FAA and GA community launch weather safety campaign

Posted on May 1st, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA and general aviation groups will launch an eight-month national safety campaign titled, “Got Weather? #GotWx,” to help general aviation pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season. FAA Administrator... Continue Reading →

FAA launches GA pilot data collection study

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has launched a one-year project to demonstrate the capabilities of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program for the general aviation community. Voluntary data will be collected from GA pilots within 40 nautical... Continue Reading →

FAA pursues rulemaking on third class medical

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA is moving ahead with the rulemaking process to possibly expand the number of pilots eligible to fly without the need for a third-class medical certificate. Continue Reading →

Warning signs in FAA forecast

Posted on March 30th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The recently released forecast by the FAA for 2014 to 2034 is generally upbeat for aviation, but when digging into the big report it had a picture not so rosy for much of general aviation. This should... Continue Reading →

LAMA rallies industry to comment on FAA policy

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by

The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association is encouraging Light-Sport Aircraft professionals and others in the aviation industry to comment on FAA Draft Policy 8130.2(H). The FAA is proposing that fully built LSA (SLSA) that are converted to Experimental LSA status (ELSA)... Continue Reading →

EAA strikes deal with FAA over AirVenture controllers

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by

The Experimental Aircraft Association and the FAA have signed two agreements — a Settlement Agreement and a nine-year Reimbursable Agreement — that provide EAA with assurance of air traffic control services on a consistent basis through 2022 for the AirVenture... Continue Reading →

Latest FAA Safety Briefing online

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by

The March/April 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing takes a look at what it takes to “get back in the flying game.” Whether it’s transitioning to a new type of aircraft, or returning from a flying hiatus, the articles will... Continue Reading →

Congressional hearing slated at FAA Technical Center in New Jersey

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) will chair a Congressional field hearing at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center, located at the Atlantic City International Airport, next Tuesday to examine the Technical Center’s  role in... Continue Reading →

NextGen Air Traffic Control roundtable slated

Posted on February 25th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a roundtable policy discussion on Thursday, Feb. 27, on the FAA’s efforts to address the NextGen Advisory Committee’s (NAC) recommendations for developing the Next... Continue Reading →

FAA to hire 10,000 controllers over next decade

Posted on February 16th, 2014 by

AVweb is reporting that the FAA will be hiring 10,000 controllers over the next decade, with 6,000 in the next five years. It is accepting applications now. According to the AVweb report, this is unusual as the agency usually recruits exclusively... Continue Reading →