Federal Aviation Administration http://apr.org en Upgrades Planned At Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport http://apr.org/post/upgrades-planned-tuscaloosa-municipal-airport <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Tuscaloosa city officials are looking to upgrade the Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport.</p><p>The Tuscaloosa News city council's finance committee voted to use money from a planned bond issue, anticipated savings from the refinancing of two other bonds and money the town of Vance is paying for a tract of land to finance a portion of the planned upgrades.</p><p>The Federal Aviation Administration inspected the airport's secondary runway in March and officials said the striping and markings needed to be removed and replaced.</p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:55:23 +0000 The Associated Press 54815 at http://apr.org Upgrades Planned At Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport Alabama, Tennessee Team Up To Land Drone Test Site http://apr.org/post/alabama-tennessee-team-land-drone-test-site <p></p><p>A consortium of companies and universities in Alabama and Tennessee are hoping to develop a site where drones would be tested.</p><p>If approved, the facility could become one of only a half-dozen sites approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for research involving Unmanned Aerial Systems, more commonly known as drones.</p><p>Alabama and Tennessee have submitted a joint application in an effort to be selected as one of the six FAA UAS testing sites. Testing would be done at a site near Savannah, Tennessee.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:44:06 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 37126 at http://apr.org Alabama, Tennessee Team Up To Land Drone Test Site FAA Cutting Funding to Control Towers May 5 http://apr.org/post/faa-cutting-funding-control-towers-may-5 <P>The Federal Aviation Administration has announced dates it plans to cut funding to 149 contract air traffic control towers — including two in Alabama.</P> <P>Federal officials Wednesday announced funding will be cut to regional airports in Tuscaloosa and Dothan on May 5. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:50:40 +0000 The Associated Press 27511 at http://apr.org FAA Cutting Funding to Control Towers May 5 Student Pilot In Crash Ignored FAA Regulations http://apr.org/post/student-pilot-crash-ignored-faa-regulations <P>Federal authorities say a student pilot wasn't following regulations when he took off with two friends on a late-night flight that crashed in north Alabama and killed everyone aboard.</P> <P>The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday the pilot, 17-year-old Jordan Ryan Smith of Jasper, had a student pilot certificate. The FAA pointed to regulations that say a student pilot may not act as a pilot in command of an aircraft carrying a passenger. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 22:42:55 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 22767 at http://apr.org Student Pilot In Crash Ignored FAA Regulations