A groundbreaking ruling by the FAA this month means good news
for volunteer pilots engaged in charitable flying who will now be
able to operate under an FAA exemption allowing them to receive
reimbursement for fuel used in the transport of patients, wounded
warriors, and veterans.
NATCA President Paul Rinaldi said collaboration equals
better solutions “because it utilizes the expertise of the
entire workforce” during a detailed update on the
status of NATCA-FAA collaborative efforts as part of an Air Traffic
Control Association (ATCA) Conference panel discussion.
Additional Boarding Pass Information Must Match
Secure Flight, TSA's "behind-the-scenes watch list matching
program," goes into full effect Monday, Nov. 1. TSA says the
program fulfills a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission by
assuming responsibility of watch list matching from individual
Florida Student Pilot Lost Control "For Unknown Reasons"
A 60-year-old student pilot reportedly lost control of the
Cessna 172 shortly after takeoff from Tampa North Aero Park in
Florida for his second solo flight and wound up hitting some cars
in a nearby parking lot.
Sean McGovern: Operators Will Move Away From "A La Carte"
An executive for BAE says airline operators will soon begin to
demand total support solutions from outside suppliers for their
regional aircraft, rather than the "a la carte" service that
“We needed a contract in order to
stabilize the workforce, stem the high attrition of experienced
controllers and begin to rebuild the trust and morale that is
essential to believing and sharing in the FAA’s safety
mission.” Source: NATCA President Paul