The FAA is raising the fees it charges flights that use air traffic services but neither take off or land in the United States. AOPA continues to maintain that U.S.-registered general aviation aircraft should be exempt from the levies.
Source: aopaFees for FAA overflight services going up
The FAA is now planning for an early 2017 start date for the mandatory use of the International Flight Plan form for domestic VFR and IFR flight plans, and is working to update official guidance information for pilots.
Source: aopaEarly 2017 start date for international flight plan form
An FAA/industry working group examining the safety issue of V-band coupling failures on turbocharged reciprocating engines has asked the public to assist the effort by providing information about their experiences with the turbocharger exhaust pipe interface.
Source: aopaFAA requests user input on V-band coupling failures
Banerjee’s flight hovered over Kolkata airport for only 13 minutes and it was ensured that the aircraft landed … were informed by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and MoS Jayant Sinha respectively. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation …
Source: bingDGCA to probe Mamata flight incident, Parliament informed
Subsequently, the airplane made a normal landing at Kolkata airport … Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and MoS Jayant Sinha respectively. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered an inquiry to find out how three flights at the same …
Source: bingIndiGo on Mamata flight incident: Plane had adequate fuel
Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority has announced it’s extending its deadline for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast installations in private aircraft, but GA advocates say the move won’t do much to offer regulatory relief for aircraft owners. CASA recently announced the deadline, a requirement for satellite-based separation of IFR flights, will be delayed from Feb. 2, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2020.
Source: avwebAustralian ADS-B Mandates Stir Up GA Objections
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is in a New Zealand hospital after he fell ill on a trip to Antarctica. Aldrin, 86, was evacuated from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station early Thursday on an LC-130 cargo aircraft, the National Science Foundation announced. Aldrin was with a group visiting the South Pole under arrangements by tour operator White Desert.
Source: avwebBuzz Aldrin Evacuated From South Pole
In what’s probably a first in the drone industry, DJI has decided to lower the top speed of its latest drone, the Inspire 2. The new prosumer model from the Chinese drone giant is designed for professional photographers, and was initially available for pre-order with a top speed of 67mph and a frightening acceleration of […]
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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDJI Has Decided That The Inspire 2 is Too Fast
Gene Winsett recently submitted this photo, explaining: “I have always enjoyed sunrises and sunsets. But what our creator has provided us and what the gifts he has given man yield a mix that keeps us looking skyward and enjoying every minute of it. That combination looking towards the Sierra Nevada mountains from central California provided […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comPicture of the day: Looking skyward
In my last column, Ethanol and aircraft: Just say no, I answered some questions about ethanol and its effect on aircraft. In this column, I would like to address some follow-up questions about ethanol. Specifically, if ethanol causes so many problems with engines, why is it added to fuel and why is fuel with ethanol cheaper than […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comMore questions about ethanol