While the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday is being touted as a plan for the future of U.S. aviation, it could create dire consequences for the future of personal recreational flying in our nation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-New Jersey) have introduced the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, legislation that establishes an independent, not-for-profit corporation, outside of the federal government, to modernize and provide air traffic control (ATC) services.
The AIRR Act (H.R. 4441), a six-year reauthorization of the FAA, maintains the FAA’s role as the nation’s aviation safety regulator, the congressmen note. [Read more…]
Sporty’s has teamed with Prevailance Aerospace to offer flight training to general aviation pilots looking to hone their skills.
Two courses are offered, taught by former military aviators, to address leading causes of general aviation accidents while improving basic airmanship skills.
“These are TOPGUN pilots – graduates of the Navy Fighter Weapons School,” says Sporty’s Academy President Eric Radtke. [Read more…]
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, confirms that Wednesday morning, Feb. 3, the P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” was involved in a gear-up landing at Dallas Executive Airport (DEA).
The aircraft was landing back at DEA, the national headquarters of the CAF, for a special event in honor of Black History Month in the Dallas area. [Read more…]
The FAA is launching a new public service announcement to let people know the airspace around Levi’s Stadium is a No Drone Zone during the Super Bowl. [Read more…]
What advice would you give to pilots who have never flown into SUN ‘n FUN or AirVenture before? How can they best prepare, not just for flying in, but surviving the show in style?
What are the can’t-miss airshows and fly-ins?
Chances are high you know a rusty pilot. After all, the population of that particular pilot class hovers around 500,000. But, it’s not enough to simply say, “Go get current.”
There’s most likely a backstory to why they stopped. Fortunately, they share the “why” with thousands of others. After all, there are only so many reasons they became rusty in the first place. Family, work, health, and money are the usual suspects. So how can we re-re-engage them? [Read more…]