On December 9, EASA proposed new operational rules to better support pilot mental fitness, most of which seem to be correct. However, there might be some ambiguities that need to be resolved and refined.
Exclusive Charter Service added SoberLink, an instrument which records and transmits blood alcohol levels, as part of its pilot preflight requirements.
To add to the plethora of the compendia collected by the aviation professionals, here are a few of less safety value and more fun.
Peter O. Knight Airport (TPK) is located in Tampa on Davis Islands near 3 other airports. The users of this airport argue that TPK should have a tower.
This issue seems to be precisely the type of problem which SMS should have discovered and which its process would likely have decided what must be done.
NBAA is circulating a survey which will gather information from its members, particularly the small flight departments, in order to conduct a Risk Assessment.
The BIG NEWS is that this is a “more affordable” ($6,800) instrument rich solution.
There may be a better way to monitor hypoxia for pilots.