Goal Is To Better Define Role Of Non-Primary Airports In Their
The FAA is in the midst of a top-down look at the current
general aviation airport system in the U.S. to better describe and
explain the many roles and functions these airports serve in their
For a time the exclusive domain of Cirrus owners, Avidyne said
Tuesday that they are expanding the available market for the DFC90
Digital Flight Control System to include Entegra-equipped Piper
PA-46 Matrix and Mirage aircraft.
iPads With ForeFlight App Approved For All Part 135
ForeFlight has announced that Cutter Flight Management (CFMI) of
Phoenix, AZ, has received authorization from the FAA to use iPads
running ForeFlight Mobile during all phases of flight while
conducting air carrier operations.
An F-15E fighter under the direction of North American Aerospace
Defense Command intercepted a two seat general aviation aircraft in
the vicinity of Camp David, MD, July 2 at approximately 1320 EDT,
according to an official statement from NORAD.
Airbus Subsidiary Quovadis To Participate In Development
Airbus has announced that Quovadis, its Flight Operations
Services company, will participate in the development of a full
Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) network at a total of 11
iPhone Photo Gets Professional Photographer Escorted Off A US
A professional photographer was escorted off a US Airways flight
last week after she snapped a picture of a gate agent's name badge
with her iPhone. The agent subsequently convinced the captain of
the aircraft the photog was a "security risk."
Evidence Suggests Conditions Are Similar To The Mojave
NASA scientists are seeing new evidence that suggests traces of
water on Mars are under a thin varnish of iron oxide, or rust,
similar to conditions found on desert rocks in California's Mojave
Is There A Better way To Start Your Day (Aeronautically-Speaking???)
The Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA), started in 1962 as a type club for owners of the original Bensen Gyrocopter, has achieved a distinction most larger aviation organizations have not - it owns its own airport. The Mentone, Indiana Airport (C92) is home to PRA's annual convention, typically scheduled the week after EAA AirVenture, and provides opportunities to fly homebuilt gyroplanes and helicopters without the distractions, tight time restrictions and crowded airspace of Oshkosh.
Bill Would Codify Procedures For Pilots To Respond To
Tuesday afternoon on the Senate Floor, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe
(R-OK), a member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus and
certified flight instructor with more than 10,000 flight hours,
previewed his new Pilots Bill of Rights.
Is There A Better Way To Start Your Day
The Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA), started in 1962 as a
type club for owners of the original Bensen Gyrocopter, has
achieved a distinction most larger aviation organizations have not
- it owns its own airport. The Mentone, Indiana Airport (C92) is
home to PRA's annual convention, typically scheduled the week after
EAA AirVenture, and provides opportunities to fly homebuilt
gyroplanes and helicopters without the distractions, tight time
restrictions and crowded airspace of Oshkosh.
Will Argue Emissions Trading Plan Violates International
The Air Transport Association (ATA), along with
United/Continental holding, have filed a lawsuit in the European
Court of Justice in Luxembourg saying that forcing non-member
nation airlines to participate in the European Union's Carbon
Emissions trading system violates international law.
The countdown for the final space shuttle launch began today at
1300 EDT, beginning at the T-43 hour mark. However, the launch-day
weather forecast looks less than favorable for Friday's 1126 EDT
Analyst Says Emissions Trading Program May Have Unintended
While perhaps environmentally well-intentioned, the European
Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS) may have the unwanted
consequence of adding yet another obstacle to business aviation's
anemic recovery. That's the assessment from Aviation Analyst Brian
"From proposals of a private airplane passenger "ticket
tax" in the UK to user fees for European airspace, these costs and
uncertainties can only act as a disincentive to own or purchase a
business aircraft." Source: GA and Biz-Av Analyst Brian