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|AVflash! National Parks vs. National
OPPOSE PARK AIRSPACE RESTRICTIONS
The co-chairs of the House
General Aviation Caucus are seeking supporters for their opposition to a
that would expand the authority of the National Park Service to control
aviation operations, EAA said last week. If the bill passes, it would
grant authority to the Park Service director to regulate commercial air
tours above the parks and within a half mile of park borders. U.S. Reps.
Sam Graves, R-Mo., and John Barrow, D-Ga., are asking others in Congress
to sign a letter that says this would be "a step backward in aviation
safety and should be rejected." The two have asked aviators who are
opposed to the change to contact their congressional representatives and
ask them to sign on to the letter. More...
Tell MIT Researchers About
Your Ideas and Concerns
The International Center for Air Transportation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
is conducting a study of
general aviation trends. Let them know what you think about fuel costs,
how to advance general aviation and why you fly. It takes ten minutes or
will publish the results so will MIT.
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FIGHTS GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE RESTRICTIONS
Business Aviation Association is among 2,100 signatories to proposed
legislation it says will prevent government officials from meeting with
and talking to those who will be most affected by their actions. All
arms of government, including the executive branch, are trying to curb
travel costs and among the potential policies (PDF) that has emerged is one that will restrict
government agencies like the FAA to attending one event sponsored by any
industry association every year. NBAA, like many organizations, invites
government reps as a matter of course to the dozens of events it holds
each year. More...
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TO INVESTIGATE U.S. MIDAIR
The airplanes involved in a midair
collision that killed two people on Monday afternoon in Virginia were
owned by employees of the NTSB and the FAA, the NTSB said on Tuesday, so
the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has agreed to take over the
investigation. The Piper PA-28 was registered to an FAA employee, who
survived the collision, with injuries. The Beechcraft BE-35, in which
two people died, was registered to an NTSB employee. "This accident hits
especially close to home, with the involvement of an NTSB employee,"
said board chairman Deborah Hersman. "I'm grateful to TSB-Canada chair
Wendy Tadros for agreeing to conduct the investigation, and the NTSB
stands ready to support and assist them in any way we can."
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NavMonster, a popular free online GA flight planning
and information site, is the latest to announce that uncertainty about
future costs and potential lawsuits have forced its closure. The site
went offline in April over a dispute with its server host but said it
would be back after it found a new internet service provider. On May 22,
the site announced that past issues with FlightPrep and future costs
from the FAA combined to seal its fate. More...
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CATEGORIZES GA AIRPORTS
A new FAA study published in May
divides the country's 2,952 public-use general aviation facilities into
four new categories, which will affect their funding and regulation in
the future. The facilities, which include 2,903 airports, 10 heliports,
and 39 seaplane bases, now will be labeled as national, regional, local,
or basic, determined by their level of activity and the number of
aircraft based there. "State and local governments will be encouraged to
use the new categories to help guide future system and airport planning
decisions," the report concludes. More...
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RED BULL'S LATEST AERIAL BALLET
Red Bull Wednesday
shared video of one of its latest sponsored adventures -- five wingsuit
skydivers joining up with and maintaining formation with two sailplanes
in a dive over Austria. The team flew two aerobatic LET L-13 Blanik
sailplanes and just to complicate things, the lead flew inverted and one
skydiver formed up in between the inverted and upright glider. The
skydivers and gliders came together in formation at roughly 12,000 feet.
The sailplanes wore wingtip-mounted smoke canisters and one skydiver
wore one on an ankle. The trick of the task was mating airspeed and
descent rates and this time all members performed flawlessly. Check the
video after the jump. More...
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