New York City And Shanksville, PA Will See Flight
The FAA issued a statement Friday indicating that, at the
request of law enforcement and national security partners,
temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) would be put in
place over New York City and Shanksville, PA, in addition to
the existing restrictions in the Washington, D.C., area this
The U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held
a hearing Thursday to examine concerns and issues associated with
interference on the GPS signal from the proposed LightSquared LLC
terrestrial broadband network related to Federal scientific
One Pilot Fatally Injured In Accident Near Nightmute, AK
"See and Avoid" is one of aviation's cardinal rules. The NTSB's
preliminary report in an accident which occurred September 2nd near
Nightmute, AK, details a situation where that basic concept appears
to have broken down, resulting in the fatal injury of one pilot. It
serves to remind us why our primary flight instructors constantly
rode us to "keep your head on a swivel."
Current Continuing Resolution Runs Out September 16
Senate Commerce Committee Chair John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV
(D-WV) has made the opening salvo in what has become a traditional
war of dueling statement and news releases concerning funding for
the FAA. Rockefeller issued a statement Thursday urging the House
of Representatives to approve a 'clean' extension of the FAA before
the agency’s funding runs out on September 16th.
Senators Nelson And Hutchison Again Call For Acceleration Of
U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Bill Nelson (D-FL)
have renewed their call on the White House to move forward with the
development of a Space Launch System rated to carry people into low
Earth orbit and to the ISS.
Principato: Cutting Program 'Simply Doesn't Make Sense'
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President
Greg Principato expressed concern Friday morning with the proposed
five percent reduction in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding
included in House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Chairman John Mica’s legislation to extend operating
authority for the FAA for the 22nd time.
“The airport community is gravely concerned about
any cuts to Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which has been level
funded since Fiscal Year 2006. It simply doesn’t make any
sense at a time when both parties are focused on creating jobs."
Source: ACI-NA President Greg Principato.