NTSB Affirms FAA Position on Aircraft in Pirker Case

The Federal Aviation Administration has a responsibility to protect the safety of the American people in the air and on the ground.

The National Transportation Safety Board affirmed the agency's position that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) meet the legal definition of “aircraft,” and that the agency may take enforcement action against anyone who operates a UAS or model aircraft in a careless or reckless manner.

The FAA believes Mr. Pirker operated a UAS in a careless or reckless manner, and that the proposed civil penalty should stand. The agency looks forward to a factual determination by the Administrative Law Judge on the “careless or reckless” nature of the operation in question.

MADISON, MISSISSIPPI SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR FBO

Public notice is hereby given that the City of Madison, Mississippi, is accepting
proposals for:

Fixed Base Operator for Bruce Campbell Field/Madison Municipal Airport
As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained
from the City of Madison City Clerk at Madison City Hall, 1004 Madison Ave.,
Madison, Mississippi 39110, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. weekdays (excluding
holidays).

Sealed proposals for such will be received at Madison City hall until 2:00 P.M.
(LOCAL TIME) on December 19, 2014. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly
marked with the notation “Proposal for Madison Airport FBO”. NO FAXED OR
ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED PROPOSALS will be accepted, and
proposals submitted after the specified date and time will not be considered and will
be returned unopened.

Granby Airport Pioneers Wall of Fame To Be Unveiled

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, the Friends of the Granby Airport, Inc. will unveil the Granby Airport Pioneers Wall of Fame. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held inside the former airline terminal at 4:00 p.m. on that day. The public is invited to attend.

The Granby Airport Pioneers Hall of 'Fame recognizes volunteers who gave of their own time and served without compensation to build and preserve the Granby Airport from its earliest days in 1945 through 1990. Depicted on the wall are those men and women of yesteryear who created and preserved the airport which is now one the best General Aviation airports in the Rocky Mountain West. In 2009, the Colorado Pilots Association named the airport its General Aviation Airport of the Year.

Duncan Aviation Named Veteran Friendly Employer

One in four Duncan Aviation team members is a military veteran. That’s 546 team members with thousands of years of military experience—and counting. Duncan Aviation actively recruits veterans for its 30 facilities across the nation because their exceptional experience aligns well with the company’s high-quality reputation and core values.

Michigan’s Veterans Affairs Agency recently recognized this perfect pairing and named Duncan Aviation a Bronze Level Veteran Friendly Employer.

Piper Aircraft, Hanxing Combine to Display Piper Matrix at Airshow China

Matrixedit.jpg Piper Aircraft and Hanxing General Aviation Co., Ltd. will be exhibiting a new unpressurized piston-powered Piper Matrix at Airshow China 2014, to be held Nov. 11-16 in Zhuhai. Piper's presence will be located at Booth C1-6 and the Matrix will be on outdoor static display at Hanxing's booth.

Airshow China, formally the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, is the only international aerospace trade show in China endorsed by the Chinese central government. It features aircraft, trade talks, technological exchanges and flying displays.

This is Piper's first aircraft exhibition in China since the aircraft manufacturer received a Validation of Type Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for Piper's top-of-the-line M-Class single-engine aircraft. The Piper M-Class series consists of the Piper Matrix, the pressurized piston-powered Piper Mirage and the turboprop Piper Meridian.

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