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  • News and Updates - Take Me-Not My Drone-Out to the Ballgame!
    WASHINGTON For the safety of baseball fans attending the World Series, the Federal Aviation Administration has established a No Drone Zone for all games played at Minute Maid Park in Houston.The airspace above Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., is already off limits to drones since it is within the Flight-Restricted…
  • News and Updates - FAA Air Traffic Report
    Today's Air Traffic Report:Low clouds could delay flights today from Boston (BOS) to Atlanta (ATL), and wind and clouds could slow flights in Chicago (MDW, ORD), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) and Seattle (SEA). Thunderstorms are possible in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast.Pilots: Check out the new Graphical Forecasts for Aviation…
  • News and Updates - FAA Updates on Boeing 737 MAX
    10/18/2019FAA StatementLate yesterday, Boeing alerted the Department of Transportation to the existence of instant messages between two Boeing employees, characterizing certain communications with the FAA during the original certification of the 737 MAX in 2016. Boeing explained to the Department that it had discovered this document some months ago.The Department…
  • News and Updates - Attend the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) on October 17
    The FAAwill hold a Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting on October 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. If you cant join us in person, well stream it live on the FAAs social media platforms: Twitter @FAANews, Facebook @FAA and YouTube beginning at 9:00 am ET.The DAC will continue our public conversation…
  • News and Updates - ADS-B Rebates Going, Going, Gone
    WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that all 20,000 rebates offered to general aviation aircraft owners to equip their aircraft with a new surveillance technology have been issued and are no longer available.Aircraft owners who have already reserved their rebate, but not claimed it yet with installation, will…
  • News and Updates - FAA Successfully Completes Final ADS-B Milestone
    WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed its final implementation milestone with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), the state-of-the-art surveillance system that enables air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability.The last two of the 155 airports to receive ADS-B, Akron-Canton Airport and Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport,…
  • News and Updates - Fly Safe: Addressing GA Safety
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) communitys national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about safety issues, including loss of control (LOC), powerplant failure, and controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).Stay safe! Thisserieswill show you how you can incorporate safety into every flight.Why Cant I Take That…
  • News and Updates - Enjoy the Balloon Fiesta, Leave Your Drone at Home!
    For the safety of the balloon operators and spectators, theFederal Aviation Administration (FAA)has established aTemporary Flight Restriction (TFR)area that will make the October 4-13 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta aNo Drone Zone.The TFR prohibits drones within a 4 nautical-mile-radius of Balloon Fiesta Park up to2,700feet in altitudefrom 5:30 a.m. to 12…
  • News and Updates - FAA Updates DroneZone
    WASHINGTON Upgrades to the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) DroneZone nowallows recreational flyers to request airspace authorizations in controlled airspace where the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) is not available.Airspace authorizations can take up to 45 days to process and approve through the DroneZone.Recreational flyers may request to fly…
  • Testimony - Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation; concerning Implementation of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
    Chairman Larsen, Ranking Member Graves, Members of the Subcommittee:Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) ongoing work to implement the provisions of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (2018 Act or Act). The 2018 Act is a wide-ranging reauthorization measure…
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