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Thank you from Sarasota 99s

Dear Venice Aviation Society: I hope you are doing well.  I am writing to let you know that thanks to your support, we were able to raise enough funds for our first Chapter scholarship.  This scholarship allowed a young woman complete the hours needed towards earning her ATP. We are excited for our upcoming events.  We are hosting our second Flight Companion Seminar November 3rd.  We are also working in conjunction with the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, to host October 3rd and 4rd our first Career Exploration at the Sarasota Airport with a local High Schools.  In addition, we
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| Sina Adibi

BREAKING — Airline Trojan Horse Foiled!

It appears as though GA pilots nationwide dodged a bullet.  Thanks to many who stand ready to call their representatives regarding all such matters and standing up for our rights, Rep. Jim Shuster (R-Pa), outgoing chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has withdrawn a surprise eleventh-hour backroom amendment. The manager’s amendment was an airline-derived Trojan Horse that proposed to place the US air traffic system under the control of an airline-dominated board under the Department of Transportation and outside the Federal Aviation Administration, the only federal agency with the expertise and background to safely operate the largest, most complex
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| Sina Adibi

Venice City Council honors James Eppley, Airport Maintenance Manager, for 5 years of outstanding service

Venice City Council on their regularly schedule meeting of April 10th, recognized and honored James Eppley, Airport Maintenance Manager, for 5 years of outstanding service.  The honors were bestowed on Jim by Venice Mayor, John Holic. Jim was flanked by Venice Airport Director, Mark Cervasio and co-workers.  Also, in attendance were VASI board President, David Wimberly; Treasurer, Paul Hollowell; and Communications Director, Sina Adibi. Jim expressed his gratitude to his team as well as the support that he has been getting from VASI as well as the airport management team.  His true Ohioian roots showed as he humbly accepted the
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Attacks on airports come from many directions — UNC Chapel Hill Airport

By: Paul Hollowell The attack on the UNC-Chapel Hill Airport is not the first time a University decided to close an airport (to read the full story click here) It probably will not be the last. The President of Kent State tried to close the Kent State Airport (1G3) several years back with vague promises to build another replacement  in the indeterminate future.  Fortunately students and other tenants were able to convince the University to abandon the effort to close the airport.  So 1G3 is safe for now but the threat is still there, just below the surface. A better
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| Sina Adibi

New Arrival at KVNC! — Ercoupe 415C LSA at Rialto Christian Flying Club

I am the President of the 6 year old Rialto Christian Flyers Club based here at VNC and would like to spread the word about our addition of a Light Sport Aircraft airplane (an Ercoupe ) being added to our 172 offering.  The FAA’s LSA program allows pilots to fly the Ercoupe with just a valid driver’s license and no 3rd class medical.   I have included a flyer as an attachment to this email in case you have the opportunity to send it to your audience.   If you would like more information about our club please contact me
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| Sina Adibi