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Connecticut Senate passes bill saying Wright brothers no longer 1st to fly
New York Daily News
The Wright brothers may be history. Textbooks across the country could soon be stripping the famed aviation duo from their pages to put in a new name for the honor of first in flight: Gustave Whitehead. The Connecticut Senate passed a bill after determining Orville and Wilbur Wright were not first, but accepting a long-disputed claim, flew two years after a German immigrant living in Boston and New York.
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Flight school helps dreams come true
Perham Focus
Pride. Passion. Purpose. It is those three things that Rich McCrady stresses in both life and work. And he has made it his work to help those interested in aviation find pride, passion and purpose in flying.
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Company touts new lightweight silicone rubber
RubberNews.com
A new lightweight silicone can save weight in seals and other aircraft parts. Icon Polymer Group claims its ICONlite silicone rubber offers weight reductions of about 20 percent compared with standard silicone rubbers. Despite its low specific gravity, it maintains the useful mechanical and chemical properties of silicones, according to the company.
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Aviation program to take flight at Ivy Tech
Indiana Daily Student
Ivy Tech Community College is partaking in a national effort designed to address the dwindling number of skilled workers in the aviation industry, which is supposed to decline by 40 percent by 2014.

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Aviation database reveals frequent safety problems at airports
WisconsinWatch
A commercial airline pilot en route to San Diego International Airport looks out a window at 10,800 feet and sees a Lockheed S-3 Viking Navy jet coming right at him. "The captain quickly pulled up on the control column to avoid hitting the S3," the co-pilot wrote in a report filed with federal officials.

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FAA considering modernization of pilot training standards
Aviation Today
FAA is preparing to consider a series of major changes to the practical test standards for private pilots. The agency is considering proposed changes to the rules from the Airman Testing Standards and Training Workgroup.

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Training pilots for Hawaii's future
Hawaii Business
Retired TWA pilot Peter Forman says the growing airline industry is not prepared for a looming pilot shortage and that's why he wants to grow the Commercial Aviation Program at University of Hawaii's Honolulu Community College. Forman is the coordinator of the two-year associate-degree program that conducts flight lessons from Kalaeloa Airport and holds classes in a refurbished World World II hangar on site.
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Squadron honors pilots with flyover at Deer Valley Airport
The Arizona Republic
Four planes flew over Deer Valley Airport in north Phoenix to honor four pilots who died after two small planes collided mid-air. The missing-man formation flyover was in memory of Paul Brownwell and Basil Onuferko of TransPac Aviation Academy and Margie Long and Carl Prince of Hot Air Expeditions, who died when a Cessna and Piper collided east of Lake Pleasant.
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Kids relish a free chance to fly thanks to EAA pilots
Longview Daily News
Most parents do not want their kids to try to fly. However, 19 young people, some as young as eight, took to the skies with the enthusiastic backing of their mothers, dads, aunts and at least one grandma. At The Young Eagle event at the Kelso Airport in Kelso, Wash., members of the Experimental Aviation Association offered free rides in their small aircraft to youths.
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New Gateway Airport training facility takes flight
Osceola News-Gazette
Seasoned pilots, Kissimmee, Fla., city commissioners and Gateway Kissimmee Airport officials celebrated the opening of the new SunState Aviation training facility, bringing the company up-to-date in connectivity and technology as well as much-needed space for aircraft storage.
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Soaring the Sierra: Paragliding above Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Daily Tribune
Ed Youmans, owner and pilot for Incline Village, Nev.-based Daydreams Paragliding, created the business in 2004 when he got his tandem instructor's certification, taking friends and family out flying mostly until 2012, when he actively began to build the business. "By the end of the summer we had more passengers than we had time or pilots or weather to fly," he said. Youmans — known in Incline for his role for 13 years as general manager of Diamond Peak Ski Resort, prior to leaving the mountain in 2011 — expects that number to double, since he's been getting four to five calls daily for flights.
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