Category: Pilots

Goodbye FA, Hello GFA

By Mike Nowakowski On October 10, 2017

Today marks the retirement of an antiquated weather product from the National Weather Service (NWS) that has seen decades of service to pilots and other aviation professionals. On October 10, 2017, the NWS will officially no longer publish the Aviation Area Forecast (FA). I am pretty happy about that. Taking the FA’s place is the …

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BasicMed Is Here, and It’s a Big Deal!

By Mike Nowakowski On January 30, 2017

The topic of third class medical reform has dominated the attention of the general aviation community for years now. On January 10, 2017, the FAA announced its new BasicMed rule that will provide many with an alternative to obtaining a medical certificate. Pilots who no longer fly due to medical reasons and those who thought …

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