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October 07, 2007

AOPA 2007: User Fees, Flight Service Among Topics At General Session

Boyer Delivers 'State Of The Union' Concerning Funding Debate

AOPA President Phil Boyer spent the lion's share of Saturday's general session on the status of the user fees for General Aviation debate. Despite recent victories for GA, Boyer warned that the fight isn't over yet. "We're in the Terminal Area, we are within site of the airport, but there is some convective weather ahead, and that's probably the best way to describe where we are right now."

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AOPA Recognizes Excellence With Karant, Sharples And Hartranft Awards

Going Above And Beyond In Journalism, Advocacy, And Government Service

AOPA honored three journalists for their fair, accurate, and insightful reporting of general aviation stories by presenting the 2007 Karant Awards at the Opening Luncheon of the 2007 AOPA Expo.

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FL-Based Diamond Brilliance Center Unveils New Ab-Initio Training Program

Europe-American Aviation Says New Pilots May Be "Cleared Direct"

It's been just over one year since ANN was onhand for the opening of the first Diamond Brilliance Flight Center... and representatives with Europe-American Aviation recently filled us in on the latest developments in Naples, FL.

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Father, Son Injured In North Texas LSA Accident

Thorpedo Down Near DTO

A birthday plane ride turned hairy this week, when a pilot and his 16-year-old son were injured when their aircraft crashed Thursday evening near Denton Municipal Airport (DTO) in North Texas.

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Wright Replica Down In Dayton

Pilot-Builder Okay

As Wilbur and Orville Wright were discovering the ups -- and the downs -- of powered flight, you can bet they bent a few airframes. All you have to do is check their diaries. So a true replica of a Wright plane could very well suffer the same fate, right? Mark Dusenberry found it out the hard way Friday morning at Huffman Prairie Flying Field in Ohio.

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AOPA 2007: Cessna Says Caravan Sales Remain Strong

Confirms 59 Orders From NBAA

Following the introduction of the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics package and TKS ice protection into all Caravan models, Cessna announced this week at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Expo the planemaker received 59 Caravan orders at the recent National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Meeting and Convention.

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AOPA 2007: Mid-Continent Instruments' Gyro Selected By Piper

4300 Lifesaver Will Be Standby Gyro On Matrix

Aero-News has learned Mid-Continent Instruments' 4300 Lifesaver Electric Attitude Gyro was selected as the standby gyro indicator on the newly announced Piper Malibu Matrix. The 4300 Gyro with battery backup and several other Mid-Continent products have been used on all recent Piper models.

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Indigenous Indian Aviation Gathers Speed

NAL Making Progress On Light Transport

Already having delivered ten Hansa two-place turboprop trainers, National Aerospace Labs in Bangalore, India, is says it's making fast progress on the prototype of its twin-pusher, the Saras.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.07.07): Drone

Aero-Terms!

A pilotless airplane used for target practice or research in conditions that would be dangerous for a manned aircraft. Drones are remotely controlled via radio from a mother aircraft or from a ground stations.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.07.07)

"We're in the Terminal Area, we are within site of the airport, but there is some convective weather ahead, and that's probably the best way to describe where we are right now."

Source: Phil Boyer, president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Boyer spent the lion's share of Saturday's general session meeting at AOPA Expo 2007 on the status of the user fees for General Aviation debate. Despite recent victories for GA, Boyer warned that the fight isn't over yet.

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FL TFR: 10.09.07 - 10.10.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9391  Issue Date: October 06, 2007 at 1954 UTC  Type: Space Operations 

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WA TFR: UFN

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/9392  Issue Date: October 07, 2007 at 0050 UTC  Type: Hazards 

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