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SMALL AIRCRAFT EXEMPTION RENEWED BY FAA
The FAA has extended
an exemption that allows operators of certain small aircraft to be
reimbursed for expenses, NBAA said last week. Operators must be NBAA
members to qualify for the exemption, which allows for cost sharing in
situations such as transporting a guest on a company aircraft or the use
of an aircraft by employees of a subsidiary company. The exemption
applies to Part 91 operators of piston airplanes, small airplanes, and
all helicopters. The extension expires on March 31. More...
The Biggest Aviation
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The award-winning hit TV series The Aviators
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an all-new third season showcasing everything from the F-22 and DC-3 to
LSA and balloons. We take you dogfighting in the Nevada desert, flying
with the USAF Thunderbirds, and look on as Mötley Crue frontman
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SELLS 60 737s IN BRAZIL
Boeing said this week it has sold 60
aircraft to Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, a Brazilian airline,
comprising the largest order ever from a single airline in South
America. All 60 of the airplanes will be the 737 Max model, at a value
of about $6 billion at list price. The 737 Max has new engines from CFM
International and new winglets. Boeing said the design will deliver
better fuel efficiency and fewer carbon emissions than earlier models.
This order puts the 737 Max at 724 firm orders to date. Deliveries are
expected to start in 2017. More...
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EXPANDS IN N.C.
Honda Aircraft Co. is working to expand its
facilities in Greensboro, N.C., the company said last week, starting
construction of a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility to service
the coming fleet of HondaJets. The 90,000-square-foot $20-million
building will support up to 12 aircraft at a time, and also has space
for workshops, a pilot's lounge, conference rooms, a flight-planning
area, and spare-parts storage. The facility will operate seven days a
week, around the clock, Honda said, and will be ready for occupancy by
the second half of next year, in advance of first deliveries. "It is my
commitment to build the best maintenance, repair and overhaul facility
to serve the HondaJet customer," said Honda Aircraft CEO Michimasa
U.S. Sport Aviation
January 17-20, 2013
Sunny Sebring, Florida will hold its 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation
this January 17-20, 2013
largest sport aircraft-dedicated event in the world. Additions for 2013
range from a twilight air show opened by Patty Wagstaff demonstrating
LSA aerobatic aircraft to The Year of the Cub to star-studded
Manufacturers Showcases and a contest that will crown sport aviation's
most efficient aircraft/pilot duo. Four days in Sebring, Florida to
"See, Try, Fly and Buy" ... everything in the world of sport aviation.
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PROFICIENCY A FOCUS OF AOPA SUMMIT
AOPA Summit is coming up
Oct. 11-13 in Palm Springs, Calif., and lots of opportunities will be
offered for pilots to brush up on their skills. The IMC Club will host
an instrument proficiency forum on Thursday the 11th, from 10:30 a.m.
till noon. Pilots are invited to participate in the decision-making
process through an organized discussion of real-life instrument-flying
experiences. "We intend to be present with this 'Open Chapter' format at
most general aviation events nationwide, to allow pilots who don't have
chapters in their communities yet to sample what the IMC
Club is all about," said IMC Club President Radek Wyrzykowski.
Instructors from SAFE, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators,
also will be at the show with their Pilot Proficiency Project, offering
training sessions in a Redbird FMX full-motion simulator.
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BIPLANE WITH SIX ON BOARD MISSING
Helicopters searched across
rugged terrain in northwest Brisbane, Australia, for a 1934 de Havilland
Dragon DH-84 biplane that went missing Monday afternoon (local time)
with six people on board. The pilot was headed home after a weekend
airshow when a distress call was received about 2:15 p.m., and an
emergency locator signal was heard about 45 minutes later. The pilot
reportedly was "struggling in thick cloud," according to a report from
the Australian Broadcasting Network. Low-lying clouds in
the hilly and forested area hampered search efforts. Officials said an
aircraft equipped with infrared technology would search overnight, and
further air and ground efforts would ramp up in the morning.
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SUPER LEGEND FLIGHT TRIAL
gained success with its popular Legend Cub, and now it's followed up
with a new Lycoming-powered version of the airplane. If you like the
Super Cub, you'll like the Super Legend, too, because its performance is
quite similar. AVweb ventured to Legend's Sulphur Spring, Texas,
homebase to fly the airplane, and here's a video report on the flight.
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