FAA Easing Pilot Troubles . . .

FAA launches a Consistency and Standardization Initiative —easing trouble for pilot errors

On January 4th at the airport managers association meeting, Mr. Jarrell Pratt of FAA, Balt. FSDO explained the Consistency and Standardization Initiative.

The initiative promotes safety with respectful, and professional services, a clear explanation of requirements, alternatives, and possible outcomes associated with safety violations.  “We are now easing some of our minor violations measures of corrective measures,” stated Mr. Pratt. Example: If a pilot violates air space rules with no accident or other aircraft’s involved, we will want to know why that violation took place. Is it because he can’t navigate, or maybe the pilot needs more training? Overall, the goal is to correct errors and promote safety rather than punish the pilot.

Salisbury Airport’s Changing Horizon


Dawn R. H. Veatch has joined Wicomico County as the new manager of SBY. . .

and things are moving full throttle these days.  With the airport so well located, and able to expand in onsite business development and a longer runway in the master plan, we expect Salisbury to emerge as a great economic engine on the Delmarva peninsula in the near future.

Dawn VeatchMrs. Veatch’s impressive career in aviation includes piloting fire-fighting aircraft, working for the Federal Aviation Administration, and serving as the Senior Director of Government Affairs at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Veatch holds an airline-transport pilot’s license and is a certified flight instructor. She looks forward to bringing new facilities and new business activity to the Salisbury Airport. This includes constructing new hangars for small, private aircraft and larger, corporate-owned craft, plus a dedicated area for UAVs.




Eleven Cranes on a Plane?

Tipton Airport – FME helps Patuxent Wildlife Research Center relocate cranes!

cranes being loaded on airplaneOn Monday Dec. 5th, 2016, a flight transporting endangered whooping cranes, departed from Tipton Airport. The cranes are raised at the wildlife refuge adjacent to the airport and then transported to a location where they can be released into a flock. There are only about 600 whooping cranes in the world, so the eleven that were flown out of Tipton represent nearly 2% of the world population! Good to have an airport in your community.