FAA Information and Services

FAA Information and Services

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Stuck on top, no gyro in IMC: Top ATC assists

With solid instrument meteorological conditions extending hundreds of miles in every direction, a VFR-only pilot was stuck on top. The controller who helped him was among those honored March 4 with the Archie League Medal of Safety Award.

Mar 04, 2015 | comments

Article

Air Safety Institute honors controllers who made a difference

AOPA’s Air Safety Institute has awarded Flight Assist Commendations to 10 air traffic controllers who guided general aviation pilots to safe landings despite thunder storms, icing, mountainous terrain, and inoperative instruments and radios.

Mar 04, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

FAA needs to be more efficient, House leaders tell Huerta

The FAA needs to be more efficient and complete critical projects, House leaders said during a hearing on FAA reauthorization.

Mar 03, 2015
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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

Article

Stuck on top, no gyro in IMC: Top ATC assists

With solid instrument meteorological conditions extending hundreds of miles in every direction, a VFR-only pilot was stuck on top. The controller who helped him was among those honored March 4 with the Archie League Medal of Safety Award.

Mar 04, 2015 | comments

Article

Air Safety Institute honors controllers who made a difference

AOPA’s Air Safety Institute has awarded Flight Assist Commendations to 10 air traffic controllers who guided general aviation pilots to safe landings despite thunder storms, icing, mountainous terrain, and inoperative instruments and radios.

Mar 04, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

FAA needs to be more efficient, House leaders tell Huerta

The FAA needs to be more efficient and complete critical projects, House leaders said during a hearing on FAA reauthorization.

Mar 03, 2015
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Notams

Advocacy

AOPA issues call to action on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2

AOPA is calling on its members to take immediate action to build support for new legislation that would reform the third class medical process and provide other protections for general aviation pilots.

Mar 02, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Medical reform legislation introduced in House, Senate

New legislation in both houses of Congress would allow thousands of pilots to fly without a third class medical and offer new protections for GA pilots.

Feb 26, 2015 | comments

Article

NORAD talks TFRs

With Super Bowl XLIX around the corner, AOPA sat down with the commander in charge of national air defense.

Jan 29, 2015
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Charts

Article

Garmin updates Pilot app for helos

Garmin International has updated its Garmin Pilot app for Apple devices with helicopter routes and obstacles along routes.

Mar 03, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E Proficiency

Knowing where you are, where you came from, and where you are going is a core tenet of good airmanship.

Feb 04, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: Chart challenge

Aeronautical charts include a surprising amount of topographical and airspace details.

Feb 04, 2015
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