FAA Information and Services

FAA Information and Services

Advocacy

California aviation regulation nixed

California administrative law officials have scuttled proposed regulations that would have established state-imposed minimum altitudes for wilderness overflight.

Aug 27, 2014

Article

New generation of ADS-B receiver brings new features

Stratus 2 is a partnership among manufacturer Appareo, Sporty's Pilot Shop, and Foreflight. Because Stratus 2 was built with Foreflight in mind, the level of integration is slick and complete. However, that partnership also is the product's Achilles' heel.

Aug 25, 2014 | comments

Article

FAA warns flight sharing services

While private pilots may share certain costs with passengers under certain circumstances, they cross the line when spreading the word.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments
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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: '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

Pilot Magazine

P&E Proficiency: Bulk up

Many pilots consider Class B the exclusive domain of bigger, faster aircraft.

Jul 31, 2014
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Notams

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

Article

Washington state aviation resources fight wildfires

Wildfires were burning homes and triggering evacuations in eastern and central Washington state as officials responded with firefighting efforts staged from three state-run airports.

Jul 18, 2014
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Charts

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

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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