The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) is asking all pilots to comment on the FAA’s new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes increasing loggable simulator time toward an instrument rating from 10 hours to 20 hours. An earlier effort to implement the change with a FAA direct-to-final rule failed due to adverse comments from two pilots. [Read more…]
Registration for Build A Plane’s annual Teachers’ Day is now open online.
This free event brings teachers together from across the nation to examine ways of using aviation to motivate kids to learn science, math, engineering and technology and is held each year on the show grounds during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture. [Read more…]
The pilot of the Beechcraft Baron was attempting to land at an airport in St. Paul, Minn. After touching down, he realized he had landed long, and was concerned about being able to bring the plane to a stop before he ran out of runway, so he initiated a go-around.
During climb-out, the pilot heard a “thump,” so he returned to the airport and landed the airplane. [Read more…]
Penny Hamilton sent in these photos of “THE FOUR,” owned by EAA Chapter 1267 members Darrell and Casey Herk, which took 14 years to build because “life got in the way.” Building began in 1993 and the RV-4 finally flew in 2007. [Read more…]
Commercial drone operations could take flight on a large scale by this time next year, according to a Reuters report. FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker told a Congressional committee the agency expects to finalize its regulations within the next 12 months. Previous forecasts had anticipated rules by the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.
“The rule will be in place within a year,” Whitaker said in testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “Hopefully before June 17, 2016.”
HAVRE, Mont. – You are retired from a 50-year career as a farmer and aerial applicator. What next? If you are Roger Lincoln, you and your wife Mable go into partnership with friends Tony and Katherine Dolphay and open MRKT Aviation Fuel on the Havre City/County Airport (KHVR) in Montana. [Read more…]
Victoria Dunbar, a Ph.D. candidate at Florida Institute of Technology’s doctoral program in Aviation Sciences, is investigating the factors that could contribute to CFIs becoming complacent. She hopes to identify prevention strategies that could be developed into standards, which could then lead to a reduced risk of CFI complacency and an overall improvement in GA safety.
She is asking CFIs to complete an online survey, which would take 10 to 15 minutes. The study is targeting those who have a current CFI certificate, regardless if they are currently working as a CFI or not.
You can access the online survey here.