May 15, 2006
Still calling the flight review a BFR? Things have changed: Find out what's new in the latest Safety Hot Spot, Pilot Proficiency and the Flight Review. This Safety Hot Spot offers a host of resources to help take the mystery out of the exercise that is designed to help pilots stay proficient and fly safe. Each Safety Hot Spot focuses on a timely issue or trend within the general aviation community and offers a host of resources including free interactive online courses, AOPA and AOPA Air Safety Foundation publications, a Safety Checkup written by foundation staff pilots, Sporty's Safety Quizzes, and links to related Web sites. Previous Safety Hot Spots are available in the archive.
May 15, 2006
Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.
Christmas will be a bit more festive for the 460 residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village on a tiny spit of land in the Chesapeake Bay, thanks to a group of general aviation pilots.
Daher-Socata has signed a contract with Airbus Group’s VoltAir subsidiary to design, develop, and certify the electrically powered E-Fan 2.0 aircraft.
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