Drone ‘road map’ unveiled

Posted on November 12th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has released its 72-page “road map” for determining how to permit unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — more commonly known as drones — to share the skies with other aircraft by 2015, but early indications show... Continue Reading →

FAA and industry must come together, Huerta says

Posted on October 29th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The aviation industry and the government must come together and answer the question of what kind of aviation system is wanted and how it can be financed, FAA Administrator Michel Huerta told the Washington Aero Club. Continue Reading →

GA looks to debt ceiling date

Posted on October 7th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oct.. 17 is rapidly approaching and even the experts with crystal balls can’t predict what the government will do. Unless Congress moves before then and passes some sort of funding bills, general aviation could suffer more than... Continue Reading →

Talk of privatizing ATC reappears

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C — A wise person once commented that we learn from history that we learn nothing from history. Nothing could be more accurate than the current flap over privatizing the air traffic control system. Continue Reading →

Exporting GA

Posted on September 24th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — General aviation might be sluggish in the United States during these economic slow periods, but in the Asia-Pacific area, GA flying is getting a lot of attention — but not always for the most positive reasons. Continue Reading →

Pilots have new appeal rules

Posted on September 22nd, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pilots appealing to the National Transportation Safety Board about certificate enforcement will have new rules under which to conduct their efforts as the NTSB announced on Friday, Sept, 20, a final rule to implement several changes in... Continue Reading →

NextGen moves closer to reality

Posted on September 12th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Next Generation Air Transportation System — known as NextGen — moved two steps closer to reality in late August when new programs became operational. Continue Reading →

Congress returns to busy schedule

Posted on September 8th, 2013 by

After its August vacation, Congress returns to Capitol Hill Sept. 9 with a full plate of issues, some of which will directly affect general aviation. As usual in Washington, money is on top of the plate. Continue Reading →

Mark Baker with his Piper Super Cub.

Taking the reins at AOPA

Posted on August 25th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has a new president: Mark Baker. Rumors of the appointment were rampant at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, but the official announcement wasn’t made until Aug. 20. Baker is only the fifth... Continue Reading →

Proposed AD could have devastating effect on GA

Posted on August 22nd, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — From the 1940s to the 1970s, Max Karant was a senior vice president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) who tirelessly and fearlessly fought for the interests of GA. Even though he frequently was blunt... Continue Reading →