Results for "FAA"


  • Who wants unmanned Drones in their Airspace?

    Tags: Dones, UAV, Predator, Reaper, ATC, Civilian Airspace, FAA, CIA, DOD, MidAir Collisions, Trike Flying, Trike Pilots

  • Lost in Translation-- Mastering the Language of Aviation - FAA

    Here's an article that will definitely help a Trike Pilot on XC journey's:      Though the quote is sometimes attributed to Winston Churchill, playwright George Bernard Shaw generally gets credit for the deft observation that “England and America are two count...

    Tags: Lost in Translation, Mastering the Language of Aviation, FAA, FAA Article, Trike Pilot, Trike Flying

  • Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)

    Here is a live page of the latest AIM at the FAA site. Always up to date!

    Tags: FAA, AIM, rules, flying

  • Drone crashes mount at civilian airports

    From The Washington Post:  Posted by Hostman (ATC Specialist) 12/1/12 Opening Scene: ....  He sent the unarmed MQ-9 Reaperdrone off without permission from the control tower. A minute later, he yanked the wrong lever at his console, killing the engine without realizing why.  ...

    Tags: ATC, UAV, Drone Crashes, FAA, CIA, DOD, Spy, Spy in the Sky, Department of Defense, open U.S. civil airspace to surveillance drones, Pentagon, Predator Drone, Reaper drone, software bugs, Trike Pilot, Trike Flying, risk midair collisions

  • Santa and the FAA

    Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the Federal Aviation Administration, and the FAA examiner arrived last week for the pre-Christmas flight check.In preparation, Santa had the elves wash the sled and bathe all the reindeer. Santa got his log book out and made sure all his pape...

    Tags: Christmas, Santa, FAA

  • Notes from "Surviving the Ramp Check" AOPA Webinar Event

    For those of you who missed the "Event" I posted here at all trikes (see "Events" in menu bar above for other great stuff coming up) it is on the AOPA website in non-live / recorded fashion now.  It was informative.   Some Notes I made:   Pilot's bill of Rights:The FAA must not...

    Tags: Notes from "Surviving the Ramp Check" AOPA Webinar Event, Ramp Check, FAA, Inspection, Incident, AOPA Legal Services

  • Pilot's Prayer

    When my flying days are over And from this life I pass..... I hope they bury me upside down So the FAA can kiss my A""

    Tags: FAA, Pilot's Prayer, Joke

  • How do I certify a homebuilt trike?

    This isn't specific to trikes, but I was having a conversation with Attawayl the other day about how to get a homebuilt trike certified. I figured no one is better at this than folks over at the EAA, and I found a pretty useful link over at their forum site.  Turns out the EAA has a h...

    Tags: Home build, certification, airworthiness, inspection, FAA, FSDO

  • How is your safety Equipment Mounted? Potential ELT / Antenna Problem

    I just got this FAA Safety notice by email.  Basically they wanted pilots/mechanics aware that some ELTs are breaking free of their antenna connection on impact--> useless for emergency notification.  Many of you don't use ELTs, but some trikers do.  But it got me thinkin...

    Tags: Safety Equipment, surviving the impact, ELT antenna problems, FAA, Crash test, impacting the dashboard, information, airworthiness, engineer, airplane, transportation

  • Were Tower Closures a Grand Bluff?

      Did the administration hold aviation hostage as part of a larger political game? By Robert Goyer / Published: May 15, 2013         ...

    Tags: FAA, Tower, Closure, Budget, Sequester, Bullshit, Politics, administration