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Friday
Jul152011

See Burt Rutan (and his new book) At Wick's Booth at AirVenture

This brand-new book, Burt Rutan’s Race to Space, The Magician of Mojave and His Flying Innovations, written by Dan Linehan is about Burt Rutan’s Race To Space. It is now available through Wick’s Aircraft Supply and will be for sale at their booth at AirVenture.

Burt Rutan himself will be at the Wick’s booth, No. 2057-60 in Exhibit building B, on Friday, July 29 from 4:30 until 5 p.m. signing copies.  The books sell for $30. The signature is free, but ultimately priceless!

For more information, visit http://www.wicksaircraft.com/

 

 

Burt Rutan's Race to Space

Friday
Jul152011

Voice Your Opinion: GPS Interference by LightSquared

Coalition to Save Our GPS:

In January, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) conditionally allowed a company called LightSquared to offer wireless broadband services in radio frequency bands adjacent to those used by GPS receivers. Based on feedback from public and private sector GPS users, the FCC told LightSquared that it could not launch service until testing could be completed to determine the extent of the problems that LightSquared would cause. The report of that testing was submitted to the FCC on June 30, 2011 and it showed that there would be massive interference to GPS from LightSquared’s proposed operations. The FCC has asked for feedback from the public on the report.
What can you do? Everyone who cares about GPS should let the FCC know about the threat that LightSquared poses. Follow the link to learn more:
http://www.saveourgps.org/voice-your-concern.aspx

 

Enclosure

Thursday
Jul142011

House Lawmakers Call on DOT to Shelve Plan to Disable BARR

House Lawmakers Call on DOT to Shelve Plan to Disable BARR | NBAA - National Business Aviation Association:

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed a letter sent by 33 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood, expressing “serious concerns” with the government’s proposal to severely curtail the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program.

 To see what NBAA has to say:

http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2011/20110713-058.php

Wednesday
Jul132011

AOPA President Sounds Off at Aero Club

See what AOPA President Fuller said about the Obama Administration’s tendency to attack General Avaition.

Straight and hot from the Wichita Business Journal:

http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/blog/2011/07/aopa-president-fuller-sounds-off-at.html

Wednesday
Jul132011

Wing Nuts fly-in a celebration of GA

Check out the fun that was had in at Gould-Peterson Municipal Airport in Tarkio, Mo., for the  Wing Nuts Flying Circus on July 9! AOPA offers the fun-filled facts:

http://www.aopa.org/advocacy/articles/2011/110712wing_nuts_fly-in_a_celebration_of_ga.html

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