NTSB recommends FAA, National Weather Service improve weather forecasts to pilots

Posted on May 7th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board said May 7 that the National Weather Service and the FAA should provide improved forecast services to pilots. Continue Reading →

Government and GA groups differ over security actions

Posted on May 5th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While aviation groups here are seeking to reduce the way general aviation pilots are stopped for questioning about possible terror flights, at the same time a powerful Senator was declaring concern about gaps in GA security. Continue Reading →

Questions surround NextGen

Posted on April 28th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA reported earlier this month that it had completed nationwide equipment installation for the NextGen aircraft tracking system. The announcement — like others in the past and probably those in the future — raises more questions... Continue Reading →

FAA issues second GA airport study

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has issued its second study of general aviation airports, called ASSET 2, this time covering 497 airports that did not fit into a category under the original study. Continue Reading →

Warning signs in FAA forecast

Posted on March 30th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The recently released forecast by the FAA for 2014 to 2034 is generally upbeat for aviation, but when digging into the big report it had a picture not so rosy for much of general aviation. This should... Continue Reading →

Light at the end of a long tunnel of decline

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — General aviation might be seeing some light at the end of the long tunnel of decline, according to comments from officials from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) at their annual “state of the industry” press conference. Continue Reading →

FAA forecast shows growth in turbine planes and sport pilots

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The long-term outlook for general aviation is favorable, even though the slow growth of the U.S. economy has affected near-term growth, according to the FAA, which released its forecasts for the years 2014 to 2034 today. According... Continue Reading →

Déjà vu in president’s latest budget proposal

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON. D.C. — Anti-general aviation measures in President Obama’s proposed budget for 2015 will keep GA’s alphabet groups busy working Congress to once again defeat the same issue they have fought in past years. The main proposals affecting aviation are:... Continue Reading →

Bill to eliminate medicals for more pilots introduced in Senate

Posted on March 11th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three members of the U.S. Senate introduced a bill Tuesday, March 11, which mirrors one introduced in the House of Representatives last December, which would eliminate the medical requirement for non-commercial pilots flying day VFR below 14,000... Continue Reading →

President Obama’s 2015 budget slaps aviation — again

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2015 is not one most in aviation will like. It again contains a $100 per flight fee for some GA flights —the same proposal that has been rejected in the past... Continue Reading →