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Do What’s Right (You Can’t Go Wrong)

Common courtesy goes a long way to promoting a positive view of GA.

FAA Implements New Recreational Drone Restrictions

The FAA published a notice in the Federal Register on Friday stating that it is implementing several changes for recreational drone fliers that were mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The notice sets out eight statutory conditions recreational drone users must meet, including requiring recreational drone users to obtain prior authorization from the FAA before flying in controlled airspace around airports.
Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing Finishes MAX Software Update

Boeing announced on Thursday that it has completed development of updated software for the 737 MAX, as well as concluding the associated simulator testing and completing the companys engineering test flight. The software update is designed to address faults with the aircrafts Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) that are widely considered to have significantly contributed to the fatal accidents of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.

Times Up On FAA ADS-B Rebate

If youve been waiting to place your reservation for the FAAs $500 rebate to install ADS-B Out avionics, well … youve waited too long. The FAA announced on Monday that it had taken the last of the 20,000 reservations begun in September 2016.

Crew Age, Experience Gap Cited In Taxiway Accident

Indias Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had some unusual crew resource management advice for Air India Express after a seasoned captain dumped a Boeing 737-800 in a drainage ditch at Cochin Airport in April of 2017 despite repeated warnings from his much younger female first officer.

Boeing Buffing Up MAX Reputation

While Boeing engineers and the FAA put the finishing touches on the software makeover for the Boeing 737 MAX, a potentially more daunting task has been handed to the companys marketing department as it restores confidence in the aircraft.

Virgin Galactic Moves To Commercial Spaceport

Virgin Galactic took a big step away from its test program toward commercial development of space tourism with a move from the high California desert to a purpose-built passenger flight facility in New Mexico.

FAA 20-Year Forecast: GA Stable, Airlines Up, Drones Way Up

The Federal Aviation Administration has dusted off its FAA-approved crystal ball and published the FAA Aerospace Forecast for 2019-2039. The extensive report takes into account global economic factors in the recent past to project demand for aircraft, pilots and facilities over the next two decades.

737 Dunked In Navy Base Overrun (Updated)

There were no fatalities among the 143 people aboard a Miami Air Boeing 737 that went off the end of the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Friday night.

Cub In A Tree, Pilot Safe

The pilot walked away (after being helped to the ground) but left authorities in western Idaho to figure out how to retrieve his airplane from the top of a 60-foot fir tree.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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