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FAR 121, Subpart U Regulations 121.619a: Alternates: “Marginal”

Regarding the filing requirement of a 2nd (or additional) alternate airport for the destination, what constitutes ‘marginal weather conditions?’ So, we’ve posed this question in the past and I’ve decided to dissect this regulation line-by-line, as needed, over a series of articles. For this 1st article on 121.619, we’ll discuss the term ‘marginal’ only, as […]

FAA’s Test for Recreational Drone Flying Gains Steam

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Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the organizations selected to help the agency in improving test administration requirements for recreational Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones aeronautical knowledge and safety test. The federal agency is pursuing these efforts to improve the large portion of drone operations and its public safety.

FAA Downgraded Malaysia’s Aviation Authority

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As of Monday, November 11th, Asia is now the region with the most airlines barred from the United States airspace after the FAA downgraded Malaysia’s aviation authority. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reduced the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) to a Category 2 rating, meaning the nation‘s aviation safety is “deficient in […]

Europe to Regulate Boeing 737 Max Safety Tests

There have been plans put in place for Europe to regulate Boeing 737 Max safety tests on its own. Having been on the ground for almost six months since the second tragic crash due to a malfunctioning flight-control system, there’s no exact date set to get the Boeing 737 Max airborne again. The European Aviation […]

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