The average age of a pilot who holds a medical certificate is 39.6 years.
The FAA has extended the comment period on a “controversial” Airworthiness Directive (AD) that would require replacing the rudders on close to 31,000 Piper aircraft.
We’ve run a lot of stories over the years about the remote tower experiments at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO) in Virginia and Northern Colorado Regional Airport (KFNL) in Loveland, Colorado. Why didn’t they work when similar projects have met with great success in Europe?
Install two cameras and call me in the morning.
EAA Chapter 983 at Pecan Plantation Airpark (0TX1) in Texas just set a record: 31 of its members received Master Pilot Awards at a ceremony Nov. 11, 2023, while another received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.
“Aviation is safe because we are continuously looking for ways to improve,” said FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker. “The independent safety review team made some excellent recommendations and we are adopting some of them immediately.”
A distracted pilot is a dangerous pilot.
The FAA is establishing a Pilot Mental Health Aviation Rulemaking Committee “to provide recommendations on breaking down the barriers that prevent pilots from reporting mental health issues to the agency,” according to FAA officials.
Mac, a private pilot in California asks: With the cost of airplane rentals so high, do you have any tips on the best way to maximize hours to keep current? Absolutely, says our expert: Plane sharing.