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04 Jul

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Latest FAA News and Updates, Press Releases, Fact Sheets, Speeches, and Testimony
  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)and the general aviation (GA) communitys national #FlySafe campaign is designed to educate GA pilots about the best practices to calculate and predict aircraft performance and to operate within established aircraft limitations.A Loss of Control (LOC) accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from controlled flight. LOC can happen when the aircraft enters a flight regime that is outside its normal flight envelope and quickly develops into a stall or spin. It can introduce an element of surprise for the pilot.Types of Enhanced Vision SystemsOur five senses vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch) ...

  • If you are an airline passenger packing your bags to travel for the holidays, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advises you to take a moment to check out the agencys Pack Safe website. There are many items that people use on a daily basis that are considered hazardous materials when packed to fly on a plane. Flyers should know that e-cigarettes, vaping devices, and spare lithium batteries should NOT be packed in their checked luggage. Spare lithium batteries the kind that are found in personal electronic devices and back-up charging devices can only travel in carry-on baggage.Electronic devices...

  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revised its Advisory Circular (AC) entitled Access to Airports by Individuals with Disabilities to ensure airport operators of civil use airports comply with the laws and regulations pertaining to individuals with disabilities.Guidelines for Service Animal Relief Areas (SARAs) are an important part of the revised guidance. The AC provides requirements and recommendations for SARAs at civil use airports, which are required for each airport with 10,000 or more enplanements. It is mandatory for civil use airports that receive federal financial assistance through the Airport Improvement Program or Passenger Facility Charges program to follow the...

04 Jul
A native Californian, David Wallace graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was commissioned a Navy Ensign in 1984 as a Surface Warfare Officer; he retired twenty years later. 
 
He is currently a Navy civilian employee of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command as a test and evaluation specialist within the Navy's Acquisition Workforce.  Son of a Navy pilot, he realized his dream of becoming a pilot in the days following his Navy retirement. 
 
Unaware of Plus One, he earned his Private pilot certificate at a Gillespie-based flying club.  Seeking to serve the community, he joined Civil Air Patrol in 2007 and is a Mission Pilot and mission Incident Commander.  He has participated in multiple missing aircraft search missions and located/secured numerous emergency locator transmitters.  
 
He has been a Plus One member since 2011 and has earned his instrument rating and Commercial pilot certificate as a club member.  He hosts the annual Desert Drop, a spot landing and sand-bomb contest.
 
His flying goals include a tailwheel endorsement, glider and multi-engine ratings, and landing at every public use airport in California.
 
Term Expiration: 30 June 2019