As part of an ongoing campaign by the FAA and the GA community’s #FlySafe campaign to prevent Loss of Control accidents and save lives, each month the FAA focuses on best practices for GA pilots. This month’s focus: Personal minimums and how to integrate these safety measures in your flight planning. [Read more…]
Registration is underway for the 2017 UAS Symposium scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia, from March 27 to 29, co-sponsored by the FAA and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Subcommittee on Aviation will begin a series of hearings the week of Feb. 13 as part of its preparations for developing the next FAA reauthorization bill. [Read more…]
The editorial board of the Daily Breeze, the local news source for Los Angeles County’s South Bay region, questions whether the “contentious, decades-long battle over operations at the Santa Monica Airport” is actually over, even with the FAA caving to the city’s demands to close the airport in 2028.
“Many questions remain concerning the airport, which has played an important role in Southern California’s air transportation system. Lawsuits also may cloud the airport’s future,” the editorial notes. [Read more…]
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…]
The FAA will hold webinars and public workshops through Feb. 8 on upcoming airspace improvements that will occur throughout Southern California. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has reached a settlement agreement with SkyPan International of Chicago resolving enforcement cases that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft (UAS) in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new Department of Transportation Inspector General (IG) report outlines deficiencies in the FAA’s ability to adequately prepare for and respond to major disruptions to the air traffic system.
The IG pointed to shortcomings in the agency’s contingency planning, controller training, technology, and system redundancy and resiliency. [Read more…]
Following the FAA’s announcement of the final rule for third class medical reform, GA’s advocacy groups responded, with the president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association saying this is the best thing to happen to GA in decades. [Read more…]