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AUVSI Says It Would Make Virtually All Flights Illegal
A bill that is working its way through the California Legislature would create a no-fly zone for UAVs from the ground up to 350 feet over any private property in the state.
The bill, introduced by District 19 Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, "would extend liability for wrongful occupation of real property and damages to a person who operates an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying the real property, without the express permission of the person or entity with the legal authority to grant access or without legal authority."
Written by Pia Bergqvist - Flying Magazine
- July 15, 2015
John Kounis, editor of aviation magazine Pilot Getaways, died suddenly this week at his home in Glendale, California. Kounis was an avid pilot with several thousand hours of flight time and the proud owner of a Cessna 185. During his exciting career, he visited more than 50 countries in a variety of general aviation airplanes.
Deadline Now September 8, Allows For A Full 90 Days Of CommentThe FAA is extending the public comment period for its Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project to September 8, 2015, to allow for a full 90 days of comment.
The project is a comprehensive proposal to improve the flow of air traffic into and out of Southern California by making the airspace safer and more efficient. It proposes to replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic procedures with new satellite-based procedures, which are a key component of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The Metroplex proposal encompasses most of Southern California and includes six major airports.
The July/August 2015 issue of FAA Safety Briefing highlights the many unique opportunities that GA flying enables in all four corners of our great nation. Articles in this issue help prepare pilots for what to expect when traveling outside their home airspace in terms of plan, pilot, and plane.
Written by General Aviation News Staff
- July 07, 2015
2015 San Carlos Airport Open House,Regular contributor Hayman Tam sent in these photos from the third annual Open House at San Carlos Airport (KSQL) in California. He reports that thousands of residents flocked to the airport for the event. With gorgeous weather, this one-day event was a great opportunity for the community to interact with many of the airport businesses. Children [...]Read in browser
AOPA is hoping for some movement on the relaxation of third class aviation medical requirements "in the next few weeks," according to a report recorded for AOPA Live. Jim Coon, AOPA's senior vice president of government affairs, told the program that medical reform remains AOPA's top priority. "This is an issue we are working on every day," said Coon. "We know how important it is to members and to the future of general aviation, so we will keep pursuing reform through every means available to us." Coon said there now bills before both the Senate and House to introduce the measure and it's also possible it could be added to another bill or as part of the coming FAA reauthorization. FAA funding runs out Sept. 30.
The Big Bear City Airport is pleased to welcome you to its 2015 Air Fair! This exciting event is a longstanding tradition in the community. For more than thirty years, the airport has welcomed audiences young and old to experience the thrill of aviation.
In this issue's Aeromedical Advisory department (p. 5), Federal Air Surgeon Dr. James Fraser explains the importance of new sleep apnea guidance for AMEs, while Checklist (p 20) highlights a few common terminology misconceptions when it comes to airman certificates, ratings and endorsements. Also, Vertically Speaking (p 33) reviews some important summer safety tips for rotorcraft pilots.
Also be sure check out the Check Engine! advice from Editor Sabrina Woods in the Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons department (p. 30) on how to manage the maintenance on your power plant. And be sure to review Susan Parson's Postflight column (p. 36) for a frank discussion on practical performance.