Many student pilots are nervous come checkride day. When you’re a top official at the agency responsible for the safe operation of the largest airspace system in the world, it can add to the pressure.
Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.
Dec 16, 2014
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.