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Local Heli-Flyers Honored With FAA Master Pilot Award

Local Heli-Flyers Honored With FAA Master Pilot Award

By George Miller Today, at the Aspen Helicopters Hangar/headquarters at Oxnard Airport, FAA officials bestowed the coveted Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award on three longtime helicopter veterans, all senior pilots with local Aspen Helicopters, all with 50+ years of military and civil flying, FAA or CAA pilot’s certificate, US Citizen. All three got their start […]

FAA to present Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award at Aspen Helicopters – Sept. 20th

FAA to present Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award at Aspen Helicopters – Sept. 20th

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Pilots Concerned About Boeing’s Response To 737 MAX Safety Issues

Pilots Concerned About Boeing’s Response To 737 MAX Safety Issues

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter   American Airlines pilots submitted written comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about their concern that Boeing is not taking adequate steps in new draft training proposals for the 737 MAX, Reuters reported Sunday. The comments came from American Airlines’ pilot union, the Allied Pilots Association […]

The Fired Next Time: A “Shutdown” Proposal

The Fired Next Time: A “Shutdown” Proposal

  By Thomas L. Knapp The longest partial “government shutdown” in US history ended on January 25. To get Leviathan’s gears turning at full speed again, President Donald Trump said uncle on funding for his pet border wall project in return for a three-week “return to normalcy.” More interesting than the (quite possibly temporary) end […]

Electromagnetic Pulse Against UAV’s

Electromagnetic Pulse Against UAV’s

According to South Korean military officials, the country has been developing a technology to bring down unmanned North Korean aircraft using electromagnetic pulse (EMP). The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has developed a directional, high-powered EMP generator, and it has been trying to devise ways to implement it against small North Korean unmanned aerial vehicles. […]

Special Drone Flying Conditions for Disney

The FAA approved sometime during the last couple of days a special exception in the no-fly zone over Disney World in Orlando. In the coming weeks, UAVs will be featured in the theme park’s holiday shows. The FAA’s regulation on the subject permits only daytime flights, with a pilot only flying one drone at a […]

Camarillo Airport Update

Camarillo Airport Update

By Logan McFadden At the Camarillo City Council meeting on March 9, 2016, the manager of the Camarillo and Oxnard airports presented an overview of recent developments. The airports generate $300 million in economic benefit in the communities. The airports log 250,000 take offs and landings annually; two thirds in Camarillo and one third in […]

Nearly 300K drones registered in the past month, FAA says

Nearly 300K drones registered in the past month, FAA says

In one month’s time, close to 300,000 drone owners have registered their unmanned aircraft with a federal database meant to keep tabs on the devices, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Current drone owners who intend to use the devices for recreation or as a hobby are required to register them with the federal database […]

The FAA’s proposed drone legislation: the return of the nanny-state

The FAA’s proposed drone legislation: the return of the nanny-state

 by Guri Arad  After months of waiting, sale the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) finally issued its official draft proposal for new ’drone rules’, ed designed to regulate the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or remote operated vehicles. Whilst tech companies had hoped the FAA might adopt a softer line, thereby enabling them to feature […]

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: UAS Groups Join to Promote Safe Flying

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: UAS Groups Join to Promote Safe Flying

The FAA, industry groups and hobbyists launch “Know Before You Fly” education campaign. Safety is the FAA’s top mission, and the agency maintains the world’s safest aviation system. The FAA first authorized use of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS) in 1990. Today, unmanned aircraft are flying in the NAS under very controlled […]

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