AOPA AV8RS Newsletter June 2013

  June 2013
 
   
Contest UPD8
Attention AOPA AV8RS!
Career Profile
Member Profile
Famous Pilots
Cool Stuff
AOPA AV8RS in the News
Historical Firsts
Monthly Poll
Ask the AOPA Experts
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AOPA AV8R Tayler Evans of Middletown, MD asks:

Why do some private jet aircraft require two pilots, but others don't? And why would someone pay for a two pilot crew if they could just have one?

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Welcome

to the June issue of the AOPA AV8RS newsletter filled with information, expertise and hands-on resources to literally make your dreams take flight.

Contest UPD8

Name your Newsletter Contest Finalists

Thanks to everyone who participated in the "Name Your Newsletter Contest" through the AOPA AV8RS Facebook page. The entries were so creative it was hard for the AOPA judges to narrow it down to three finalists, but they did it! The three finalists, who each won $50 and an AOPA pilot's bag, are:
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Attention AOPA AV8RS!

Work behind the scenes at AOPA

We're looking for seven "roll-up-your-sleeves" AOPA AV8RS with diversified interests in aviation and aerospace to serve as the voice of their fellow AOPA AV8R members. You'll have a say in the operation, programs, and benefits of the AOPA AV8RS program to ensure the support of the membership's goals and vision.
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Career Profile

Engineering careers offer creativity, variety

If you actually like math and if your friends call you a gearhead, you may want to consider a career in engineering.

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Member Profile

Jacob Shultz, 13, AOPA AV8RS Member

With a mother who traveled for her job, Jacob Schultz spent a lot of time flying on commercial airliners. So he isn't sure what clicked on one flight about two years ago.

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Famous Pilots
Competitive spirit drew Mike Goulian to aerobatics

Mike Goulian says aviation found him.

"I am very much an athlete, and I was looking for something that I could compete in after high school," he says. "Aerobatics was it. I don't know if I did it to compete against other people or myself. But I am super-competitive, and I love to do everything I can the best I can."

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Cool Stuff

Leap–year twins earn pilot licenses on same day

Twins born on Feb. 29 in a leap year are fairly rare. But twins born on Feb. 29 who earn private pilot licenses on the same day are unheard of. Make that almost unheard of.
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NASA launches smartphone satellites

You can make calls on a smartphone, send and receive emails, edit Office documents, or add seemingly endless apps.
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Flight school caters to middle, high school students

Rohan Bhatia's parents wanted him to become a lawyer or doctor, but certainly not a pilot. They thought it was just too dangerous.
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Terrafugia begins studies on hybrid electric flying car able to take off, land vertically

The Transition isn't yet certified as an airplane and automobile, but already its parent company, Terrafugia, Inc., is looking to the future.
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AOPA AV8RS in the News
AOPA AV8R wins National Real World Design Challenge

AOPA AV8R Tayler Evans of Middletown, MD was part of a seven-member team that won the prestigious Design Viability National Merit Award as part of the National Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) recently held in Washington, D.C. The students participate in the Engineering CAD program at the Frederick County Public Schools' Career and Technology Center (CTC).

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Historical Firsts

Historical Firsts This Month in the year...

1979–First man-powered aircraft to fly across the English Channel. The Kremer Prize for the Channel crossing was won by Bryan Allen, who flew the Gossamer Albatross from Folkestone, England, to Cap Gris-Nez, France, in 2 hr., 55 min. (June 12).

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Questions? Comments? Send them to AV8RS@aopa.org.

Contributing Writer: Barbara A. Schmitz