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  • Around-the-world speed record attempt forced to turn back

    Posted 2019-12-07 01:47:35 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Bill Harrelson’s around-the-world speed record attempt got underway December 5, but the pilot turned back over the Pacific after a slew of unwelcome, last-minute ...

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  • Happy birthday, Col. McGee

    Posted 2019-12-07 01:37:29 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Col. Charles E. McGee, who flew a P–51 Mustang as a Tuskegee Airman during World War II, celebrated his 100th birthday December 6 by climbing into the left seat of a Cirrus Vision ...

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  • Aircraft Maintenance: Tame Old Man Winter with hangar tech

    Posted 2019-12-07 00:55:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    This is the time of year that I can routinely be heard complaining about the cold, as if it’s a surprise that I had no idea was coming. In my defense, it’s fair to say that getting more than a foot of snow Thanksgiving weekend is a bit much, even for ...

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  • Hayward Air Rally to award EAA Air Academy scholarships

    Posted 2019-12-07 00:14:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    The Hayward Air Rally, which claims the title of North America’s longest continually held proficiency flying event, is again offering scholarships to the EAA Air Academy for two young ...

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  • Group or individual life insurance – what’s best for me?

    Posted 2019-12-06 23:57:32 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Once you agree you need life insurance—and you should agree since life insurance is an essential component of your family’s well-being—your next question should be obvious: Where do I get it? You have two main sources for securing life insurance: on your own, through an agent or an individual offering through postal mail or email; and from a group such as your employer or association such as AOPA. This article will point out some of the differences between the two policy types to give you greater insight on which is the best path to take to maintain your loved ones’ well-being. Affordability—For many people, this is the most important consideration. Four factors come into play: Generally, you pay less for coverage under a group policy than for individual coverage. This is because the insurance company bases group rates on the health risk of the group as a whole instead of you alone. Most group policies provide term life insurance, which is the most affordable type of coverage. Because there are no add-ons, such as investment options, you pay only for the coverage. You can’t be singled out for a rate increase because of changes to your health and lifestyle; your rate can change only if the insurance company changes it for the entire group, or a subset of that group. For example, if you’re age 35 paying a preferred, non-tobacco-user rate, that rate has to change for all members in that class, not just for you. Finally, the insurance company may determine that group members remain insurable for longer periods. This may result in wider age bands—or even no age bands—before rates change. Also, the insurance company may lower rates in some or all years, based on claims experience.  Reliability—Association groups exist only as long as their members trust them. So invariably, they seek out insurers their members know. Group policy insurers must maintain stellar financial reliability and claims-paying ability, and received top ratings from ...

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  • Want a better autopilot? Start with the servos.

    Posted 2019-12-06 22:53:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    An in-depth look at Garmin’s fresh approach to autopilot servo ...

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  • Textron Aviation announces layoffs

    Posted 2019-12-06 00:17:22 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Textron Aviation announced layoffs in its Wichita, Kansas-based engineering and professional support workforce to take effect at year’s ...

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  • Italian aviator Francesco Volpi dies at age 105

    Posted 2019-12-05 23:04:11 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Francesco Volpi, a decorated Italian Air Force pilot who earned his military pilot certificate at age 21 and went on to count more than 80 years of active flying, died November 19 at age ...

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  • AOPA ANNOUNCES 2020 FLY-IN LOCATIONS

    Posted 2019-12-05 21:58:58 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has announced its much anticipated 2020 fly-in locations. The coveted three location, two-day events, will kick off May 29 and 30 in San Marcos, Texas (KHYI), followed by June 19 and 20 in Casper, Wyoming (KCPR), and close out the fly-in season Sept. 11 and 12 in Rochester, New York ...

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  • Mooney again making parts, aircraft

    Posted 2019-12-04 22:39:35 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Workers are again hand-driving rivets and curving sheet metal in a Kerrville, Texas, general aviation manufacturing facility at the venerable Mooney International Corp. “They actually never closed,” said Don Maxwell, a respected Mooney service expert who leads owner maintenance ...

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