SBD Fest 2015 Roars into SBD International Airport on October 17, 2015(San Bernardino, CA – September 15, 2015) SBD Fest will take place at SBD International Airport on Saturday, October 17, 2015; celebrating the return of air shows to the skies over San Bernardino. The event offers a unique opportunity for the Airport to connect with surrounding communities and provide a fun event for families in the region. The opening ceremony, scheduled for 10:45 am, will pay tribute to the Airport’s rich heritage as a former US Air Force Base.
The California International Airshow scheduled for September 26, 27 is coming up quickly. Would you please pass the following message on to your local pilot association/clubs/flight schools? All aircraft flying in for the show and leaving same day will have their ramp fees waived. Pilots flying into the airport for the airshow will receive pre-admission airshow ticket prices for entry ($15.00) and the FBO, Jet West will be offering a .50 cent per gallon discount on fuel during airshow weekend.
Aircraft Spruce Appreciation Day October 10th, 2015
7am to 3pm PSTThis is the time of year when we go all out by offering spectacular discounts on our most popular products and provide a chance for our loyal customers to meet our vendors.So come join the fun and get a chance to win big prizes. Enjoy a free grilled hot dog and cold soda on us!
Says The Law Would Have Potentially Led To Excessive LitigationCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown (D) has taken what may have been an unexpected, but welcome step ... at least welcomed by the UAV industry. On Wednesday, he vetoed SB 142, the bill that would have forced all UAVs to fly at an altitude of not lower than 350 feet over most of the state.In his veto message, Brown (pictured) said "This bill would enact trespass liability for anyone flying a drone less than 350 feet about real property without the express permission of the property owner, whether or not anyone's privacy was violated by the flight.
The FAA is extending the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project by an additional 30 days. The comment period will now run until midnight on Oct. 8.The latest extension allows for a full 120 days of comment on the proposed project. The FAA previously extended the comment period by 60 days in July.
Written by Ben Sclair - Publisher Genral Aviation News
- September 03, 2015
Did you know? 11 rules affecting airspace proposed in August?It is amazing how efficient the FAA can be at times. In August 2015, the FAA posted 11 proposed rules to the Federal Register regarding airspace. Did you know that?Until Sept. 1, I didn’t either. On each proposed rule is a 45-day comment period. After 45-days, with no comments received, the FAA is one large step closer to making a proposed rule final.Federal Register logoPotentially impacted airspace is in Vancouver, Wash., International Falls, Minn., Van Nuys, Calif., Burbank, Calif., Gainesville, Miss., Newport, N.H., Placida, Fla., Vidalia, La., Marshall, Ark., Cottonwood, Ariz., and Mariana Islands, Guam. The majority are for creation or modification of Class E airspace.
CalPilots Editor's Note: Airports are much more than parking lots for aircraft -
VAN NUYS — The Los Angeles Fire Department is ramping up its aerial firefighting arsenal for a busy brush fire season.On Thursday afternoon, the Fire Department received two Canadian Super Scooper firefighting airplanes that are now based at Van Nuys Airport. Super Scoopers are amphibious and fight fires by collecting water from lakes then dropping that water onto fires from above.
Would Consider Any Flight Under 350 Feet As A ViolationThe California general assembly is considering a modified UAV trespass bill that would make any flight over private property at an altitude under 350 feet a violation of the state's trespassing law.
Pilot reports of unmanned aerial systems have topped 650 so far this year – well over the 238 reported for all of 2014, the FAA said this week. The agency said there was a big jump in sightings this summer, with 138 pilot reports in June and 137 in July. Meanwhile, there were just 52 reports for the June-July 2014 period. The sightings were at altitudes up to 10,000 feet and came from a variety of aircraft, from large air carriers to helicopters, the FAA said. On Wednesday, a medical helicopter reported having to maneuver to avoid a UAS while flying at 1,000 feet AGL. Over the summer, unmanned aircraft interfering with aerial firefighting operations prompted the FAA and the National Interagency Fire Center to issue a warning to UAS flyers to stay clear of fires, reminding them that unsafe operations could result in jail time and fines up to $25,000. The FAA, while wrangling with forming UAS safety rules in the personal and commercial sectors, has attempted to curtail problems with similar public safety announcements for airports and sports venues.