February 18, 2014
QUESTION: On a VFR sectional chart, you see a star symbol next to the control tower frequency. What does that star symbol tell you?
ANSWER: The star symbol tells you that control tower operation is part time only. (Source: Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide, page 9)
FAA Information and Services,
Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) developed its digital flight planning tools into a suite of products that put flight planning capability, airport directory information and aviation weather in pilots’ hands. AOPA partnered with Seattle Avionics to create FlyQ EFB, an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application.
AOPA is exiting the electronic flight bag (EFB) market, and the association’s existing products will transition to Seattle Avionics.
The FAA will miss a December 2015 deadline to reform aircraft certification processes by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.
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