WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a one-day forum to examine the problem of loss-of-control crashes in general aviation fixed-wing aircraft, and explore possible solutions.
“We are trying to give pilots a reason to go flying,” said Rainier Flight Service founder Gordon Alvord. “This goes beyond the $100 hamburger or a flight lesson.”
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Without federal rules governing remotely piloted aircraft — also known as drones and unmanned aerial systems — states are blazing their own (potentially conflicting) paths, according to a report in the National Journal. Three years after it was tasked with developing a set of rules for commercial drone operators, the FAA still has not finalized the regulations, instead doling out more than 1,000 exemptions to allow businesses to fly drones. Tired of waiting on Washington, 26 states have developed their own rules, ranging from “mildly limiting to extremely restrictive,” according to the report.
Maryland has declared September General Aviation Month, while another four cities in the state have passed their own proclamations, including Annapolis, Hagerstown, Frederick and the town of Easton.
A recently completed airport economic impact study by the Maryland Aviation Administration showed the general aviation airports in Maryland contribute positively to jobs, individual and business incomes as well as to local and state taxes.