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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Aero-TV: Redbird's Roger Sharp -- Pushing The Aero-Educational Envelope

One of The Most Important Aspects of GA is Flight Training... But Is The Industry Keeping Up With The Times?

While at the Redbird Migration 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, met with Redbird’s Roger Sharp, the director of training for Redbird Flight Simulations. In this part 1 of a 2-part interview, Campbell asked what Redbird has learned since the last Redbird Migration a year ago? Sharp started his conversation by listing things that already existed but were validated, such as, can a flight simulator be applied to primary training? The answer was, of course it can. By integrating the flight simulator at an early stage of student training they found that students learned quickly to integrate the various tasks required of a pilot. Of course, repeatability of simulator maneuvers in a short period of time is also highly valuable.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Additional Pilots To Serve On House Transportation Committee

Two Appointed To Begin When 114th Congress Convenes In January

Two more pilots are among the 12 new members who will serve on the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee when the 114th Congress convenes in January. The Committee and its Aviation Subcommittee will play a vital role in setting long-term spending priorities for the FAA during the 2015 Reauthorization process.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Sporty’s Launches Cessna 172LITE Project

Based On The Premise That Flight Schools Need Basic Trainers

Sporty’s is acquiring Cessna 172s and equipping them with basic flight instruments along with significant interior and exterior enhancements. The only avionics are a communications radio and a transponder. The 172LITE will be used at the Sporty’s Academy flight school and rented for $99 per hour.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Four To Be Enshrined In National Aviation Hall Of Fame “Class Of 2015”

Includes Pioneers In Propeller Development, Supersonic Flight And Man’s Exploration Of Space

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has announced the names of four individuals who have been elected for enshrinement at its annual formal ceremony on Friday, October 2, 2015 in Dayton.  On that night they will officially join the roster of 225 men and women air and space pioneers who have been inducted by the NAHF since its founding in 1962.

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Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Senate Passes House Bill Extending Bonus Depreciation

Industry Groups Call On President Obama To Sign The Bill

On December 16th, the Senate approved H.R. 5771, the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014.”  The legislation extends for one year, retroactive to January 1st, over 50 tax provisions including accelerated (bonus) depreciation and section 179 expensing. 

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Thu, Dec 18, 2014

CA Proposition 65 Lawsuit Regarding Leaded Avgas Settled

FBOs Required To Post Warnings About Exposure To Lead Near Airports, Pay Small Penalty

Last week, California Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) and fuel distributors settled a 2011 lawsuit regarding the sale of leaded aviation gasoline brought by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH).

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Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Evergreen Museum Says Its 'Business As Usual'

Some Of Its Aircraft Are On Loan From Company Reorganizing Under Bankruptcy Laws

The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, OR says that it is doing just fine, thank you, even though some of the airplanes it has on display belong to Evergreen Vintage Aircraft LLC, which recently filed for reorganization under Chapter 11.

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Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Help Wanted Sign Out At BRS Aerospace

Company Seeks Industrial Engineer

If you have industrial engineering experience and are looking for a new situation, BRS Aerospace has an opportunity for you.

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