Proposed Establishment of Temporary Restricted Areas R-2509E, R-2509W, and R-2509N; Twentynine Palms, CA
This action proposes to establish temporary restricted areas R-2509E, R-2509W, and R-2509N, Twentynine Palms, CA, to support a Marine Expeditionary Brigade level Large Scale Exercise (LSE) planned for existing and newly acquired training lands at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Twentynine Palms from August 1 to August 18, 2016.
Guidance on the Procedures and Process To Petition the Secretary Under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act
This final policy establishes the procedures and processes to petition the Secretary under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act 49 U.S.C. 47106(c)(1)(A)(ii). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued guidance on the procedures and process to petition the Secretary under 49 U.S.C. 47106(c)(1)(A)(ii) in the Federal Register on August 4, 2015. This guidance is intended to provide detail and clarity about who may petition the Secretary, when such a petition may be filed, how the petition may be made, and the procedures and process to petition the Secretary under this Section of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act.
Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Lynchburg, VA
This action changes the effective date of a final rule published in the Federal Register of February 4, 2016, amending Class E surface area airspace at Lynchburg, VA, by adjusting the geographic coordinates at Lynchburg Regional-Preston Glenn Field Airport, and Falwell Airport. This correction updates the geographic coordinates of the above airports in Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and adds Class D Airspace to the title.
Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace for the Following New York Towns; Ithaca, NY; Poughkeepsie, NY
This action changes the effective date of a final rule published in the Federal Register of February 4, 2016, amending Class E Airspace designated as an extension at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY; and the Kingston VORTAC, Poughkeepsie, NY. This correction updates the geographic coordinates of each navigation aid and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (formerly Tompkins County Airport), under Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Also, Dutchess County Airport is added to the Kingston VORTAC, Poughkeepsie, NY, designation in Class E airspace designated as an extension. The Kingston VORTAC reference is removed from the Class D airspace designation. This action also adds Class D airspace to the title of this rulemaking.
Flight Simulation Training Device Qualification Standards for Extended Envelope and Adverse Weather Event Training Tasks
The FAA has determined this rule is necessary to amend the Qualification Performance Standards for flight simulation training devices (FSTDs) for the primary purpose of improving existing technical standards and introducing new technical standards for full stall and stick pusher maneuvers, upset recognition and recovery maneuvers, maneuvers conducted in airborne icing conditions, takeoff and landing maneuvers in gusting crosswinds, and bounced landing recovery maneuvers. These new and improved technical standards are intended to fully define FSTD fidelity requirements for conducting new flight training tasks introduced through recent changes to the air carrier training requirements, as well as to address various National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Aviation Rulemaking Committee recommendations. This final rule also updates the FSTD technical standards to better align with the current international FSTD evaluation guidance and introduces a new FSTD level that expands the number of qualified flight training tasks in a fixed-base flight training device. These changes will ensure that the training and testing environment is accurate and realistic, will codify existing practice, and will provide greater harmonization with international guidance for simulation. The amendments will not apply to previously qualified FSTDs with the exception of the FSTD Directive, which codifies the new FSTD technical standards for specific training tasks.