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With the approval of the PAMA Board of Directors, the Nominations Committee chaired by Byron Heidorn, PAMA member # 25022180 has put forth the following slate of nominees for open positions on the 2017 PAMA Board of Directors.
After working diligently in preparation for the 2018 Scholarships and Awards season, it has finally arrived!! Scholarship application packets are now being accepted through Nov. 1, 2017. Application packets must be POSTMARKED by Nov. 1, 2017 for consideration.
The FAA's panel of experts and law enforcement officials could not agree on the specifics of tracking civilian drones, such as what models should be radio tracked, and whether or not size and weight should be determining factors.
The panel is wrapping up as the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the first case of a drone colliding in mid-air with a traditional aircraft, an Army helicopter. While there were no injuries and the helicopter was able to land safely, the impact damaged one of the copter's rotors, according to a preliminary report.
According to author Rick Durden: Some years ago I had an engine stoppage in a Piper Aztec. It was during climbout, shortly after I had shut off the aux pumps. Yes, I had shut them off one at a time. I turned the pumps back on and the affected engine restarted. A bit of troubleshooting revealed that the left engine would stop running a few seconds after I shut off its aux pump, so I terminated the flight, assuming that the engine-driven pump had chosen to take the day off.
There are people who claim their cell phone works everywhere, even while cruising along at 10,000 feet in their Baron, or PC-12. Experts will tell you of course that while there's always the chance an airborne phone might grab a scrap or two of cell service in flight, it's never reliable enough to regularly send a text or complete a voice conversation.
At 30 years old, Shaesta Waiz recently became the youngest woman to complete a solo trip around the world in a single-engine aircraft. Waiz, the founder of non-profit organization Dreams Soar, departed Daytona Beach International Airport on May 13 and arrived back at the airport on October 4. Visiting 22 countries, Waiz flew 24,800 nm and accumulated 176 flight hours.
With the NBAA's 2017 Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition set to begin on Tuesday, Embraer Executive Jets unveiled the Phenom 300E, the next step in the evolution of its best-selling light bizjet. The original Phenom 300 was introduced to the market in 2009, and since 2013 Embraer has delivered more than 400 aircraft to more than 40 countries. Now, the Brazilian manufacturer hopes the E, which stands for "Enhanced," will follow in its footsteps, and then some.
On Sept. 23, the Aircraft Technologies Group hosted an aircraft structures regional competition at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The competition was open to both certificated and student mechanics. Several students from the Aviation Institute of Maintenance Chesapeake Campus participated in the event, winning cash prizes.
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|Oct. 10-12, 2017
||NBAA-BACE 2017 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition - National Business Aviation Association
||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Oct. 16-18, 2017
||AMTC 2017 - Air Medical Transport Conference
||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Nov. 1-3, 2017
||Air Cargo Americas & SeaCargo Americas 2017
|Dec. 4-6, 2017
||8th International Conference On Biofuels, Bioenergy & Bioeconomy
|Dec. 4-7, 2017
||NAAA 51st Annual Convention & Exposition - National Agricultural Aviation Association
|Jan. 8-12, 2018
||SciTech 2018 — AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition
|Feb. 6-8, 2018
||WEST 2018 - Western Conference & Exhibition
||San Diego, California|
|Feb. 21-23, 2018
||Air Warfare Symposium & Technology Exposition 2018
|March 26-29, 2018
||61st Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show — Aircraft Electronics Association
||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|April 9-11, 2018
||Navy League Sea-Air-Space Exposition 2018
||National Harbor, Maryland|
|April 15-18, 2018
||90th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition — American Association Of Airport Executives
||San Diego, California|
|April 25-27, 2018
||2018 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit
|April 30-May 3, 2018
||AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 — Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
|May 06-10, 2018
||AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 — Aerospace Medical Association
|May 14-18, 2018
||2018 NHA Symposium
|May 16-17, 2018
||Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
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