Remember the Cessna 182 that blundered into the prohibited airspace around Washington DC recently -- the one that meandered within four miles of the White House -- he didn’t mean any harm, right? Well I’ve got a hot flash for you...
Flying to one of America's National Parks and seeing the landscape that makes that area special is one of the greatest thing you can do with your pilot's certificate -- if you know what you're doing.
Did you know that a moving Prohibited Area always follows the President of the United States where ever he goes? The Federal Aviation Regulations make it illegal to fly over or near the President.
The responsibilities of being pilot in command are great - and some are not so obvious.
Congratulations! You are the proud owner of your first airplane -- a high-performance, retractable, at that.
'Honest, ociffer, all I had was boo tears - or maybe she was a gas of wine.....'
An airman's certificate is an airman's certificate is an airman's certificate, except when it is a medical certificate, or is it?
In enforcement actions, the FAA has the option of initiating a certificate action (read: suspension or revocation) or assessing a civil penalty. In some cases, they may pursue both.
Suppose your best buddy wants to impress his latest girlfriend with a quick spin around the city in your airplane. You’ve flown with him a few times and feel confident in his ability. True, you’ve never loaned your aircraft to anyone before, but what’s the worst that could happen?
What happens if you read back a clearance and comply, but ATC claims you busted altitude? The findings of a recent court case might surprise you.