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BE A PILOT reported Monday that response to its learn-to-fly program was up 6.2 percent in 2002, through early December. Response this autumn was 50 to 70 percent higher each month compared to post-9/11 months in 2001...

The National Aeronautic Association presented Paul H. Poberezny, founder of the EAA, with the Wright Brothers Memorial Award at the Aero Club of Washington's 55th annual Wright Memorial Dinner last Friday...

A banner disconnected from an airplane and fell across power lines, alarming motorists near Houston (Texas) Southwest Airport last week. No word why the banner fell where it did. No injuries were reported...

Garmin Ltd. on Monday revised its fourth-quarter and full-year 2002 guidance upward due to continued strong consumer and aviation product sales during the fourth quarter. The company also announced expansion activities for its Taiwan and Kansas facilities....

In 2003, it may get easier to keep up with AVweb aloft. Several airlines expect to offer high-speed Internet access via satellite starting next year, the Associated Press reported.