AOPA General Aviation News

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  1. Several air traffic control facilities across the United States were in contingency mode on March 27 as the spread of the coronavirus temporarily closes towers and impacts tracons, causing far-reaching impacts in the National Airspace System.

  2. Choosing a career as a professional pilot was something that Sydney Kibuuka has dreamed of since the age of 7. He was born in the United States and grew up in Uganda. He came back to the United States after high school to specifically attend CAU as a professional pilot student in the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics program.

  3. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide relief for pilots from looming deadlines for a range of time-sensitive tasks, including pilot certification, proficiency, and knowledge test expirations, as COVID-19 spreads through the population.

  4. The FAA took decisive action on March 26 to protect pilots whose livelihoods faced further disruption, in the form of expiring certifications, during the global coronavirus pandemic. AOPA wholeheartedly applauded that decision.

  5. The Experimental Aircraft Association staff is working from home, and advising pilots not to expect any final decision about EAA AirVenture until May.

  6. A $2 trillion stimulus package passed unanimously by the Senate to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic includes $100 million to protect general aviation airports and maintain small and rural communities’ access to aviation services.

  7. A $2 trillion stimulus package passed unanimously by the Senate to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic includes $100 million to protect general aviation airports and maintain small and rural communities’ access to aviation services.

  8. Aviation industry players large and small continued to shutter factories and furlough workers amid the escalating pandemic, though some general aviation aircraft makers pressed on.

  9. The FAA cited lapses in crew training, maintenance, and safety management system implementation among its reasons for grounding passenger flights in vintage aircraft by the Collings Foundation.

  10. After learning that hospitals were critically low on personal protection from the coronavirus, Michigan Seaplane flight school owner Cran Jones came up with a plan to prototype, manufacture, and deliver clear face shields to front-line medical professionals.