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FAA appoints
new safety
offices for
UAV treats
The Federal Aviation Administration, known as the FAA wants to gets serious about stemming the threat of UAVs mixing in airspace with general aviation and airline traffic.

To help in their fight, the agency has appointed two new executives to head its UAS Integration Office.

The FAA has reported a sharp rise in encounters by individuals acting as pilot in command flying UAVs in airspace reserved for licensed pilots who fly general, commercial, and military aircraft.
Travelers are advised to be vigilant
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Travelers are being advised to be more vigilant against terrorist attack especially during the holidays.

Here is what we need to do in the Sierra gold county to be more vigilant. Intelligence experts believe that this is the best time for terrorist to attack.

They are saying that mass public transport systems and holiday resorts are both prime targets. Both are easy to attack and difficult to defend and both could lead to mass casualties and major disruption.
In the gold country, Highway 49 is the major highway along the western slope of the Sierra. The "Forty-niners" roots trace the path traveler took searching for gold.

Our gold country is living history and you can explore the many building along your way. Our rural airports in most cases are time capsule to an earlier time. Most have not change much over the years. They are not like the major airports that have commercial flights. Rural airports feel much like traveling back in time.
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Signs Medical
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Offices for UAV treats
Travelers are advised
to be vigilant
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On July 15, President Obama signed third class medical reform into law as part of the 2016 FAA extension bill passed by Congress.

Under the old law, a pilot in-command of a general aviation aircraft had to pass a Federal Aviation Flight physical examination by a specially appointed medical examiner to qualify for a third-class medical certificate every two years. Under the new law, a pilot will need to get a medical certificate and will be required to take a physical only one-time.
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Rural airports are located in smaller communities and play an important role in tourism.