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IFR Fix: 'Do not mistake'

IFR Fix | Oct 15, 2012

Nothing beats touching down on a long runway that appears dead ahead at the end of a close instrument approach ... unless it's the wrong airport.

GAO calls for more GA reporting in interest of safety

Article | Oct 11, 2012

The Government Accountability Office, following its most recent study of general aviation accident trends, has called on the FAA to collect more data on aircraft hours flown and pilot training.

Surveys seen as source of safety facts

Article | Oct 10, 2012

Aircraft owners still have time to participate in a general aviation activity survey used by the FAA to develop policies, allocate resources and make decisions about safety.

New Nall Report sheds light on 2010 accident data

Article | Oct 05, 2012

By FAA estimates, in 2010 flight activity in all four segments of general aviation increased from 2009 levels, according to the report, while GA accident rates in 2010 showed little change from recent years.

Airliner crash airs on Discovery Channel

Article | Oct 03, 2012

When a veteran test pilot and scientists get together, a Boeing 727 is sacrificed in the Mexican desert in the name of science and entertainment.

Is your aircraft transmitting outdated data?

Advocacy | Sep 28, 2012

The FAA is observing several instances of incorrect registration data loaded onto Mode S transponder units; and statistics indicate a potential increase in lapsed aircraft registrations.

Groups urge aircraft owners to participate in FAA survey

Advocacy | Sep 13, 2012

The thirty-fourth annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey is up and running, and aviation groups have joined the FAA urging aircraft owners to participate.

Survey seeks input on making FAA rules consistent

Advocacy | Aug 30, 2012

An aviation rulemaking committee is working on recommendations to make regulatory interpretation more consistent and is seeking feedback from the aviation community.

FAA setting up data access for pilots

Advocacy | Aug 29, 2012

The Pilot's Bill of Rights, recently signed into law, gives airmen subject to certificate action (including suspension, revocation, approval, and denial) the right to access air traffic and other data used by the FAA in making determinations. Some of that data is collected by third-party contractors, and pilots may need to act quickly to gain access to that data before it is destroyed.