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 →

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Eclipse CEO to speak at Atlanta Aero Club

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

Mason Holland, CEO & Chairman at Eclipse Aerospace, will be the featured guest speaker at the regular bi–monthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club Aug. 21. Continue Reading →

Montana governor declares August ‘GA Appreciation Month’

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has proclaimed August 2014 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Montana, general aviation accounts for more than $117 million in economic activity annually. Continue Reading →

VFR into IMC kills one

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

Aircraft: Beechcraft Musketeer. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Dayton, Va. Aircraft damage: Destroyed. What reportedly happened: Before departing, the non-instrument-rated pilot obtained a weather briefing and was advised several times that VFR flight was not recommended due to existing and forecasted instrument meteorological conditions... Continue Reading →

GA groups lobby for expedited review of medical reform

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

Seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform. In an August 15 letter, the associations urged Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to complete its review of... Continue Reading →