Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) invite interested persons to apply to fill one current and two upcoming vacancies on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notice invites interested persons to apply to fill the openings. The current opening represents Native American tribal concerns and the two upcoming openings represent air tour operator interests and environmental concerns, respectively.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cortland, Elmira, Ithaca, and Endicott, NY
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Cortland County Airport-Chase Field, Cortland, NY, Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Elmira/Corning, NY, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY and Tri-Cities Airport, Endicott, NY to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving these airports. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Removal of Check Pilot Medical Certificate Requirement
This action would update regulatory text so as to remove inconsistencies applicable to check pilots and flight instructors in domestic, flag, and supplemental operations and flight instructors in commuter and on demand operations so that check pilots and flight instructors can continue to perform their functions in aircraft without a medical certificate, unless they are serving as required flightcrew members. The FAA also proposes to remove the medical certificate requirement for check pilots in commuter and on demand operations who perform their functions in aircraft and are not serving as required flightcrew members. Removing the medical certificate requirement would enable pilots who are otherwise qualified, to function as check pilots in aircraft.