EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — College-age aviation enthusiasts have a pathway to Oshkosh this year with a new Collegiate Volunteer Program for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. The 63rd annual fly-in convention for the Experimental Aircraft Association takes place July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An FAA-sponsored “call to action” summit to encourage the aviation industry to equip to meet the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) brought general aviation advocates out in force, with one message: The costs outweigh the benefits for GA pilots.
The FAA recently released AC 90-116, the Additional Pilot Program (APP) for Phase I flight testing, of homebuilt aircraft, which allows homebuilders to have a qualified additional pilot on board during Phase I flights.
Before this program, builders were only permitted to have “required crew” aboard for initial flights, which usually meant that every Phase I experimental-amateur built (E-AB) aircraft was legally required to be flown solo, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association.