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FAA Clamps Down On Airport, Airborne Misbehavior

Flight attendants are applauding a new zero-tolerance stance by the FAA for bad behavior by passengers. The agency has announced that misbehaving passengers will no longer get a warning before they face significant punishment. The action, which is in force until the end of March, stems from a rash of airborne confrontations between unruly passengers […] The post FAA Clamps Down On Airport, Airborne Misbehavior appeared first on AVweb.

Civilian Controller Spots Snag, Prevents Osprey Crash (Corrected)

An  FAA air traffic controller has been recognized for preventing the crash of a CV-22 Osprey by noticing a maintenance snag from the tower. The student crew was taking off on a challenging night brownout landing training mission at Kirtland Air Force Base/Sunport International Airport in Albuquerque when Wendy Smith, who's been watching Ospreys take […] The post Civilian Controller Spots Snag, Prevents Osprey Crash (Corrected) appeared first on AVweb.

Industry Round-up, January 15, 2020

This week, AVweb's news roundup has uncovered reports on a propeller STC, the introduction of a cabin pressure control and monitoring system, a flight deck upgrade for the Hawker 800XP and a flight school welcoming a new class. Air Plains Services has gained a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that will allow the Kansas-based company to […] The post Industry Round-up, January 15, 2020 appeared first on AVweb.

Top Letters And Comments, January 15, 2020

This week's letters brought comments from readers about mitigating aviation lead, flying in the pattern and CFI oversight. The post Top Letters And Comments, January 15, 2020 appeared first on AVweb.

Volocopter Aims To Bring VoloCity eVTOL To U.S.

German air taxi startup Volocopter announced on Friday that the FAA has accepted its application for concurrent type certificate validation for its VoloCity electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The company is currently pursuing certification of the VoloCity under EASA's SC-VTOL rule, which was published in July 2019. Volocopter hopes to receive that certification […] The post Volocopter Aims To Bring VoloCity eVTOL To U.S. appeared first on AVweb.

Aviation Safety


Download The Full January 2021 Issue PDF

Those Who Have and Those Who Refuse To Nine Numbers Stable Approaches Engine Monitors Rust and Risk To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe   Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Download The Full January 2021 Issue PDF appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Those Who Have and Those Who Refuse To

Editor's note: The following is a first-person account of an inadvertent gear-up landing and its aftermath, written by the incident pilot and adapted from a series of posts at BeechTalk.com, an online resource for Beechcraft owners and pilots of all aircraft types.  On August 5, 2020, I landed my much-loved Beechcraft F33A Bonanza gear-up at […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe   Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Those Who Have and Those Who Refuse To appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Spark Plugs

Cessna 172N Skyhawk High Resistance The pilot observed a unusually high EGT reading. Examination revealed one of the engine's eight REM38E spark plugs was not firing. Resistance check of all eight plugs revealed five exceeded the two kiloohm limit. An open current path in the failed spark plug was the probable reason for its failure. […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe   Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Spark Plugs appeared first on Aviation Safety.

Blinded By The Light

Aviation presents ongoing and ever-changing hazards that must be considered at all times. Often overlooked is the airport ramp and the non-movement area. This is especially important at night when personal/commercial vehicles have access.  This came together a recent, adrenaline-pumping scene I witnessed on the ramp at the North Las Vegas, Nev., airport waiting for […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe   Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post Blinded By The Light appeared first on Aviation Safety.

NTSB Reports

October 1, 2020, Burlington, Wash. Zenith CH601 Experimental At about 1500 Pacific time, the airplane sustained substantial damage when it crashed short of the runway. The solo private pilot was not injured; visual conditions prevailed. After taking off on the first flight of the day, the pilot remained in the traffic pattern. During the turn […] To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe   Subscribe to Aviation Safety Start a subscription to Aviation Safety for just $18. And access all of our online content - over 5,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 39. It's like getting 2 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access The post NTSB Reports appeared first on Aviation Safety.

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FAA Air Traffic Report

Today's Air Traffic Report:Low clouds could delay flights today in Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (MDW, ORD) and San Francisco (SFO). Accumulating snow is forecast in Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP). Gusty winds could slow flights in Dallas-Fort Worth (DAL, DFW) and Denver (DEN).Pilots: Check out the new Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFA) Tool from the Aviation Weather Center.For up-to-the-minute air traffic operations information, visit fly.faa.gov, and follow @FAANews on Twitter for the latest news and Air Traffic Alerts.The FAA Air Traffic Report provides a reasonable expectation of any daily impactsto normal air traffic operations, i.e. arrival/departure delays, ground stoppages, airport closures. This information is for air traffic operations planning purposes and is reliable as weather forecasts and other factors beyond our ability to control.Always check with your air carrier for flight-specific delay information.

New Safety Data Tool Available on FAA.gov Website

WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making it easier to research aviation safety guidance material from the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS).The Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS) combines more than 65 document types from more than a dozen different repositories into a single searchable application. This comprehensive knowledge center centralizes the FAAs aviation safety guidance material from the Flight Standards Information System (FSIMS) and the agencys Regulatory Guidance System (RGL).Each guidance document includes a link to the Code of Federal Regulations provision on which the document is based. DRS contains more than 2 million regulatory guidance documents, which can be browsed or searched. A search engine allows for basic or advanced searches and different ways to sort and view the results. The system includes pending and current versions of all documents along with their revision history. Information in the DRS is updated every 24 hours.The DRS exceeds the requirements of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-254), to establish a centralizedsafety database. DRS is constantly evolving, and in the future will provide even more features, functionality and document types. It will allow the agency to eventually sunset legacy systems such as FSIMS and RGL. Subject matter experts across the global aviation community collaborated on this project.The tool represents a giant step forward in providing consistency and standardization of regulatory interpretation by expediting research of aviation regulations and related documents. In the past, complex research projects could sometimes take days. DRS has consolidated all of this information so projects can be completed in minutes.

Super Bowl LV Flight Requirements for GA Pilots

General Aviation pilots who want to fly around Tampa, Fla., Feb. 3 9, 2021 will need to check out the FAAs Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for air traffic procedures for the area. Super Bowl LV is Sunday, Feb. 7, at Raymond James Stadium. Game time will be at approximately 6:30 p.m. EST.The FAA has published a webpage with information for Tampa, Fla. area airspace and airports. The Agency will update the webpage as additional information becomes available.As a designated National Security Special Event, additional unmanned aircraft restrictions will be in place before, during and after the Super Bowl. Learn more here: Super Bowl LV is a No Drone Zone.A reservation program to facilitate ground services at the following Tampa Bay area airports will be in effect Feb. 3 9, 2021. Pilots should contact the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at their airport to obtain reservations and additional information.Tampa International Airport (TPA)Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL)St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)Special air traffic procedures to minimize air traffic delays and enhance safety will be in effect for the following airports:Tampa International Airport (TPA)St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL)Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV)Tampa Executive Airport (VDF)Clearwater Airpark (CLW)Pilot Country Airport (X05)Albert Whitted Airport (SPG)Zephyrhills Municipal Airport (ZPH)Peter O. Knight Airport (TPF)Tampa North Aero Park (X39)Plant City Airport (PCM)Bartow Executive Airport (BOW)Winter Haven Regional Airport (GIF)South Lakeland Airport (X49)Venice Municipal Airport (VNC)Arrival and Departure Route Requirements:The NOTAM includes specific arrival and departure route requirements for jet and turboprop aircraft.FAA ATC Air Traffic Management InitiativesAir traffic management initiatives may include:Ground Delay Programs (GDP)Airspace Flow Programs (AFP)Time Based MeteringMiles in TrailAirborne HoldingGround StopsReroutesAltitude RestrictionGate Hold ProceduresArrival and Departure Route Requirements:The NOTAM includes specific arrival and departure route requirements for jet and turboprop aircraft.FAA ATC Air Traffic Management InitiativesAir traffic management initiatives may include:Ground Delay Programs (GDP)Airspace Flow Programs (AFP)Time Based MeteringMiles in TrailAirborne HoldingGround StopsReroutesAltitude RestrictionGate Hold ProceduresSpecial Event TFR for Super Bowl Sunday February 7, 2021The FAA will publish a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for Super Bowl LV centered on Raymond James Stadium. At this time, the TFR is expected to be active from 5:30 p.m. EST (2130z) until 11:59 p.m. EST (0459z) on Sunday, February 7. The TFR will have a 10 nautical mile inner core and a 30 nautical mile outer ring.The TFR is for general aviation and drone pilots. Pilots should continually check https://tfr.faa.gov/ for updated information on the time and details of this TFR.The TFR will not affect regularly scheduled commercial flights flying in and out of Tampa International Airport (TPA). Emergency medical, public safety and military aircraft may enter the TFR in coordination with air traffic control.The FAA will post the full text and graphic depiction of the Super Bowl LV TFR later in January.

FAA Adopts Stricter Unruly Passenger Policy

FAA Administrator Dickson signs order directing a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers.

FAA Seeks Public Comment on Aviation Noise Effects and Mitigation Research Portfolio

WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced plans to seek public comment on the existing noise research portfolio, including the Neighborhood Environmental Survey, and additional areas recommended for investigation. The notice is available on FAAs website.The FAA is sharing information on its aircraft noise research programs that includes a portfolio of research initiatives related to the effects of aviation noise impacts on the public, efforts to mitigate such noise exposure, and research regarding public perception of aviation noise. The public comment period opened today and the notice is published in the Federal Register.Included in this posting are the results of the Neighborhood Environmental Survey, a multi-year research effort to review and improve FAAs understanding of community response to noise.The survey included responses from over 10,000 people living near 20 airports across the country, and the results show an increased level of reported annoyance due to aircraft noise in contrast to earlier surveys.Successfully addressing noise requires continued and increased collaboration among all aviation stakeholders. In this regard, FAA has an important role to play in addressing noise issues, including continuing to improve the understanding of how airport noise impacts communities surrounding our nations airports. As part of FAAs broader research on aircraft noise, this survey data and the research related to noise abatement will be used to inform FAAs approach on the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and the well-being of people living near airports and communities served by airports throughout the country.FAA continues decades-long efforts to work with airport authorities, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, state and local governments, and communities to address noise concerns. FAA also collaborates with airport authorities and community groups to implement noise abatement procedures safely when operationally feasible. Todays civilian aircraft are quieter than at any time in the history of powered flight, and FAA continues to work with manufacturers and air carriers to reduce noise at the source.FAA works with local governments to encourage responsible land planning that avoids building residential housing in areas that will be exposed to significant airplane noise. In fact, over the last four decades, the number of Americans exposed to significant aviation noise near airports has been reduced from 7 million to just over 400,000more than a 94 reduction. During the same period, the number of annual passengers increased from around 200 million per year to over 900 million per year. This demonstrates a decrease in the number of people exposed to significant noise while showing an increase in the number of passengers travelling in the aviation system.