Over regulation, slow response time and inconsistencies hurt GA

Posted on February 11th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Numerous government regulations, slow response times for decisions, and frequent inconsistencies by the FAA are harming small general aviation businesses. Continue Reading →

FAA reports on drones and NextGen

Posted on February 6th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has made some strides in moving towards modernization, but is behind schedule and not fully geared for some other important issues, a Congressional committee discovered Wednesday, Feb. 5, in a hearing designed to check on... Continue Reading →

Other nations ahead of U.S. in use of drones

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States lags far behind other nations in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called drones, but FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a Congressional Committee, Wednesday, Jan 15, that agency will meet its goal of... Continue Reading →

Busy time ahead for GA’s alphabet groups

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the election year begins, Congress and the President are ratcheting up actions to gain an upper hand, which is putting issues affecting general aviation in both critical positions and on the back burner. This means a... Continue Reading →

The best of times, the worst of times…

Posted on January 7th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom; it was the age of foolishness.” So said Charles Dickens in “The Tale of Two Cities.” Little did he... Continue Reading →

Waiting for FAA action

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There’s a quip here that asks: Why don’t government workers look out of the windows in the morning? The answer is: If they did that they wouldn’t have anything to do in the afternoon. Things are not... Continue Reading →

FAA names six sites for UAS research

Posted on January 1st, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has selected the six public entities that will develop unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country. Continue Reading →

NTSB issues 5 general aviation safety alerts

Posted on December 30th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five general aviation safety alerts were issued by the National Transportation Board the week before Christmas, citing the government agency’s focus on reducing GA accidents. Continue Reading →

Congressman calls for early start on FAA reauthorization

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by

WASHINGHTON, D.C. — Now is the time to begin laying the groundwork for reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said during a speech before the International Aviation Club Dec. 11. Although reauthorization isn’t due until September... Continue Reading →

Subcommittee starts looking at ways to prepare for aviation’s future

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An aviation subcommittee in the House of Representatives started early to examine how best to structure the FAA to meet upcoming challenges. Continue Reading →