California Flight Schools Remaining Open

On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom of California issued an Executive Order (N-33-20) issuing a stay-at-home decree and the shuttering of all non-essential businesses in California. There are many questions from flight schools within California and elsewhere about the California Executive Order and how it affects whether a flight school can remain open. […]

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NJDOT Awards $4.8 Million in Airport Improvement Program Grants

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has announced the awarding of 12 Airport Improvement Program grants totaling more than $4.8 million in state funds to support airport safety and improvement projects. These grants, which leverage federal funding and airport contributions, will support a total of $31.4 million worth of work. “New Jersey’s public-use airports […]

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NCDOT Postpones Monroe Drone Workshop

Out of concern for the health and safety of attendees during the COVID-19 outbreak, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is postponing the Drone Workshop scheduled for April 9 in Monroe. No makeup date has been set at this time. NCDOT will continue to work with the venue, South Piedmont Community College, to […]

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EAA Aviation Webinars Start Second Decade of Offering Aviation Knowledge, Community

Even as in-person aviation gatherings have become less available this spring, EAA’s webinar series begins a second decade of providing aviation information, knowledge, and community to pilots everywhere. The EAA webinars provide group opportunities on topics ranging from aircraft maintenance and technology to pilot certification and flying clubs. In addition, specific webinars provide guidance to […]

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State Aviation Services Continue; Appropriate Precautions Taken in Light of Covid-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic state aviation offices continue to offer services throughout the country, having taken necessary safety precautions to help protect customers and staff and comply with all state/federal directives during this crisis. Aviation officials are teleworking or transitioning to telework mode with the primary goal of maintaining and fulfilling essential […]

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NAAA Establishes New Aerial Imaging Membership Category with Focus on Precision Agriculture

Voting members of the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) overwhelmingly approved a new aerial imaging membership category for those collecting aerial images for crop-sensing, precision agriculture or other related purposes. Additionally, a Precision Agriculture Committee has been established as a new advisory committee to NAAA’s board of directors. This new category and committee were created […]

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IADA Foundation Awards Scholarships To 8 Future Business Aviation Leaders

The IADA Foundation, a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) public charitable organization, has awarded $32,000 in individual scholarships to eight college students seeking further education leading to professions within business aviation. The foundation of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) administers the organization’s Business Aviation Scholarship Program which aids students in completing academic goals in preparation […]

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Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Updates Five-Year Airport Plan, Rule Changes Adopted

An updated $132 million plan for airport infrastructure projects across the state is taking shape, and state military airspace rules are further protected following the March meeting of the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. At its meeting on Wednesday, March 11, the Commission heard details about the latest version of the Airport Construction Program for Fiscal Years […]

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