- PODCAST: TILLAMOOK MOVING TO BLUE-SKY WEATHER, BENEFITS SPECIAL OLYMPICS!
- AOPA REASSURES PUBLIC AFTER SUICIDE FLIGHT IN AUSTIN
- WASHINGTON AIRCRAFT OWNERS/INDUSTRY; LAST CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT ON S.B.
- FAA DEADLINE: PILOTS TO ENTER ”DIGITAL AGE” OR LOSE IT
AOPA assures “Suicide Flight” NOT your typical pilot.
This week, the aviation community suddenly found itself at the center of the troubling issue of suicide in America. As tragic and dramatic as this one suicide in Austin proved to be, those who influence and make public policy have a responsibility to keep this event in perspective. The fact is that pilots are a remarkably healthy group of individuals, both physically and psychologically. for more… http://blog.aopa.org/aopanow/?p=325&WT.mc_id=ebrief
AV8NEWS PODCAST: Tillamook Air “Northwest Classics”
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The very large annual Tillamook Air show has changed it’s date & name this year; “Northwest Classics,” formerly known as “Planes Trains and Automobiles”. Check out the awesome poster. Christian Gurling, curator for the museum thought a date in the middle of summer (July31st) would offer a better chance of that elusive Pacific-Coast GOOD weather. And whether you are a pilot with classic aircraft, an exhibitor with a product or service to promote, or just an aviation and war-bird enthusiast… it’s a great deal, just $5 with proceeds going to the Special Olympics!
Event has been expanded, which is hard to do when you’re already in a blimp-sized hangar/museum. They’ll be flying them too! Not just a bunch of static, on display; AV8News speaks to Christian Gurling in this week’s podcast where we go in-depth covering a barrage of topics from aircraft restoration, acquisition, to setting up the largest aviation event that side of the Columbia. He also wants you to know; “…If you have any individuals who do express interest in setting up a booth at the show, please let me know and I’ll get them set up. In terms of vendors, they will be set up in 10X10 spots. These spaces will run the vendor $50.00 for the day. Pretty cheap actually.” (Especially when sources at Arlington are reportedly paying as much as $500 per day)More info? contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU’VE GOT MAIL!
Check your EMAIL. You should have gotten a message by now from the FAA regarding the March 31 Deadline for Replacing Paper Pilot Certificates
Pilots who have not yet traded in their paper pilot certificates have until March 31, 2010, when the paper certificates are set to expire. If you’re still using paper, don’t delay. Pilots can no longer exercise the privileges of their paper pilot certificates after the March 31 deadline. Renewing a certificate can be done online or through the mail, and instruction can be found at: http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/certificate_replacement/. Requesting a replacement certificate online requires creating an account with Airman Certification Online Services, which only takes a few minutes. Being registered can help you in the future with quicker processing of an address change or a replacement certificate request.
and speaking of “entering the digital age”… finally… what I’ve been waiting for:
Electronic Notification of Airworthiness Directives
Starting March 1, 2010, FAA will no longer mail paper copies of Airworthiness Directives to aircraft owners and operators. You can sign up to receive this information electronically. If you have not already done so, go to http://rgl.faa.gov and sign up to receive electronic copies of Airworthiness Directives (AD) and Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIB). You can sign up by aircraft type as well as engine and propeller type. “This is an efficient and much faster way for you to receive important safety information,” explains Jennifer Fleming, FAA Information Program Manager.
Ed: also great from non-owners who frequently rent or fly other aircraft or take instruction!
- FAA / FAAST Blast Notice Number: NOTC2147