ILG not on list to close

Today FAA released the list of 149 airports to close in the next month. New Castle County Airport is not on the list (see link below). Obviously, this is at least partially due to Vice President Biden. I do not think we should celebrate. There are furloughs are enforced. The press is already hyperventilating about commercial traffic delays. What ever comes next can't be good for aviation.

On the List to close:

Tour of the International space station

This is pretty cool. A guided tour. Its about 25 minutes long, but fun to see.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/doN4t5NKW-k

AOPA offering Job Bulletin Board - find jobs, advertise jobs

New member benefit: Job board
AOPA is launching the AOPA Aviation Job Board as a new service for its members. Post your resume and search positions from around the world in and related to the aviation industry. As a member you will see job listings 24 hours before the public. If you are seeking highly qualified candidates, post your job.

http://www.aopa.org/membership/articles/2013/130306aopa-aviation-job-boa...

Cessna's New Single Engine Piston

Cessna testing world's fastest fixed gear, single engine piston aircraft in production. Cessna Corvalis TT-X. More than a pretty paint job. Visit their site, droll over photographs, download broshures and dream on.

http://www.cessna.com/single-engine/corvalis/corvalis-ttx-overview.html

Philadelphia Controller and others receive Awards

The ninth annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards banquet in Las Vegas, Nev., March 6 honored Air Traffic Controllers. This is an especially good time to be reminded what controllers do.

New Issue of FAA Safety Briefing Now Available

The March/April 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the themes of the 4th Annual FAA Safety Standdown: building a safety community, human error, and loss of control - the leading causal factor in general aviation accidents. Articles explore each of these critical areas and provide important insight, tips and resources for improving GA safety.

see new issue at:

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

AOPA wants to hear about problems resulting for FAA sequestration cuts

http://www.aopa.org/advocacy/articles/2013/130306faa-sequestration-cuts-...

On March 1 the administration and Congress failed to halt legislation that imposes automatic, across-the-board federal spending cuts of $85 billion. The FAA told aviation industry representatives that its share of cuts would total $600 million—the largest portion of the cuts sustained by the Department of Transportation.

KILG to close tower?

Read letter from FAA and download list of airports. These cuts will also affect safety officers and certification processes.

http://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=71078

latest upgrades to FAASafety.gov make it more user friendly

Have you been frustrated when trying to register or un-register for the WINGS program? FAA has rolled out an easier to use website. If were use to the old, you might want to read the following PDF.

to read the PDF for changes and instructions:
https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2013/Mar/Changes_2013-03-04.pdf

http://www.faasafety.gov/default.aspx

Congratulations to Hugh Horning

Wilmington Pilot, 86 Receives
FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
Hugh B. Horning, 86, of Wilmington(DE) and The Eastern Shore(MD) received the prestigious FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award on March 4 during a presentation by FAA personnel. The award is granted to those pilots who have flown for fifty consecutive years accident-free and who have participated significantly in a variety of General Aviation organizations and activities. The award (plaque, certificate and pin) is held by only 1/3rd of one percent of all U.S. pilots.

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