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FAA Appoints Lirio Liu Head of Aircraft Certification

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue WASHINGTON, DC – The FAA has appointed Lirio Liu manager of Aircraft Certification, replacing Earl Lawrence, who has held the position since 2018. Liu is an aerospace engineer and has been … Continue reading

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FAA Reaches One Millionth Airspace Authorization For Drone Pilots

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued its millionth airspace authorization for drone pilots to use busy airspace safely. The Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) automates … Continue reading

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FAA Administrator Resigns

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. WASHINGTON, DC – Steve Dickson, who was nominated in August 2019 by President Donald Trump to be the FAA Administrator for a five-year term, stepped down March 31, 2022. A replacement … Continue reading

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Susan E. Northrup, M.D. FAA’s Federal Air Surgeon

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 issue Dr. Susan E. Northrup, M.D. was appointed the Federal Air Surgeon of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January 2021. She succeeded Michael Berry, who held the position since January 2017.  … Continue reading

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NEW SFAR KEEPS MOST OF ORIGINAL PANDEMIC RELIEF

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATES ARE AN EXCEPTION June 25, 2020 Pilot medical certificates expiring between April 30 and September 30, 2020, will now have a three-month extension after their expiration month, under an updated coronavirus-pandemic Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) the FAA will … Continue reading

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Special Rules Established For Flying During Pandemic

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – May 1, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2020) – The FAA issued a special federal aviation regulation (SFAR) that provides blanket extensions of medical certificates and airman knowledge tests that would have expired between March 1 … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time To Plan Summer Flying Trips & A Mountain Destination May Not Be Out of The Question

by Bob Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue This time of the year, my wife and I – relaxing in front of our cozy fireplace, a U.S. map on our coffee table – would plan fun … Continue reading

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President May Want His Pilot In The Top Spot

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2018 issue In the February/March 2018 issue of Midwest Flyer Magazine, it was announced that former airline pilot, military pilot, and airline lobbyist, Daniel Elwell, was appointed the acting administrator of … Continue reading

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AOPA ISSUES CALL TO ACTION AGAINST ATC PRIVATIZATION

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is mobilizing its almost 350,000 members and other supporters to write their representatives in Congress asking them to stand up against the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), which was passed … Continue reading

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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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