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April 01, 2013

Sequestration Pushes FAA Into Chapter 11

Will Follow The Industry Template For Reorganization

ANN April 1 Special Coverage Citing the cuts forced on the FAA by sequestration, Administrator Michael Huerta today announced that the agency would be entering Chapter 11 in an effort to completely reorganize the agency.

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Joseph Ratzinger Mentioned As New AOPA President And CEO

Former Pope A Pilot, Brings Instant Credibility

ANN April 1 Special Coverage One of the names that is being quietly discussed as a candidate to replace Craig Fuller as president and CEO of AOPA is Joseph Ratzinger ... who the world knows better as now-former Pope Benedict XVI.

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Aspen Offers ECM For GA

Will Spoof UAV Signals Should Drones Fly Too Close To Equipped Airplanes

ANN April 1st Special Coverage Aspen President John Uczekaj announced today that the company will be offering Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) for installation in GA airplanes. Uczekaj said that the move is in anticipation of FAA approval of UAV testing in the NAS.

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Michelle Obama Stymied In Effort To Obtain Pilot’s License

Says TFRs Preventing Training Flights ‘Frustrating’

ANN April 1 Special Coverage It’s a classic government Catch-22. First Lady Michelle Obama said recently that she has long had a desire to learn to fly, but strict TFR regulations are frustrating her efforts. In a conversation captured by an open microphone, the First Lady said recently that the hectic travel schedule she and President Obama keep mean that nearly everywhere they go, there is a TFR in place.

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