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- Region VIII (PAC) Lead: Roger Rose, International Pilot Services, Inc.
April 18, 2011
Should those using business aviation to reach Japan and other Asian destinations be concerned about exposure to dangerous levels of radiation as the nuclear crisis in Japan continues to unfold? While the situation requires continued monitoring, “There is no out- of-the-ordinary risk,” according to Dr. Glenn Fjoven, a professor of nuclear and radiological engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. In this week’s edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, Dr. Fjoven and others who have coordinated recent missions into Japan share their perspectives. Read more and listen to the podcast.
February 11, 2011
Over the more than 3,000,000 square miles of U.S. land area, only a tiny volume of airspace is restricted for civilian flight, and much of that is available when not in use by the military. Over China's similarly sized land mass, virtually none of the airspace has been available for civilian flights, at least not without multi-layered government pre-approvals that have been known to take weeks. Now, that seems to be changing. Learn more and view a map of the test site.
October 3, 2005
Effective on December 22, 2005, at 0901 UTC, the FAA will introduce an operational trial of 30 nm lateral and 30 nm longitudinal (30/30) separation standards in Oceanic Sector 3 (OC3) of the Oakland Oceanic Flight Information Region. The policies, guidance and direction are available for download in PDF format and also will be published in the October 27, 2005, edition of the FAA Domestic/International NOTAM book. During the trial, the Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center may apply 30/30 in OC3 between aircraft/operators meeting the aircraft equipage and authorization requirements stated in paragraph 4 of the notice. The trial will affect eligible aircraft operating between airports in the U.S. and those in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Tahiti. The FAA will post the notice on its Oceanic Procedures Branch web page within the next two weeks, and the page will be expanded to include documents such as the FAA, Australian and ICAO policy documents for operators to obtain authorization for RNP-4 operations. Visit the Oceanic Procedures Branch web page.