Lawmakers are continuing to put pressure on Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to detail and justify stops and searches of general aviation aircraft that are flying within U.S. borders. Eight Senate Republicans wrote Homeland Security acting Secretary Rand Beers seeking a report by Nov. 15 on every stop and search since 2009 and the reasons behind the searches.

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Now your smartphone can display real-time wind readings by plugging a new compact meter from Sporty’s into your phone’s headset jack and downloading a free app. The app gives you a clear overview of average, actual and maximum wind speed, as well as a real-time graph. The unit of measurement — m/s, Kmh, mph, Kts,…

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faastForecasts estimate an expected 7,500 small unmanned aircraft in the national airspace in the next five years. For now, almost all of the unmanned aircraft operations that are approved are for public use and research purposes, and on a case by case basis. A new UAS roadmap document, developed with key stakeholders, will outline what is needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.

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ChicoCHICO – One of the city of Chico’s biggest financial pits is the Municipal – Airport, and its governing body of appointed board members has been wrestling with the issue. The news got worse last week, when the Chico Airport Commission found other debts related to the airport were actually tucked into non-airport funds, including fire service, litigation and remediation costs.

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Santa Monica officials sue FAA to gain control of city’s airport Suit seeks declaration that the city holds title to the site containing the oldest continuously operating airport in L.A. County.  (CalPilots Editor – Time for the FAA to step up and put an end to this constant airport harrassment by Santa Monica)

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AOPA Blog California dreamin’ How times have changed since AOPA Western Pacific Regional Manager John Pfeifer’s first California Pilots Association (CalPilots) annual meeting. The event has been transformed from a day-long business meeting with 20 to 25 people to a mélange of networking, education, exhibits, food, and entertainment. Read more…

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