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May 03, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.03.13

The President Calls the Furlough Fix a Knee-Jerk Reaction…

The FAA Wants More Info on the Icon…

Orion Takes Another Step Forward&helli

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Rural VA Airport Told To Stop Using 'Unlicensed Runway'

Had Allowed Glider Operations On Grass Area Adjacent To Paved Runway

Glider pilots operating at Waynesboro's Eagle's Nest Airport routinely used the grassy area parallel to the airport's paved runway for landings, saying they preferred to land on the grass to avoid hitting runway lights with their wings.

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FAA Tells ICON It Needs Additional Information

Company Filed Petition For Weight Exemption For Spin Resistant Airframe Last Year

In May 2012, ICON aircraft petitioned the FAA for an exemption that would  permit ICON Aircraft to incorporate a Spin-Resistant Airframe (SRA) in the ICON A5 at a weight above the  current Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) definition.

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