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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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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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