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 →

A ‘baaad’ rule

Posted on November 21st, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This could be the beginning of something big: The FAA has followed recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board and announced a program to check the weight of pilots in order to produce safer flight. The announced... Continue Reading →

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 →