A new FAA policy encourages general aviation aircraft owners to voluntary install safety equipment on airplanes and helicopters that is not required by the agency’s regulations.
The new policy will reduce costs and streamline the installation of Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) into the general aviation fleet, according to FAA officials. [Read more…]
The seventh annual International Wreckchasing Symposium is slated for Sept. 24-25.
Aviation archaeology and wreck-chasing enthusiasts will gather at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum in Pueblo, Colorado, to discuss historic aircraft crash events, abandoned airfields and long forgotten airway beacon sites. [Read more…]
Rohn Ashley sent in this photo, taken as his good friend, Dan LaRocque, and he headed out for an early morning flight to the coast of Louisiana. Dan’s plane is a Piper Pacer.
By Michael Purpura, Illinois State Liaison, Recreational Aviation Foundation
A work party was held June 17-19 at the recently reopened airstrip on North Fox Island in Lake Michigan.
Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) Michigan Liaison Brad Frederick had issued a request for volunteers to fly in for the weekend to clear brush, make improvements to the airfield and have a good time. Answering the call were 17 aircraft and two dozen people ready to work. [Read more…]
Bill includes provision for third class medical reform
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee reached a bipartisan agreement July 6 on extending the FAA’s authorization through Sept. 30, 2017. [Read more…]
GlobalAir.com blogger Tori Williams just posted “10 Comments Pilots are Tired of Hearing.”
Some of those include: “You must be so rich!” “Will you fly me to Florida?” “You aren’t a real pilot until you fly tailwheel,” “I didn’t know women could fly!” and “I could never do what you do. Flying is SO unsafe.”
Check out her full post here, then comment below on what you’re tired of hearing…