FAA interpretation of cost-sharing flights raises cautionary flags

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A recent ruling by the FAA regarding share-the-expense rides raises a cautionary flag for private pilots to be sure they are in compliance with not-for-hire regulations. The FAA issued a legal interpretation after several groups launched programs that brought together... Continue Reading →

AirPooler wants FAA clarification on ride-sharing interpretation

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Steve Lewis, co-founder and CEO of AirPooler, says the FAA’s announced interpretation of flight-sharing-costs is causing confusion among pilots and urges the agency to clarify what it means. The FAA’s position, he said, is based on a... Continue Reading →

President of Wings of Hope to retire

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

ST. LOUIS — Douglas Clements, president of Wings of Hope since 1997, has announced that he is stepping down as president in 2015. Continue Reading →

USAeroFlight partners with Stratos Aviation

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

After more than 30 years, Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., decided to phase out its aviation program. That led three instructors in the program to create USAeroGroup to take over the college’s aircraft maintenance and aviation training programs as... Continue Reading →

Pennsylvania to upgrade facilities at 20 airports

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has unveiled a $3.4 million state investment that will improve safety and operations at 20 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 8,400 jobs. Continue Reading →

Washington aviation division consolidating offices

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

Effective Monday, Sept. 15, the Washington State Department of Transportation aviation division’s Arlington office is taking off for the Olympia area. Continue Reading →

Eastport Municipal Airport installs AWOS

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

Belfort Instrument Co.has installed an AWOS AV at the Eastport Municipal Airport (EPM) in Eastport, Maine. The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS AV) provides pilots with Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Wind Gusts, Temperature, Humidity, Dewpoint, Altimeter Setting, Density Altitude, and... Continue Reading →

Glass appointed manager of FlightSafety’s St. Louis center

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

FlightSafety International has appointed David Glass manager of its learning center in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition, he has become a Regional Operations Manager and will also oversee FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Seattle, Washington. Continue Reading →

Pilot comes up short of runway

Posted on August 20th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Piper Super Cub. Injuries: None. Location: Delta Junction, Alaska. Aircraft damage: Substantial. What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land the tailwheel-equipped airplane on a rough and uneven, brush-covered airstrip. Continue Reading →

Congressional GA Caucus reaches milestone

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

Congress may be in the middle of its summer recess this month, but the General Aviation Caucus continues to attract new members. Already among the largest caucuses on Capitol Hill, the bipartisan GA Caucus, formed in the U.S. House of Representatives... Continue Reading →

Congress shows support for federal contract towers

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate recently sent letters to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta reiterating congressional support for the preservation of 252 federal contract towers. Fifty-five senators signed a July 31 letter imploring Huerta to consider “all... Continue Reading →

FAA bans GA ride sharing

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

In a legal interpretation released Aug. 13, the FAA’s Chief Counsel for Regulations ruled against “peer-to-peer general aviation flight sharing” Internet-based operations that allow private pilots to offer available space on flights they intend to take. According to a post... Continue Reading →

New video highlights GA in SC

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

In honor of Aviation Week Aug. 17-23, the South Carolina Aviation Association and the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission released a seven-minute video “Life: Made Accessible With Aviation,” which you can see below. Continue Reading →

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British pilots storm to a double victory in Red Bull Air Race

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

ASCOT (United Kingdom) — Britain’s Paul Bonhomme and Nigel Lamb won first and second place at the Red Bull Air Race at the Ascot Racecourse on Sunday, Aug. 18. It was the 15th career victory for Bonhomme and also his... Continue Reading →

Eclipse layoffs workers

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

Eclipse Aerospace began laying off workers Friday, Aug. 15, at its Albuquerque production facility, service center and headquarters in response to lagging demand for its twin-engined very light jet, according to a report from the Albquerque Journal. Company official Ed... Continue Reading →