FAA Information and Services

FAA Information and Services

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Chicago fire review released

The FAA is working to automate a contingency plan developed on the fly when Chicago Center was taken out by arson from within Sept. 26.

Nov 25, 2014

Article

Inspired to serve others

Giving an injured U.S. Marine a taste of the freedom of flight set a Mississippi pilot on a course to do much more.

Nov 24, 2014 | comments

Article

Training Tip: 'Pilots are encouraged'

The FAA encourages pilots to do a number of things in order to increase safety, but does not require them. Check out these three actions that are recommended.

Nov 21, 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

Article

Chicago fire review released

The FAA is working to automate a contingency plan developed on the fly when Chicago Center was taken out by arson from within Sept. 26.

Nov 25, 2014

Article

Training Tip: 'Pilots are encouraged'

The FAA encourages pilots to do a number of things in order to increase safety, but does not require them. Check out these three actions that are recommended.

Nov 21, 2014

Article

Answers for Pilots: Holiday Flying

Holiday flying can involve more distractions than usual. Read tips for safe flying.

Nov 12, 2014
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Notams

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Training Tip: Fleshing out FICONs

Especially in northern regions, ‘tis the season when ficons—a notam contraction that translates to" field conditions"—should become a routine preflight item to check.

Nov 14, 2014

Pilot Magazine

It could happen to you

It could happen to you. Flying into notam-established security airspace is one of the most prevalent violations charged against general aviation pilots.

Nov 07, 2014

Article

Training Tip: Special hours, special airspace

Visibility is good, but the reported ceiling is 900 feet. Can a pilot depart or enter the airspace under VFR?

Oct 27, 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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