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FAA Now Requires Re-Registration of Aircraft

N-Numbers For Airplanes That Are Not Re-Registered Will Be Cancelledfaa

Get ready to pony up more paperwork … and fees … to register your airplane, and do it on a regular basis. The FAA has finalized a plan to require re-registration of all civil aircraft over the next three years, with renewal every three years after that. The FAA says the move will create a more accurate aircraft registration database.

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Line Up and Wait” in Preparation for Takeoff

Line Up and Wait” in Preparation for Takeoff
You do it at the movie theater, the supermarket, as well as your favorite coffee shop on the way to work: You line up and wait. And, after September 30, 2010, you may also be asked to do it at your local towered airport.

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Why you should care about TTF

Public comments are interesting…or can be. Following are but three comments made at the Sept. 22 hearing of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on an FAA proposal to prohibit any new residential through the fence (TTF) agreements at publicly-funded airports that are part of the National System of Airports and therefore eligible for Airport Improvement Program grants, also known as NPIAS airports.

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LGB Class C Comment Period Extended

The informal airspace meeting comment period has been extended until September 21, 2010. Please post this information on your websites, and advise airspace users locally.

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Line Up and Wait – September 30th

LINE UP AND WAIT PHRASEOLOGY CHANGE

  • Beginning on September 30, 2010, the words “Position and Hold” will no longer be used to instruct a pilot to enter the runway and await takeoff clearance. Under the new “Line Up and Wait” phraseology, the controller will:
    • State the call-sign.
    • State the departure runway.
    • State “Line Up and Wait”.

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Arizona Proposal to Regulate Flight Instructors Put Aside

DOA: Arizona Proposal to Regulate Flight Instructors Put Aside
SAFE, Others Provide Persuasive Testimony

Earlier in the week, the aviation community became alarmed that the state of Arizona was about to take the same stupid-pills California was taking in regards to the enaction of excessive and debilitating regulations for the flight training industry… Thankfully, the most recent reports suggest we can all breathe easier.

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AB48 AB1140 AB1889 – Update

Legislation leaves flying schools up in the air
When the Legislature imposed new regulations on private postsecondary schools last year, aimed at protecting students from unscrupulous diploma mills, it unwittingly put small flying schools in a potential spinout.

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AB48 – California Law Needs A Go-Around

The dynamics of obtaining professional flight training in the United States are no doubt complex—which is why we focus on the elements of finding a good flight instructor and training organization whenever we talk to prospective pilots about learning to fly. The consumer must be their own best advocate, because those flight training organizations vary widely. But how can we help these budding flyers—vital to our survival—steer clear of those unethical organizations that have so visibly failed?

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AB48 AB1140 AB1889 – Sacramento's Mess

Read the open letter to Senator Elllen Alquist,  Senate Appropriations Committee, on the process of a work around on AB48.

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Calif. flight schools closer to reprieve on costly reg

Flight schools in California could get a stay from the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009, a law that has had unintended consequences. Assembly Bill 1140 passed the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee by a vote of 6 to 1 Aug. 9. The bill would give flight schools 12 months to comply with the postsecondary act. The bill still faces significant legislative hurdles, however, and will need a fiscal analysis and could require another hearing from the Appropriations Committee or be sent directly to the California Senate floor for a vote.

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