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PRESS RELEASE – PHPA Submits Drone Recommendations to FAA

Last month, we advised our members that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was soliciting input from the aviation community regarding future regulations affecting drone operations. PHPA representatives submitted a response based on our discussions with several key players, including helicopter operators, drone operators, air traffic controllers and others. Our submittal is attached below, but here …

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FAA Noise Complaint System

NOTICE TO ALL OPERATORS AND HELICOPTER PILOTS, MEMBERS OF PHPA AND FRIENDS The FAA / Bruel & Kjaer complaint collection and helicopter track collection system for Los Angeles County went live Tuesday, March 31st and will be tested for some period of time. It is fully operational at this time and the complaints and flight …

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FAA: Cancellation Date Extended for Voluntary Beacon Codes for Helicopter Operations

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration OSG Western Service Area Notice Number: NOTC5865 Issued: 02/09/2015 1634 (UTC) Effective: 02/10/2015 1200 (UTC) OSG Western Service Area Letter to Airmen: LTA-OSGW-5 Cancellation: 12/31/2015 1200 (UTC) Subject: Voluntary Beacon Codes for Helicopter Operations (Cancellation date extended from 02/27/2015 to 12/31/2015) To increase situational awareness of Air Traffic Control, …

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FAA: Helicopter VFR Voluntary Beacon Codes Test Outreach

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration OSG Western Service Area Notice Number: NOTC5537 Issued: 08/20/2014 1926 (UTC) Effective: 09/01/2014 1200 (UTC) OSG Western Service Area Letter to Airmen: LTA-OSGW-2 Cancellation: 02/27/2015 1200 (UTC) Subject: Voluntary Beacon Codes for Helicopter Operations To increase situational awareness of Air Traffic Control, the FAA has reserved discrete codes for …

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Eastern Regional Helicopter Council: North Shore Route

From: Eastern Region Helicopter Council Date: August 6, 2012 8:37:41 AM PDT Subject: FAR 93.101 ‐ Mandatory Helicopter Route ‐ Long Island New York Starting today, August 6, the North Shore Route is mandatory for all helicopter transiting along the north shore of Long Island. The FAA mandate requires pilots to maintain an altitude of …

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