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*UPDATE* Balloon Medicals

*UPDATE* Balloon Medicals

UPDATE ON BALLOON MEDICAL REGULATIONS Below is some insight on the upcoming medical regulations for balloons and timeline for implementation.   From FAA To NTSB Date 05/06/2021 Type Official Correspondence Response -From Steve Dickson, Administrator: The Federal...

SFAR Amendment – 2

SFAR Amendment – 2

  The FAA issued a final rule on September 30, 2020, that further amends Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 118. Aviation activity continues to increase, and the industry is beginning to address the backlog of required training, checking, and testing...

SFAR Amendment – 2

SFAR Amendment

Today the FAA has published an amendment to the SFAR. It is important to note that the SFAR does NOT extend relief to pilots covered under the previous SFAR. For example, the old SFAR covered flight reviews due March – June 2020. The new SFAR added pilots due July –...

SFAR Amendment – 2

FAA SFAR for COVID-19 Relief

For all the details, see the new Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) that covers Relief for certain persons and operations during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak. The SFAR is effective April 30. The Federal Register version is available at this...