The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued guidance titled "Q&As -- FBO Industry Consolidation and Pricing Practices," which lays out the responsibility of federally funded airports to ensure reasonable public access and reasonable pricing by fixed-based operators. "We appreciate the FAA making an effort to clarify the responsibilities and available options in preserving airport access, improving fee transparency and ensuring public-use airports comply with grant obligations," AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker said.
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Pennsylvania's Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport was sold in September for $1.4 million to real estate developer Troy Nauman. Nauman plans to keep the airfield open and is renovating some buildings for new tenants.
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Seattle Avionics has unveiled FlyQ Online, a free web-based flight planner that is a companion to the company's FlyQ EFB app for iOS. The planner features a weather timeline, current and upcoming temporary flight restrictions, and static and animated radar.
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Colin Jamison, 17, made his first solo flight this month at California's Santa Ynez Valley Airport. Jamison received a flight instruction scholarship in May during the facility's Airport Day, sponsored by the Airport Day scholarship committee and Valley Sport Aviators/EAA Chapter 491.
The Pilatus PC-24 10-passenger twinjet has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency with authorizations for single-pilot operations and flight into known icing.
House aviation subcommittee members want US regulators to continue to cooperate with the aircraft industry as commercial drones play a more prominent role in aviation. "We are seeing industry and government work closely together toward the common goal of UAS integration and keeping the United States ahead of the rest of the world in the development and integration of this new aviation technology," Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., said.
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