The decision follows an earlier announcement that the agency would stop producing the charts later this year. FAA officials claim publishing the WACs has become cost-prohibitive as more and more pilots move to digital flight planning. [Read more…]
GA advocates are sounding the alarm about a plan to create a privatized Air Traffic Control system funded by user fees. [Read more…]
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has delayed plans to release its proposed FAA reauthorization legislation. That occurred after the House majority leader informed the committee that consideration of the FAA reauthorization bill has been moved to September. [Read more…]
The FAA has posted the second video in its Safety Information Video Series. Titled “The 2015 Wildlife Hazard Management and Strike Reporting Update,” the video outlines the benefits of wildlife hazard strike reporting and how airport operators use the information to reduce wildlife strikes at airports.
The July/August 2015 issue of FAA Safety Briefing highlights the many unique opportunities that GA flying enables in all four corners of our nation. Articles in this issue help prepare pilots for what to expect when traveling outside their home airspace in terms of plan, pilot, and plane. [Read more…]
In his opening remarks at the Meet the FAA forum during this year’s SUN ’n FUN, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker, a new pilot, noted that he came in a day early to the show so he could take some time to walk around the grounds and see everything.
“I was encouraged to see all the ADS-B equipment,” he said, noting that “in the last 12 months there has been a lot of activity surrounding ADS-B.” [Read more…]
As more pilots are turning to websites and apps for their pre-flight planning, the FAA is making changes to the way its flight service stations operate.
According to a report at the National Business Aviation Association website, the plan calls for axing little-used services and eliminating redundancies — all aimed at cutting costs and improving efficiency. [Read more…]