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NEW DETAILS: Cable severed at deadly helicopter crash site near Greenville – Dayton Daily News

When deputies arrived, they found the couple trapped and the cockpit on fire, Sheriff Mark Whittaker said. Bystanders and deputies worked together to try to free the victims from the wreckage. “It was through heroic efforts of deputies who arrived on scene as well as some bystanders who were working hard,” Whittaker said following the crash. “They were using buckets...

FAA proposed rule mandating SMS for manufacturers nears publication – Runway Girl Network

FAA proposed rule mandating SMS for manufacturers nears publication – Runway Girl Network

US Federal Aviation Administration officials plan to shortly initiate proposed rulemaking that would require aircraft and engine manufacturers to have a Safety Management System (SMS) in place, obligating them to manage safety with the same level of priority that other core business processes are managed. The FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is expected to be published this September, a spokeswoman...

The FAA makes a U-turn on its approach to powered-lift, as the eVTOL industry tries to hang on – eVTOL.com

The FAA makes a U-turn on its approach to powered-lift, as the eVTOL industry tries to hang on – eVTOL.com

This commentary was originally published in the July/August 2022 issue of the Vertical Flight Society’s (VFS) Vertiflite magazine and is republished with permission. On Monday, May 9 (the eve of the VFS Forum 78), The Air Current (TAC) broke the story that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had decided that winged electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that...

VFS responds to FAA course change on eVTOL certification – Vertical Magazine

VFS responds to FAA course change on eVTOL certification – Vertical Magazine

VFS Press Release | June 23, 2022 Estimated reading time 15 minutes, 32 seconds. On Monday, May 9 (the eve of the VFS Forum 78), The Air Current (TAC) broke the story that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had decided that winged electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that met the FAA’s definition of “powered-lift”— a term used...

How Police Departments are Using Drones – 42West – Adorama

How Police Departments are Using Drones – 42West – Adorama

Drone technologies have advanced rapidly in just a few short years, becoming more readily available and accessible. They provide police departments and other law enforcement agencies with improved situational awareness and enhanced operational response. As a result, a growing number of police departments across the U.S. are looking to leverage their rapid deployability, reach, and adaptability throughout their policing operations. ...

FAA Releases LOA Guidance for Part 91 Operators – FLYING

The FAA has released updated guidance for Part 91 operators to streamline the application process for certain letter of authorization (LOA) approvals governing the use of specific communications, navigation, and surveillance equipment.  The published report follows collective efforts between the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and the FAA’s Flight Technologies and Procedures divisions.  According...

NTSB: Pilot and Controller Faulted in Fatal Crash – Aviation International News

According to an NTSB final report, the pilot’s failure to navigate around hazardous weather, resulting in flying into a thunderstorm, lead to the subsequent loss of control and in-flight breakup of a turboprop-converted Piper Malibu near Castalia, North Carolina, in June 2019, killing the pilot and three passengers. The Safety Board also said the air traffic controller’s “failure to provide the pilot with adequate...

FAA Streamlines LOA Processes | Business Aviation News – Aviation International News

Part 91 operators seeking a letter of authorization (LOA) from the FAA for certain communications, navigation, and surveillance equipment on new-production business aircraft could find the process easier, according to NBAA. Under newly published guidance, the FAA has introduced a process that “streamlines the review of aircraft capabilities, training compliance and procedures compliance, and bundles a request for multiple common LOAs...

FAA Streamlines LOA Process for Part 91 Operators | Business Aviation News – Aviation International News

Part 91 operators seeking a letter of authorization (LOA) from the FAA for certain communications, navigation, and surveillance equipment could find the process easier, according to NBAA. Under newly published guidance, the FAA has introduced a process that “streamlines the review of aircraft capabilities, training compliance and procedures compliance, and bundles a request for multiple common LOAs in a single application.”...

eVTOLs meet investors; Registration backlog relief – AOPA Pilot

eVTOLs meet investors; Registration backlog relief – AOPA Pilot

No. VFR flight following is not a substitute for an active flight plan, which must be filed and opened with flight service. FAR 91.707 requires filing a flight plan unless otherwise authorized by air traffic control. Since you won’t know whether ATC will actually authorize entering Canadian airspace without a flight plan until you are in radio contact, it is...