In this article we will review whether an order revoking or rescinding a Statement Of Acrobatic Competency “SAC Card” can be appealed to the National Transportation Safety Board contrary to the requirements of FAA Order 8900.1 mandating an appeal to AFS-800read more
In 1988, the FAA promulgated 14 C.F.R. §135.151(a) which provides: No person may operate a multiengine, turbine-powered airplane or rotorcraft having a passenger seating configuration of six or more and for which two pilots are required by certification or operating rules unless it is equipped with an approved cockpit voice recorder (CVR)read more
The Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) puts on a great show in April of every year paying tribute to the men and women who served in the armed forces and in the arsenal of democracy during the Second World Warread more
The DeKalb Peachtree Airport Airshow known as PDK Neighbor Day was very well st
ructured. ATC did a good job handling all of the transient aircraft. A lot of very interesting aircraft were on display.
The 50th Anniversary of Epps Air Service was celebrated on Thursday evening, May 28, 2015, and a huge audience turned out to honor Pat Epps and his 50 years of service to the aviation community.read more
On April 8, 2015, the FAA issued FAA Notice N8900.292 relating to a National Policy concerning Aviation-Related Videos or Other Electronic Media on the Internet depicting UAS
operations. The background discussed in the Notice is the fact that a number of UAS operations have appeared on the internet as videos which may be suggestive of using unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes without a waiver issued by the FAA.
Formation flying and aerial displays are enjoyable and present some challenges. Every pilot has to do his part and fly as part of a team. The flying must be precise because the other pilots require precision and predictability in your flying. When one flies to honor veterans who have sacrificed for this country to ensure our freedoms, flying as part of aerial displays is extremely gratifying.read more
The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. is a repository of our nation’s aeronautical history and achievements. As one tours the facility, you appreciate the origins of aviation in America as accomplished by the Wright Brothers, as well as the achievements of pioneers in the early days of aviation.read more
We will examine the Initial Decision of Judge William R. Mullins in the case of Administrator v. Michael,2013 WL 6221805 (NTSB). In essence, Judge Mullins found that since the FAA had not provided the pilot with air traffic data before filing the complaint, he lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate the matter and the case was dismissed.read more
Over the course of ten days, my family and I were privileged to visit the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai. Three days were spent in Oahu with the better part of two days
each in the other islands. This article will capture my general impressions of Hawaii.