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  • Exclusive: SFO near miss might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’

    07/11/2017 9:51:32 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 60 replies
    Mercury News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Matthias Gafni, Bay Area News Group
    SAN FRANCISCO — In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the “rare” incident. An air traffic controller sent the descending Air Canada Airbus 320 on a “go-around” — an unusual event where pilots must pull up and...
  • Senate bill ditches Trump plan to privatize air traffic control

    06/23/2017 7:29:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Republicans excluded a proposal to privatize the nation's air traffic control system pushed by President Trump and some Republicans from a major Federal Aviation Authority reauthorization bill The Senate bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration keeps the air traffic control system under the jurisdiction of the FAA, despite a June 5 push by Trump and House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., to put it under the control of an independent board. The Senate legislation comes a day after the House Transportation Committee introduced its own FAA reauthorization bill, which calls for privatizing the air traffic control system....
  • Look Who Wants States and Communities to Control Drone Regulation

    06/21/2017 9:01:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., wants drones regulated, and she wants them regulated now. And, along with strong bi-partisan support, the goal is to have them primarily regulated at the state and local level. It won’t happen in Washington. A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled last month the Federal Aviation Authority lacks authority to regulate drone use by hobbyists or to require they register their drones in a national database, and legislation the senator introduced to regulate drones in the last Congress went nowhere. So she has opted for another approach. She has joined forces with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.,...
  • Trump to announce plan to privatize air traffic control: reports

    06/05/2017 7:45:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/4/17 | Brandon Carter
    President Trump will reportedly introduce a plan on Monday to privatize the air traffic control functions of the Federal Aviation Administration this week as part of a broader push for infrastructure reform. The Washington Post reports that Trump will instruct Congress to pursue privatizing air traffic control and spin it off into a nonprofit corporation. Trump could send principles for the plan to Congress as early as this week, according to the report. Trump will be joined by the CEOs of several major airlines as he makes his air traffic control announcement, ABC News reported Sunday evening.
  • SoCal family thrown off overbooked Delta flight over child's seating

    05/04/2017 6:16:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 210 replies
    abc7.com ^ | Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:36PM | By Elex Michaelson
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Southern California family says they were kicked off an overbooked Delta airplane because they refused to yield a seat held by their young son. The Schear family of Huntington Beach says they were flying from Hawaii to Los Angeles last week when airline staff asked them to give up a seat occupied by their 2-year-old son and carry him on their laps for the duration of the flight. They tried to refuse and argued with airline staff, but say they were threatened with being sent to jail. "You have to give up the seat or...
  • With eleven days to go, FAA's BasicMED may not occur but 2016 Congressional law will happen

    04/20/2017 2:24:18 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    S.2658 — 114th Congress (2015-2016): cancels the requirement for a pilot to hold at least a 3rd class medical certificate to exercise the privileges of private pilot in most cases. "The FAA may not take enforcement action against a pilot for not holding a valid third-class medical certificate unless the FAA has published final medical certification regulations in the Federal Register". The FAA was given one year to publish regulations governing this. The DOT/FAA responded with a set of rules for this, to take effect no later than 1 May 2017. That is eleven days away and the rules, paperwork,...
  • I Know You’re Mad at United but… (Thoughts from a Pilot Wife About Flight 3411)

    04/13/2017 9:36:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 145 replies
    The Pilot's Wife ^ | 4/11/17 | AngeliaJGriffin
    f there’s one thing I have learned over the years, it’s that there are always two sides to every story. On April 9th, a very unfortunate incident played out on United Flight 3411, the video of which has since gone viral causing a mass social media uprising with an ‘off-with-their-heads’ mentality. I mean, across the board. Fire ’em all and let the gods sort it out later. Look, I get it. When I first saw the video I was appalled too. To say that it was inflammatory would be putting it mildly. But it was also a situation that was...
  • Harrison Ford won't face discipline in landing mishap

    04/03/2017 4:48:29 PM PDT · by SoCal Pubbie · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/3/2017 | Nicole Chavez
    Harrison Ford won't face discipline in landing mishap
  • HARRISON FORD: 'I'M THE SCHMUCK WHO LANDED ON THE TAXIWAY'

    03/24/2017 3:49:13 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/24/2017 | tmz
    Harrison Ford told the tower at John Wayne Airport, "I'm the schmuck who landed on the taxiway." TMZ has obtained communications between Ford and the tower. The audio above is Ford on his cellphone with the tower immediately after he lands on the taxiway and the audio below is the radio communication between Ford and the Tower during his plane landing. Ford explain why he was confused ... a combination of encountering turbulence from an Air Bus and getting distracted by a jet that was on the runway. Harrison Ford landed his single engine plane on the taxiway at John...
  • Feds: Nine planes violated President Trump’s airspace over the weekend

    02/20/2017 10:59:39 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 41 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | February 20 | Eliot Kleinberg
    WEST PALM BEACH — At least nine planes violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday morning for President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least two of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military jets, federal officials confirmed this morning to The Palm Beach Post. Eight of those crossed the line on Friday alone, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
  • Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with the Aviation Industry

    02/10/2017 2:38:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    SAT Press Releases ^ | February 10, 2017
    State Dining Room 9:47 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you for being here. Nothing like having meetings in the White House. Good place. Good place for meetings. Good place for a lot of things. People don’t realize I inherited a mess. A big mess. I think they know. I think they understand. Well, thank you all. I know so many of you through reading and through business magazines, and you’ve done an amazing job. And I want to congratulate you. I know you’re under pressure from a lot of foreign elements and foreign carriers. I’ve been hearing that a little...
  • Controller error sends jet from LAX into flight path of other plane

    12/20/2016 6:36:34 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    KABC ^ | December 20, 2016 | Rob Hayes
    ALTADENA, CA -- An air traffic controller error sent a jet from LAX into the flight path of another plane and flying low over the mountains above the San Gabriel Valley... an EVA Air Boeing 777 that left LAX around 1:20 a.m. heading to Taipei was given an incorrect instruction by a controller based in San Diego to turn left instead of right. That sent the airliner toward the mountains above Altadena, as well as toward the flight path of an Air Canada plane that had just taken off. Audio traffic indicates the same controller realizing the problem and telling...
  • Police: Air traffic controller was sleeping while pilots' calls went unanswered [ BOISE]

    12/20/2016 6:18:22 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    KTVB ^ | December 18, 2016 | Katie Terhune
    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why pilots trying to land at the Boise Airport were met with silence from air traffic controllers during the early hours of Nov. 19. Boise Police officers and paramedics were called out to the air traffic control tower at 2:41 a.m. for a welfare check after learning that pilots and airport officials had been unable to reach the tower operators, despite trying multiple radio frequencies, telephone and the emergency "red phone." The first officers on scene wrote in a report that after reaching a locked gate, they used a spotlight to flash the tower...
  • Drone Guidlines

    10/17/2016 9:22:10 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 4 replies
    BIG BROTHER ^ | July 2016 | FAA
    http://www.faa.gov/uas/media/Part_107_Summary.pdf
  • FAA Sued For Reverse Discrimination (from 12/30/15)

    10/02/2016 6:36:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/30/2015 | Evan Gahr
    consider all the times whites are passed over for jobs because of this country’s diversity fetish. The Federal Aviation Administration and the Obama Transportation Department today were smacked with a class action race discrimination lawsuit for systematically purging highly qualified air traffic controller candidates from consideration in order to increase diversity. Mountain States Legal Foundation president William Perry Pendley, whose group filed the lawsuit, said in a statement that, “In abandoning years of hiring the most qualified and adopting a ‘test’ that is the epitome of psychobabble, the FAA told our clients their skills are less important than their race...
  • Moon Express Approved for Private Lunar Landing in 2017, a Space First

    08/03/2016 6:52:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    Space.com ^ | August 3, 2016 09:25am ET | Mike Wall
    For the first time ever, a private company has permission to land on the moon. The U.S. government has officially approved the planned 2017 robotic lunar landing of California-based Moon Express, which aims to fly commercial missions to Earth's nearest neighbor and help exploit its resources, company representatives announced today (Aug. 3). ... Previously, companies had been able to operate only on or around Earth. The new approval, while exclusive to Moon Express, could therefore serve as an important regulatory guide for deep-space commercial activity in general, Richards said. "Nobody's had a deep-sea voyage yet. We're still charting those waters,"...
  • Don’t Ground “Uber in the Sky”

    07/28/2016 7:24:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Cato At Liberty (Cato Institute Blog) ^ | July 25, 2016 | Ilya Shapiro and Randal John Meyer
    Last year, a company called Flytenow was poised to revolutionize air travel by allowing private pilots already going to a destination to share their costs with would-be travelers—kind of like a college rideshare bulletin board, but on the Internet. The service would pair pilots with potential passengers, for a small fee no greater than the cost of fuel. It’s been called “Uber in the sky.” But in December, Flytenow shut down after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the Federal Aviation Administration’s determination that the service must obtain the highest levels of licensing, akin to what...
  • Will the new Pilot Bill of Rights 2 Law be dumped by the FAA?

    07/20/2016 1:49:30 PM PDT · by pabianice · 9 replies
    News | 7/20/16 | vanity
    If you fly, you will have heard by now that The Pilots' Bill of Rights 2 has been signed into law. This is the result of the DOT refusing to rule on the proposal for close to five years. In short, it will allow anyone who has held a third class medical since 2007 be able to fly any airplane up to 6,000 pounds, single or twin, VFR or IFR, under 10,000 feet without another current medical certificate. The law becomes effective July 17, 2017. My prediction is that the FAA will never allow it to take effect, esp. with...
  • FAA Bans Flights Between the US and Turkey

    07/16/2016 10:19:38 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    NBC10 ^ | 7-16-2016 | Danielle Abreu
    U.S. airline regulators are banning all flights between the U.S. and airports in Turkey as the country fought to overcome a military coup attempt that left at least 161 people dead and scores more wounded Saturday. The Federal Aviation Administration ban includes commercial and private planes operating into or out of Turkey, as well as flights to the U.S. by non-U.S. carriers via third countries. (SNIP) Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Ankara issued a statement Saturday warning that U.S. government officials have been told not to use the airport in Istanbul and that U.S. citizens in the country should seek...
  • The FAA Reauthorization Is a Big Government Gift to Unions

    07/14/2016 7:46:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Terry Schilling
    A new bill in the House of Representatives, the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), seeks to “privatize” the air traffic control system, which would strip oversight away from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and create a new, private, non-profit corporation to oversee air traffic control (ATC) operations.On the surface, this bill might sound like a good idea. But the word “privatize” is a misnomer. Instead of fixing legitimate problems with the FAA, the AIRR Act would overhaul the entire ATC system and replace a bureaucracy that is currently accountable to Congress with...