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March 30, 2011

Garmin G2000 Enters The High Performance Piston Aircraft Market

System Offers Features Normally Found On Turbines And BizJets

Garmin has taken the wraps off its new Garmin G2000, a premium touchscreen-controlled integrated flight deck designed for high performance piston aircraft.

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Garmin Pilot My-Cast Updated With Geo-Referenced FliteCharts

Navigation and XM Weather Integration Also Included

Garmin subsidiary Digital Cyclone has updated its Garmin Pilot My-Cast application for Apple iOS-based devices that offers geo-referenced approach charts, secondary navigational capability and optional integration with XM WX Weather.

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Flight School Association Of North America Sets Second Operators Conference

Gathering To Take Place In Mid-April In Nashville, TN

The Flight School Association of North America has set April 13-15 as the dates for its second annual Operators Conference. The meeting will be held in Nashville, TN.

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RunwayFinder Reborn... But At What Cost??

News/Analysis By ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell (Still Alive and Kicking)

On the cusp of FlightPrep's first major public event after taking a cyber-drubbing from the GA community over their ham-fisted attempts to profit off a recent and oft-questioned patent approval, things seemed to have changed again. What was expected to be a confrontational scenario (with GA community threats of boycott related activity to be held at the Lakeland Fly-In), now seems mysteriously quiet. At the center of the an online storm that erupted late last year when FlightPrep attempted to seek financial consideration from a number of online flight planning utility sites for 'infringement' of their IP, FlightPrep was excoriated by thousands of flyers and GA advocates over what was termed to be heavy

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GAMA Applauds DOT, DoD Letter Voicing Concern On Potential Threat To GPS

Interference From LightSquared On Adjacent Frequencies Still An Issue

GAMA said Tuesday applauded a recent letter to the FCC calling into question the process by which a company called LightSquared is to proceed in repurposing the satellite spectrum immediately neighboring that of the Global Positioning System.

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B737 Crew Asked To Check On NORDO GA Airplane

Controller Suspended For Lack Of Separation Between Aircraft

The FAA is investigating an incident that occurred on Sunday March 27, 2011 when an air traffic controller in the Central Florida Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) requested assistance from an airliner in checking on a Cirrus SR22 aircraft that had been out of radio contact for over one hour.

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Piper Offers Archer LX Ready, Set, Fly Training Program

Zero Hours To Private Pilot In Three Weeks In The Pilot's New Airplane

Piper is offering new Archer LX customers their own private pilot training in about three concentrated weeks at Vero Beach Municipal Airport.

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