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FSDOs Going Away this Weekend «<p>Any pilot, mechanic or owner who ever cursed their local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) will have a reason to celebrate this weekend when the FAA officially disbands the regionally structured Flight Standards Service (FSS). Starting on...» 18. aug. 2017 Changes Made At SFO After Taxiway Incident «<p>The FAA has made operational changes at San Francisco International Airport in response to last month’s aborted landing by an Air Canada A320, the Bay Area News Group reported on Tuesday. The FAA no longer allows visual approaches for aircraft...» 17. aug. 2017 FAA Provides Safety Tips For Eclipse Travels «<p>If you’re planning to fly toward the path of totality to view Monday’s coming solar eclipse, you won’t be alone. The FAA says several airports located in the path said they are expecting “a significant increase” in traffic before and during the...» 17. aug. 2017 Newspaper Questions FAA&#8217;s Air Canada Response «<p>The San Jose Mercury News, one of the first news outlets to report on the story of the Air Canada near-miss in San Francisco last month, said in an editorial this week that the FAA has “hindered the investigation” of the event by “dragging...» 16. aug. 2017 Doc&#8217;s Friends Launch Kickstarter Campaign «<p>Doc, the beautifully restored B-29 based in Wichita, made a lot of new friends last month with a full week of appearances and flights at EAA AirVenture — so Doc’s Friends, the nonprofit group that supports the project, is making the most of...» 16. aug. 2017 NASA Offers Free Aviation E-books «<p>August is traditionally vacation month for many U.S. families, so in case you find yourself with some extra time or maybe a rainy day at the beach, you can be prepared by downloading a broad selection of aviation-themed e-books for free,...» 16. aug. 2017 No Recess For ATC Lobbying Effort «<p>Members of Congress are back in their home districts this month, leaving Washington quiet and empty, but that doesn’t mean the efforts of general aviation lobbyists who oppose ATC privatization are on hold. “The GA community can’t let its guard...» 15. aug. 2017 Piston Aircraft Sales Surge «<p>Piston airplane sales are up for the second quarter of 2017, compared to the previous year, ending a three-year slide, according to General Aviation Manufacturers Association data. In the first half of the year, airframers delivered 468 piston...» 15. aug. 2017 Canadians 'Satisfied' With Private ATC «<p>AOPA will back off on using Canada as a flawed example of privatized air traffic control after its Canadian counterpart protested AOPA's "lack of understanding of the situation in Canada."</p>» 16. aug. 2017 Tucker To Lead Five-Ship Formation Team «<p>Sean Tucker, who announced his retirement from solo air show demonstrations earlier this year, let slip a few additional details about his plans for a formation aerobatic team during an interview with AOPA during AirVenture 2017. The acclaimed...» 14. aug. 2017 U.K. Looks At Licensing Lasers «<p>British authorities are proposing to regulate the sale of laser pointers to curb attacks on aircraft. The U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial has issued a “call for evidence” into possibly licensing the sale of small lasers.</p>» 13. aug. 2017 Marines Hold Safety Stand-Down «<p>All flying units of the U.S. Marines will take a 24-hour operational pause over the next 10 days "to focus on the fundamentals of safe flight operations, standardization, and combat readiness.” Because the days off will be scattered among all...» 13. aug. 2017 Connecticut Honors Whitehead's 'First Flight' «<p>The State of Connecticut has stepped into the simmering controversy over who was actually the first to take a controlled, powered flight by honoring a native son who some believe beat the Wright brothers by two years. Gustave Whitehead will be...» 13. aug. 2017 Short Final «<p>I landed at KCMA, Camarillo, CA, on a windy day and checked in with ground … Ground: “18 Sierra Romeo, taxi to the ramp via Foxtrot, caution, tumbleweed all quadrants, not my control.” … He wasn't kidding either; huge tumbleweed balls were...» 14. aug. 2017 Is There A DeLorean In Aviation's Future? «<p>Could the future of personal aviation be a DeLorean? Paul DeLorean, nephew of the "Back to the Future" stainless steel car creator in the 1980s, is proposing a dual ducted-fan VTOL aircraft to compete with a host of variations on the same...» 13. aug. 2017
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