En route from TRK to RHV recently in Centurion 7RR, I found myself on the same center frequency as Bonanza -- 5JJ! I was really tempted to tell center, "7 Romeo Romeo would like to connect with 5 Juliet Juliet." But I didn't want to start a feud, so I bit my tongue and said nothing. -- Rick Tavan
Doug Hughes, the Florida mail carrier who landed his gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol last month, faces several years in prison and fines for felony charges including illegally flying an aircraft, along with lesser charges for his breach of Washington, D.C., airspace. A grand jury indicted Hughes on the charges stemming from his April 15 flight, which he had openly planned as a protest of government corruption, The Associated Press reported.
Dynon Avionics, the maker of experimental and light-sport panels, has lowered the price of its all-digital D2 Pocket Panel to $1095. Designed to serve as an instrument backup for certified or non-certified aircraft, the D2 features a true artificial horizon with responsive and accurate pitch and roll. AHRS sensors also provide a turn rate indicator and slip/skid ball. An internal GPS receiver provides ground speed, altitude, vertical speed, and ground track.
The FAA this week issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive for Avidyne Integrated Flight Display units due to cases of incorrect course indications during RNAV approaches where the final fix is not aligned with the final approach course. The AD affects some software versions of 10- and 12-inch R9 displays and the IFD540. It requires adding to the Limitations Section of the airplane flight manual or flight manual supplement to state: "Flying a full procedure (non Vector-to-Final) GPS approach, with a course change at the Final Approach Fix (FAF), is prohibited," and "Flying a GPS approach, with a Direct-To or with an Omni-Bearing Selector (OBS) leg to the FAF, is prohibited."
AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found an engine upgrade for the Cessna Caravan, scholarship awards from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and The Racing Aces, and an upcoming convention for unmanned aerial systems hosted by NASA.
The move to separate the air traffic control function from the FAA is gaining momentum and it now appears that Congress is seriously considering a stand-alone air traffic organization that, by definition, would be independently funded.
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Also: Aerion Takes Orders, API Partner EAA, 'Fly Along' Case Resolved, BASE Jump Tragedy, Electromagnetic Catapult, Gulfstream G650ER, Piper M500 With the FAA still stuck in the mud of its own bureaucracy trying to develop UAV regulations, and sans a cohesive application of policy, we now have… ‘Unauthorized photography'…being charged as a way to stop a UAV operator. A newspaper wanting to get photographs of solar panels atop the roof of a Veterans Administration hospital in Louisiana figured using a UAV would be the perfect way to get the job done. The Helicopter Association International and six other aviation associations sent a strongly worded letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee of Veterans Affairs, urging their committee to reject a bill that would impose a detrimentally low cap on Veterans Administration funding for college flight training degree programs for veterans. It's been reported that the global fleet of over 1,300 Pilatus PC-12 aircraft have reached a major milestone by compiling five million flight hours since the first aircraft was delivered in October, 1994. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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“The restrictions that the town has adopted, by its own calculations, would prohibit a significant share of all airport operations.” Source: Excerpt from a complaint concerning East Hampton airport submitted pursuant to Part 16 of the FAA's regulations filed by the NBAA.