Aviation Day at the Capitol

    Aviation Day at the North Dakota State Capitol Tuesday, March 17th, 2015   9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Join the Aviation Community of North Dakota in celebrating aviation in our State with the 64th Legislative Assembly. The following entities will be representing Aviation in North Dakota: ND Pilots Association, ND Aeronautics Commission, Civil Air […]

FAA Releases New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Regulations will facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. The FAA proposal offers safety […]

FAA Rule Correction Opens Door for Lower Cost ADS-B

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (February 9, 2015) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published a technical correction in the Federal Register that allows future installations of ADS-B “out” equipment to meet performance standards of the appropriate Technical Standard Order (TSO) specifications without meeting the complete TSO requirements. EAA supports this technical amendment […]

Preserving the History of Hangar 5 in Bismarck

This article is courtesy of the Bismarck Tribune. For this article on their website, click here. BISMARCK, N.D. –A nonprofit group wants to move and convert a 78-year-old building on the Bismarck Airport grounds into an aviation museum. The Bismarck Air Museum Foundation was incorporated nearly three years ago to save Hangar No. 5 for historical purposes. […]

What’s in your hangar? FAA Releases New Guidelines

Story courtesy of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Photos courtesy of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. For the actual policy, please click here Pilots who spruced up their hangars with a couch, chairs, refrigerator, and a radio, or who set up shop with tool chests to work on their aircraft at times found themselves […]

Reminder from FAASTeam: Paper Certificates Need to be Replaced

Apparently some people still haven’t gotten the message that paper certificates need to be replaced with plastic.  The FAA Safety Team just released the following message reminding pilots and mechanics with paper certificates to replace them or lose their privileges.  If you still have a paper pilot or mechanic certificate please read the message below […]

Give Them an Inch and They’ll Take a Mile: Air Force Attempts to Grab More Airspace

Hopefully by now everyone is aware of the new restricted airspace complex near Devils Lake, North Dakota. What most people may not be aware of is the Air Force’s new attempt to take more North Dakota airspace for unmanned aircraft operations. While no official information has been released at this time, indications are that the […]

Success: Pilot’s Bill of Rights Now Law

The Pilot’s Bill of Rights that has been working its way through Congress has officially been signed into law by the President. This legislation was written by Senator Inhofe after he experienced, firsthand the disadvantage that pilots were at when dealing with the FAA. The bill, as discussed at the last Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium, gives pilots […]

Restricted Airspace: An unfortunate reality for North Dakota

Well it has finally happened. The FAA has issued a final rule creating restricted airspace near Devils Lake, ND. NDPA and others argued against this airspace but it is difficult to argue against the desires of such a large and influential organization like the U.S. Air Force. In its final rulemaking the FAA acknowledged our concerns, but […]

FAA Finalizes Recurrent Aircraft Registration Rule

Attention aircraft owners, the FAA has finalized their plan to require all aircraft to be re-registered every three years.  The Aero-News Network explains the new rule in their article which is reprinted here with permission. ——————————————————————————————————– Get ready to pony up more paperwork … and fees … to register your airplane, and do it on a regular […]

Taxi Procedures Change at Controlled Airports

In an effort to reduce runway incursions and make airport operations safer the FAA has made changes to the way control towers will issue taxi clearances. Previously aircraft were issued a “taxi to” clearance. According to the AIM (4-3-18), “When ATC clears an aircraft to “taxi to” an assigned takeoff runway, the absence of holding […]