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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

FAA Certifies New Aspen Glass Panel PFD For VFR Pilots

Combines Situational Awareness And Safety Into Single, Flat-Panel Display

The FAA has certified Aspen's new Evolution VFR PFD. The company says it is the industry’s first glass panel display designed specifically for pilots flying in the VFR environment. Deliveries begin this month.

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

AOPA Files Comments On FAA Hangar Use Policy

Urges Expanded Definition of 'Aeronautical Use'

The AOPA has filed comments with the FAA concerning its policy concerning the use of hangars at airports that have received federal funding. The association wants the agency to offer pilots and aircraft owners more flexibility when it comes to the use of hangars at those airports.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

2014 Public Benefit Flying Award Recipients Announced

Aviation Volunteers And Organizations Honored For Public Benefit Flying

The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Public Benefit Flying Awards. This year's recipients are: 'Distinguished Volunteer Pilot' - JJ Quinn; and 'Champion of Public Benefit Flying' - Experimental Aircraft Association and its Young Eagles Program

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Young Eagles Flights Announced For Wings Wheels & Rotors 2014

Flights To Be Offered On Sunday, October 26

Young dreamers (and a parent!) should be first in line at the entrance gate to Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo to fulfill their dream by flying free courtesy of pilots in the Young Eagles program at the Wings, Wheels & Rotors event at Los Alamitos Army Airfield in Orange County, CA.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Gone West: Former PATCO President Bob Poli

Had Been The Union's Leader When Air Traffic Controllers Went On Strike

Robert Poli, the man who was the leader of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) when more than 11,000 air traffic controllers were fired by President Ronald Reagan, passed away on September 15 at the age of 78.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

NASAO Recognizes Oklahoma, South Carolina For Program Excellence

Presentations Made At Annual Awards Banquet Earlier This Month

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) recognized excellence, both in its members and state aviation programs, during the association's awards banquet held at its 83rd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Providence, Rhode Island earlier this month.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Northrop Grumman Launches New Air Traffic Control Communication Portfolio

Sapphire Suite Includes Latest Generation Of T6 Radio

Northrop Grumman's U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has introduced a new line-up of air traffic control (ATC) communication products called Sapphire.

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