The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has updated its training resource for single pilot operations for Very Light Jets (VLJ) and Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA).[Read more…]
The Richard Collins family has once again partnered with Sporty’s to offer The Richard Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots.
To qualify, the writer must be a pilot (including student pilot) who is 24 years of age or younger. The article must be original, not previously published, and no longer than 1,500 words. The topic should be an event that changed or shaped the author’s flying.[Read more…]
The Flight School Association of North America (FSANA) is conducting a survey on pricing for FAA practical tests around the country.
The 2020 survey of FAA practical test pricing follows a similar survey in 2018. In fact, the 2020 survey includes the exact same questions as the 2018 survey, FSANA officials said.
“So, if you remember doing this two years ago, please do it again,” they ask.[Read more…]
A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Jan. 15, 2020, for a $4.6 million STEM laboratory learning center on the SUN ‘n FUN campus on Lakeland Linder International Airport in Florida.
Known as Project Skylab, the learning center is the newest addition to the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) at KLAL, which includes a high school, Central Florida Aerospace Academy, the Florida Air Museum, the Lakeland Aero Club, and more.[Read more…]
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The FAA opened a new indoor fire research facility in December 2019 to conduct performance tests of potential replacement fire extinguishing agents.
The work conducted in this new $5 million, 2,500-square-foot facility will support research on fluorine-free firefighting foams, FAA officials said.[Read more…]
SAN CARLOS, California — The Upwind Foundation is accepting applications for the 2020 scholarship program.
Upwind provides a scholarship that includes flight and ground school training for a high school student to prepare them to obtain their private pilot certificate during the summer between their junior and senior year.[Read more…]
PSI Services, an FAA contractor that handles pilot testing, has launched a survey of pilots designed to “shape the future of the aviation community by helping to identify pilot requirements that are critical to the safe operation of an aircraft.”
The purpose of the survey is to identify the tasks performed by pilots, PSI Services officials explain.
“The results of this analysis will be used to update the specifications for certification examinations so that the examinations reflect current practices,” officials say in the introduction to the survey.[Read more…]
The FAA has issued a flight advisory that GPS reception may be unavailable or unreliable over a large portion of the southeastern states and the Caribbean between Jan. 16 and 24, due to offshore military exercises.
According to FAA officials, the exercises require jamming GPS signals for several hours each day.
Navigation guidance, ADS-B, and other services associated with GPS could be affected for up to 400 nautical miles at Flight Level 400, down to a radius of 180 nm at 50′ above the ground.[Read more…]
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ― Civil Air Patrol members have been conducting damage assessment as part of the response to a series of earthquakes and aftershocks off the southern coast of Puerto Rico since Dec. 28, 2019.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency requested support from CAP for disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
“Civil Air Patrol has a legacy of serving its communities in times of trouble,” said Lt. Col. Rick Woolfolk, CAP deputy incident commander for the Puerto Rico response. “Our teams are in the field gathering information that will help in the rescue and recovery efforts underway.”[Read more…]
The FAA has given final approval to Southern Utah University’s expansion of its aviation program.
On Dec. 31, 2019, the FAA granted final approval for a Part 147 certificate allowing SUU to offer Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses to students upon successful completion of the academic program requirements and independent testing by a Designated Maintenance Examiner (DME).[Read more…]