Aviation Regulation

CalPilots welcomes AOPA to Camarillo April 28-29

CalPilots welcomes the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association to share our skies for the first of their 2017 regional AOPA Fly-In events on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29 at the Camarillo Airport. Look for CalPilots as we take this opportunity to reinforce the effectiveness of the Aviation Advocacy Triad of effective organizations at each of…

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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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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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FAA seeks to better regulate the use of drones

Concerned about rising reports of close calls and safety risks involving drones, the government announced Monday it will require many of the increasingly popular unmanned aircraft to be registered.

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California Governor Brown Vetoes UAV Bill

Says The Law Would Have Potentially Led To Excessive Litigation

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) has taken what may have been an unexpected, but welcome step … at least welcomed by the UAV industry. On Wednesday, he vetoed SB 142, the bill that would have forced all UAVs to fly at an altitude of not lower than 350 feet over most of the state.

In his veto message, Brown (pictured) said “This bill would enact trespass liability for anyone flying a drone less than 350 feet about real property without the express permission of the property owner, whether or not anyone’s privacy was violated by the flight.

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FAA Extends SoCal Metroplex Comment Period

Deadline Now September 8, Allows For A Full 90 Days Of Comment

The FAA is extending the public comment period for its Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project to September 8, 2015, to allow for a full 90 days of comment.

The project is a comprehensive proposal to improve the flow of air traffic into and out of Southern California by making the airspace safer and more efficient. It proposes to replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic procedures with new satellite-based procedures, which are a key component of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The Metroplex proposal encompasses most of Southern California and includes six major airports.

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FAA 45-day comment period on Airspace

Did you know? 11 rules affecting airspace proposed in August? It is amazing how efficient the FAA can be at times. In August 2015, the FAA posted 11 proposed rules to the Federal Register regarding airspace. Did you know that? Until Sept. 1, I didn’t either. On each proposed rule is a 45-day comment period….

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California Modifies Proposed UAV Trespass Bill

Would Consider Any Flight Under 350 Feet As A Violation

The California general assembly is considering a modified UAV trespass bill that would make any flight over private property at an altitude under 350 feet a violation of the state’s trespassing law.

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GA fires back at airline pilots for attacking medical reform

JULY 29, 2015  The Experimental Aircraft Association and other general aviation groups have fired back at an inflammatory letter sent by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) to all U.S. senators that “made numerous false and unsubstantiated claims regarding the efforts to expand freedoms in general aviation and reform aeromedical certification,” according to EAA officials….

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Medical Reform? ALPA Opposes It

ALPA Opposes GA Medical-Reform Effort

 

EAA leadership was fuming at AirVenture on Saturday morning, as they dealt with a last-minute, unexpected letter from the Air Line Pilots Association sent to members of Congress, opposing the Pilots’ Bill of Rights 2 now under consideration — with a vote in the Senate expected as soon as Tuesday. ALPA cited concerns over safety if the bill, which would allow GA pilots to self-certify under most circumstances, were to pass. “This is an out-and-out attack to derail the bill,” EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said at an impromptu news conference at Oshkosh on Saturday morning. “We think it’s unconscionable, and unfair to the GA public.” Pelton and the EAA staffers quickly worked to rally the troops at AirVenture to call their senators on Monday to let them know the bill is important to them.

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