It’s a fancy name for “get-there-itis” — plan continuation bias, which is an unconscious cognitive bias to continue the original plan in spite of changing conditions — and it can be deadly for general aviation pilots.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said at a hearing that while he is grateful for the law Congress passed to end air traffic controller furloughs and stave off contract tower defunding, it “does not end the sequester. We will not enjoy the benefits or the stability that the FAA reauthorization provides until we find a sensible long-term solution.”
A blog post on the Helicopter Association International‘s website notes that Rick Larsen, the top Democrat on T&I’s Aviation panel, also said if a long-term, comprehensive solution to the sequester is not dealt with, “none of our colleagues should act surprised” when the effects are back in October.
NEW ORLEANS – Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, an FBO at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, will host the Texas Raiders, an authentically restored World War II B-17 Bomber owned and operated by the Commemorative Air Force, on the weekend of June 1-2.
Georgia pilot Michael Badger has launched a new project on Kickstarter to fund publishing of “Pilot Tails High Flying Adventures for Kids,” a children’s book set during the 1930s Golden Age of Aviation.
ARLINGTON, Wash. — Arlington Flight Services, Inc. – the Avfuel-branded FBO at Arlington Municipal Airport (AWO), approximately 50 miles north of Seattle – is seeing an uptick in business as it and the airport continue to invest in improvements, including the availability of jet fuel, ramp construction, and the addition of self-serve fuel tanks.
Pilots flying large turbine-powered airplanes governed by Part 91F or flying as a fractional on-demand or Part 135 operation may need formal FAA approval to use an iPad in pursuit of a paperless cockpit. Now these pilots have some help from Sporty’s.
San Carlos Airport (SQL) in California will hold San Carlos Airport Day on Saturday, June 22, from 10 am to 3 pm. This free event features aircraft displays, exhibitors and vendors, activities and airplane rides for kids, food trucks, and airport tours.
WYOMING, Mich. — GRT Avionics has lowered prices on all of its EFIS systems by over 30%, while retaining all the features, according to company officials.