FAA Information and Services

FAA Information and Services

Advocacy

Flight Watch frequency end date changed to Sept. 24

The FAA will discontinue the use of the dedicated Flight Watch radio frequency 122.0 MHz on Sept.24, a week earlier than previously announced.

Aug 31, 2015 | comments

Article

Graphical drone briefing developed

Lockheed Martin has developed a graphical briefing tool that will help keep manned and unmanned aircraft safely separated.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments

Article

Drone reports detailed

A detailed list of unmanned aircraft encounters reported by pilots reveals just over half of all such encounters were reported in five states.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments
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Aircraft Certification

Article

Latitude rolls out

Cessna Aircraft staff gathered around the first production Citation Latitude to celebrate another step toward certification of an aircraft important to the firm’s future.

Jan 30, 2015

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
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ATC

Advocacy

Flight Watch frequency end date changed to Sept. 24

The FAA will discontinue the use of the dedicated Flight Watch radio frequency 122.0 MHz on Sept.24, a week earlier than previously announced.

Aug 31, 2015 | comments

Article

Drone reports detailed

A detailed list of unmanned aircraft encounters reported by pilots reveals just over half of all such encounters were reported in five states.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments

Article

Racing ‘like Superman’

Measured in inches and ounces, camera-toting drones raced like hummingbirds around a track, taking their pilots along for the ride.

Aug 19, 2015 | comments
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Notams

Article

Graphical drone briefing developed

Lockheed Martin has developed a graphical briefing tool that will help keep manned and unmanned aircraft safely separated.

Aug 27, 2015 | comments

Article

Historic wildfires spawn rash of TFRs

AOPA urges pilots to update temporary flight restriction information frequently and avoid violating restricted airspace, for safety and to assure the uninterrupted operation of aerial firefighting.

Aug 26, 2015

Advocacy

TFRs impact Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs

Pilots flying in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palm Springs areas June 18 to 21 need to be extra vigilant. The FAA has issued notams for multiple temporary flight restrictions over the metropolitan areas for President Barack Obama's visit.

Jun 16, 2015
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Charts

Advocacy

AOPA to FAA: Keep key world aeronautical charts

After surveying pilots about their use of world aeronautical charts, AOPA is asking the FAA to continue producing some key charts or offer an alternative.

Aug 12, 2015 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Never Again: The long and winding river

I made a poor decision to attempt a flight into unfamiliar terrain, with marginal weather, and without a chart to follow.

Aug 10, 2015

Advocacy

FAA agrees to work with AOPA on WACs

The FAA has agreed to work with AOPA and consult with stakeholders regarding the future of world aeronautical charts (WACs).

Jul 09, 2015
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