FAA Information and Services

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Safety

In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?

Dec 21, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Timing the handoff

No one likes to blow a radio exchange with ATC, but it's not possible to know exactly when a handoff from one center sector to another, or from a center to approach, is going to happen.

Dec 12, 2014 | comments

Article

Canadian Owners and Pilots Association president to retire

The world’s second-largest general aviation aircraft owner and pilot organization will soon have new leadership for the first time in nearly two decades.

Dec 11, 2014
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Aircraft Certification

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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

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Safety

In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?

Dec 21, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Timing the handoff

No one likes to blow a radio exchange with ATC, but it's not possible to know exactly when a handoff from one center sector to another, or from a center to approach, is going to happen.

Dec 12, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Control tower to open at Hammond Northshore airport

AOPA is notifying pilots that a new control tower will begin operations at Louisiana's Hammond Northshore Regional Airport.

Dec 10, 2014
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Notams

Advocacy

AOPA, FAA ease holiday travel headache in Massachusetts

While East Coast travelers faced challenging conditions in the air and on the ground leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, AOPA and the FAA worked quickly to ease general aviation pilots’ travel concerns stemming from a vice presidential TFR.

Dec 04, 2014 | comments

Article

ForeFlight notifies

ForeFlight Mobile 6.5 includes two new capabilities that aim to close a situational awareness gap: automated display of notams and flight condition changes.

Dec 03, 2014

Article

FAA site makes finding notams easier

Finding the notams relevant to your planned flights just got easier. The FAA's new online search tool streamlines the burdensome and confusing process of wading through scores of safety notices filled with obscure acronyms.

Dec 03, 2014
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Charts

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Military exercise

Few features are more striking on an aeronautical chart than a mass of special-use airspace near a planned destination or astride a proposed route.

Oct 27, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Technology: iPad best practices

As the quantity and variety of flight-related information on tablets increases, the question for pilots becomes how best to employ them without becoming overwhelmed.

Oct 07, 2014

Article

Answers for Pilots: Flying to the Islands

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

Sep 15, 2014
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