FAA Information and Services

FAA Information and Services

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Tower, CFI help VFR pilot who takes off into clouds

A VFR pilot enters instrument conditions shortly after takeoff. Air traffic control gets an instructor on the ground involved to help talk the pilot through the serious situation to narrowly avert tragedy.

Sep 17, 2014 | comments

Article

Answers for Pilots: Flying to the Islands

What's involved in flying a private aircraft to the Bahamas?

Sep 15, 2014

Apps of the week

Developers promote flight planning app updates

Aviation developers unveil updates for nine flight planning apps.

Sep 12, 2014
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Aircraft Certification

Article

Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.

Jul 25, 2014

Advocacy

Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

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.

Jul 24, 2014

Advocacy

Budget plan protects GA

Key general aviation programs are protected under an omnibus spending bill passed by the House and Senate. It also prohibits new aviation user fees.

Jan 15, 2014 | comments
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ATC

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Tower, CFI help VFR pilot who takes off into clouds

A VFR pilot enters instrument conditions shortly after takeoff. Air traffic control gets an instructor on the ground involved to help talk the pilot through the serious situation to narrowly avert tragedy.

Sep 17, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Trust my instincts'

The Center controller who had issued the flight’s late-night IFR clearance heard the truncated transmission but thought little of it.

Aug 04, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Technique: How low can you go?

“Altitude is your friend.” That’s probably what all instructors drum into the heads of their students—especially those working toward the private pilot certificate.

Jul 31, 2014
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Notams

Apps of the week

Developers promote flight planning app updates

Aviation developers unveil updates for nine flight planning apps.

Sep 12, 2014

Article

Training Tip: Information 'upon request'

It’s a pilot’s responsibility to obtain a complete preflight briefing, so don’t let an unasked question undermine your effort.

Aug 11, 2014

Advocacy

TFR to suspend flights at Maryland’s ‘DC-3’ airports

Operations at the so-called “DC-3 airports” in Maryland will be suspended Aug. 4 through 7 under a temporary flight restriction.

Jul 31, 2014
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Charts

Article

Answers for Pilots: Flying to the Islands

What's involved in flying a private aircraft to the Bahamas?

Sep 15, 2014

Article

Training Tip: R in a circle

Why are private airports identified with the letter R in a circle, not a P?

Aug 19, 2014

Article

'Air Boss' takes No. 1 spot on iTunes Reality TV charts

New reality docuseries Air Boss debuted at No. 1 on iTunes' Reality TV charts.

Aug 12, 2014
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