AIM change 2 effective September 13, 2018

AIM Change 2 went into effect September 13 and includes recommended advisory practices at non-towered airports as well as weather services and standard terminal arrivals (STARs).

FAA announces complex aircraft change

As you may have heard, earlier this week the FAA announced a policy change that went into effect on Tuesday, 4/26/2018, which eliminates the...

FAA Enforcement & the Aviation Safety Reporting System

Maybe it was skirting the edge of that Class B airspace or inadvertently overflying a college football stadium within an hour of kick off. ...

Guide to Part 107 Drone Operations

On August 29, 2016, new operational rules become effective for routine, commercial use of small, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or “drones.” It’s known as Part 107 and is viewed as an early pathway to fully integrating drones into the national airspace. The much anticipated rulemaking has been applauded by many industry trade groups and helps provide structure to what has been a somewhat chaotic environment.

Defining Night

Perhaps only in aviation could we come up with three different, and sometimes confusing, definitions for the same word, Night.  These three definitions are...

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) updated

Updates to the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), change 3, went into effect on February 28. Among the updates, the AIM advises users of the...

Understanding Aircraft Maintenance Regulations

In aviation we often use memory aids to help us remember the ever growing list of items a pilot should know.  This can include...

Flight Training Regulations

Flight training, as you might expect, is a highly regulated activity.  Flight instructors must be trained and certificated to a specific level.  Flight schools...

Pilot’s guide to ATP certification

The demand for professional pilots has never been greater. Airline pilot requirements and mandatory retirements have significantly impacted the pool of eligible candidates and, in...

The most commonly misunderstood regulations and procedures

I had the pleasure of hosting a popular online panel discussion earlier this year featuring designated pilot examiners (DPEs) and Chief Instructors from around...