General Aviation

News and issues concerning general aviation, specifically airplanes and helicopters powered by piston and alternative engines (i.e., non-turbine powered aircraft). Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

December 11, 2014, 11:21 AM

FAA Grants Second Round of '333' Exemptions to Fly Drones

The FAA on December 10 granted four companies permission to operate drones under a special provision of the 2012 FAA reauthorization act.

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Dec 11, 2014 - 11:21 AM
The FAA on December 10 granted four companies permission to operate drones under a special provision of the 2012 FAA reauthorization act.
Dec 9, 2014 - 7:15 AM
Runway expansion gets underway in 2015Q3
Textron Systems Aerosonde unmanned aircraft system
Dec 8, 2014 - 1:20 PM
Textron started operating the Aerosonde UAS through an FAA certificate of authorization awarded to the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership.
Dec 8, 2014 - 9:10 AM
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Dec 3, 2014 - 4:15 AM
An FAA notice of proposed rulemaking may allow private pilots to fly without a medical certificate.
Dec 2, 2014 - 10:19 AM
General Aviation Caucus members are recruiting new leaders, with three of the four co-chairs leaving Congress.
Radio control glider
Nov 19, 2014 - 6:49 PM
Model airplanes are aircraft, according to the National Transportation Safety Board
Ritewing Zephyr
Nov 18, 2014 - 10:42 AM
The NTSB reversed a ruling that the FAA was wrong to fine Raphael Pirker for allegedly recklessly flying a drone.
SMO kids
Nov 4, 2014 - 7:26 AM