Latest FAA Safety Briefing now online

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by

Now online is the January/February issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which explores the important role technology plays in keeping general aviation safe and efficient. Articles discuss the  benefits of emerging technologies as well as the potential safety hazards of being too... Continue Reading →

FAA administrator meets with GA leaders

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by

Improving general aviation safety is a top priority for the FAA, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told industry leaders when he met with them Jan. 27 to jump start efforts for this year’s flying season. Continue Reading →

Bill introduced to protect pilots, controllers from proposed sleep apnea policy

Posted on January 19th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would ensure the FAA conducts an open rulemaking process before enacting potential changes to the medical certification requirements for pilots and air traffic... Continue Reading →

Busy time ahead for GA’s alphabet groups

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the election year begins, Congress and the President are ratcheting up actions to gain an upper hand, which is putting issues affecting general aviation in both critical positions and on the back burner. This means a... Continue Reading →

GA priorities get ‘robust funding’ in omnibus appropriations bill

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today thanked U.S. House and Senate negotiators for recommending robust funding of two key GA priorities — the FAA’s Aircraft Certification Service and the transition to an unleaded aviation fuel for piston... Continue Reading →

10 new members named to FAA Management Advisory Council

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx today appointed 10 new members to the FAA Management Advisory Council (MAC), which advises the FAA on management, policy, spending and regulatory matters. Continue Reading →

FAA apologizes for delay on 3rd class medical petition

Posted on January 12th, 2014 by

In a story posted on, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reports that FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has formally responded to a request for an update on the status of the association’s third-class medical petition. In a Dec. 26 letter,... Continue Reading →

Inhofe, Manchin urge full funding of FAA contract towers

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) today sent a letter to leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) and the SAC’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) urging them... Continue Reading →

Latest edition of FAA Safety Briefing online

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by

The January/February 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing explores the role technology plays in keeping general aviation safe and efficient. Articles discuss the many benefits of emerging technologies as well as the potential safety hazards of being too technologically focused. Continue Reading →

CFIs tell FAA: Policy change will hurt aviation safety

Posted on January 8th, 2014 by

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) have informed the FAA that an unexpected change in agency policy on Letters of Authorization (LOAs) for GA flight simulators will harm aviation safety, create a burden on the industry, and run... Continue Reading →