FAA Grants Aim To Develop Next Generation of Pilots and Aviation Technicians

The FAA recently announced two grants with the hope of developing the next generation of aviation technicians or pilots. These grants aim to establish and support programs to train pilots, unmanned aircraft systems operators, and aerospace engineers.  Continue reading below to learn more about this opportunity. The Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grants fund programs that educate…

House Approves FAA Reauthorization Bill

The House just recently approved a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for five more years, now the bill is headed to the Senate.  Although the bill does not include reinstations for pilots who were fired or forced to step down because of vaccine mandates, the bill is important for the airline industry…

House Releases Sweeping FAA Reauthorization Package

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&D) has introduced a comprehensive package for the reauthorization of the FAA. This package, known as the “Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act,” covers a range of areas including FAA reforms, improved aviation safety, general aviation, workforce expansion and airport infrastructure. To learn more about this…

F.A.A. Spends $100 Million to Help Prevent Runway Accidents

With runway accidents increasing, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded over $100 million to 12 airports in order to build additional taxiways and install lighting to reduce “incursions” where planes, vehicles, and people mistakenly obstruct runways. This comes as more people are starting to spend more money on travel than they would pre-pandemic. Continue…

Navigating Smoke, a Murky Topic for Aviators

Navigating Smoke, a Murky Topic for Aviators

Navigating smoke is a dangerous act for all pilots and with the smoke from the forest fires in southeastern Canada posing a significant hazard to aviators, it is important that pilots know what to do if ever in tricky situations. Knowing how to understand upcoming visibility and smoke forecasts or how to avoid smoke altogether…