Aviation Industry

Aviation Industry

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T-6 flight, sim time part of ‘AOPA Experience’

Rick Schwartz, winning bidder for the AOPA Experience package in the AOPA Foundation auction, got a ride in a North American T-6/SNJ during a visit to the association’s Frederick, Maryland, headquarters May 27.

May 28, 2015

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New movie gets exclusive screening at AOPA Fly-In

As a unique part of the AOPA Frederick Homecoming Fly-In, the Friday night Barnstormers Party on June 5 will feature a special screening of the new film Living in the Age of Airplanes.

May 28, 2015

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Pilot fitness study announced

The FAA will work with medical professionals and industry experts to consider the mental and emotional health of airline pilots in light of recent events.

May 28, 2015
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Aircraft Manufacturer

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AEA, GAMA announce scholarship winners

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Aircraft Electronics Association announced the winners of 26 aviation scholarships in May, including a pilot and students pursuing a career in the general aviation maintenance and aircraft electronics industry.

May 27, 2015

Article

Carter seeks factory

After years of development, Jay Carter’s remarkable flying machine is being marketed to aerospace manufacturers.

May 21, 2015 | comments

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Citation Latitude, King Air get upgrades, enhancements

Textron Aviation subsidiaries Cessna and Beechcraft are both upgrading key aircraft in their lineups, with new King Air features and improved Latitude performance.

May 18, 2015
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Avionics Manufacturer

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AEA, GAMA announce scholarship winners

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Aircraft Electronics Association announced the winners of 26 aviation scholarships in May, including a pilot and students pursuing a career in the general aviation maintenance and aircraft electronics industry.

May 27, 2015

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Garmin sets two open house events

Garmin will offer customers opportunities to learn about its navigational products with seminars and tours of manufacturing facilities in Olathe, Kansas, and Salem, Oregon.

May 20, 2015

Advocacy

FAA issues emergency AD on Avidyne flight displays

The FAA is notifying owners and operators of aircraft equipped with Avidyne integrated flight displays (IFDs) of an emergency airworthiness directive.

May 19, 2015
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Flying Club

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Applications open for AOPA scholarships

Applications are now open for almost $120,000 worth of scholarships that will help student pilots and teens achieve their aviation goals.

May 22, 2015

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Question of the Month

This is a question that pops up often in conversation with developing flying clubs. Most clubs fall into two primary categories, equity and non-equity. Equity, meaning the club is the sole owner of the aircraft as represented on the aircraft registration. Non-equity, implying the club leases its aircraft from the owner/owners. Clubs can also be a hybrid of equity and non-equity, where the club owns one aircraft and leases another; generally clubs falling into this category are still considered an equity club because of the stake in the one equity aircraft. Both equity and non-equity clubs have various benefits and shortcomings.

May 17, 2015

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Club Spotlight

Despite its name, the FAA Flying Club is not what you think. Originally formed by FAA employees more than 50 years ago, it has no formal ties to the agency anymore. The club operates a Piper Warrior and is open to anyone—FAA staff, other government employees, or the general public. FAA Flying Club President Mike Hilton talks about getting his club back on a solid financial footing and demystifies flying in the DC SFRA.

May 17, 2015
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Financial

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Applications open for AOPA scholarships

Applications are now open for almost $120,000 worth of scholarships that will help student pilots and teens achieve their aviation goals.

May 22, 2015

Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance: 10 tips to protect aircraft tires

Aircraft tires are extremely resilient and reliable, but they're also critically important to safe takeoffs and landings. Here are 10 tips that can help you get the most from your tires, fly as safely as possible, and take good care of those round rubber friends.

May 21, 2015 | comments

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Question of the Month

This is a question that pops up often in conversation with developing flying clubs. Most clubs fall into two primary categories, equity and non-equity. Equity, meaning the club is the sole owner of the aircraft as represented on the aircraft registration. Non-equity, implying the club leases its aircraft from the owner/owners. Clubs can also be a hybrid of equity and non-equity, where the club owns one aircraft and leases another; generally clubs falling into this category are still considered an equity club because of the stake in the one equity aircraft. Both equity and non-equity clubs have various benefits and shortcomings.

May 17, 2015
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