FAA Offers Outreach On SoCal Airspace Changes »

FAA Offers Outreach On SoCal Airspace Changes

Pilots who fly in Southern California’s busy airspace will soon be expected to follow new procedures, so the FAA has planned a series of public meetings and webinars to bring everyone up to speed. The live webinars will include time for Q&A with FAA representatives. The sessions, set for this month and next, will focus on changes that will be enacted in March and April.

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Airbus Helicopter “Bubble” Windows Now Certified »

Airbus Helicopter “Bubble” Windows Now Certified

Swiss Rotor Solutions has developed a retrofit “bubble” window set for Airbus H125/AS350 helicopters, and recently announced it has achieved EASA certification. FAA certification is in the works and is expected soon, the company said. The kit consists of a new door with the bubble window, a new bow-shaped floor structure that the door conforms to and a floor viewing aperture outboard of the right-hand pilot’s seat.

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SkyPan Settles With FAA Over Drone Photo Flights »

SkyPan Settles With FAA Over Drone Photo Flights

Aerial photography company SkyPan International has reached a settlement with the FAA over charges of violating airspace and other rules with its drones. “While neither admitting nor contesting the allegations that these commercial operations were contrary to FAA regulations, SkyPan wishes to resolve this matter without any further expense or delay of business,” the company said in a statement this week.

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Search Ends For Malaysian Flight 370 »

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Astronaut Eugene Cernan Dies »

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Cargo Plane Crash Kills Dozens On The Ground »

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AVweb's BasicMed Pilot Survey: Tell Us What You Think »

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Patrouille de France At SNF »

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Pilot ID'd After Drone Hits Space Needle »

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SpaceX Mission Flawless »

SpaceX celebrated its return to space Saturday with a flawless launch, satellite deployment and recovery of the first stage booster on a platform floating in the Pacific Ocean. More

 

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While we were preparing to shut down at a tie down spot at Henderson Airport, Las Vegas, ground control was directing a taxiing Piper ... Ground: ”Cherokee Nxxxx, say your destination." ... Cherokee:"Uhh, we're not sure where we're going. We're just following the van in front of us (the "follow-me" van)." ... Ground (chuckling):“I mean when you depart the airport." ... Cherokee: "Oh, we'll be returning to Long Beach in about an hour.” ... Ground: "Roger." ... Dan Jay More

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