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FAAST – Las Vegas North Town 2 Departure

The North Las Vegas, NV airport has had numerous pilot deviations in the past year.Twenty Six (26) of these pilot deviations have been on the “North Town 2” Standard Instrument Departure (SID), alone.

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FAA says 'no' to FCC ban on 121.5 MHz ELT

No deadline set for compliance.

A ban on 121.5 MHz ELTs? Not under the FAA’s watch.

The agency has officially stepped in with a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration requesting that the Federal Communication Commission withdraw its notice that would prohibit the “certification, manufacture, importation, sale, or continued use of 121.5 MHz ELTs.”

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How Our (State) Laws Are Really Made

How our laws are really made By Karen de Sá SACRAMENTO — Imagine: At a time when California is lurching from crisis to crisis, a legislator has an idea to make life better. He puts together a bill, gathers support and shepherds it into law. If only Sacramento worked like that. Instead, it often works…

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TFR – Atherton, CA. July 8th

VIP NOTAM- Atherton, CA Notice Number: NOTC2397 July 8, 2010 Atherton, CA 3NMR- 3,000 FT AGL Specific instructions and restrictions are available at http://tfr.faa.gov once the NOTAM has been issued. *Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest…

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AB48 Your Support is Required

California Pilots And Aviation Interested Urged To Contact State Reps

Amended Bill Could Stave Off Confiscatory Fees For Private Flight Instructors, Small Flight Schools

The aviation community in California is being urged to contact members of the State Legislature on Friday before they adjourn for the July 4th recess. Aviation interests in that state are being asked to urge legislators to vote “yes” on AB 1140 (amended), which has completely erased its original wording and now includes a single purpose:

“This bill would prohibit the bureau, for the period July 1, 2010, to December 31, 2011, inclusive, from enforcing the act against institutions that offer flight instruction or institutions that offer Federal Aviation Administration certified educational programs in aircraft maintenance.

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Runway Crossing Procedure Change

Runway Crossing Procedure Change – click Read More

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Help to Make Sure They Fix AB48 – AB1889

A quick update on AB 48, The California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.

In an email, Kyle Precourt, (Field Representative Office of Assemblymen Martin Garrick) has said that he is currently working with Assemblyman Garrick’s Legislative Director, Joe Patterson, and other legislative offices in Sacramento to obtain relief for flight schools.

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FCC Ban on 121.5 MHz ELTs Set – Sort Of

Implementation Date For The Ban Is Still Not Set In Stone

Effective in August, the FCC is prohibiting further certification, manufacture, importation, sale or use of 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters. The date of compliance by the FCC has not yet been announced. AEA, along with other Associations’ leadership, is working with the FAA and the FCC to postpone implementation and resolve this issue, and AEA says it will post weekly updates on the website to address this critical issue.  (See latest info at the bottom of all articles)

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FAA Removes 'Taxi To' From Controller Vocabulary

New Phraseology Goes Into Effect June 30th
Beginning at the end of this month, Air Traffic Controllers will no longer be using the phase “Taxi To” when clearing aircraft to an assigned takeoff runway.

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California Law Hurts CFIs, Flight Schools

CFIs and flight schools in California are wondering how they will be able to comply with an onerous new law that requires all businesses that offer flight training to operate like colleges and trade schools.

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