News and Updates – FAA Adds More Space Launch Activity Areas to Pilot Navigation Charts

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is increasing pilot safety and airspace awareness by marking more space launch activity areas on navigation charts.Adding space launch activity areas to the navigation charts used by pilots who fly visually responds to the recent and expected continued growth of commercial space operations. All 12 FAA-licensed spaceports, and other federal…
05/05/2021/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – Mark Your Calendar: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host Episodes III and IV of the virtual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium Remotely Piloted Edition.The theme for this years virtual event is Above and Beyond and will take place on June 9-10, 2021, and September 14-15, 2021.Register now…
04/05/2021/by Miami Flight Academy

Speech – Building the Foundation for Aviations Future

Deputy Administrator A. Bradley MimsVirtual EventThank you to the U.S. Chamber for inviting me to say a few words about the FAA and this nations critical aviation infrastructure. Im honored to be here.Theres an old saying that most of you have probably heard: A mile of highway will take you one mile.but a mile of…
26/04/2021/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – Vaccinated and Traveling? Visit FlyHealthy.gov and Know Before You Go

Updated information from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) about traveling by air after receiving COVID-19 vaccines is now on FlyHealthy.gov the one-stop portal for the latest pandemic-related air-travel information from multiple federal agencies.The CDC guidance for domestic and international travel recommends delaying your trip until fully vaccinated. If you are not fully…
20/04/2021/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – Fly Safe Focus: Angle of Attack Awareness

WASHINGTONThis months Fly Safe campaign topic looks at the importance of aircraft angle of attack awareness.The General Aviation Joint Steering Committees (GAJSC) loss of control workgroup believes that a lack of awareness, with respect to angle of attack (AOA), has resulted in the loss of aircraft control and contributed to fatal GA accidents. The GAJSC…
16/04/2021/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online

Drone pilots who have Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification can now take their required training courses online. The training ensures that they have the knowledge necessary to operate in accordance with the Operations Over People rule when it becomes effective on April 21, 2021.The training is free and available on the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam)…
09/04/2021/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – General Aviation Pilots Give a Thumbs Up to Runway Safety “Previews”

In an average year, more than 16 million aircraft fly in U.S. skies and roll safely on airport runways and taxiways. When a runway incursion stemming from a pilot error occurs, it is a rare event, but it draws scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration, no matter if it involves a commercial airline or a…
06/04/2021/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Awards $627.7 Million in Airport Improvement Grants

These grants are an investment in safety and continued innovation.
03/04/2021/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Task Force Focuses on Youth Access to Jobs

The Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force held its second public meeting on March 31, 2021, hearing from guest speakers from Black Girls Who Drone and the Civil Air Patrol. Ernanda White, founder of Black Girls Who Drone spoke on exploring other entry points to engage underrepresented women and girls in aviation,…
02/04/2021/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Air Traffic Control is Teed Up for The Masters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is ready for the influx of general aviation flights to Augusta, Ga., for the Masters Tournament in early April. The agency also is cautioning golf fans to do their homework before chartering a flight to the event and ensure it is operated by an FAA-certificated carrier.The FAA worked closely with…
01/04/2021/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA to Implement South-Central Florida Metroplex on April 22

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on April 22 will implement the first phase of the South-Central Florida Metroplex, the agencys plan to move flights more safely and efficiently across the southern half of the state. Metroplex procedures will allow flights that are more direct and have more efficient climb and descent profiles.The agency will publish…
25/03/2021/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Approves Renewal of Orbital Sciences Launch Operator Licenses

After completing a comprehensive review, the FAA approved the renewal of two Launch Operator Licenses for Orbital Sciences, LLC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman.The licenses are valid for five years and authorize the company to conduct flights of its Pegasus launch vehicle from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and the Cape Canaveral Space Force…
20/03/2021/by Miami Flight Academy
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