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August 11, 2009

Cirrus Aircraft Names Pat Waddick Chief Operating Officer

Waddick Joined Cirrus In 1988

Cirrus Aircraft has named Patrick Waddick the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Mr. Waddick served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Cirrus. The announcement was made last Thursday.

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User Fee Panel Set For Ocala, FL

Funding ATC System To Be Discussed

"General Aviation At The Crossroads" will feature a panel of four aviation experts in Ocala, FL Wednesday night for a discussion and question and answer session on possible user fees and funding for the federal ATC system.

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GE Aviation Signs Research Agreement With FAA For Unmanned Aircraft

Goal Is UAS Integration In National Airspace System

GE Aviation announced Monday it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with the FAA. The collaboration will provide a variety of operational and technical assessments to support integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace Systems.

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New Website Enhancements Announced for

Comprehensive Home Page Re-Design And More Launched

As part of the August 2009 Web Improvements to the website, you’ll notice a completely new look, along with redesigned “Air Traffic” and “NextGen” pages, and an improved Airworthiness Directives search. These updates represent the most comprehensive round of enhancements to this year.

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Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week - Doug Ritter, Survival After A Crash

Survival Expert Doug Ritter Shares His Best Safety Tips

Respected aviation journalist, and one of the world’s leading authorities on survival and survival equipment, Doug Ritter sat down with Aero-TV to share some invaluable safety tips.

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New, Comprehensive iPhone Guides, Checklists For Popular GPS Units

Max Trescott GPS Guides For iPhone Now Available

GPS technology is an essential part of many General Aviation cockpits, yet half of GPS users surveyed said they have difficulty getting a GPS to do what they want. Now new Max Trescott GPS Guides for the iPhone are available to help pilots operate their GPSs.

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College Park Airport Celebrates 100 Years Of Flight

AirFair 2009 Set For August 29th

Prince Georges County, Maryland celebrates 100 years of aviation at College Park Airport later this month, with the annual AirFare slated for August 29th.

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$30,000 Fine Levied For False Crash Report

Colorado Man Learns You Should Not Drink And Dial ... 911

50 search and rescue personnel in La Plata County, Colorado, were scrambled after a man called 911 and reported that his arm had been severed in a plane crash, and that up to 12 people had been killed.The Durango Herald reports that the caller, 59-year-old Edward Pretzer, was visibly intoxicated when he was arrested

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