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ASKS EAA TO FUND OSHKOSH CONTROLLERS
Every year for EAA
AirVenture, the FAA sends a batch of controllers to handle all the extra
traffic at the Oshkosh tower, but this year, the FAA is asking EAA to
chip in to cover their costs. The FAA wants to collect enough to cover
the controllers' travel expenses, per diems, and overtime. EAA is not
happy about the change. "This may be an early indication of further
efforts by the FAA to charge GA operators for functions in ways that
could add unforeseen costs for the average pilot who simply wants to
enjoy flying," said EAA, in a news release. Jack Pelton, EAA chairman,
called the change "alarming," and AOPA president Craig Fuller said it
was "extremely troubling news." More...
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PROGRAM ADDRESSES FIRST-OFFICER CHANGES
Every crisis creates
opportunities, the saying goes, and with aspiring pilots facing a
1,500-hour minimum flight-time requirement for entry-level jobs in the
regional airlines, due to take effect in August, FlightSafety Academy is
offering a new program to address that need. FlightSafety said it plans
to hire college graduates who have at least a commercial certificate
plus multi-engine and instrument ratings, and will give them free
training for their flight instructor certificate as well as
CFI-instrument and CFI-multi. Hours flown in training and in giving
instruction will help the pilots qualify for the ATP certificate, the
company said. The pilots must make a two-year commitment to work at
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sound. In the aviation issue, the high art of aerobatics features
alongside the high art of plane building from scrap heaps. Watch Vince
Neil from Mötley Crüe take his first flying lessons and learn
how veteran pilots pass the torch in schools. Also listen to our new
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REPORTS MAJOR BUSINESS BOOST
Flexjet, the aircraft management
arm of Bombardier, says it's hiring pilots to meet the demand of a huge
increase in business. While airframe companies have continued to say
demand for their products is flat, Flexjet says demand for its services
is up 83 percent in the first quarter of 2013 over the same period in
2012. "With the economy picking up speed, owners who have been tentative
since the downturn have started to gain more confidence and are taking
more and more trips," said Flexjet President Deanna White.
EXITS TAXIING AIRLINER
A 32-year-old man has been taken to
the hospital after he jumped out of an airliner while it was taxiing at
Toronto's Pearson International Airport. As the Sunwing Airlines Boeing
737 headed for the gate at the end of a flight from Cuba just after
midnight Monday, the passenger calmly opened one of the mid-cabin
emergency exits and hopped out. The Globe and Mail reported the tired travelers were
alarmed when one passenger started yelling that a door had been opened
and someone had made an "early exit" from the plane. More...
Pilot's Guide to
Avionics Now Available
The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association
Pilot's Guide to Avionics
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This special 10th anniversary edition is a consumer's directory
containing buyer's guides, educational articles and timely information
about the avionics industry, its products and its people. The
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than 1,300 AEA member companies, including government-certified repair
stations around the world.
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SELLS BEECHCRAFT IN AFRICA
Kingsley Okoli is the new regional sales
director for Beechcraft in sub-Saharan Africa. Okoli was formerly an
F-16 crew chief and fighter squadron logistics readiness officer for the
U.S. Air Force. More...
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DIAMOND'S NEW DA52
Diamond jumped into
the aerodiesel market early, and it still leads the industry in the
number of diesels flying. This spring, it's deep into certification work
on a new diesel twin, the DA52. Based on the DA42 twin, the DA52 is
larger, faster, and carries up to seven people. Diamond views it as a
high-class, luxury minivan. On a recent visit to Diamond's factory in
Austria, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took a demo flight in the new
airplane and shot this exclusive video report. More...
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