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September 16, 2011

FAA Extension Gains Senate Approval

But Back Pay For Employees Furloughed In July Is Not Part Of Bill

The 22nd temporary extension of the FAA's funding which finally got agreement in the US Senate yesterday will avoid another debacle like July's layoff of 4,000 of the agency's employees. But to get a "clean" bill which wouldn't be delayed by controversy, a provision which would have provided back pay to those furloughed in July was dropped. The sponsor of that provision says he'll continue to push for a bipartisan, stand-alone bill to make things right with FAA workers.

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Klyde Morris 09.16.11

Klyde's Crystal Ball Looks Into The President's Future


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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.16.11)

“The Pilot’s Bill of Rights is desperately needed to enhance the relationship between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and members of the general aviation community. The measure ensures fairness and improved communication between the FAA and pilots.” Source: Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) requesting a hearing and markup on his "Pilot's Bill of Rights."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.16.11): Time in Service

With respect to maintenance time records, means the time from the moment an aircraft leaves the surface of the earth until it touches it at the next point of landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.16.11)

Advocates For Aviation Safety Foundation (AFASF)

The WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program is designed to help each pilot construct an educational curriculum suitable for their unique flight requirements. It encourages pilots to continue aviation educational pursuits requiring review, education and flight proficiency, in the areas of operation found in current Practical Test Standards (PTS), that correspond with the leading accident causal factors in the United States.

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