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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Airborne 02.04.16: ATC Privatization Fears Mount, PK Floats, IFD440 Update

Also: RIP Roger Boisjoly, Let Bob Fly, 1st Legacy 500, AZ Sales Tax Exemption, Hartzell 5-Blades, Air Transat, Pro Line Fusion

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo introduced the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization legislation. This legislation establishes a nongovernmental, independent, not-for-profit corporation, to modernize and provide U.S. air traffic control services. The Act is a six-year reauthorization of the FAA, and proposes a federally chartered air traffic control corporation that will be governed by a board representing the aviation system’s users and the public interest. Here’s some good news for our ‘fly and splash’ aviator friends. PK Floats is back in the business of building floats for aircraft. The company had closed three years ago after the death

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Two CAP Members Fatally Injured In Mobile, AL Accident

Plane Went Down Monday On Approach In Heavy Fog

A Cessna 182 with two members of the Civil Air Patrol on board went down Monday night while on approach to Mobile Regional Airport. Both were fatally injured.

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

New FAA Video Explains That Super Bowl Is A No Drone Zone

Airspace Restricted Around Levi's Stadium

The FAA is launching a new public service announcement to let people know the airspace around Levi’s Stadium is a No Drone Zone during the Super Bowl.

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Delta Announces Executive Succession

CEO Richard Anderson To Retire May 2, Lead BOD

The Board of Directors of Delta Air Lines has announced that Richard H. Anderson has chosen to retire as CEO effective May 2, 2016. At that time, Mr. Anderson will be elevated to Executive Chairman of the Delta Air Lines Board of Directors.

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

New And Improved Orion Crew Module Arrives At KSC

Milestone Marks First Major Delivery Of Exploration Mission -1 Flight Hardware

The Lockheed Martin and NASA Orion team has secured the 2,700 lb. Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) Orion crew module into its structural assembly tool, also known as the “birdcage.” The crew module is the living quarters for astronauts and the backbone for many of Orion’s systems such as propulsion, avionics and parachutes.

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

NATA Launches Industry-Wide Misfueling Prevention Awareness Training

Course Offered For Free To The Industry

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has released the Safety 1st General Aviation Misfueling Prevention Program – a free, online-based awareness program for pilots, line service professionals, FBO general managers and customer service representatives.

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Combined Commercial And CFI Syllabus Available As A Free Download

ASA Course Covers Proficiency Skills For Initial Certificates 

ASA's new Combined Commercial and Flight Instructor Syllabus (PDF) covers all necessary flight proficiency skills a pilot needs to meet the requirements for an initial commercial pilot certificate and an initial flight instructor certificate, with an airplane category and single-engine land class rating.

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

FAA Misses Skydive Myrtle Beach FOIA Deadline

FAA Said Last Month That The Status Of The Request Was 'Search And Review'

The FAA was supposed to have responded to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Skydive Myrtle Beach to the FAA seeking documentation of 112 safety complaints against the company by February 2. But no documents have been delivered.

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion, Flying Without A License

Had Surrendered Airman Certificate In 2012

A North Carolina man faces a prison term and hefty fines for failing to pay taxes and operating an airplane without a license.

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Connecticut Audubon Society Bans UAVs From Its Sanctuaries

Land Privately Owned By The Organization

UAVs have been banned from all 19 wildlife sanctuaries owned by the Connecticut Audubon Society, which says the ban will protect animals on the properties.

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