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‘USA Today’ report ‘extremely flawed,’ AOPA says

USAToday, in typical sensationalistic fashion, presented a fictionalized piece about general aviation on June 18th.  I found it to be inaccurate.  Seems that I’m not the only one. From AOPA: A USA Today story, “Unfit for flight,” published June 18 “gets the general aviation safety record wrong, it ignores efforts by the industry to make general …

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H.R.3708 – General Aviation Pilot Protection Act of 2013

I received another email from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association regarding HR3708, so I figured I’d post about it.  It seems to be a good idea, and the AOPA has been working for years to get this passed. Congressional Bill H.R. 3708 has been introduced to the 113th Congress.  The purpose of the bill …

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Shell reveals unleaded avgas – 10 years in the making!

Shell has announced a lead-free replacement for the 110LL that is currently used by most general aviation piston aircraft.  From the AOPA website: Shell Aviation, a subsidiary of the multinational oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, announced Dec. 3 that a 10-year effort in the laboratory has produced a fuel that may put a long-sought goal—once …

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Aviation Awareness Day in California

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has teamed up with the Association of California Airports and other aviation organizations to support the first California Aviation Awareness Day on April 24, 2013. The even will take place from 11:00am through 1:00pm on the steps of the state capitol building, and will include interactive displays and presentations …

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