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Stars Do Shine At AOPA Aviation Summit

by Dave Weiman PALM SPRINGS, CALIF.  – The AOPA Aviation Summit, October 11-13, 2012, showed signs of stardom from both Hollywood and the GA community. Regardless of wealth, fame or the lack thereof, pilots came together to network, learn, socialize … Continue reading

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Babbitt Resigns After DWI

WASHINGTON, D.C. – FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt resigned following his arrest December 3, 2011 near his home in Fairfax City, Va., on charges of drunken driving. Babbitt, 65, said that he resigned because he didn’t want to allow anything to … Continue reading

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FAA Administrator Not Pleased With GA Accident Rate…. Has Ordered Study To Change Testing Standards

by Dave Weiman HARTFORD, CONN. – FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt told pilots and aircraft owners at the AOPA Summit, September 23, 2011, that he is concerned with the rising accident rate in general aviation, and has initiated a study to … Continue reading

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AOPA Summit 2011… Learning From The Past, Looking To The Future

by Jack Elliott Schapiro HARTFORD, CONN. – Those who believe the old adage that you can’t mix business and pleasure are obviously not AOPA members, who have attended one of the organization’s annual “Summit” events. Going back to the days … Continue reading

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FAA Administrator Not Pleased With GA Accident Rate…. Has Ordered Study To Change Testing Standards

by Dave Weiman HARTFORD, CT – FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt told pilots and aircraft owners at the general session at the AOPA Summit, September 23, 2011, that he is concerned with the rising accident rate in General Aviation, and has  … Continue reading

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