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  • AOPA names winners of high school flight training scholarships

    Posted 2017-06-23 21:12:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    AOPA has named 23 students to receive scholarships from the 2017 AOPA You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship ...

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  • AOPA backs Senate FAA bill

    Posted 2017-06-22 22:50:01 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    The U.S. Senate released a draft FAA reauthorization bill June 22, the day after a controversial bill to continue FAA operations was introduced in the House of Representatives. Unlike the proposed House bill, the Senate version would keep air traffic control in the hands of the ...

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  • Tucker builds youth program in Hoover’s name

    Posted 2017-06-22 19:25:20 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Legendary airshow performer and aviation advocate Sean D. Tucker sought and received Bob Hoover’s permission to name an aviation education nonprofit that serves at-risk youth in California’s Salinas Valley in Hoover’s honor. Tucker is now turning to the wider general aviation community seeking ...

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  • Rutan’s Proteus marks milestone

    Posted 2017-06-22 18:49:24 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    It has the distinctively futuristic look of a Burt Rutan design, a one-of-a-kind airplane built for high-altitude and long-endurance science and communications missions, with or without a pilot. Proteus, now nearly two decades old and still operated by Scaled Composites, recently marked a milestone: 1,000 total flights (and more to ...

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  • AOPA, GA groups oppose ATC privatization

    Posted 2017-06-21 23:38:39 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    AOPA joined other general aviation groups lining up to oppose legislation introduced June 21 that would privatize air traffic ...

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  • Kent State holds aviation 'hackathon'

    Posted 2017-06-21 19:33:36 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Kent State University looks to spark some aviation innovation during a collegiate “hackathon,” or computer codefest, scheduled Oct. 13 to 15. Organizers believe the social event will be the “first ever” collegiate aviation hackathon, and the door is open to college students from any university who are 18 or ...

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  • Air Race Classic under way

    Posted 2017-06-21 05:04:34 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Air Race Classic competitors hugged and a crowd cheered as the first of more than 50 all-female racing teams started their engines June 20 to begin a 2,648-statute-mile journey from Frederick, Maryland, to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Frederick Municipal Airport air traffic controller Todd Johnson cleared a conga line of aircraft in flights of five to taxi toward Runway ...

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  • Air Race Classic underway

    Posted 2017-06-21 05:04:34 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Air Race Classic competitors hugged and a crowd cheered as the first of more than 50 all-female racing teams started their engines June 20 to begin a 2,648-statute-mile journey from Frederick, Maryland, to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Frederick Municipal Airport air traffic controller Todd Johnson cleared a conga line of aircraft in flights of five to taxi toward Runway ...

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  • Triple Tree invites total eclipse viewers

    Posted 2017-06-20 22:57:03 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Atlanta pilot Mike Mendenhall began his Aug. 21 total-solar-eclipse-watching plans months ago by querying local pilots, aviation community leaders, astronomers, and school groups. The more groups he contacted, the more he realized there were many Southeastern aviators and eclipse fanatics who wanted to view the spectacle but lacked a suitable ...

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  • 'Shortest international flights' begin from Friday Harbor

    Posted 2017-06-20 21:48:22 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Life in the remote San Juan Island, Washington, community of Friday Harbor has taken a novel turn with the initiation of what is being called “the shortest international flight in North America” from the local airport to Victoria, British ...

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