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GAMA Praises U.S. Congress For Protecting & Funding Aviation Priorities

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Issue WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praises the U.S. Congress for passing the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus, providing key funding for general aviation manufacturers in safety, certification, and alternative … Continue reading

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President Signs FAA Extension & Third Class Medical Reform Legislation

Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the President signing into law an FAA Authorization extension, including Third Class Medical Reform, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President & CEO Mark Baker told members, “We did … Continue reading

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FAA’s New Compliance Philosophy: So Far, So Good.

by Gregory J. Reigel Attorney At Law Copyright 2016. All Rights Reserved Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016 This year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a continuing legal education (CLE) program … Continue reading

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FAA Offers NextGen Equipage Incentive to GA Community

WASHINGTON, DC  – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker today announced June 6, 2016, an upcoming rebate program that will help general aviation pilots equip their aircraft with NextGen technology. “To further … Continue reading

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Drone Questions

by Hal Davis WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics If the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) estimates were correct, there should now be about one million more drones buzzing through the air, thanks to the holiday season! More drones in the air will … Continue reading

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FAA Final Rule Regarding Student Pilot Certificates, Photo IDs & CFI Student Pilot Endorsements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration just issued a final rule on a notice of proposed rulemaking they issued in 2010 in regards to the issuance of student pilot certificates. This action requires applicants to apply for a student … Continue reading

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Just In The Nick of Time…. House Passes 6-Month FAA Funding Extension

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 28, 2015) – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a six-month funding extension for the Federal Aviation Administration. The bill authorizes $4.87 billion for FAA operations, $1.3 billion for construction of navigational facilities and equipment, and … Continue reading

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A Little Information & Education Can Go A Long Way In Avoiding Airspace Conflicts With Drones

by Dave Weiman Earlier this year, I had heard there were 500,000 drones in the hands of hobbyists, but this week, there are reports there are now over a million. Regardless, it is fact that the number of unmanned aircraft … Continue reading

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Pilot & Former FAA Executive Named NTSB Chairman

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate has unanimous confirmed Christopher Hart, a pilot and former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) executive, as the 13th chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Confirmation of Hart’s appointment took place on March 12, … Continue reading

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New Regulations Being Formulated To Facilitate Integration of Small UAS Into U.S. Aviation System

WASHINGTON (February 15, 2015) – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration proposed today a framework of regulations that the agency says would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility … Continue reading

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