Kansas Congressman introduces legislation to revitalize GA

Posted on May 8th, 2013 by

Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, has introduced the Light Aircraft Revitalization Act (LARA), which would cut regulations on the general aviation industry. Continue Reading →

Forest Service comment period extended

Posted on May 8th, 2013 by

The chance to comment on Forest Service land management plans has been extended to May 23. The Recreational Aviation Foundation offers suggested topics for commentary. Continue Reading →


New sponsor for Air Race Classic

Posted on May 7th, 2013 by

The oldest cross-country air race, the Air Race Classic (ARC), will be sponsored this year by the only watch company dedicated to female flyers, The Abingdon Co. Continue Reading →

Lawmakers keep pressure on FAA to keep towers open

Posted on May 5th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 42 U.S. Senators have sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta calling on the agency to stop the planned closure of 149 contract towers. Continue Reading →

National Park Service official tours Wright Company factory buildings

Posted on May 1st, 2013 by

DAYTON, Ohio — A National Park Service official toured the Wright Company factory site Tuesday, April 30, the highest-ranking park service official so far to tour the place where America’s aerospace industry was born. Continue Reading →

Embraer partners with university on safety

Posted on April 29th, 2013 by

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Fort Lauderdale-based Embraer Aircraft Holdings have partnered to strengthen human factors research in aviation. Continue Reading →

Congress gives FAA flexibility

Posted on April 28th, 2013 by

Officials at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association praised Congress for passing legislation that would give the FAA the flexibility to make more measured decisions about spending cuts, including staffing and contract towers. According to a story at AOPA.org, the... Continue Reading →

FAA changes Special Issurance medical certification

Posted on April 23rd, 2013 by

A major change has been made to the medical certification process for several common diagnoses that previously required a special issuance and a review process by the FAA prior to issuing a medical certificate. According to a report at EAA.org,... Continue Reading →

Aviation groups urge White House to exempt controllers from furloughs

Posted on April 22nd, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the FAA begins furloughing air traffic controllers, 11 aviation organizations have asked the White House to assure the FAA it will have enough money to prevent further furloughing of controllers. Continue Reading →

Pilots file suit to stop controller furloughs

Posted on April 22nd, 2013 by

Pilots and an airline group have filed a lawsuit to stop the federal government from cutting work hours for air traffic controllers, saying the furloughs will lead to travel delays of up to an hour across the country. A report... Continue Reading →