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AOPA, SiriusXM enter strategic relationship

SiriusXM and AOPA are offering a free one-year AOPA membership to pilots who purchase any eligible new SiriusXM aviation receiver between Jan. 1 and March 31. This new strategic alliance also will support AOPA Air Safety Institute programs and feature SiriusXM Aviation services in the AOPA You Can Fly Ambassador Program that educates and engages pilots in order to build a stronger, more vibrant pilot community.

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Drone spotting

Flight crew reports of drone sightings have been plentiful, but the magnitude of actual risk that unmanned aircraft pose to other aircraft and people flying in the National Airspace System when flown irresponsibly remains unclear. With more drones in the air than ever, it’s a question that the FAA, safety advocates, and researchers have tried to drill down on, though the data collected so far has limits, and the answers remain elusive. Pilots of manned and unmanned aircraft may be able to help change that.

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Baker to be inducted into Living Legends of Aviation

What do Harrison Ford, John Travolta, and AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker have in common? No, they aren’t starring in a remake of Indiana Jones, but they all share a love for aviation and on Jan.19, Baker will join the ranks of aviation’s greatest influencers by being inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation.

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Popular Michigan airport K-9 Piper dies of cancer

Piper, the K-9 border collie that was well-known for his wildlife patrol antics, toothy smile, and oversized goggles, died Jan. 3. The 9-year-old canine at the Cherry Capital Airport in Michigan had built more than 1 million “likes” in the three years since handler and owner Brian Edwards posted their first social media update. He was celebrated by fans from across the globe.

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