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Reviving Aurora: Friends of wing walker to restore Stearman

Friends of wing walker Jane Wicker want to restore her 450-horsepower Stearman biplane, destroyed in a June 2013 accident that killed Wicker and her pilot.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments

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Google acquiring unmanned aircraft developer Titan Aerospace

Internet giant Google will acquire Titan Aerospace, the New Mexico-based developer of high-altitude unmanned aircraft systems.

Apr 16, 2014 | comments

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Collier Trophy awarded for carrier-based unmanned system

The National Aeronautic Association has awarded the Collier Trophy for “the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.”

Apr 15, 2014

Advocacy

FAA seeks to update DA40 main-spar AD

The FAA proposes to supersede an airworthiness directive requiring modification of the aft main spar of some Diamond Aircraft DA40 and DA40F airplanes.

Apr 15, 2014

Advocacy

Medical reform gains momentum

The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.

Apr 15, 2014 | comments
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AOPA opposes ban on 121.5 MHz ELTs.

Don’t ban 121.5 MHz ELTs

Rather than being forced to junk working ELTs, pilots should be free to choose the best technology for their missions.

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AOPA's Guide to Flying Clubs

AOPA guide for flying clubs

AOPA’s Guide to Starting a Flying Club is a new, comprehensive tool to help pilots navigate the launch and operation of their own flying clubs.

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