Learn and earn your way to becoming a better pilot

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation’s (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) has launched the “Earn & Learn Safety Challenge,” a new program that enters those who take aviation safety courses into a quarterly drawing for aviation gear.

A new prize will be awarded each quarter, beginning with a Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver – an $899 value — courtesy of Sporty’s Pilot Shop. The first prize winner will be announced in April.

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TBM Owners and Pilots Association convention breaks records

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The TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) report that the 2014 annual TBMOPA convention broke another attendance record with the presence of more than 100 TBM 700s and TBM 850s, along with several brand-new TBM 900s.

Attracting almost a quarter of the entire TBM fleet in North America, this year’s convention, held Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, registered an increase in attendance of 3% from last year, officials note.

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AIAA Science and Technology Forum set for Kissimmee

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will hold its Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2015 (AIAA SciTech 2015), Jan. 5-9 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

AIAA SciTech 2015, which combines 11 aerospace conferences under one roof, will draw registrants from nearly every field in the aerospace community, according to AIAA officials.

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