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

Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame Newsletter

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GPS testing

GPS Testing January 16, 2012 – January 24, 2012 Patuxent River, MD.
Notice Number: NOTC3454

GPS Testing PAXR GPS 12-01 January 16, 2012 – January 24, 2012 Patuxent River, MD.
See attached document for more details.

Letter from President Obama Administration concerning $100 User fee

READ BELOW .... Do they really mean piston aircraft are exempt? Or those planes operating outside of controlled airspace? For now?

Why We Need Aviation User Fees

By Dana Hyde, Associate Director for General Government Programs, Office of Management and Budget

Thank you for signing the petition "Take Aviation User Fees Off the Table." We appreciate your participation in the We the People platform on WhiteHouse.gov and your concerns about user fees in a challenging economy.

January/February issue of FAA Safety Briefing is now Available

Available online at www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/. 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 information 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. Check it out today!



Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations

To: Presidents, Managers, Operators of Delaware Aviation Organizations
From: Hugh Horning, President, DAHF

Postmark March 1, 2012 is deadline for nominations for the class of 2012 inductees. To date, over 12 years, we have inducted 73 deserving individuals.

I am sending this info to you in the hope that you will share it with your members, employees via email, newsletter, bulletin board, etc. as a number of them may wish to make such nominations of associates, co-workers, friends, etc.

John Carney's response

No matter what your political affiliation, we all expect our representatives in Washington to give an ear to our concerns. I understand our representatives are busy people, but it is not unreasonable for me to expect them to know their business. If reading my letter is delegated to staff, I am assume my letter will weigh in on some spread sheet or report. The problem is I get a form letter back which reflects Mr. Carney is unaware of the user fee to which I am referring, no one actually read my letter OR no one much cares.

Mr. Carney,

Note from AOPA President Craig Fuller AOPA stand on users fees verus FAA re-authorization bill

From: "AOPA President Craig Fuller"
Date: Jul 21, 2011 5:18:59 PM
Subject: User Fees are back – Act Now!

Regrettably, general aviation user fees are back. They have come at the worst possible time, and they are coming in through the back door in a most challenging way.

I need to say right up front, we need your help. We need every member of the general aviation community to reach out now and let your congressman and senators know that general aviation user fees are wrong!


DECEMBER 7th, 2011

New Castle County Airport TOWER TOUR
We will meet in the lobby of the terminal, share cookies and stories while we wait our turn at the tour. Space is limited, so download newsletter for RSVP instructions. Or call Kimberley.


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