Aviation Interest

California Aerospace & Aviation Days at the Capitol, March 27-29, 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, the California Pilots Association (CalPilots) is participating in an event highlighting the importance of aviation to state elected officials. Titled California Aerospace & Aviation Days, the 3-day program at the Capitol in Sacramento will include activities engaging state Senators, Assemblymembers in discussions educating them on the industry’s value to the…

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California Aerospace & Aviation Days at the Capitol, March 27-29, 2017

For the fifth consecutive year, the California Pilots Association (CalPilots) is participating in an event highlighting the importance of aviation to state elected officials. Titled California Aerospace & Aviation Days, the 3-day program at the Capitol in Sacramento will include activities engaging state Senators, Assemblymembers in discussions educating them on the industry’s value to the…

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PILOTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT DRONE OPERATIONS

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Industry sources estimate that 1 million drones will be sold this holiday season. Their increasing numbers has pilots concerned about their proper use, especially where they may interfere with aircraft operations. Even a very small drone can cause a catastrophic accident, if it collides with an airplane.

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FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Bulletin Issued on Noise-Cancelling Headset Use

On November 20, 2015, the FAA issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB CE-16-08) that advises GA pilots and operators of concerns with the use of noise cancelling headsets. In many cases, pilots are using the noise cancelling headsets as supplementary equipment during operations. When wearing these headsets, the pilot may be unaware of environmental sounds and audible warning annunciations in the cockpit that do not come through the intercom system.

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FAAST Blast — Week of Nov 30 – Dec 06, 2015

Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Final Rule Issued to Remove Certain Instrument Approach Procedures

On November 10, 2015, the FAA issued a final rule that removes certain redundant or underutilized ground-based nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) and VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Removing these NDB and VOR SIAPs (334 in total) is an integral part of right-sizing the quantity and type of procedures in the NAS, especially as a growing number of area navigation (RNAV) instrument approach procedures are made available. The complexity and cost of maintaining the existing ground based navigational infrastructure while expanding RNAV capability is not sustainable. To view the rule and the list of affected SIAPs and their removal dates, go to www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-10/pdf/2015-28478.pdf.

 

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Gnoss Field to host Safety Awareness Weekend

NOVATO, Calif. — Scanlon Aviation will host a safety awareness weekend at Gnoss Field Oct. 22–25. Headlining the event is Master Instructor Rich Stowell, the 2014 National FAASTeam Rep of the Year and 2006 National CFI of the Year.

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Pilots offer airlift support to mudslide victims, stranded motorists

If you can’t drive, you might as well fly.

At least 10 local pilots — perhaps more — offered disaster support to about 30 people who were directly impacted by the mudslides that buried Highway 58 between the Sand Canyon area of Tehachapi and Mojave Friday morning, forcing the closure of the major east-west Kern County artery.

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FLIGHT ADVISORY GPS Interference Testing October 20-22, 2015 Ridgecrest, California

FLIGHT ADVISORY GPS Interference Testing October 20-22, 2015 Ridgecrest, California

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SBD Fest 2015 Roars into SBD International Airport

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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.

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Aircraft Spruce Customer Appreciation Day

Aircraft Spruce Appreciation Day October 10th, 2015 7am to 3pm PST This 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….

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