October 11, 2005
Pilots who use their IFR-certified GPSs will be able to more easily navigate through Jacksonville, Florida's terminal airspace starting December 22. That's because the FAA has approved the creation of five Area Navigation IFR Terminal Transition Routes (RITTRs) through that airspace.
AOPA has been pushing for these direct routes through terminal airspace for five years. Routes already exist in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cincinnati Class B airspace. The routes are depicted with a T before the number and in blue on NACO charts.
November 10, 2005
A Seattle pilot on a ferry flight from California to Maui deployed his airframe parachute near Hawaii and was videotaped by the Coast Guard.
Commercial flight planning service FltPlan and Angel Flight West are integrating so that the nonprofit organization can match passenger needs with volunteer pilots’ existing flight schedules.
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