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2014 National GA Award Winners Announced

EAA News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:48
The General Aviation Awards program and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the four recipients of the 2014 National General Aviation Awards on March 12, recognizing top aviation professionals in the nation for their contributions to general aviation.
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Chapter 677 Awards EAA Air Academy Scholarship

EAA News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:48
EAA Chapter 677 in Chattahoochee Valley, Georgia, awarded a full scholarship to the EAA Air Academy to 17-year-old Kennedy Davenport of Columbus, Georgia. Chapter 677 is based at Columbus Airport (CSG).
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Daher-Socata Reveals TBM 900

EAA News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:45
Daher-Socata unveiled its latest aircraft from its TBM line of single-engine turboprops Wednesday - the TBM 900.
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Save on Auto, Aircraft Fuel With Phillips 66 Aviation 'Fly Savvy' Program

EAA News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 07:54
Phillips 66 Aviation's new Fly Savvy Rewards is the industry's first program that helps pilots save on fuel costs whether flying or driving.
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Lightspeed Increases Support of EAA Young Eagles Program

EAA News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 07:54
EAA will again hold quarterly drawings for Lightspeed Zulu headsets for active Young Eagles pilots and adds a second quarterly drawing for pilots who fly 10 or more young people.
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Deadline for Gathering of Eagles Flight Training Scholarship Is March 31

EAA News - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 07:54
The deadline for the latest Gathering of Eagles Flight Training Scholarship is March 31. This $7,500 flight training scholarship is designed to help a Young Eagle fulfill the dream of becoming a pilot.
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WAI Conference Sets Attendance Record

EAA News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:35
A record 4,500 people representing all segments of the aviation community attended the 25th annual Women in Aviation, International (WAI) conference held last week at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
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WASP Recognized During EAA Museum Visit

EAA News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 07:05
World War II veteran and Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Elizabeth (Betty Wall) Strohfus visited the EAA Museum on March 7 with a group of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students who are performing a theater production about the trials and tribulations serving as a WASP.
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Rare Aircraft Acquires Air Repair's Stearman Restoration Operations

EAA News - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 07:05
Rare Aircraft, Ltd., Faribault, Minnesota, has acquired the entire Stearman restoration operations of Air Repair, Inc., Cleveland, Mississippi, according to Air Repair owner Pete Jones. Air Repair, which holds the type certificates on the W670 engines transferred from Teledyne Continental Motors of Mobile, Alabama, and the Jacobs R755 engine will continue to supply all engines and propellers for the airplanes as well as all parts and accessories for both powerplants.
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U.S. Senate Introduces GA Pilot Protection Act, Companion to House Bill

EAA News - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:54
Three U.S. senators today introduced the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act as a companion bill to one unveiled in the House of Representatives in December, which includes a provision that would reform airman medical certificate standards while maintaining safety.
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Young Eagles Flight Plan Helps Fulfill Dream of Flight

EAA News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 13:49
In August 2006, an 11-year-old Jarin Leake of Keenesburg, Colorado, had his first airplane flight on an American Airlines MD-80 from Denver to Chicago.
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Zenair Marks 40th Year in 2014

EAA News - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 13:49
One of North America's leading manufacturers of recreational aircraft kits is turning 40 this year. Zenair Limited was founded by Chris Heintz in his 2-car garage in 1974; the company moved to its current 15,000 square foot facilities on the Huronia Airport (Ontario, Canada) over 30 years ago.
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Heard This One Before? User Fees in White House Budget

EAA News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 14:02
The White House released its proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year and once again included a $100 per-flight user fee for many general aviation flights. The concept is almost exactly the same proposal that was rejected by Congress a year ago, and for each of the two years before that.
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Zenith Engine Day Slated for Sun 'n Fun

EAA News - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 14:02
Zenith Aircraft Company will host its first 'Engine Day' at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo on Friday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lakeland, Florida.
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AERO 2014 Prepares for 22nd Annual Expo

EAA News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:31
Officials are gearing up for the 22nd AERO, Europe's largest general aviation trade show, set for April 9-12 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, on the shore of Lake Constance.
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Aviation Community Pays Tribute to Bob Hoover

EAA News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:31
Aviation's top personalities gathered on February 21 at the Paramount Studios Theater in Hollywood, California, to honor the legendary Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, for his 60-plus years of aviation excellence.
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United Honors EAA KidVenture Volunteer

EAA News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:31
James White, EAA Lifetime 641417, of Carol Stream, Illinois, was presented with a 2013 United Airlines Volunteer Impact Grant in honor of his volunteer work at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh's KidVenture.
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Zenith Reaches 10,000-Plan Milestone

EAA News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:31
Zenith Aircraft Company announced recently its has now sent 10,000 sets of plans to aircraft builders in over 50 countries. While most plans accompany complete or partial aircraft kits, some go to scratch builders.
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Kansas Legislature Considers Bill Exempting Tax on Homebuilts

EAA News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:18
EAA is encouraging all Kansas EAA members to contact their state representatives and request support for H.B. 2542, which would exempt homebuilt aircraft from annual property tax assessment in the state.
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'Once in a Lanc Time'

EAA News - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:49
The world's only two remaining airworthy Avro Lancaster bombers will be together this summer as the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's (CWHM) prized Lanc will be flown to England to join the Royal Air Force's renowned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) in August.
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