May 23, 2008
The FAA’s notam database has crashed, and there may be a delay in getting new notam information out to pilots.
The FAA informed AOPA that it is contacting flight service stations and manually disseminating the information instead of using the automated system. All notams, including flight restrictions, issued as of midnight May 22 still apply.
The temporary flight restriction section of the FAA’s Web site is currently not being updated. Pilots should query FSS briefers about new flight restrictions and local notams.
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
Daher-Socata announced that it had installed the first Garmin G600 and GTN 750 avionics in one of its 2004 TBM 700C2 airplanes.
Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.
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