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News Alert
January 30, 2007
 

BLAKEY: "TIME TO CLOSE THE BOOK ON AGE 60"
The FAA will propose a new rule that would raise the retirement age for airline pilots to 65, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey said today. During a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Blakey reiterated the history of the age-60 rule, and said, "This is a change whose time has come." Issues of experience and equity clearly support change, she said, as well as the need for "global harmonization" with international rules, which as of last November allow for one pilot on airline crews to be over 60. Safety will be enhanced by keeping experienced pilots in the cockpit, she said. The new rule will apply only to pilots who haven't reached 60 by the time the rule takes effect. More...

SUPER BOWL TFR TO BE ESTABLISHED IN MIAMI
The FAA has issued a Notam restricting flight in the Miami area during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4. There will be a 30-nm-radius TFR centered on the FLL VOR's 214-degree radial at 8.4 miles, extending up to FL180. It will be in effect from 4 p.m. until 11:59 p.m EST on Sunday. Also, there will be a smaller 10-nm-radius GA no-fly zone in effect within the larger TFR during that same time. More...