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March 14, 2013

GAMA And Build-A-Plane Push Stem Education Efforts

Conducts Nationwide Search For High School Students To Build Two Airplanes

In a collaborative effort to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and stimulate student interaction in aviation and manufacturing, Build A Plane and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) have announced a nationwide STEM educational competition.  The winners of this competition, eight children total, will receive free trips to the Glasair Aviation facilities in Arlington, Washington to build two Glasair Sportsman aircraft.

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Fantasy of Flight Unveils Treasure Trove Of Aviation Artifacts

'Golden Hill' Filled With Previously Unseen Planes, Parts And 'Historical Nuggets'

Everyone likes to go behind the scenes and get a glimpse of what happens "behind the curtain"... Now, at Fantasy of Flight, the curtains have been thrown open and guests have been invited to see what was previously off limits - an additional 20,000 additional square feet filled with even more rare and vintage aircraft, aircraft parts and flight artifacts.

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Aviation Headset Maker Holds Photography Contest

Faro Will Give Away One G2 ANR Headset To The Winner Of Its Facebook Photo Contest

Pilots with a knack for photography have a chance to parlay their camera skills into a free aviation headset. California-based Faro Aviation is giving away a G2 ANR Aviation Headset to the person who submits the most popular aviation-related picture.

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Aero-TV: Back To Basics - The Redbird 'Jay' Personal Sim

Redbird's Jay Targets Home Users Looking For A Bulletproof Desktop Trainer

A few weeks back, we had the chance to try something new from the folks at Redbird... which is always a good time, based on previous experience. Redbird Flight Simulations' new desktop flight simulation system has been designed specifically for the home market. Named the "Jay" the device inherits many design details developed from Redbird’s popular line of flight-school simulators, but has been simplified for ease of use without sacrificing durability.

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Kansas Senator To Offer Amendment To Preserve Contract Tower Operations

Jerry Moran Calls Sequestration Cuts To The Program 'Irresponsible'

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) is poised to introduce an amendment to the Senate Continuing Resolution (CR) that will stop the FAA's planned funding cuts to air traffic control towers. The FAA Contract Tower Program serves airports that otherwise would not have air traffic control services. Moran says  "irresponsible cuts" from sequestration will put the flying public at risk, impair access to rural areas, jeopardize national and civil security missions, and cost jobs.

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NTSB Issues Five Safety Alerts

Goal Is To Improve General Aviation Safety

The NTSB has issued five Safety Alerts that focus on the most frequent types of general aviation accidents. "Because we investigate each of the 1,500 GA accidents that occur in the United States every year, we see the same types of accidents over and over again," said NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman. "What's especially tragic is that so many of these accidents are entirely preventable."

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EASA Appoints New Executive Director

Patrick Ky To Assume New Post September 1, 2013

The Management Board of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Wednesday announced the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ky as Executive Director of EASA with effect from September 1, 2013.

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