US pilots and aircraft owners- REMINDER on registration!

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evangilder

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I think this only effects Joe, but in case anyone else lurking is an aircraft owner here in the US, a gentle reminder.

FAA Tightens Rules On Access To Airspace
Aircraft owners and operators must ensure their aircraft registration information and security waivers are properly completed and up to date by Feb. 1, 2006, or they "may be denied access" to the National Airspace System, the FAA said in a notice published in the Federal Register on Friday. The notice states that the FAA and the Transportation Security Administration will "revitalize and refocus" their airspace-monitoring capabilities to ensure that the requirements are met, "in the interests of national security and aviation safety." The FAA says it has provided numerous notices to aircraft owners over the last few years to emphasize the need for them to update their aircraft registration so both the FAA and aircraft manufacturers can notify them of safety and maintenance-related information. If you may be at risk, the FAA claims to know and offers some simple ways to check yourself (and them). The FAA offers a "registrations at risk" Web page. The theory is this, if you can't find your N-number in that particular database, the FAA believes you're in the clear. The agency stresses that up-to-date information is needed to assist local law enforcement agencies and FAA Flight Services Stations in the event of a downed or overdue aircraft, the FAA said. On Feb. 1, operators of aircraft with questionable registrations and/or no TSA-required security measures/waivers will be notified of the deficiency, a pilot deviation will be filed on the operator, and the operator may be denied access to the NAS.
http://www.avweb.com/newswire/11_50b/leadnews/191179-1.html
 
Gnomey said:
evangilder said:
Wouldn't that be something! Would make for some great photos. ;)
It would... until they started trying to force you to land.

Yep, the only redeeming thing here (and I think Eric could vouch for this) is I could probably land the thing in the same area used to park and F-16!
 
Definitely! The question is how would the F-16 shadow fireball. I am not sure of the stall speed of the F-16, but throttle down in the 150 and you would have them overshooting you. That would work until they got fed up and opened fire! :shock:
 
evangilder said:
Definitely! The question is how would the F-16 shadow fireball. I am not sure of the stall speed of the F-16, but throttle down in the 150 and you would have them overshooting you. That would work until they got fed up and opened fire! :shock:

Yep, and I could probably turn inside their fire!! :shock: :lol:
 
FLYBOYJ said:
evangilder said:
Definitely! The question is how would the F-16 shadow fireball. I am not sure of the stall speed of the F-16, but throttle down in the 150 and you would have them overshooting you. That would work until they got fed up and opened fire! :shock:

Yep, and I could probably turn inside their fire!! :shock: :lol:

:-k I am not sure I would want to be riding along for that engagement!
 
evangilder said:
FLYBOYJ said:
evangilder said:
Definitely! The question is how would the F-16 shadow fireball. I am not sure of the stall speed of the F-16, but throttle down in the 150 and you would have them overshooting you. That would work until they got fed up and opened fire! :shock:

Yep, and I could probably turn inside their fire!! :shock: :lol:

:-k I am not sure I would want to be riding along for that engagement!
:evil4:
 
Sort of off Topic but while you were talking about getting intercepted by F-16 or whatnot. The other day we were doing an instrument flight in our Blackhawk and there was a NATO training mission going on with 20+ F-16's and some German Tornados and F-4's. Anyhow 6 F-16's and 2 F-4s intercepted us and started flying circles around (probably to fuck with us, being that we were the slow flyign helicoper in there airspace!) us. I took some pics but I am not sure how they came out. At one point we could see the faces of the pilots in the F-16's. We gave them the bird!

Anyhow I will try and post the pics when I get them off my camara.
 
Here is one of the photos, as you can see they are just specks now. If I had just been quicker or one had escorted us, I could have gotten a better pick. Next time we will have to contact them on the radio and see if they can pull up next to us.
 

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