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November 19, 2011

Now Internationally Official: FAI Certifies Gamera World Records

Human-Powered Helicopter Developed By University Of Maryland Engineering Program

The Federation Aeronautique Internationale has certified that the Clark School's Gamera human-powered helicopter team set world records earlier this year for flight duration and flight duration with a female pilot. The FAI certified the 4.2-second flight of May 12, 2011, and the 11.4-second flight of July 13, 2011, which supersedes the first.

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GA Appreciation Month Proclaimed In Texas

Groups Praise  Governor Rick Perry For Industry Support

For the second time in a week, national aviation organizations are welcoming a proclamation of November as "General Aviation Appreciation Month." Governor Rick Perry made the proclamation recognizing the industry, which according to the Texas Department of Transportation drives over $14.6 billion in economic activity and supports over 61,000 jobs across the state.

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Cherokee Down In Arkansas, Four Fatally Injured

Oklahoma State Women's Basketball Coach And Assistant Were On Board

A Piper Cherokee PA-28 went down Thursday fatally injuring all four people on board. The accident occurred in Perry County, AR about 1630 CST in a wooded area near the town of Perryville.

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NBAA Welcomes Sen. Roberts' Amendment To Halt LightSquared Funding

Would Prohibit FCC From Spending Federal Funds To Deploy Company's Technology

An amendment to a bill funding the FCC offered by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) would prohibit the commission from spending federal funds to deploy LightSquared's 4G broadband technology, until it can be proven the technology will not interfere with existing GPS receivers.

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2013 World Aerobatic Championships Come To US

Chosen Site Is Jean, NV, Southwest Of Las Vegas

The 27th FAI World Aerobatic Championships will be coming to the United States in 2013. Members of the FAI Aerobatics Commission met in Krakow, Poland earlier this month and approved a proposal to hold the event in Jean, Nevada. The Jean Airport (0L7) is about 25 minutes southwest of the Las Vegas Strip, immediately adjacent to the Gold Strike Hotel and Casino.

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