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Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Christopher Hart Approved As NTSB Chair By Senate Committee

Has Been Acting Chair Since Departure Of Deborah Hersman Last Year

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has voted to confirm Christopher Hart as the next chairman of the NTSB. Hart has served as acting chair of the panel since the departure of Deborah Hersman last year.

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Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Key NBAA-Backed Provision Included In New PBOR Legislation

Requires FAA To Release Enforcement Report When Serving Emergency Orders

The Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 legislation introduced Thursday by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) along with companion legislation in the U.S. House contains a key provision backed by the NBAA.

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Fri, Feb 27, 2015

AeroSports Update: RAF Helps Flyers/Landowners In West Virginia

West Virginia Is 25th State To Add Aviation To Recreational Use To Protect Landowners From Liability

Earlier this month we reported that the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) helped secure the right of recreational flyers to use airports located on land controlled by the U.S. Forest Service. Now, another success has been achieved in the state of West Virginia to help protect property owners with private airports used for recreational purposes.

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Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Airborne 02.27.15: CS300 Flies, Nimoy Goes West, NTSB's Hart OK'd, Pilot's Bill of Rights II

Also: Bell 505 Update, Mooney Update, UAV Hysteria, AAR Sells Telair, True Blue Power, More UAV Waivers, Flyers Rights

The Bombardier CSeries CS300 airliner made its first flight today from Montreal's Mirabel airport. After a weather cancellation Thursday and nearly hour's delay this morning, the CS300 took off at 1100, ET, after dealing with an issue with the flight test monitoring system. Once fixed, C-FFDK took off from runway 24 without any problems and engaged in a 'picture perfect' 5 hour test flight. ANN also just learned of the passing of Science Fiction TV/Movie Icon, Leonard Nimoy, whose 'Mr. Spock' character inspired many to dream of great things. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved Christopher Hart as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board on February 26, sending the nomination to the full Senate. Hart originally served with the NTSB from 1990 to 1993. His most recent term with the NTSB started in August 2009

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Fri, Feb 27, 2015

FAA To Implement Cold Weather Altitude Correction At Some Airports

New Information To Be Included In Instrument Procedures Beginning In March

The FAA plans to implement the cold temperature altitude corrections at “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” found in Notice to Airmen Publication (NTAP) later this year.

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Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Inhofe Introduces Pilot’s Bill Of Rights 2

Would Reform Medical Certification Process, Extend Due Process Rights, Increase Transparency In Investigations And Enforcement Actions

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), a member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus and certified flight instructor with more than 11,000 flight hours, today introduced S. 571, the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR 2), legislation to expand the 3rd class medical exemption for recreational pilots and broaden the protections provided in the original Pilot’s Bill of Rights authored by Inhofe and signed into law in 2012.

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Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Mooney Holds Preliminary Type Certification Meeting For M10T, M10J

FAA Participates In Meeting Held In Chino, CA

A Preliminary Type Certification Board (PTCB) for Mooney's new M10T and M10J airplanes was held at the Chino, CA offices of Mooney International recently.

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