After making several low passes over the Santa Monica Pier in
November of 2008, pilot David G. Riggs lost his flying priveleges
and still faces criminal misdemeanor charges for what turned out to
be a publicity stunt for an as-yet-unreleased movie.
A Boeing 737 that has been parked at Alabama's Montgomery
Regional Airport for two months has been grounded by the FAA, after
an inspection found minor safety issues with the aircraft. FAA
inspectors said they found a loose turnbuckle, low tire pressure,
and an access panel door that was not closed properly.
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Its been a trial by fire for First Year AOPA Boss, Craig Fuller... not only did he follow a leader (the irrepressible Phil Boyer) who was much beloved by the membership, but he stepped into the mess that 2009 made of the aviation business (much less the rest of the world). We've been getting mixed signals about how folks are judging his first year and are not quite sure if the pro-Phil folks are still missing the long-time leader or folks genuinely have some grief with the new leadership. Questions put to attendees AT the 2009 AOPA event were met with a somewhat more pro-Fuller response, but we decided that checking with the guy at the center of the storm was the most appropriate way to gauge where he was as his first year at the helm of
It's been a trial by fire for First Year AOPA Boss, Craig
Fuller... not only did he follow a leader (the irrepressible Phil
Boyer) who was much beloved by the membership, but he stepped into
the mess that 2009 made of the aviation business (much less the
rest of the world).
The 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games will be held
during the period January 29, 2010 through March 24, 2010. Security
associated with the Olympic Games includes some very restricted
airspace in Canada and a US Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) that
extends into northwestern Washington State.
Kansas State University's Flight Team is headed to NIFA's
National SAFECON Competition after placing third overall at the
Region VI competition in Norman, Oklahoma, October 18-24. Other
awards making their way back to the Salina campus include the
Safety Award, Top Scoring Female Contestant and Top Female
NASA is accepting applications from students at U.S. colleges
and universities who want to send their experiments to the edge of
space on a high-flying scientific balloon. The annual NASA project
provides near space access for 12 undergraduate and graduate
student experiments carried by a NASA balloon.
Common Traffic Advisory
A frequency designed for the purpose of carrying out airport
advisory practices while operating to or from an airport without an
operating control tower. The CTAF may be a UNICOM, Multicom, FSS,
or tower frequency and is identified in appropriate aeronautical
Aero-Linx: FAA Lighting Systems
Group - RVR
The RVR (Runway Visual Range) is required to support precision
landing and takeoff operations in the NAS. The system measures
visibility, background luminance, and runway light intensity to
determine the distance a pilot should be able to see down the
runway. RVRs are needed to support increased landing capacity at
existing airports, and new airport construction.
"Hangar residences improved airport security by having
people around the airport 24/7 plus increases the economic vitality
of the airport... Why the FAA thinks hangar homes near
airports should be considered the same as non aviation related
homes near airports is beyond rational thought."
Source: ThroughTheFence.org's Brent