Since being signed into law as a part of the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016, most pilots have been eagerly awaiting the official rollout of BasicMed. On May 1, the law was officially implemented by a brand new FAR Part 68 — Requirements for Operating Certain Small Aircraft Without a Medical Certificate. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – What would happen if a drone hits a person on the ground? What’s the risk of serious injury?
Although the FAA can’t yet definitively answer those questions, studies by a consortium of universities have made a start toward better understanding the risks of allowing small unmanned aircraft – or drones – to fly over people. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) recently hosted the first in a series of training sessions about the United States government’s Part 23 rule rewrite at the Boeing facility in Seattle.
In December 2016, the FAA announced sweeping changes to the rules, which take effect in August. The new rules for the design of small airplanes apply to aircraft that weigh less than 19,000 pounds with 19 or fewer seats. [Read more…]
The FAA has released the official BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist that pilots must fill out and have completed by a state-licensed physician.
It has also published a link to the free online Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Self-Assesment Course that satisfies the requirement for pilots to complete a medical education course prior to operating under BasicMed. [Read more…]
The FAA will hold three public information workshops this coming week on proposed airspace improvements over the Las Vegas metropolitan area. [Read more…]
The FAA has restricted drone operations over 133 military bases. [Read more…]
By Clifton Stroud, FAA NextGen Outreach and Reporting
Adrian Eichhorn is passionate about aviation. When he isn’t flying as a first officer with JetBlue based out of Boston, he’s flying his 1962 P35 Beechcraft V-Tail Bonanza based at Manassas Regional Airport, close to his home in Northern Virginia.
Eichhorn bought the Bonanza in 1988 and has completely rebuilt it over the years, doing most of the work himself. The effort included a completely rebuilt engine, a specially modified large cargo door, and a custom-designed avionics panel with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and In.
He is a huge believer in the numerous safety benefits of ADS-B Out and In. [Read more…]
The FAA wants you to know these 10 things about ADS-B: [Read more…]