Happy 15th anniversary IFOD

IFOD is turning 15 years in 2019 and would like to celebrate with our current and future family.  We have graduated thousands of students and are constantly adding new students to the IFOD family.  Join us in the anniversary celebration all year 2019. During the year we will have different events and promotions celebrating this […]

FAA Modifies Restrictions on Drone Operations over DoD Facilities

At the request of the Department of Defense, and federal security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address the potential threat posed by malicious drone operations by establishing Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) specific […]

FAA Surveys Commercial Drone Operators

If you’ve registered a commercial drone, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to hear from you. On June 19, the FAA sent a questionnaire to everyone who has registered a commercial drone – more formally, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) – for anything but recreational or hobby use. Most of these owners fly their drones […]

Tales from an Aircraft Dispatcher

Recently, while cleaning out a house that belonged to my mother, I came across a yellowed piece of National Airlines (NAL) paperwork dated January 1965 that transferred John P.G. Sotham from New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, to Miami International, the airline’s corporate home. My dad, who died in 1998, started as a ticket agent, […]

Aircraft dispatcher: ‘Let the naysayers motivate you’

In honor of Black History Month, Delta is spotlighting stories and achievements of Delta people. The series, “Delta’s Very Own Heroes,” features employees who have made a mark on the airline’s history as African-American aviation pioneers. At age 2, she insisted on meeting a real pilot. After all, Latasha Coward-Bradbury, a supervising dispatcher in the Operations […]

Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about the best practices to calculate and predict aircraft performance and to operate within established aircraft limitations. A Loss of Control (LOC) accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from controlled flight. LOC can happen when the […]

New Air Traffic Tower Dedicated in Sarasota, Florida

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority (SMAA), and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) dedicated the new Air Traffic Control Tower at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport today. The 128 foot-tall tower is a significant investment in our nation’s airport infrastructure and enhances air traffic controllers’ ability to provide the safest, most efficient service to flights […]

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