The Goal Is To Make It Easier For Sport Pilots To Continue
Four major general aviation organizations often referred to as
"the letter groups" are calling on the FAA to change its rules to
make it easier for Sport Pilots to pursue additional training and
higher level pilot certificates.
A Vote On Amendment #7 Is Expected Early Next Week
A proposed amendment on pilot fatigue offered by Senator James
Inhofe (R-OK) to the FAA Reauthorization Bill would exempt
supplemental carriers, operating under 121 subpart S, from proposed
changes to flight, duty and rest regulations.
Chrislea Super Ace Flew In To Coventry, UK Last Week
Airbase Coventry, is currently a blur of activity as work
continues of a massive expansion program. And the collection has
recently expanded into a second hangar at the historic Coventry
Airport site. The latest airplane to join the fleet is a Chrislea
US Airways has bumped up its fees for heavy luggage by
$40. Passengers with bags that weigh between 51 and 70 pounds
will now be slapped with an additional $90 fee over the normal $25
first-checked-bag fee. Go over 70 pounds, and the fee is $175.
"This ... puts us on the right path toward achieving the
President's objective of Orion's first crewed mission by 2016."
Source: Cleon Lacefield, Lockheed Martin vice president
and Orion program manager.