Amended deliveries report includes rotorcraft

Rotorcraft

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has provided updated rotorcraft shipment data through the third quarter of 2014 to augment the general aviation airplane shipment data published last week.

The rotorcraft industry delivered 648 helicopters in the first nine months of 2014, a decline of approximately one-third in deliveries compared to the same period last year.

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Dec. 8 release set for children’s aviation book

Turbo

The Kickstarter-funded children’s book, “Turbo the Flying Dog,” is expected to be available for purchase online Dec. 8.

Turbo the Flying Dog tells the story of Turbo, a lonely shelter mutt. The day Turbo discovers he will finally have a new home and a family he learns he must first get there by plane. Turbo has never seen a plane before, let alone flown in one, and as the story unfolds he discovers that he just may enjoy flying.

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GA supporters retain seats in Tueday’s election

Key general aviation supporters retained their seats in both chambers of Congress in Tuesday’s election, while two incoming elected officials are members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, officials with AOPA report.

But retirements and election losses will leave the General Aviation Caucuses in both the House and Senate with some rebuilding to do in 2015, AOPA officials add.

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Hinton awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

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HOUSTON  — Steve Hinton was named the recipient of the 2014 Lloyd P. Nolen Lifetime of Achievement in Aviation by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) 30th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow.

In addition to performing in a North American F-86F Sabre, America’s first swept wing fighter jet, Hinton serves as president of the Planes of Fame Air Museum and is the owner of the aircraft restoration company Fighter Rebuilders.

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