October 2, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
October 2, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: Open-door policy
October 2, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
October 2, 2015 Medical reform questions answered; 2016 Fly-Ins named
2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarship winners announced
Twenty-four individuals have been selected as winners of the 2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $12,000.
Watch for wildfire TFRs
With wildfires ravaging many western states, aviators should remain vigilant for TFRs protecting airspace for firefighting efforts.
Pope takes over as 'Flying' editor
Longtime senior editor Stephen Pope has been named editor in chief of Flying
magazine, the publisher announced Sept. 30.
Aviation Industry Wants Carbon Offset Scheme
A blue-chip consortium of aircraft manufacturers, aviation groups and associated industry companies and organizations is calling for a global carbon offsetting program to make aviation carbon neutral by 2020 and to "halve aviation's net emissions by 2050, compared with a 2005 baseline."
California's Brown Vetoes Drone Laws
California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have made criminals out of those flying drones illegally.
Aviastar Airline Twin Otter Missing In Indonesia
A search is under way Friday in Indonesia for a missing DHC-6 Twin Otter operated by Aviastar, a domestic airline. There were 3 crewmembers and 10 people on board, according to the Jakarta Post. The aircraft departed from the Andi Djemma Airport in Masamba, at 2.25 p.m. for Sultan Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar, a little more than an hour away. Communication with the flight was lost 11 minutes after departing, the newspaper reported.
UAS Industry Urges FAA To Finalize Drone Rules
The drone industry and other GA groups made another public push this week for the FAA to move ahead with commercial regulations for unmanned aerial systems. Wednesday was the date set by Congress in 2012 to complete the rulemaking process, but in recent months it has been apparent that the FAA wouldn't be ready.
Doc's Friends Kick Off Crowdfunding Effort For B-29
Doc's Friends launched this week a 30-day Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for completing the restoration of the B-29 Superfortress "Doc." The aircraft, which is nearing certification and began its engine testing earlier this month, is awaiting an FAA airworthiness certificate. Doc's Friends hope to have the B-29 take a first flight by the end of the year.