“I’m of mixed feelings over this,” express many LSA industry participants who have caused my phone to ring regularly since late September. That’s when EAA and AOPA came together to address requests from some members for a driver’s license “medical,” which would allow aviators with certificates beyond Sport Pilot to fly GA aircraft with clearly defined limitations without the need for an FAA medical.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued Major Change Approval 10037759 confirming the increase in the Tecnam P2006 Twin’s Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) to 1230 kg (2,706 pounds).
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is now accepting applications for three $5,000 flight training scholarships to be awarded at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo March 27-April 1.
This year’s Reno Air Races are slated for Sept. 12-16.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — General aviation pilot who fly frequently to Europe are finding problems that can make flying expensive, as well as more difficult, and are raising questions about just how much United States aviation should be controlled by other nations.
The newest problem is a European court’s ruling on Dec. 21, 2011, that a plan by European regulators to tax carbon emissions from aircraft using European airspace must apply to all operators, regardless of where those aircraft are based, including the U.S. [Read more...]
When was the last time anyone was able to say: Oh, I got to meet Amelia Earhart the other day? Well a few folks in Austin, Texas, got that opportunity as Denver’s 9News morning traffic reporter Amelia Earhart made an overnight stop at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Amelia is retracing her famous relative’s Oakland to Miami flight from 1937. LiveAirShowTV was on hand as she landed and interviewed her to get the inside story on what the flight is all about.
The Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA), in conjunction with the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association and the Minnesota Council of Airports, will host the “Minnesota Aviation Day at the Capitol” Feb. 9. Members of the aviation community will come together at the Minnesota State Capitol to tell their state senators and representatives how important aviation and their local airports are to them and their communities. Registrations are required by Jan. 24
The January/February issue of FAA Safety Briefing is now available online. This first issue of 2012 explores some of the resources available to help you in your initial quest for pilot certification, as well as the lifelong quest to improve your aeronautical knowledge. Feature articles show you how to leverage the power of aviation regulations and handbooks, as well as provide tips to help prepare for your next checkride and find an aviation school that’s right for you.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has created seven new, full-time regional manager positions to build strong local GA communities and strengthen the organization’s relationships with state and local governments across the country.
The fuselage is together, the panel in place, the primer on the airframe. Now comes the daunting task of choosing the final color for that airplane you built yourself. Sometimes, the airplane will tell you what color to paint it, notes Mark Swalley of Gig Harbor, Wash.
Swalley has a green Zenith CH 701 SP that bears a distinct resemblance to a grasshopper or cricket — so much so that there is an image of Disney’s Jiminy Cricket on the fuselage.