Friday, June 27, 2014
Notice Number: NOTC5420
Notice Number: NOTC5420
FAAST Blast — June 22-28, 2014Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update
Airman Certification System Working Group Documents Open for Comment
This notice announces the availability of draft Airman Certification Standards documents developed by the Airman Certification Standards Working Group for the commercial pilot certificate and the authorized instructor certificate. The Airman Certification Standards documents are designed as the foundation for transitioning to a more integrated and systematic approach to airman certification testing and training. These documents are available for public review, download, and comment.
Send comments on or before August 25, 2014, in accordance with Docket No. FAA-2013-0316 found here:https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/06/25/2014-14791/aviation-rulemaking-advisory-committee-airman-certification-system-working-group
Arlington Fly-in Coming Soon
In less than two weeks one of the largest GA events of the year kicks off at the Arlington Municipal Airport in Arlington, Washington, where more than 1,000 aircraft will congregate. Running between July 10-12, 2014, the Arlington Fly-In will play host to almost every kind of GA craft from powered parachutes to classic warbirds. The Fly-In is also a great place to learn. In addition to the many workshops the FAASTeam is also providing free safety seminars like Minard Thompson’s seminar on returning to flight after a period of inactivity.
For more information: http://www.arlingtonflyin.org/
Do You Need to See a Specialist?
Editor Sabrina Woods provides a concise guide on who should be fixing your plane in her article “The ‘Doctor’ is In” on page 18 of the latest issue of FAA Safety Briefing. Woods offers a prescription as to who should be doing what on your aircraft and what certification those providers should hold. The issue is available at: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Recreational Pilots Gain Rights in California and South Carolina
By Pia Bergqvist / Published: Jun 26, 2014
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Pilots at the Recreational Aviation Foundation have reason to celebrate after achieving two big during the past couple of weeks. California and South Carolina have both adopted legislative language that provides greater opportunities for backcountry flying.
The Recreational Use Statute in the two states has been amended to include aviation activities, providing landowners protection from liability when recreational pilots land on their properties. As a result, landowners will likely be more welcoming to airplanes flying into airstrips on their land.
As the third largest state in the union, California was a particularly big win for RAF. "California is such an important aviation state and with the passage of the RUS this is not only an important day for California but a very big day for aviation," said RAF's president John McKenna.
Twenty-four states have changed their RUS to include aviation activities as a result of the tireless work of RAF members, and there are six states in the process of making amendments.
Read more at http://www.flyingmag.com/news/recreational-pilots-gain-rights-california-and-south-carolina#KU9QVd7xufW1Ixhq.99