GlobalAir.com blogger Sarina Houston’s latest post about preflight tasks notes that general aviation pilots going on a familiar flights often do a preflight that’s “quick and dirty,” sometimes including only a brief check of weather and a quick walk-around of the aircraft. But there are required items in a preflight — familiar with the acronym NWKRAFT? – that all pilots must do before taking off. Check out the post here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will testify at an Aviation Subcommittee hearing next week on reauthorization of the agency. [Read more…]
A lineman who spoke with the pilot/owner of the Beech E90 before its departure from Casa Grande Airport in Arizona reported that the pilot stated that he and a flight instructor were going out to practice for about an hour. [Read more…]
You don’t need to own a vintage airplane to benefit from a type club or aircraft owners group. The owners of Flight Design CTs have one of the most active owners associations in existence — not bad for an airplane that arrived in the United States on the first wave of the Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) rule created in 2004. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR 2), legislation to expand the third class medical exemption for recreational pilots and broaden the protections provided in the original Pilot’s Bill of Rights signed into law in 2012, was introduced today in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. [Read more…]