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FreeFlight Systems Unveils Radar Altimeter For Part 29 Rotorcraft »

FreeFlight Systems is expanding its line of radar altimeters for rotorcraft, announcing on Wednesday the FRA-5500 system for transport-category helicopters. The system is an updated version of its RA-4000 series of radar altimeters, certified for Part 29 rotorcraft to comply with equipment mandates related to a 2014 FAA rule that targets helicopter air ambulance operations. More

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Medical Reform Tops List... »

The Pilot's Bill of Rights 2, which would broaden third-class medical exemptions and expand legal rights, began its journey through the legislative assembly... More

AVmail: February 16, 2015 »

Steve Mann writes: "I'm a commercial pilot and small drone operator and want to thank you for not joining the unfounded media hysteria over small UAV... More

More on Cirrus Ditching and... »

The Coasties' terrific video offers lots of food for thought. A second video...well, it's a little less sober(ing). More

FAA Issues No-Drone... »

The FAA reminded drone operators on Wednesday that the perennial Super Bowl Sunday TFR applies to them too, not just pilots of manned aircraft. The Super... More

Podcast: FAA's Second Look... »

Dr. Brent Blue, a senior FAA medical examiner, was one of the many who critiqued the FAA's proposed sleep-apnea policy for pilot medical exams when it was... More

GA Groups Urge FAA To... »

Fourteen GA groups told the FAA on Friday the agency must straighten out issues with the ADS-B Out compliance rules if aircraft owners are to meet the 2020... More