University of Virginia Campus in 2011. The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego last week. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Canada's TSB To Study Risks Associated With Air Taxi Operations

Study To Begin Early Next Year

In a speech Wednesday to the Air Transport Association of Canada, Kathy Fox, Chair of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), announced that the TSB will launch an in-depth Safety Issues Investigation (SII) into the risks that persist in air taxi operations across Canada. The study will begin early in 2015.

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Sources: Airbus Snags Delta Deal For New Widebodies

Airline Will Purchase 50 Airplanes From The European Manufacturer

There is nothing official, but sources say that Delta Airlines is set to buy 50 widebody airliners from Airbus, grabbing the business from Boeing.

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Trig Receives FAA AML For TT31 Installation In 650 Aircraft Types

ADS-B Transponder Makes Aircraft Compliant For 2020 Deadline

The FAA has released an Approved Model List (AML) allowing the installation of Trig's TT31 ADS-B transponder in more than 650 types of aircraft, covering just about anything a fixed-wing GA pilot might fly.

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014

AeroSports Update: Sonex Aircraft Reaches Milestone

Company Records 500 Airplane Completions In Worldwide Fleet, And T-Flight Surpasses 100 Students

Sonex Aircraft, LLC passed a major benchmark this week, as news was received from Christopher Madsen of Huntsville, AL that his AeroVee powered, Standard Gear Sonex flew for the first time on September 23rd. The addition of Chris's aircraft brings the company's database of completed and flown aircraft to 500 reported first flights!

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Klyde Morris 11.21.14

Yer Great, Klyde, Now Get Back To Work

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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