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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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FAA Rule Correction Opens Door For Lower Cost ADS-B

EAA maintains cost is key to meeting 2020 mandate OSHKOSH, WIS. — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published a technical correction in the Federal Register on February 9, 2015, that allows future installations of ADS-B “out” equipment to meet … Continue reading

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FAA Pilot Currency Rules & Regulations

by Harold Green, CFII I was recently asked what it takes to stay current according to the FAA. My immediate reaction was: “That’s simple.” Well, no it really isn’t. Just like most things in flying, staying  current has become more … Continue reading

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New FAA Hangar Policy Draft – Confusing!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two weeks after the FAA unveiled its draft policy for allowed uses in hangars at airports that receive federal grant funding, much confusion has emerged regarding the overall effect of the policy and what it means for … Continue reading

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Senators Urge Quick Action On Third-Class Medical Reform

In September 2, 2014 letters, 11 U.S. senators, all co-sponsors of a bill to reform the third-class medical process, asked U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and U.S. Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to take quick … Continue reading

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GA House Caucus Seeks Speedy Medical Reform

In an August 22, 2014 letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, 32 members of the U.S. House of Representatives General Aviation Caucus urged the department to speed up the review of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposal to reform … Continue reading

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GA Industry Urges Transportation Secretary To Take Swift Action On Medical Reform

WASHINGTON , D.C. – In a letter written August 15, 2014, seven influential general aviation organizations urged U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to complete his department’s review of the FAA notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on third-class medical … Continue reading

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Still Two Weeks to Comment on FAA Hangar-Use Policy

September 18, 2014 – The public comment period on the FAA’s proposed hangar-use policy remains open until October 6, and EAA members are encouraged to add their comments to the nearly 2,000 that have been sent to the agency thus … Continue reading

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33 Organizations Call On FAA To Expedite Rulemaking For Unmanned Aircraft Systems

ARLINGTON, VA – The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) have joined 31 other organizations and sent a letter to the FAA encouraging the agency to expedite the rulemaking process for unmanned … Continue reading

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