Pilots share Chino Fly-In excitement on social media
Pilots who attended AOPA's fifth regional fly-in of the year in Chino, California, shared the excitement of the people, airplanes, and educational events via social media. See what they were saying.
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AOPA WELCOMES FAA SUMMIT TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES OF ADS-B MANDATE
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) welcomed a Sept. 18 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announcement that it would host a â€ścall to action summitâ€ť to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) by the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline. ADS-B is a critical component of the NextGen air traffic modernization program.
FAA to address barriers to NextGen mandate at industry summit
The FAA announced Sept. 18 that it would host a â€ścall to action summitâ€ť to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for ADS-B, a move welcomed by AOPA.
AOPA Says Homebuilding An Aeronautical Use
AOPA says pretty much anything to do with aircraft storage, and active maintenance and construction should be considered an "aeronautical use" and be permitted in hangars on federally funded airports. In comments to the FAA on its proposed policy on the definition of aeronautical uses, AOPA says it wants the FAA's policy to use "common sense" and reflect "the practical realities of general aviation flying and ownership." In a news release the organization was to the point.
Bill Proposed to Change FAA Hiring for ATC
The FAA's switch to hiring air traffic controllers off the street would revert to its previous practice favoring graduates of FAA-accredited college controller programs and military veterans with aviation experience under a new bill proposed in Congress today.
Baseball Cap a Factor in Mid-Air
The Canadian Transportation Safety Board yesterday released its finding on a 2013 multiple-fatality mid-air collision between a Cessna 150 and a motor glider with an analysis that said the 150 pilot was probably wearing a baseball cap that affected his ability to see the glider.
Nation's First Aerospace Engineering Program Celebrated
As part of the 100th anniversary celebration for its first in the nation Aeronautical (now Aerospace) Engineering Department, the University of Michigan is staging a flyover of a fleet of historic aircraft before Saturday's football game at the Big House.
New This Week
It hasn't been a quiet week in aviation news--our survey uncovered certification testing of the Falcon 7X at the world's highest airport, SAFE Teacher Grant Awards, a big sale of Embraer E175 jets and a company that's developing a way to surf behind an airplane.