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NEW GLO GPS FOR TABLETS
If Garmin is feeling the heat from
GPS-enabled tablets and smartphones, it's not taking the competition
lying down. This week Garmin rolls out the GLO, a new self-contained GPS
receiver that links to Android and iPad tablets via Bluetooth,
wirelessly providing position updates up to 10 times a second. Remote
GPS gadgets for tablets aren't new, but Garmin equipped GLO not just
with GPS, but with a receiver for Russia's GLONASS system. That puts
another 24 satellites on the table for rapid time to first fix and more
robust position sensing once the location is calculated.
The Aviators: Watch Us
on TV, on DVD and Online ... Now!
The award-winning hit television series airing across the US weekly on
PBS (contact your local station), in Canada on Travel+Escape, and
overseas on Discovery. The Aviators
aviation, as our pilot/hosts take you flying with the Blue Angels, on
$100 hamburger runs, or exploring aircraft from warbirds to airliners.
Seasons 1 and 2 now on iTunes and Hulu. Season 3 coming this fall ...
and premiering at AirVenture 2012!
Click here to learn more.
BEECH DEAL HAS PITFALLS
Although Superior Air Parts may well
end up as the owner of most of Hawker Beechcraft, analysts who've now
had a chance to sort through the issues facing the Chinese owners of
Superior are cautioning that it's anything but a done deal. Possibly the
biggest stumbling block is that there's a significant defense business
embedded in Hawker Beechcraft as a whole and the federal government will
demand assurances that no militarily sensitive technology or information
is compromised. To accommodate that reality in the "exclusivity
agreement" that was
announced Monday, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Superior will initially buy all of
the company for $1.79 billion and then be "refunded" about $400 million
representing the military business. More...
HAWKER BEECHCRAFT AGREES TO OFFER FROM CHINESE
Hawker Beechcraft will be sold to Superior Aviation
Beijing Co. for $1.79 billion, the company announced on Monday, assuming
that a final agreement is worked out over the next 45 days. The
transaction will not include the Hawker Beechcraft Defense Co., which
produces the T-6 trainer and is developing the AT-6 light attack
aircraft. "The decision to move forward with Superior was based on two
key factors," said Chairman Bill Boisture. "The bid for the company was
the most attractive we received during the strategic review process and
the going-forward plan offered the most continuity for our business,
allowing us to preserve jobs, product lines and our ability to maintain
our commitments to our customers." The company will maintain a "strong
presence" in the U.S., Boisture said, retaining its current employee
base and management team. More...
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PERIOD EXTENDED FOR MEDICAL PROPOSAL
The FAA will extend its
comment period on a proposal to make it easier to fly without a
third-class medical certificate, EAA and AOPA said on Monday. Pilots now
have another 70 days -- until September 14 -- to add to the more than
14,000 comments that were already filed in the initial 20-day comment
period. The proposal would allow pilots to fly some GA aircraft without
a third-class medical if they take an online course, self-certify, and
hold a driver's license. AOPA and EAA requested the extension, noting
that the exemption would likely affect more than 39,000 pilots and
impact the operations of up to 114,333 single-engine piston airplanes.
A New Day at Bendix/King by
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ELECTRONICS SOLD TO J.F. LEHMAN
ACR Electronics, which makes
the ACR and Artex lines of ELTS, PLBs and related safety and rescue
equipment, has been sold to J.F. Lehman and Company, a private equity
firm that invests in defense, aerospace and maritime sectors. ACR is
based in Fort Lauderdale and employs 180 people. It has been in
operation since 1956 and helped pioneer ELTs and the related items the
technology spawned. More...
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INSIDER BLOG: JORDAN GETS HIS WINGS
On the AVweb
Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli talks with his student, Jordan
Nations, whose Private Pilot Certificate is less than 24 hours old.
Jordan had the rare opportunity to learn flying in both a vintage Piper
J-3 Cub and a Cessna 150. Paul and Jordan took a victory lap around the
Florida beaches savoring the unique satisfaction that only students and
instructors share -- and we share it with readers in this special vlog.
more and join the conversation. More...
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MOVES TO AOPA
Katie Pribyl is the new vice president of
communications for AOPA. She was formerly director of communications for
the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
WHERE? YOU TELL US
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YEARS IN AVIATION: A MEMOIR; CHAPTER 15: A YEAR IN KOREA, THEN BACK TO
The USS Pueblo incident near North Korea inspired a show
of force requiring many reservists, including Richard Taylor, to drop
what they were doing (teaching, in Richard's case) and head off to
Korea. Along the way, he got to do a little bit of flying and practicing
water landings with a parachute. Back in the States after a year,
Richard went back to the classroom, but also flew the Ohio Army National
Guard's Bird Dog and Beaver. More...
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