Aviation Interest

FAA Issues NPRM on Modernizing AMT School Curriculum

On October 2, 2015, the FAA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to amend the regulations governing the curriculum and operations of FAA-certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools. These amendments would modernize and reorganize the required curriculum subjects in the appendices of the current regulations.

Aviation Interest

East Bay pilot a lifesaver for Bay Area pit bulls and Chihuahuas

[caption id="attachment_6410" align="alignnone" width="300"]Rescued pets wait to be loaded onto an airplane at the Livermore Municipal Airport in Livermore, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Wings of Rescue is a nonprofit that flies California rescues to other parts of the country where they stand a better chance of getting adopted. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) ( ANDA CHU )[/caption]For scores of dogs running out of time in Bay Area shelters, Cindy Smith is something of an angel.

Not only does the Livermore woman work with rescue groups to save the dogs no one seems to want, she and a cadre of volunteer pilots fly the canines hundreds of miles northward, where loving homes await.

California Airports

Chico airport panel nixes management offer

Chico >> After almost three hours of discussion, the Chico Airport Commission Tuesday night said it would not recommend the City Council agree to a long-term management proposal presented by consultant AvPORTS.

Commissioners said they had “concerns” with the proposal’s costs, as well as what the agreement would mean to the community in service and to the city in costs.

CalPilots Editor’s Note – CalPilot’s Paul Osterman states – “representatives of the CalPilots Chapter North Valley Aviation Association were one of many providing input to the commission”.