What is ADS-B Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast

ADS-B – Gains in Safety and Situational Awareness What is ADS-B ? If you’re a student helicopter pilot just starting at one of Guidance Aviation’s helicopter pilot schools in Arizona or Louisiana, you may have viewed ADS-B info via the Guidance Aviation mobile APP or web portal “MY GA”. ADS-B stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast and … Continued

Yavapai College Approved by FAA to Fly UnManned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

by YC.edu Yavapai College (www.yc.edu) has become one of two public educational institutions in Arizona authorized to fly small, unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), thus allowing the College to develop new sUAS training programs at its Chino Valley center. Authorization comes in the form of a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) issued by the Federal Aviation … Continued

AeroVironment and BP Receive FAA Approval for First Commercial UAS Flights

Energy Corp BP and UAS Manufacturer AeroVironment Surveys Will Check Pipelines and Infrastructure in Alaska The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has given approval for energy corporation BP and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer AeroVironment to fly an AeroVironment Puma AE (“All Environment”) for aerial surveys in Alaska—the first time the FAA has … Continued

Electronic Flight Bags FAA Advisory Circular

Guidelines for the Certification, Airworthiness and Operational Use of Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) by USDOT, FAA.GOV – Date 5-9-14 | AC No. 120-76C  | Initiated by AFS 400 NOTE: This is only for reference and not to be considered a replacement for the original Advisory Circular. 1. PURPOSE. This joint Flight Standards Service (AFS) and … Continued

FAA Completes Nationwide Equipment Installation for NextGen Aircraft Tracking System

NEXTGEN Aircraft Tracking System Enables Air Traffic Controllers to Track Aircraft with Greater Accuracy by FAA.gov The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. … Continued

Helicopter Safety Rule Deadline Extended by FAA

Helicopter Safety Rule Compliance Deadline extended to 04.22.15 by FAA.gov In response to industry feedback and so that the FAA can develop detailed guidance materials, the FAA is extending the compliance deadline for the helicopter safety rule by one year to April 22, 2015. This will provide the industry with necessary FAA materials and adequate … Continued

Bingo Fuel: Why you shouldn’t say it

“Bingo fuel” is a military term and not a part of the Pilot/Controller Glossary Since there are many U.S. Military Veterans in flight training as well as many aviation junkies that consume copious amounts of flying movies, (I’m one of them- I’ll even watch the show “The Thunderbirds”- you know, the marionettes..), it might be … Continued

Become an Air Traffic Controller, Flight Service Specialist, Flight Dispatcher at Yavapai College

Arizona high schoolers and adults now have a gateway to multiple aviation careers through Yavapai College’s Aviation Technology Degree program Become an Air Traffic Controller, Flight Service Specialist, or Flight Dispatcher right in Prescott, Arizona. Yavapai College of Prescott, AZ has developed an Aviation Technology degree program for students pursuing aviation careers. The Yavapai College Aviation … Continued

FAA Notification for Prescott Municipal Airport (KPRC)

PRC1 Departure will be the new Obstacle Departure Procedure for Ernest A. Love Field FAA Notification:  The FAA has notified the Airport that effective April 3, 2014, the PRC1 Departure will be the new Obstacle Departure Procedure for Ernest A. Love Field. This procedure will be mandatory for all IFR departures and pilots can expect their … Continued

FAA Issues Final Rule to Improve Helicopter Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications, training, and additional on-board safety equipment. The rule represents the most significant improvements to helicopter safety in decades and responds to government’s and industry’s concern … Continued