99ers plan "Fly it Forward" in Fredrick, MD this March


The annual Fly it Forward event will touch down at Frederick Municipal Airport next month.

The event, in its fourth year, encourages women and girls to explore careers in aviation through activities, displays and the chance to fly in a general aviation plane. Visitors will be able to talk and network with women in the industry.

Cabin Fever Fly-In this weekend at LNS

February 01, 2014. KLNS. Lancaster, Lancaster Airport (LNS). Cabin Fever Fly-In. 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Get the plane out, dust off the snow, and come to KLNS for breakfast! Fly, Drive or Walk in and Join us in the Main Terminal 8-11 AM for breakfast featuring our famous Groundhog Mash & Pancakes. All-you-can-eat $7. Bring the kids! See you there snow or shine! Meet Lancaster Lenny Our Local Groundhog!

FAA Safety Briefing January/February 2014 available

New Technology in Aviation | January/February 2014

FAA Safety Briefing, January/February 2014

The January/February 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing explores the important role technology plays in keeping general aviation safe and efficient. Articles discuss the many benefits of emerging technologies as well as the potential safety hazards of being too technologically focused.

download at: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/

FAA's sleep Apnea rule Sparks Senate Bill

A bill introduced in the Senate this week aims to prevent the Federal Aviation Administration from bypassing the rulemaking process before implementing policies related to sleep disorders. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., both of whom are AOPA members, introduced the legislation. The FAA recently announced a controversial policy that would require pilots deemed overweight to undergo sleep-apnea testing.

Less simulator time allowed

The new policy, effective Feb. 3, will reduce simulator time that can be logged from 20 hours to 10 for the instrument rating.

link to: FAA Safety Briefing November/December 2013

FAA Safety Briefing, November/December 2013

The November/December 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing explores the critical function of FAA's Flight Standards Service in promoting safety within our National Airspace System. Articles focus on the diverse roles and responsibilities of Flight Standards and highlight the important contributions of its many dedicated safety professionals.

6 Our Finest Hour A Goose, a Cactus, and a Happy Conclusion
by Susan Parson

Congress envisions unmanned aircraft sharing the skies with passenger planes by the end of 2015.

The Federal Aviation Administration named six teams across the nation that will host the development and testing of drones to fly safely in the same skies as commercial airliners.

AOPA offers FAA WINGS on line course on your tablet

Every year, more general aviation pilots die in accidents caused by low ceilings and visibility than all other weather phenomena combined. It’s a major safety issue, and not just for VFR pilots: More than a third of the accidents involve instrument-rated pilots.

$125 helicopter lesson ... 15 minutes in the air.

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Artistic innovation meets the open air with this deal from Sky River Helicopters, which offers a full curriculum to get your pilot's license if you really catch the flying bug:


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