FAA Asks for Public Input on UAS Test Site Selection

FAA Asks for Public Input on UAS Test Site Selection

FAA Safety Briefing March April 2012

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* Pilot-In-Control
* The Envelope, Please!
* Keeping an UPRighT Attitude
* Advanced Preflight

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195 members of Congress sign letter opposing user fee

Petri on March 1 fired off a letter bearing 195 congressional signatures to President Barack Obama, reminding him that user fees have been proposed by presidents of both parties but were overwhelmingly defeated each time. A user-fee proposal appears in the White House’s 2013 budget package.

Call to action --- Contact John Carney

Lorraine Howerton, AOPA vice president of legislative affairs, urged members to contact their member of Congress, let them know that user fees are a bad idea—they are inefficient, expensive to administer, and can compromise safety—then politely ask them to join Congressmen Petri, Costello, Graves, and Barrow by signing the letter to the president opposing aviation user fees. The deadline to sign is Feb. 28.

Flying the Pacific on 93 gallons of fuel


Pilot to circumnavigate world in Pipistrel motor glider

By Jim Moore

Matevž Lenarčič completed the longest over-water leg of his around-the-world journey on Feb. 22, landing on Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean after more than 15 hours in the air, crossing 1,984 nautical miles of trackless ocean in a single-engine motor glider.

new squawk code for gliders -- March 7th

AOPA reports user fees in Obama Administartion Agenda


User fees in White House FY2013 budget

By Sarah Brown

The White House budget released Feb. 13 would impose a $100-per-flight fee for turbine aircraft that use air traffic services.

FAA correcting and clarifying

The FAA has issued a technical amendment correcting and clarifying three areas of a final rule published on Aug. 21, 2009, pertaining to pilot, flight instructor, and pilot school certification.

IFR currency rule unchanged, AOPA reports: If the pilot’s currency lapsed, but did so less than six calendar months ago, the pilot may reestablish currency, without taking an instrument proficiency check.

Clarification: IFR Currency Requirements
Notice Number: NOTC3489

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