PASS Union Expresses Outrage That They Are Not Considered Essential Personnel The government shutdown triggered Friday by an inability of Congress to agree to a continuing resolution funding the government has led to the furlough of FAA safety inspectors represented by the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS).
Source: aero newsGovernment Shutdown Grounds Aviation Safety Inspectors
AOPA and five other general aviation groups sent a letter asking Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao to reopen the FAA aircraft registry, which is closed because of the ongoing federal government shutdown.
Source: aopaGA groups ask DOT to reopen aircraft registry during shutdown
William J. Brady sent in one of his favorite photos for Picture of the Day, with a note explaining what we are seeing: “This was taken July 29 and I thought you would find it interesting,” he beings. “We are tied to an ice blow at N 72 00 W 108 20. There were four fly […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comPicture of the day: Tied to an ice blow
I checked off a New Year’s resolution in 2017 when I successfully added Unmanned, small Aircraft System Remote Pilot to my list of pilot certifications. I am one of the more than 23,000 people who has earned that license since the FAA began issuing it in 2013. More than 23,000 licenses in only four years […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comDroning on
In this video from Jon Kotwicki of FLY8MA.com Flight Training, he talks about the five most common ways pilots fail check rides and what you can do to make sure you don’t make these mistakes. In this video from Jon Kotwicki of FLY8MA.com Flight Training, he talks about the five most common ways pilots fail […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comVideo: 5 ways pilots fail checkrides
From parachutists and glider pilots to executives and entrepreneurs, aviation recognized the best of the best at the fifteenth annual Living Legends of Aviation awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 19. Actor and pilot John Travolta hosted the black-tie event at the Beverly Hilton hotel, which is a fundraiser for the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy.
Source: aopaAviation honors its own at Legends gala
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has an online tool to help you determine if you qualify to fly under the BasicMed rule that went into effect May 1, 2017. You just answer four simple questions to find out if you qualify. Take the quiz here. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has an online tool […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comDo you qualify for BasicMed?
At 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 20, the federal government officially shut down. And while a number of key Republican and Democratic leaders have expressed optimism about being close to a deal, there’s no telling when it will actually happen.
Source: aopaWhat the government shutdown means for GA
BOCA RATON, Florida — The International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) has opened registration for its inaugural general aviation leadership forum, which will be hosted in the Privaira Aviation hangar at the Boca Raton Airport Jan. 25, 2018. The event will focus on the opportunities for growth in the industry, with an emphasis on attracting, retaining […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comInaugural General Aviation Women’s Leadership Forum slated
Due to a lapse in funding, the FAA will only continue exempt activities such as air traffic control and safety inspections. There will be no impact to safety or safety oversight for the traveling public.
Source: FAAFAA Operations During Funding Lapse