A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N512NK performing flight NK-902 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Orlando,FL (USA), was descending towards Orlando when an odour of musty dirty feet began to develop in the aft cabin, a number of passengers began to complain about the odour, 3 cabin crew began to feel unwell, light headed with […]
The FAA has released a final rule on third class medical reform, though it will be several months before pilots can fly under the new program that the agency has named BasicMed. eams of AOPA experts are examining the Jan. 10 announcement, which at first look appears to closely mirror the legislation signed into law on July […]
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving to require drone users to register with the federal government. The agency said Monday that it is developing a task force to craft a registration system for drones after an increase in the number of pilots who have reported sightings of the devices during flights. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx […]
Be careful where you fly your drone. [From CNN] The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $1.9 million fine on a drone operator that made flights without the proper clearance from air traffic control. SkyPan International, Inc. is accused of making 65 such flights from March 21, 2012 through December 15, 2014. According to an FAA statement, the […]
A 95-year-old Northern California man has become the world’s oldest active pilot. Peter Weber, Jr. was 95 years, 4 months and 23 days old when he flew three looping circles around an airfield near Sacramento on March 30.