EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Sport Pilot Academy, which immerses people in a three-week course that concludes with earning a sport pilot certificate, returns in 2017 with three sessions throughout the year. [Read more…]
The Experimental Aircraft Association is reporting that the Trump administration put a freeze on new federal regulations, ordering that no new regulations be published in the Federal Register — which serves as official notification of the nation’s regulations and policies from the executive branch of government.
As part of that order, all regulations that have been issued but have yet to take effect have had their effective date delayed by 60 days.
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — A proposed new compliance pathway for Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for manufacturing of safety-enhancing avionics and other low risk equipment emerged during a Jan. 17 meeting in Oshkosh between officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), top FAA officials, and others in the aviation industry. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Fatal accidents in experimental category aircraft continued their decline in the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, according to figures just released by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).
The totals, which include fatal accidents during the 2016 federal fiscal year (October 2015 through September 2016), showed that fatal accidents in amateur-built aircraft in the FAA’s experimental category fell 17% from the previous 12-month period.
The specific totals indicate 33 fatal accidents, compared to 40 during the prior year and 51 for the 2014 federal fiscal year. [Read more…]