FAA Information and Services

FAA Information and Services

Article

CubCrafters launches Carbon Cub FX builder assistance program

CubCrafters now assists amateur builders with a five-day work session to assemble a nearly complete Carbon Cub FX.

Jun 29, 2015

Article

Cheap chills

Pilots have options (besides suffering and sweating) when the summer sun drives cockpit temperatures north of comfortable. Air conditioning can cost less than you might think.

Jun 25, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

FAA plans to discontinue printed WACs

An FAA notice of policy to discontinue World Aeronautical Charts without a public comment period concerns AOPA because charting changes could affect flight safety.

Jun 25, 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

Article

Drones edge into NAS: 'Sense and avoid' tech tested

NASA continues to test technology giving large drones capability to detect and avoid other aircraft, and invites pilots to join a meeting of minds.

Jun 24, 2015 | comments

Article

Training Tip: 'Tower, how are we doing?'

Confusing the inbound heading with the aircraft's position relative to the airport is one example controllers cite to illustrate why pilots should sharpen their situational awareness.

Jun 22, 2015

Article

Any change to ATC system must protect GA, AOPA says

The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee announced June 15 that he would seek to separate ATC functions from the FAA.

Jun 15, 2015 | comments
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Notams

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

Article

Big names headline AOPA Homecoming

The Breitling Jet Team, aerobatic stars Michael Goulian and Sean D. Tucker, NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart, retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold, and filmmaker Brian Terwilliger are some of the big names headlining AOPA’s Homecoming Fly-In in Frederick, Maryland, June 6.

Jun 03, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Letters from our April 2015 issue

Readers weigh in on the assortment of information in our P&E section, which offers technique tips, ownership ideas, and ways to stay proficient.

May 06, 2015
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Charts

Advocacy

FAA plans to discontinue printed WACs

An FAA notice of policy to discontinue World Aeronautical Charts without a public comment period concerns AOPA because charting changes could affect flight safety.

Jun 25, 2015 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Red flag warning

From one 56-day cycle to the next, a U.S. en route low altitude chart contains an average of 1,361 changes.

May 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Briefing: ASI Chart Challenge

Direct flyovers or multiple passes over sensitive wildlife areas can harm the environment and even be unsafe for you.

May 11, 2015
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