November 2010

Airport Support

Half Moon Bay – Proposed Big Wave Project Location Needs Objective Review

The California Pilots Association (CALPILOTS) recognizes the requirement to provide housing and employment for people with developmental disabilities. The issue with this proposal is the location of this large facility (directly across from the beginning of runway 30 at Half Moon Bay airport – see graphic), with one building of up to five stories in the proposed business park.

Airport Support

Half Moon Bay – Proposed Big Wave Project Location Needs Objective Review

The California Pilots Association (CALPILOTS) recognizes the requirement to provide housing and employment for people with developmental disabilities. The issue with this proposal is the location of this large facility (directly across from the beginning of runway 30 at Half Moon Bay airport – see graphic), with one building of up to five stories in the proposed business park.

Aviation Interest

FAA Targets Part Time IA’s – Update

Update – FAA extends comment period on IA proposal

The FAA’s recently proposed change in the definition of “actively engaged” for issuing and renewing an A&P Inspector Authorization (IA) has stirred up a lot of worry in the GA community. The comment period for the notice of proposed policy published on Nov. 5 has been extended to Jan. 17, 2011. According to the FAA, “an individual must be actively engaged, for at least the prior two-year period, in maintaining aircraft to be eligible to either obtain or renew an IA.” This proposal is a significant change to long-established practice for IA qualifications, according to officials at the National Business Aviation Association. Comment on the proposal here, docket number FAA-2010-1060.