Federal Aviation Administration June 27, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations for San Luis Obispo Airport (SBP), San Luis Obispo, California
Document Number: 2018-13839
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comments on the application for a release of 27,443 square feet (approximately 0.63 acres) of airport property at San Luis Obispo Airport, San Luis Obispo, California from all conditions contained in the Grant Assurances. This land is not needed for airport purposes. The property consists of land that is vacant, unimproved, and landlocked. It is separated from the airport operations area by a public highway. The land sat idle and unused for over 25 years. The property would be sold at an appraised fair market value to the adjacent property owner. Proceeds would be deposited in the airport account, thereby serving the interests of civil aviation.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Tarrant County College
Document Number: 2018-13770
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received: PlaneSense, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-13769
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route in the Vicinity of Newberry, MI
Document Number: 2018-13740
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-316 in the vicinity of Newberry, MI. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Newberry, MI, VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the above route. The Newberry VOR/DME is a non-federal NAVAID owned by the State of Michigan that is planned to be decommissioned in September 2018.
Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Richmond, IN
Document Number: 2018-13739
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of May 29, 2018, that amends five VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Federal airways (V-12, V-214, V340, V-467, and V517) and one low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route (T-213). This action removes V- 467 as the FAA inadvertently listed the route as being amended when, in fact, it already has been removed in a previous rulemaking.
Amendment of Restricted Area R-2302; Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2018-13738
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the time of designation and controlling agency of restricted area R-2302, Flagstaff AZ. The FAA is taking this administrative action in response to the United States Army's limited utilization of the airspace while updating the responsible controlling agency. There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; or activities conducted within the affected restricted area.
Revocation of Restricted Area R-2530, Sierra Army Depot, CA
Document Number: 2018-13737
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes restricted area R-2530 Sierra Army Depot, CA. This restricted area was originally established in 1963 for the purpose of neutralization of ammunition through a process known as burning. The United States Army has advised there are no future plans for this restricted area and has concurred with the FAA's plan for removal. Therefore, the FAA has determined that a valid requirement for the airspace no longer exists.
Regulatory Relief: Aviation Training Devices; Pilot Certification, Training, and Pilot Schools; and Other Provisions
Document Number: 2018-12800
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rulemaking relieves burdens on pilots seeking to obtain aeronautical experience, training, and certification by increasing the allowed use of aviation training devices. Use of these training devices has proven to be an effective, safe, and affordable means of obtaining pilot experience. This rulemaking also addresses changing technologies by accommodating the use of technically advanced airplanes as an alternative to the use of older complex single engine airplanes for the commercial pilot training and testing requirements. Additionally, this rulemaking broadens the opportunities for military instructor pilots or pilot examiners to obtain civilian ratings based on military experience, expands opportunities for logging pilot time, and removes a burden from sport pilot instructors by permitting them to serve as safety pilots. Finally, this rulemaking includes changes to some of the provisions established in an August 2009 final rule. These actions are necessary to bring the regulations in line with current needs and activities of the general aviation training community and pilots.