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P-51 Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” Sustains Damage

DALLAS, TEXAS – The P51C Mustang of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, was involved in a gear-up landing, February 3, 2016, at Dallas Executive Airport (DEA). The aircraft was landing back at DEA, … Continue reading

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NATA Will Not Support “Leap of Faith” FAA Reauthorization Proposal

Washington, DC (February 3, 2016) – The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks following today’s release by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, … Continue reading

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STATEMENT ON THE AVIATION INNOVATION, REFORM, AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT

FREDERICK, MD – A long-anticipated FAA reauthorization bill that calls for creating a federally chartered not-for-profit organization to manage air traffic control functions was announced during a February 3, 2016 news conference led by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Penn.), chairman of the … Continue reading

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FAA Reauthorization Bill Won’t Fix ATC Funding Problem – Creates New Ones For GA

OSHKOSH, WIS. (February 3, 2016) – The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act introduced in the House of Representatives today is being touted as a plan for the future of U.S. aviation, but it could create dire consequences for the … Continue reading

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GA Groups to Congress: ATC Reform More Than Just User Fees; Request Sufficient Time to Review and Debate Bill

Washington, DC, January 19, 2016 – With Congress preparing to consider FAA reauthorization legislation this session, a host of general aviation association leaders today joined together to send letters to House transportation leaders underscoring “real and longstanding concerns” regarding a concept … Continue reading

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Volk Field Proposes Airspace Changes

The Volk Airspace Initiative Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft FONSI will be posted for public comment beginning January 15, 2016. Information will be available at this website: http://dma.wi.gov/DMA/vfsaa/main. The public comment period to the Federal Aviation Administration will run for … Continue reading

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EAA SKIPLANE FLY-IN SET FOR SATURDAY, FEB. 6

More than 25 skiplanes expected to fly in for free event at EAA’s Pioneer Airport EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 13, 2016) — One of the area’s most colorful events of the season, the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In, … Continue reading

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On To The House! Senate Passes Medical Reform

December 15 – The U.S. Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR2), which will now go to the House for consideration. The bill, which includes third-class medical reform, was passed by unanimous consent on Dec. 15, less … Continue reading

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U.S. SENATE PASSES THIRD-CLASS MEDICAL REFORM

Pilot’s Bill Of Rights 2 Moves To The House Of Representatives FREDERICK, MD – The full Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), which will now go to the House for consideration. The Senate passed the bill, which … Continue reading

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Gimli Glider Reborn: Before the Miracle on the Hudson there was the Gimli Glider

On July 23, 1983, Air Canada Flight 143, a fully loaded Boeing 767 passenger jet, took off from Montreal with a stop over in Ottawa on to its final destination in Edmonton. At 41,000 feet (12,500 metres) while flying over … Continue reading

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