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SUPPORTS GA AT WICHITA RALLY
Transportation Secretary Ray
LaHood told a rally of about 2,000 general aviation workers at the
Cessna factory in Wichita, Kan., on Monday that he will advocate for GA
in Washington. "I am proud to stand with you, to work with you and to
fight with you to make sure that general aviation ... continues to
flourish," he said. "You will be one of the leaders in helping the
global economy pick up. ... I believe the industry's efforts are crucial
to President Obama's goal of doubling exports within five years." The
crowd also heard from industry leaders, and state and local officials.
Cessna CEO Jack Pelton told The Associated Press that LaHood met privately with
GA executives before the rally and expressed support for the industry.
"You couldn't ask for a better outcome," Pelton said. LaHood also said
he would lobby President Obama to visit Wichita to learn about the GA
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UNDERWAY IN RENO
The curtain will rise on the latest in
aircraft electronics technology this morning (March 23) as tech
companies unveil the newest wonder boxes at the Aircraft Electronics
Association (AEA) convention in Reno. Check AVweb through the day for
updates on some of them. There are more than 30 new product
announcements at the show, which formally began Tuesday (March 22) with
some association business. More...
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CITY COUNCIL SEEKS TO CLOSE FLIGHT SCHOOLS
complaints from residents about noise and fumes from the Santa Monica
Airport, members of the Los Angeles City Council have asked lobbyists in
Washington to pressure the FAA to close all five flight schools at the
field, change a flight path, and ultimately shut down the airport. The
airport is one of the oldest in the region, and over the years
residential areas have encroached on the field. "They knew they were
moving into a house near an airport, and it cost a little less," Stuart
Cook, owner of Skyway Aviation, told the L.A. Business Journal. "It's kind of scary to think
they're trying to close the flight schools. We train a lot of pilots
that go on to work at airlines." The airport handles about 285
operations a day, and due to local congestion, private jets often spend
a lot of time idling on the runway. The flight path changes aim to
address that. More...
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The use of private
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Claire McCaskill has admitted to some bookkeeping lapses of her own.
Last week, she cut a check to the Department of the Treasury for $88,000
to reimburse the government for charter fees she'd billed while flying
in the Pilatus PC-12 she owns with her husband, St Louis developer Joe
Shepard. McCaskill said the whole thing was an "innocent mistake" but,
as can happen when issues like this hit the public arena, there were
some further complications for the senator and the checkbook got another
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LEE JOIN MATRIX
Russell Jones has been named Director of
Sales for Latin America, and Jeremy Lee is the new holder of that
position for the Asia-Pacific Region for Matrix Aviation. Both will be
based at the Wichita head office. More...
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permanently archived on AVweb for future reference, too.
Career instructors Anthony Cirincione
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reveal the techniques world-class instructors use to stand out as the
best of the best. Advanced Flight Instruction
by the various settings in which we teach, plus chapters on instructing
in the classroom and simulator. The best instructors are always looking
for opportunities to teach others and, in turn, develop themselves. This
guide will help with both.
LEGEND CUB VS. CUBCRAFTERS LSA
at an original Piper J-3 Cub, you'd have to say, "What's the big deal?"
Tube and fabric construction and a cork for a gas gauge. Yet the Cub
idea endures in the form of several LSA Cub clones. In this video,
AVweb's Paul Bertorelli gets a flight demo in the Legend Cub and
in CubCrafters' S2. More...
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