Forward This E-mail | Edit Email Preferences | Advertise | Contact | Privacy | Help

The FAA on Monday announced new procedures that will make it easier for operators to get approval to operate in RVSM airspace. "The new policy establishes a more flexible and efficient process," said FAA administrator Michael Huerta. NBAA said it has been lobbying for the changes for several years. "Earlier guidance dictated that an inspection had to always begin at square one -- even for something as minor as a tail-number change," said NBAA's Mark Larsen. Huerta said the FAA now will consider previous operator and aircraft experience in determining the extent of an evaluation, and this will reduce the amount of time for operators to receive authorization. Read More
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta met with GA leaders on Monday and urged them to tell their members to avoid weather traps in the coming flying season. Huerta told the leaders at the General Aviation Safety Summit that the GA accident rate has flattened over the last six years and last year there were 259 fatal accidents that killed 449 people. Read More
In scheduling seven new fly-in events around the country for this year, AOPA ran into a conflict with members' religious duties, an oversight that AOPA President Mark Baker apologized for on Monday. "We know that our choice of Oct. 4 [for the Frederick, Md., Homecoming fly-in] is profoundly disappointing to our Jewish members, and we apologize for failing to recognize that possibility before committing to the date," Baker said, in an open letter posted on the AOPA website. Oct. 4 is the date for Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, one of the holiest days in the Jewish year. Read More
'The Aviators' || Season 4 On 
The Aviators Is Back with an All-New Fourth Season
The all-new fourth season of the award-winning hit TV show The Aviators, the biggest aviation show on the planet, is now available! Airliners, bombers, ultralights, gliders, floatplanes, helicopters, and even blimps -- absolutely everything for pilots and enthusiasts alike. New episodes can be seen on PBS or online at iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu. Click here to watch The Aviators ... RIGHT NOW on iTunes!
Beechcraft has signed an agreement with the Royal New Zealand Air Force to provide 11 T-6C Texan II turboprop military training aircraft, plus spare parts, two simulators, training, logistics, and maintenance support, the company announced this week. The T-6C aircraft and simulators will support primary through advanced aircrew training before they move on to operational squadrons or the flight instructor course. The aircraft also will be flown by the RNZAF formation aerobatic team. Read More
Boeing is building airliners as fast as it can and the result is a modest increase in the number it was able to deliver in the last quarter of 2013. The company cranked out 172 of its 737s, 777s and 787s in those three months, up from 165 the previous quarter thanks to increased production rates on all three lines. Read More
Job Available:
NRT Aviation and Military Marketing Manager (17168BR)

Looking for senior-level individual contributor with proven experience in aviation product marketing and advertising who is excited by the prospect of driving marketing and product launch programs for aviation and military headset businesses. Must have prior aviation industry experience. Key to success will be ability to design and execute marketing plans, dealer trade marketing programs, demonstrate experience with latest marketing techniques, communicate with global cross-functional colleagues, senior executives, aviation, and military teams. Click here to learn more.
AVweb readers, according to a recent research project, differ from the general public when it comes to their willingness to fly aboard an autonomous airliner with no pilot in the cockpit. Last October, Matt Vance, a researcher from the Center for Aviation Safety Research at St. Louis University, devised a survey to explore how people would react to flying without a crew, and 355 AVweb readers participated. Now the results are in, and Vance says AVweb readers were less eager than other respondents to take that flight. Read More
'M3: Mental Math for Aviators' by Mike Roumens 
|| Available at
M3: Mental Math for Aviators
Easily compute angles; distance and time; wind components and drift angles; and maximum wind effect. Visualize the wind on your HSI, get bank angles, and turn calculations in seconds without anything but brain power -- and more. M3 gives the power of math to aviators using simple rules of thumb, thus enhancing situational awareness, promoting safe and efficient flying.
M3: Mental Math for Aviators$24.95 (book)
$19.95 (e-book)

Call (800) 780-4115 or click here for more information.
AVweb's Newstips Address

Our best stories start with you. If you've heard something the flying world might want to know about, tell us. Submit news tips via e-mail here. (Or send them direct to Newstips at

Read More
Meet the AVweb Team

AVweb is the world's premier independent aviation news resource, online since 1995. Our reporting, features, and newsletters are brought to you by:

Tom Bliss

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Russ Niles

Scott Simmons

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Rick Durden

Avionics Editor
Larry Anglisano

Kevin Lane-Cummings
Paul Berge

Ad Coordinator
Karen Lund

Click here to send a letter to the editor. (Please let us know if your letter is not intended for publication.)

Comments or questions about the news should be sent here.

Have a product or service to advertise on AVweb? Your advertising can reach over 225,000 loyal AVwebFlash, AVwebBiz, and AVweb web site readers every week. Over 80% of our readers are active pilots and aircraft owners. That's why our advertisers grow with us, year after year. For ad rates and scheduling, click here or contact Tom Bliss:

Read More
Forward this email to a friend
Tailor your alerts!
Click here to update alerts preferences.
As reality TV digs ever deeper for audience-attracting topics, GA pops up on the program horizon. Read More
Lightspeed Zulu.2 || Comfort, Quiet, Clarity - 
Now $850
Now that iPads have become the dominant portable navigation device, there are more accessory options than ever to pick from, including remote GPS receivers. In this video, Aircraft Spruce's Ryan Deck walks us through three popular solutions. Read More
Wayne Boggs is best known for keeping the performers and spectators safe at some of the world's biggest air shows, including AirVenture. A week from Sunday, he and his team will be orchestrating the safe and timely arrival and departure of about 600 business jets filled with spectators for one of the world's biggest sports spectacles. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Boggs about how he helps make that happen. Read More