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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

EAA To FAA: ADS-B Mandate 'Fraught With Hurdles' For GA

Cost, Compliance, Lack Of Benefits Preventing Adoption

At a meeting held Tuesday in Washington, D.C. at FAA headquarters billed as a "Call to Action" on NextGen, Sean Elliott, EAA vice president of advocacy and safety, told the FAA Tuesday that while the recreational aviation community is willing to work toward a modernization of the national airspace system, mandated ADS-B compliance is still fraught with too many hurdles to motivate general aviation aircraft owners to install the costly equipment.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

NextGen 'Call To Action' Summit: The FAA's View

Says Agency Is Working With Industry To Equip With NextGen Technology

The FAA is presenting a somewhat different take on the NextGen "Call to Action" summit held Tuesday at FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. than some of the "letter groups" that attended the meeting. The agency says it is working with aviation industry leaders to renew their commitment to equip aircraft with new NextGen avionics technology by the January 1, 2020 deadline.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

FAA Approves Piper Seminole For Garmin GFC700

TC Change Approval Allows Installation In G100-Equipped Aircraft

The FAA has delivered Type Certificate change approval to Piper Aircraft for the incorporation of Garmin GFC700 flight control system in the Garmin G1000-equipped twin-engine Seminole aircraft.  

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

AeroSports Update: National Security Events Can Affect Recreational Flyers

Temporary Flight Restrictions Can Catch You By Surprise If You Don’t Pay Attention

Recreational flyers like to keep it simple and fun. This means we tend to fly in good weather and in familiar areas. Sometimes a weather briefing is as simple as using a computer, checking ahead by calling AWOS on the phone, or simply watching television, but are you sure you’re up to date on temporary flight restrictions (TFR’s)?

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Leader Of Gay Pilots Association Fatally Injured In Accident

Steven Moore's Plane Went Down Near Boulder Municipal Airport

The executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) was fatally injured Monday in an accident that occurred near Boulder Municipal Airport (KBDU) in Colorado.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Third Quarter Lightspeed Headset Winners Announced

EAA Members Become Eligible When They Take A Young Eagle Flying

The EAA has announced the third quarter winners of its ongoing Lightspeed Headset rewards program. Tom Bucci (EAA 718064) of Vacaville, CA and Chris Hope (EAA 266185) of Kansas City, MO are the third quarter drawing winners of Lightspeed Zulu headsets provided for eligible Young Eagles pilots by Lightspeed Aviation. Both Bucci and Hope were automatically entered by returning Young Eagles flight registration forms for flights completed in the third quarter 2014.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

AEA Challenges FAA On NextGen GA Fund Implementation

Derks Champions Congressionally-Authorized Loan Guarantee Program During ADS-B 'Call To Action' Summit

The FAA played host to a group of aviation leaders Tuesday at a "Call to Action" summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Garmin Introduces New Cost-Effective ADS-B Solution For GA

FAA AML For GDL 84 Expected Early Next Year

Garmin has introduced the GDL 84 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink, which is the latest addition to Garmin’s comprehensive lineup of certified ADS-B solutions. The GDL 84 provides an all-inclusive, minimally intrusive solution for aircraft owners looking to satisfy the requirements of NextGen, while providing the benefits offered by ADS-B In without the need to significantly modify the panel of the aircraft or the need for a multifunction display.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

GAMA Responds To Latest Sensationalistic USA Today Story On GA Safety

Another Frank Thomas Article Cherry-Picks Data, Presents Incomplete Picture

GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce has issued a statement in reply to a sensationalistic USA Today article published Monday about post-impact fires in general aviation aircraft.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

FAA Sets Nationwide TFR Policy For Major Sporting Events

Restricted Area Over Florida's Walt Disney World Also Updated

The FAA will establish TFRs over all major sporting events, according to a NOTAM published Monday.

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