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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Classic Aero-TV: Aero-Statesman Phil Boyer – Representing The Aviation Community

Retired AOPA President Still Understands What An Association Must Do To Serve An Embattled Industry

Originally WebCast October 18, 2012: Its been nearly four years since Phil Boyer stepped down as the president of AOPA at the end of 2008. When Boyer took the controls in 1991 (only the third president in AOPA’s 69-year history), the GA industry was in crisis, beaten down by product liability lawsuits. He helped pass the General Aviation Revitalization Act, which turned around aircraft manufacturing. He also championed civilian use of GPS and WAAS, and later ADS-B to benefit general aviation. Boyer had quite an effect... He upgraded AOPA management and member service, resulting in a 40-percent membership growth -- despite declining pilot numbers. He devoted considerable assets to increasing GA advocacy and member benefits, while holding AOPA dues to $39 -- and left AOPA is bett

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Powering Imagination Announces Agreement With ERAU

Creating An Ambitious Electric Flight Program

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination LLC have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Young Eagle Enrollment In Sporty's Course Surpasses 25,000

Free Access To Program Provided To Young Eagles Participants

EAA and Sporty's announced recently that the more than 25,000 EAA Young Eagles have now enrolled in the online Sporty's Learn to Fly course, which is provided free to Young Eagles to help them pursue aviation interests beyond their first flight. The Sporty's course is part of EAA's Young Eagles Flight Plan - a five-step program to create a clear pathway to aviation.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

FAA Issues SAIB For Various Hartzell Props

Guide Rod Corrosion May Lead To Inability To Adjust Prop Pitch

The FAA has released a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) warning of the potential for corrosion of the guide rods on various Hartzell propellers. The FAA says the corrosion could lead to the inability to adjust the pitch of the propellers.

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