AOPA ANNOUNCES 2014 FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.
Pilot Getaways: Chesapeake Bay Escape
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
Mandate by other method?
Maintenance experts have asked the FAA to clarify whether recurring inspections of Cessna 210-series aircraft can be mandated without following required rulemaking procedures.
FAA names Crown to support unleaded fuel tests
A consulting firm that specializes in helping the FAA and NASA manage research will help develop an unleaded fuel for the general aviation fleet.
Pilots urged to note Washington, D.C., airspace amendment
AOPA is urging pilots who transit the Washington, D.C., area Class B airspace to note an amendment pertaining to restricted area R-4001C.
Jerrie Mock Goes West
Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the Ohio aeronautical engineer, adventurer, pilot and media-described housewife who became the first female pilot to fly solo around the world, has pulled the throttle to idle and sideslipped into eternity.
Avionics AD Affects 1,300 Boeing Aircraft
The FAA issued an airworthiness directive on Wednesday that requires the operators of 1,300 Boeing 737 and 777 jets to replace certain Honeywell avionics display units at a total cost of about $14 million. The units are susceptible to interference from some WiFi devices, the FAA said.
The Weekender: Pumpkins, Homecoming, And A Unique Island Air Show
With fall arriving, SocialFlight has plenty of seasonal events to check out in the Northeast. The Adirondack Regional Airport, in Lake Clear, New York, celebrates PumpkinFest on Saturday, with games, music, food, a hay maze, silent auction, and plenty of pumpkins. A little further to the south, at Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland, AOPA is holding its "Homecoming" fly-in, also on Saturday.
FAA: O'Hare Ops Highest in Country Tuesday
The FAA issued a statement Wednesday regarding the status of operations in the Chicago area--and noted that O'Hare operations were the most numerous in the country Tuesday, even as it is working to get Chicago Center fully operational.
Airbus A350-900 EASA-Certified
The Airbus A350-900 XWB, which has been in the works for about eight years, was certified by EASA on Tuesday. FAA certification will follow soon, Airbus said. The "extra-wide-body" model can carry up to 440 passengers and eight cabin crew. "The A350 XWB embodies many extra innovative technologies which make all the difference in passenger comfort and airline efficiency," Airbus CEO Fabrice Br├ęgier said in a statement released on Tuesday.