Notification Required If Oil Platforms With Weather Reporting
Equipment Are Evacuated
With hurricane Alex in the Gulf of Mexico at Category 1
strength, the FAA is cautioning oil platform operators that have
FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment that they have
responsibilities to the ATC system.
Says "Concentrically-Centered Controls" Can Lead To Mistuning,
The FAA Tuesday issued an Information for Operators
(InFO) document to alert operators of the potential for
inadvertently changing existing, correct selections in avionics and
other systems equipped with concentrically-centered controls
Two Embry-Riddle flight teams turned in impressive performances
in the 34th annual women's Air Race Classic, a 2,483-mile race that
began June 22 in Fort Myers, FL, and ended June 25 in Frederick,
MD, including stops at airports in several cities throughout the
central United States.
Legislators Working On The Measure Say They Need More Time
The U.S. House of Representatives is reportedly preparing a
one-month extension of the FAA Continuing Resolution because there
has been little progress in reconciling the House and Senate
versions of the pending reauthorization bill.
One Contract Largest Ever Awarded By FAA To A Small
The FAA announced Tuesday that Metron Aviation of Dulles, VA,
and Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, VA, received contracts as the
final part of a set of landmark awards to perform engineering work
that will help bring NextGen online.
Two-Thousand Hour Pilot Aborted Banner Pickup Just Before
A 34-year-old pilot flying an airplane that regularly tows an
advertising banner for the Salt Lake Bees minor league baseball
team was fatally injured Saturday when the plane appeared to suffer
a mechanical problem while attempting to pick up the banner.