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March 19, 2010

'General Aviation Serves America' Campaign Grows By Going Local

San Bernardino Co., CA, Kicks Off Community-Level Effort

"General Aviation Serves America," A nationwide campaign sponsored by AOPA  to improve understanding about general aviation (GA), is getting bigger by going smaller.

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Senate Debate Continues On FAA Reauthorization Bill

U.S. House Passes Another Three-Month Extension At Current Funding Levels

The United States Senate continues debate on the FAA Reauthorization bill, working its way through a pile of amendments before calling for a final vote.

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Flight Testing Begins For 'Soon-To-Be-Certified' Seawind

Full Flight Test Program To Be Conducted In Ottawa

After completing all the ground testing, the soon-to-be-certified Seawind 300C received its flight permit and took its initial flight over Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada. The Canadian National Research Council (NRC) will perform the flight test piloting under the direction of DAR Chief Test Pilot Robert Erdos. 

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FAA Will Question Pilot Suspected Of Buzzing Galveston Beach

Airplane Made Multiple Low Passes Over Jeep Club Beach Gathering

The FAA says it plans to interview the pilot of a plane who reportedly flew within 10 feet of the ground over Crystal Beach near Galveston Saturday.

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Pilots Turned Away From Airport Development Meeting In CA

Dozens Turned Out, Room Was At Capacity, Developer Says

Dozens of people, many of them pilots, were not allowed to attend a public meeting Wednesday in which a developer was discussing plans to close a local airport and re-purposing the land.

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King Schools Names Bill Ziska VP Sales

14 Years Of Service Rewarded With Promotion

King Schools, Inc. announced the promotion of Bill Ziska to Vice President of Sales on Wednesday. King Schools is known for its self-study, interactive computer and online courseware.

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Fuel Price Amendment In The Florida Senate Withdrawn

Companion Bill Without Amendment Passes Florida House Transportation Committee

The Baker amendment to a bill in the Florida Senate (SB 1500) was withdrawn during a Transportation Committee meeting Wednesday. The amendment would have put fuel pricing at some Florida FBOs in the hands of the state government.

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GAMA Supports Public-Private Partnership To Speed NextGen Upgrades

Praised Administration For Funding Alternative Fuel Research

GAMA testified Thursday in support of the Administration's fiscal year 2011 budget request for the FAA before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.

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