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FREDERICK, MD – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs to reform its regulatory and certification processes, including allowing more pilots to fly without obtaining a third-class medical and making it easier to bring safety technology into the cockpit, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) told a U.S. House of Representatives Aviation Subcommittee roundtable on Feb. 25. “The general aviation community needs a regulatory and certification environment that can keep pace with rapidly changing technology,” said Jim Coon, AOPA senior vice president of government affairs. In remarks to the roundtable, Coon pointed out that the general aviation industry has been under stress as the number of pilots has declined and the fleet has aged. But, he said, that trend can be reversed by creating an environment that supports growth and modernization. He added that the FAA’s current regulatory and certification pro...

Carlton in Sonex  http://youtu.be/At7M9wUi8FA Bob Carlton Prepares for 2015 watch?v=At7M9wUi8FA&feature=youtu.beAir Show Season in JSX-2: Not to be out-done by Jeremy, Bob Carlton has been practicing a new air show routine in SubSonex JSX-2 for the 2015 season! Currently booked at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 and the 2015 Rocky Mountain Air Show with more show dates pending, Carlton has put-together a SubSonex show unparalleled by jet acts of the past including maneuvers such as tail slides (usually taboo in a jet), hammerheads and non-stop action with tight turns inside the typical piston aircraft air show box. Carlton has been practicing the show extensively over the past month, and obtained his Low-Level Statement of Aerobatic Competency (SAC) card for the SubSonex on February 12th in Phoenix, Arizona. "Thanks to Tim Weber for the use of his hangar, Bill Cornick for coming from California to do the evaluation and...

AOPA PUSHES DOT TO END MEDICAL REFORM DELAY FREDERICK, MD – It has been nearly seven months since the Department of Transportation (DOT) began a planned 90-day review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) proposed medical reform rule, and members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the general aviation community are frustrated by the department’s inaction, AOPA President Mark Baker told Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx in a strongly worded letter. “Proposed medical reforms, which simply seek to expand on a standard used successfully for a decade, have been under review for three years, making it incomprehensible to many in the aviation community that no action has yet been taken,” Baker wrote in the Jan. 13 letter. The standard, which allows some pilots to fly recreationally without obtaining a third-class medical certificate, has been in use since 2004 when the FAA adopted...

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  http://www.crossandshield.org/ One of my Favorite Christmas Blessings         It was a cold December night, close to Christmas.  Blossom and I were just about to sit down to eat supper when the phone rang; it was a man named Billy.  Him, his wife and two small children; a boy 3 and a girl 4 years old, were at the Main Street Mission here in Russellville, AR.  By this time in the evening, about 6 pm, the Mission was closed.  But there were folks around.  One of those folks said, “I suggest you try calling the Chaplain.” which he did.         So I went down to meet these folks and see what we could do.  They were coming from CO. trying to get somewhere, anywhere, where things might be better.  They had lost their jobs and then their home.  They had some contacts in Southern Arkansas and thought that by coming south, it would at least be warmer than CO.  Billy told me that he and his wife were both Chr...

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