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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

FAA Certifies New Aspen Glass Panel PFD For VFR Pilots

Combines Situational Awareness And Safety Into Single, Flat-Panel Display

The FAA has certified Aspen's new Evolution VFR PFD. The company says it is the industry’s first glass panel display designed specifically for pilots flying in the VFR environment. Deliveries begin this month.

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Pilot Fatally Injured When Skycatcher Went Down In The 'Borrego Badlands'

Rental Aircraft Found Upside Down In The Southern California Desert

The pilot of a Cessna 162 Skycatcher he had rented was fatally injured Friday when the plane went down in a remote area of San Diego County, CA known as the "Borrego Badlands."

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

AOPA Files Comments On FAA Hangar Use Policy

Urges Expanded Definition of 'Aeronautical Use'

The AOPA has filed comments with the FAA concerning its policy concerning the use of hangars at airports that have received federal funding. The association wants the agency to offer pilots and aircraft owners more flexibility when it comes to the use of hangars at those airports.

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Two Fatally Injured In T-28C Trojan Accident

Rand Construction Corp. President Jon Couch Was Flying The Airplane

The president of Rand Construction was fatally injured Friday along with a passenger in his T-28C Trojan airplane when it went down near the Virginia International Raceway in Alton in the southern part of the state.

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Hartzell Names Palm Beach Aircraft Propeller A Recommended Service Facility

Says Family-Owned Business Meets Company's 'Demanding' Standards

Hartzell Propeller Inc. has appointed Palm Beach Aircraft Propeller Inc. as a Recommended Service Facility. Palm Beach Aircraft Propeller is located at Palm Beach County Airport (KLNA), in West Palm Beach, FL, where it began in 1982 as a family-owned business, serving aircraft owners, FBOs and repair centers throughout the world.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

2014 Public Benefit Flying Award Recipients Announced

Aviation Volunteers And Organizations Honored For Public Benefit Flying

The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Public Benefit Flying Awards. This year's recipients are: 'Distinguished Volunteer Pilot' - JJ Quinn; and 'Champion of Public Benefit Flying' - Experimental Aircraft Association and its Young Eagles Program

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Young Eagles Flights Announced For Wings Wheels & Rotors 2014

Flights To Be Offered On Sunday, October 26

Young dreamers (and a parent!) should be first in line at the entrance gate to Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo to fulfill their dream by flying free courtesy of pilots in the Young Eagles program at the Wings, Wheels & Rotors event at Los Alamitos Army Airfield in Orange County, CA.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Gone West: Former PATCO President Bob Poli

Had Been The Union's Leader When Air Traffic Controllers Went On Strike

Robert Poli, the man who was the leader of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) when more than 11,000 air traffic controllers were fired by President Ronald Reagan, passed away on September 15 at the age of 78.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

NASAO Recognizes Oklahoma, South Carolina For Program Excellence

Presentations Made At Annual Awards Banquet Earlier This Month

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) recognized excellence, both in its members and state aviation programs, during the association's awards banquet held at its 83rd Annual Convention and Trade Show in Providence, Rhode Island earlier this month.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Northrop Grumman Launches New Air Traffic Control Communication Portfolio

Sapphire Suite Includes Latest Generation Of T6 Radio

Northrop Grumman's U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has introduced a new line-up of air traffic control (ATC) communication products called Sapphire.

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