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Evolving Security Considerations Reflect Ever-Changing Global Conditions


The adoption of security best practices continues to evolve as global trends, including heightened security awareness, the changing role of security experts in flight departments, privacy concerns and regulatory matters impact the entrepreneurs and companies that rely on business aviation to reach global destinations. Read more here:: Evolving Security Considerations Reflect Ever-Changing Global Conditions… Read more ...

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Using iPad audio to make your flying safer


By Bret Koebbe The iPad is an engaging visual tool, but many pilots forget about its many audio uses. Especially for those pilots who worry about spending too much "heads-down" time with the iPad, it's worth... ... Read more here:: Using iPad audio to make your flying safer… Read more ...

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NBAA: Government Works to Accommodate Business Aviation at PBI During Presidential Visits


NBAA recognized the FAA, TSA and U.S. Secret Service, and other local, state and federal agencies, for their efforts to accommodate business aircraft access to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) during presidential TFRs. Read more here:: NBAA: Government Works to Accommodate Business Aviation at PBI During Presidential Visits… Read more ...

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Advanced Airmanship Training


New concepts, new challenges, new content at the not-so-old and familiar schoolhouse Take some time to put together a plan that offers the opportunity for you and your flight team to gain additional knowledge and continue to grow your operation's safety culture. read more Read more here:: Advanced Airmanship Training… Read more ...

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Garmin Pilot adds new fuel planning and connectivity features


By Bret Koebbe Garmin released the first big update for 2017 to their Pilot app this week, adding a variety of features designed to improve safety, connectivity and convenience when flying with the app. By... ... Read more here:: Garmin Pilot adds new fuel planning and connectivity features… Read more ...

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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents


January 18- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and #FlySafe, the general aviation (GA) groups national safety campaign, aims to educate the GA community on the best practices to calculate and predict aircraft performance and to operate within established aircraft limitations. What is Single-Pilot Resource Management (SRM)?When you climb into the cockpit, the FAA expects you to have full knowledge of your personal minimums and physical and mental readiness. You need to be on top of your game. Single-Pilot Resource Management (SRM) is the art of managing all onboard and outside resources to ensure a safe and successful flight. The Five P Approach to SRMA good approach uses the regular evaluation of Plan, Plane, Pilot, Passengers and Programming. Plan: Plan your flight using the basic elements of cross-country planning including weather, route, and fuel. Make sure you consider any events that could affect the flight. Review and update your plan at regular intervals during the flight and keep in mind that the plan could change at any time. Plane: The plane includes the airframe, systems, and equipment, including avionics. You should be comfortable using all installed equipment, and be familiar with your aircrafts performance characteristics and limitations. As your flight continues, keep an eye on your systems and instruments so you can detect anything out of the ordinary as early as possible. Pilot: YOU need to pass the IM SAFE checklist. This handy list will help you determine if you are truly fit for flight: IM SAFE Illness: Do I have any symptoms?Medication: Have I been taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs?Stress: Am I under pressure from work, or am I worried about money, health or family?Alcohol: Have I been drinking within eight hours?Fatigue: Am I rested?Emotion: Am I emotionally upset? Some pilots may wish to include eating as well are you properly nourished?… Read more ...

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Around the Country, NBAA, Local Groups Push for Pro-Growth Aviation Tax Policy


As the legislative calendar begins in statehouses across the U.S., NBAA and regional groups are building support for tax reforms to promote growth in business aviation and the associated support organizations it relies on. "We have efforts going on in about a dozen states to seek new, common-sense tax policies that foster the growth of business aviation," said Scott O'Brien, NBAA's senior manager of finance and tax policy. This year, local groups are getting more proactive than ever, seizing upon a shift in the political current. Years of advocacy, with NBAA and local groups working together, saved many of those exemptions. Lawmakers came to realize that aircraft are mobile assets, and many now are proposing exemptions in even more states. Read more here:: Around the Country, NBAA, Local Groups Push for Pro-Growth Aviation Tax Policy… Read more ...

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Flight Restrictions In Effect for the Inauguration


January 18- The FAA has issued additional flight restrictions in and around Washington, DC, on January 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Flight Advisory (PDF) Read more here:: Flight Restrictions In Effect for the Inauguration… Read more ...

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First-Time Operators to Asia May Face Unexpected Challenges


Growing business opportunities throughout Asia mean that more operators are flying to the region, but unforeseen challenges may complicate matters for crews. Julie Ambrose, aviation director for The ASA Group and based in Bangkok, Thailand, said the biggest surprise for most first-time operators is the high cost. An education session titled "Operating in Asia: Opportunities & Difficulties" will take place at the 2017 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. Read more here:: First-Time Operators to Asia May Face Unexpected Challenges… Read more ...

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FAA to Hold SoCal Metroplex Webinars and Workshops


The Federal Aviation Administration will hold webinars and public workshops between January 18 and February . 8 on upcoming airspace improvements that will occur throughout Southern California. The improvements are part of the Southern California Metroplex project, which will replace dozens of existing conventional air routes with new satellite-based routes. The FAA undertook the project to improve airspace safety and efficiency. The agency decided to move forward with the project in August 2016. The FAA is implementing the project in phases between November 2016 and April 2017. Please note that the upcoming webinars and briefings will address only the improvements that are occurring in March and April 2017. We held webinars and public workshops last fall for the procedures that we implemented in November 2016. The fall 2016 webinars, as well as PowerPoint presentations, can be viewed here:http://www.metroplexenvironmental.com/socal_metroplex/socal_media_library.html All of the upcoming workshops, except for the January 23 workshop in Culver City, will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Culver City workshop will run from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. due to a time conflict with the regular City Council meeting. The workshops will be open-house format, where people can attend anytime during the posted times to learn about the changes. FAA representatives will provide information on the project and be available to answer questions. Free parking, as well as street parking, will be available at all locations. Spanish interpreters also will be present. Webinars Access links and dial-in information for all the webinars is available here: https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/communityengagement/socal/ Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.Airports involved: Los Angeles International, Santa Monica Wednesday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.Airports involved: Los Angeles International, Burbank, Van Nuys, Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Pt. Mugu Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.Airports involved: John Wayne, Long Beach, Fullerton, Torrance, Los Alamitos Thursday, Jan.… Read more ...

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NBAA Mourns the Passing of Astronaut, Aviation Advocate Gene Cernan


NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reflected on the passing of Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, a frequent participant in NBAA events and programs and a long-standing advocate for business aviation. Read more here:: NBAA Mourns the Passing of Astronaut, Aviation Advocate Gene Cernan… Read more ...

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Understanding Stratus settings


By John Zimmerman The latest generation of ADS-B receivers now offer subscription-free weather, traffic, GPS, backup attitude, pressure altitude and flight data recording. As the feature list has grown, the options... ... Read more here:: Understanding Stratus settings… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: NBAA: Celebrating 70 Years of Promoting, Protecting Business Aviation


Imagine facing the prospect of possible airline domination of the ATC system without having an organization such as NBAA there to represent the interests business aircraft operators. That was the scenario in 1947 when a group of operators got together to form an association that would advocate on their behalf. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: NBAA: Celebrating 70 Years of Promoting, Protecting Business Aviation… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 17-03


Certain Types of Aircraft Financing More Available, Experts Say East Hampton Airport: Victory for Aviation, but Disputes Continue Red Cross and Citizens Highlight Santa Monica Airport's Emergency-Response Role Read more here:: NBAA Update, 17-03… Read more ...

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Red Cross and Citizens Highlight Santa Monica Airport's Emergency-Response Role


In a simulated disaster-response exercise held at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), the importance of the historic airfield in serving the community during times of crisis was demonstrated by pilots in the drill and Red Cross volunteers. Read more here:: Red Cross and Citizens Highlight Santa Monica Airport's Emergency-Response Role… Read more ...

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Pilot’s guide to the iPad – how to get started


By John Zimmerman Over the past several years we have written hundreds of articles here at iPad Pilot News with tips for pilots, app and accessory reviews, the latest news and of course the famous iPad app debates. To... ... Read more here:: Pilot’s guide to the iPad – how to get started… Read more ...

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ForeFlight 8.2.3 Now Available on the App Store


By ForeFlight ForeFlight version 8.2.3 corrects an issue with tail number checking that blocked filing with aircraft profiles set up using call signs rather than N-numbers. As always, we're on frequency at team@foreflight.com if you experience any issues with the update. ForeFlight 8.2 includes more data for Read more here:: ForeFlight 8.2.3 Now Available on the App Store… Read more ...

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Certain Types of Aircraft Financing Becoming More Available, Experts Say


For many operators, getting a loan or lease for a business aircraft has been difficult since the 2008 recession, but several new finance providers have recently entered the market. Heading into 2017, aircraft financiers and attorneys who handle aircraft transactions see certain types of credit becoming more available, even as a "new normal" sets in for aircraft values. This will be among the issues discussed at the aircraft financing market at the NBAA 2017 Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference set for March 5-7 in Bonita Springs, FL. Read more here:: Certain Types of Aircraft Financing Becoming More Available, Experts Say… Read more ...

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East Hampton Airport: A Victory for Aviation, But Disputes Continue


At New York's East Hampton Airport (HTO), a legal fight has come down squarely on the side of NBAA and other aviation stakeholders, which had argued that the town's adoption of noise and access restrictions was a violation of federal law. On Nov. 4, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision agreeing with NBAA that the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 applies to HTO, and on Jan. 11, the U.S. District Court entered an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of the curfews and other restrictions at issue for HTO. "This ruling by the Second Circuit sets an important precedent for all public-use airports nationwide," said Alex Gertsen, NBAA director, airports and ground infrastructure. Read more here:: East Hampton Airport: A Victory for Aviation, But Disputes Continue… Read more ...

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WingX Pro tip: customizing the moving map window layouts


By Bret Koebbe The WingX Pro moving map page provides a wide variety of configuration options to display multiple windows simultaneously. Here we'll show you the various options and how to set them up. ... Read more here:: WingX Pro tip: customizing the moving map window layouts… Read more ...

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