John King Hits FAA Medical Inflexibility »

John King Hits FAA Medical Inflexibility

The FAA is shooting itself in the foot with its inflexible attitude on medical disqualifications according to veteran instructor and aviation industry leader John King. King, who owns King Schools with his wife Martha, told AVweb in a podcast interview that he’ll be appealing the loss of his medical to an NTSB administrative law judge at a hearing that will likely be held this coming summer.

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Tucker Wins Hoover Trophy »

Tucker Wins Hoover Trophy

Veteran airshow pilot Sean Tucker will receive AOPA’s R.A. “Bob” Hoover Trophy on March 8 at a ceremony at Terminal A at Reagan National Airport. The award was inaugurated last year and given to Hoover, who died last year.

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AOPA Presses For TFR Relief »

AOPA Presses For TFR Relief

AOPA has suggested a way to ease the impact of President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to his Palm Beach resort. AOPA President Mark Baker has written Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly asking that “security screening capabilities and gateway operations” be established at Palm Beach County Park/Lantana Airport to allow relatively normal GA operations to carry on when Trump is at Mar-a-Lago.

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Lucky Hunters Rescued By Chance »

A couple of hunters from a small northern Canada village are being called the “luckiest two guys in the Arctic” after an RCAF patrol aircraft happened on them purely by accident and flew... More

FAA: Possible Structural Issues In Vintage Cessnas »

Cracks near the wing strut attachment were found in several Cessna 207s belonging to a single operator, leading the FAA to request information from owners and operators to determine how many... More

Alleged Drone Sightings On The Rise »

Pilots continue to report increasing numbers of suspected in-flight sightings of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) to air traffic control, says data released Thursday by the FAA. Pilots reported... More

Norwegian Offers $65 Fares To U.K. »

Controversial budget carrier Norwegian Air will launch trans-Atlantic service with its new Boeing 737MAX aircraft this summer with promotional one-way fares as low as $65 from secondary airports in... More

Flybe Dash-8 Gear Collapses At Schipol »

A Flybe Dash-8 suffered a gear collapse Thursday at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport as a major storm battered western Europe. There were no injuries but the airplane is badly damaged. The... More

ATR Opens Turboprop Training Facility In Miami »

A new training and simulation center for the ATR -600 series of twin turbopropeller commuter aircraft was opened to customers in Florida this week, the company announced on Tuesday. The new ATR... More

Van’s Aircraft Lawsuit Dismissed »

A $35 million lawsuit filed against Van’s Aircraft, characterized by Van’s as an attack on the kitplane industry as a whole, was settled by the parties late last year. In a press release... More

 

Short Final:

Short Final »

While flying from the northeast to south Florida last week it was bumpy at all altitudes and everyone was trying to find a better ride. I overheard this conversation with ATC ... United XYZ: Jax Center, were getting a rough ride here at 360. Do you have anything smoother? ... Jax Center: Yes, I-95 ... United XYZ (after much laughter): "Can we have that?" ... Jax Center: Sure, let me know when you see asphalt ... Frank McKee More

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