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Tuesday
Sep202011

AOPA Summit Kicks Off Thursday, Sept. 22

AOPA Aviation Summit::

Aviation Rallies GA in Hartford, Connecticut for 3 days of fun, planes, education, dynamic speakers and all-new events. AOPA brings the general aviation community together for an impactful, exciting annual convention. AOPA Aviation Summit is your opportunity to gain a renewed appreciation for the freedom of flight, the camarederie of the aviation community, and updates from the aviation experts. Aviation points of interest include United Technologies, owner of Pratt and Whitney engines and Sikorsky Helicopters, and the New England Air Museum.
Get all the latest information: http://www.aopa.org/summit/index.html

 

Tuesday
Sep202011

Reno Tragic Accident: NTSB Prelim Report Expected Friday

Press Release 9/17/2011: NTSB launches team to investigate aviation accident in Reno, NV:

NTSB is in the middle of its investigation of the tragic accident in Reno.
The latest update on the investigation was offered last Saturday evening by video. You can find it on the NTSB website (www.ntsb.gov) and also on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Y62fzZM1E&feature=player_embedded
A Preliminary report is expected on Friday.
In Flight continues to extend thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this tragidy.

 

Monday
Sep192011

EAA: Leeward Rememberd As Passionate Aviator

Leeward Remembered as Passionate Aviator

Jimmy Leeward
September 17, 2011 – Jimmy Leeward, who died in Friday’s tragic accident while flying at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, is being remembered today as a passionate pilot and enthusiastic supporter of aviation and EAA.

http://www.eaa.org/news/2011/2011-09-17_leeward.asp

Friday
Sep162011

AOPA Summit Ready for Action, Sept. 22-24

AOPA Aviation Summit: Planes, products, education aplenty:

AOPA Aviation Summit: Planes, products, education aplenty

 Thousands of general aviation pilots and enthusiasts will be heading to Hartford, Conn., Sept. 22 through 24 for AOPA Aviation Summit. The event is personal aviation’s premier trade show and convention, with dozens of aircraft on display at Airportfest, more than 400 exhibitor booths in the convention center exhibit hall, and more than 60 hours of seminars offered over the course of three days.

Read all about it:

http://www.aopa.org/summit/news/2011/110914aopa-aviation-summit-planes-products-education-aplenty.html?WT.adv=adv1

Wednesday
Sep142011

Happy Birthday EAA Paul

EAA News - Paul Poberezny Celebrates 90 Years With Many Close Friends:

http://eaa.org/news/2011/2011-09-12_Paul90bday.asp

Paul Poberezny Celebrates 90 Years With Many Close Friends
Fly-in birthday party held at EAA Museum
Paul Poberezny officially turned 90 today (September 14), but nearly 300 people joined Paul in celebrating his birthday Sunday at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Thirty-one aircraft arrived at Wittman Regional Airport on a glorious late summer Wisconsin day. A steady stream of people stopped by the EAA AirVenture Museum to give Paul birthday wishes at a lunch in the Founders? Wing of the EAA AirVenture Museum. The mid-day event also included Paul and Audrey Poberezny greeting people in the upper level of the Founders’ Wing - the re-creation of their Milwaukee-area basement office where EAA began in 1953. “It?s amazing,” Paul said while sampling the cake and ice cream served in his honor after a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday” was sung. “It’s probably the biggest aviation birthday party for a fellow aviation enthusiast that will ever happen that I could imagine.” During the lunch in Paul’s honor, EAA President Rod Hightower presented him with a large framed poster emblazoned with the original EAA logo, signed by all current EAA staff members. Paul officially turns 90 on Wednesday, Sept. 14, but the weekend event was scheduled to allow the greatest number of EAA members and friends to attend.

 

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