FAA Shuts Down Beer Delivery Drones on Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota

Lakemaid Beer tests out their “Airborne Drone Draft” – A Case for Drones in the U.S. As reported on CNN, The FAA recently shut down beer delivery drones that were flying frosty cases of beer to Minnesota’s ice fisherman on Mille Lacs Lake.  A brewery named Lakemaid was testing out the new beer delivery drone … Continued

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – FAA Selects Drone Sites

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the selection of the six public entities that will develop unmanned aircraft systems ( UAS ) research and test sites around the country. These congressionally-mandated test sites will conduct critical research into the certification and operational requirements necessary to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace over the … Continued

General Aviation Pilot Protection Act

AOPA Supports Bill To Redefine Third Class Medical Requirements The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) expressed enthusiastic support for a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today that would give the FAA 180 days to redefine its Third Class Medical requirements and allow greater access for pilots to fly. The General Aviation … Continued

TFR New Orleans Louisiana

TFR ( Temporary Flight Restriction ) New Orleans, Louisiana   NOTAM Number : FDC 3/6235 Issue Date : November 06, 2013 at 1306 UTC Location : New Orleans, Louisiana Beginning Date and Time : November 08, 2013 at 1615 UTC Ending Date and Time : November 08, 2013 at 1945 UTC Reason for NOTAM : … Continued

Guidance Aviation’s Jason Kidd, US Army Veteran, Wins FAA’s Maintenance Technician of The Year 2014

Guidance Aviation Director of Maintenance, US Army Veteran, Jason Kidd, Awarded Maintenance Technician of the Year for the State of Arizona, 2014, Moves on to National FAA Awards Competition Mr. Jason Kidd, Director of Maintenance, Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was awarded the FAA’s Maintenance Technician of the Year, 2014, for the State … Continued

FAA Statement Regarding Employee Furloughs Due To Sequestration

As a result of employee furloughs due to sequestration, the FAA is implementing traffic management initiatives at airports and facilities around the country. Travelers can expect to see a wide range of delays that will change throughout the day depending on staffing and weather related issues. For example, the FAA is experiencing staffing challenges at … Continued

4th Annual National Safety Stand Down: Cottonwood Airport, Saturday, April 20th

Join Guidance Aviation at the FAASTeam National Safety Stand Down, Cottonwood Airport, Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9AM. This year  thousands of pilots across the country will come together as a Safety Community to participate in a dynamic, interactive program devoted to Local Safety Issues, Loss of Control, and the number one aviation fatal factor – … Continued

Flying With WAAS – FAA News

published by the FAA Pilots flying all types of aircraft are now able to reach more runways in low visibility conditions than ever before.  Last month, the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) program exceeded 3,000 Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPVs) approaches published. This is significant because of the safety and capacity benefits of WAAS-enabled … Continued