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DOT Office Of Inspector General

I did a little perusing on the web today in an effort to determine what the DOT OIG has been up to and was not disappointed. Just a glance through 2012 investigations is enough to make ones hair curl. I suppose the lure of dollars outweighs the threat of fines and/or hard time. Of course some of these are in the inditement stage and we still have due process in this country. This is a worthy site to keep on your desktop. At some point in...

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Special Flight Permits for Amateur-Built Aircraft

The following question was asked and a detailed answer was provide by Les Sargent, FAA AFS-640  Course Manager, Maintenance Designee Recurrent Seminar. Thanks Les! Question: An Amateur-Built aircraft, located in California, was issued a Special Airworthiness Certificate. Only 5 hours of  the requisite 25 flight hours had been completed during Phase I flight testing when the owner decides to sell the aircraft to a buyer in New York. The...

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EASA Takes Over Pilot Licensing

As some of you are aware, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has implemented new rules for the training and licensing of European pilots which became effective April 6, 2912. You can visit NBAAs take on the issue and can you also review the UK CAA...

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Commonwealth of Independent States – Special Requirements

Republic of Azerbaydzhan, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kirghizstan, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan and Ukraine. What do all of these countries have in common? They were all signatories of the Minsk Agreement on civil aviation after the break-up of the Soviet Union. If you have been requested to export to any of these...

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DARF/DMIR Quarterly Reporting

Just a reminder to submit your quarterly report to your Advisor. The Boston MIDO has asked up to send it along as an attachment via the Designee Information Network or DIN. Some of you may have other agreements or arrangements with your Advisors. Don’t forget that we have crated a fillable from you can download and save. Get your DMIR/DARF Summary Activity Report...

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