Master Lock aviation safety products now available

Peerless Electronics is now distributing the full line of Master Lock Aviation Safety Products. The new featured products are aircraft circuit breaker lockout/tagouts.

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Professional Aviation Associates expands hose shop

ATLANTA – Professional Aviation Associates reports that its Parker Hannifin Stratoflex hose shop recently received recertification and has increased in size and capabilities.

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Video: Jamie Beckett’s Ice Bucket Challenge

As always, our Politics for Pilots columnist looks at things just a bit differently…Here’s his take on the challenge:

AOPA’s Bruce Landsberg to retire

One of general aviation’s most prominent safety advocates has announced his retirement after 22 years in leadership roles at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). As president of the AOPA Foundation and executive director of the AOPA Air Safety Institute, Bruce Landsberg has led the association’s fundraising, charitable, and safety efforts for more than two decades. He will continue to serve in an advisory capacity.

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AvNav releases an Android alternative for EFBs

AvNav EFB now offers pilots an Android solution for flight planning and navigation with many features that previously were only available to iPad and iPhone users.

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ProAdvantage now available for King Airs

Beechcraft will begin offering ProAdvantage product support programs to the global Beechcraft King Air turboprop fleet.

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ETC to upgrade FAA altitude simulation chambers

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. — Environmental Tectonics Corp. has won two separate contracts for the upgrade of two altitude simulation chambers originally provided by ETC to the FAA and used for training and research at its Oklahoma City facility.

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Natalie Bingham Hoover wins NAFI’s Laslo Writing Award

Natalie Bingham Hoover has won the National Association of Flight Instructors 2014 Laslo Writing Award.

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Hayward Air Rally celebrates 50th anniversary

By MIKE CITRO

The Hayward Air Rally, which has tested pilot planning, navigation and flying skills on the West Coast for a half century, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year in a big way, with a final destination of Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh. The rally was conducted over three days, with scoring from Hayward, California, to Madison, Wisconsin. On the fourth day, the rally participants flew as a group into Oshkosh from Madison.

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Lawmakers lobby to expedite medical reform

Lawmakers are asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

In two separate letters, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Reps. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) and Sam Graves (R-Missouri) wrote to DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, urging his department to complete its review of the FAA notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) within the next 30 days and open the proposal for public comment.

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