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Top 10 mistakes iPad pilots make


By John Zimmerman The way we move from beginner to expert is by trial and error. Along the way, many of us made some mistakes with the iPad and aviation apps. Here's our list of the 10 most common ones. ... Read more here:: Top 10 mistakes iPad pilots make… Read more ...

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Meet the Winners of Aviation Weeks 2016 Photo Contest


You don't have to work in aerospace to be a winner if Aviation Week's Photo Contest, but it helps. read more Read more here:: Meet the Winners of Aviation Weeks 2016 Photo Contest… Read more ...

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Aviation Weeks 2016 Photo Contest Judges


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Free NBAA Webinar Presents In-Depth Look at RNAV System Advancements


Business aircraft pilots who use RNAV to increase operational efficiency and reduce fuel expenses will benefit from a free Jeppesen-sponsored, NBAA-hosted webinar on system advancements at noon (EST) on Wednesday, Dec. 7. In this in-depth RNAV refresher, Jeppesen Senior Manager James Morgan will discuss how refinements in both RNAV capability and equipment now deliver better precision with more access to a greater number of procedures. He also will explain the recent advances in RNAV technology. Critical RNAV basics will be covered, and attendees will gain knowledge of how RNAV procedures are designed, providing a better understanding of coding rules, limitations and certain quirks of the system. Read more here:: Free NBAA Webinar Presents In-Depth Look at RNAV System Advancements… Read more ...

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CAM Spotlight: Tips for Exam Success


Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Todd Noonan offers those planning to sit for the CAM exam strategies for passing the test. His advice includes: submitting an exam application at least two months in advance, committing time to study and collaborating with peers. Read more here:: CAM Spotlight: Tips for Exam Success… Read more ...

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The Coming Cabin Renaissance


Sponsored by Rockwell Collins On a business jet, the cabin experience is crucial to the satisfaction of an executive and his or her team. In the past this often meant larger — and more, and higher definition — screens, along with more buttons, bells and whistles. read more Read more here:: The Coming Cabin Renaissance… Read more ...

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New Procedures Implemented between Hawthorne Departures, LAX Arrivals Starting Dec. 7


Beginning Dec. 7, new procedures will be implemented to insure the required separation between Hawthorne Municipal Airport (HHR) departures off Runway 25 and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) arrivals to Runways 25L and 24R. Read more here:: New Procedures Implemented between Hawthorne Departures, LAX Arrivals Starting Dec. 7… Read more ...

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General Aviation 2016 Photo Contest Finalists


Unique views and approaches helped to distinguish these entries in the Aviation Week's 2016 Photo Contest. read more Read more here:: General Aviation 2016 Photo Contest Finalists… Read more ...

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Aviation Week 2016 Photo Contest Winners


In addition to their clear photographic skills, this year's Photo Contest winners have impeccable aviation and aerospace credentials. read more Read more here:: Aviation Week 2016 Photo Contest Winners… Read more ...

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NBAA Warns of General Aviation Prohibition at Manila International Airport


Earlier this fall, the Philippines Department of Transportation ordered the transfer of all general aviation operations, except helicopter flights and emergency medical airlift services, from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, also known as Manila International Airport (MNL), to alternative airports within four months. Operators planning trips to the area should be prepared for a possible alternate. Read more here:: NBAA Warns of General Aviation Prohibition at Manila International Airport… Read more ...

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Configuring ForeFlight’s new map and alert options in version 8.2


By John Zimmerman The latest release from ForeFlight, version 8.2, includes a number of enhancements for the app's data-driven aeronautical maps, plus some impressive new audio alerts. Let's explore how to customize... ... Read more here:: Configuring ForeFlight’s new map and alert options in version 8.2… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Flight Crews: Training Your Passengers for Emergencies


Business aircraft passengers should be knowledgeable about the safety and medical equipment available and procedures for their use. To ensure this, some flight departments put their most frequent flyers through specialized training to ensure that they are in mental "Condition Orange" with a high awareness of their surroundings. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Flight Crews: Training Your Passengers for Emergencies… Read more ...

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NBAA Issues Statement on Nomination of Elaine Chao As Transportation Secretary


NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen issued a statement regarding the announcement that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be his choice for Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary: Read more here:: NBAA Issues Statement on Nomination of Elaine Chao As Transportation Secretary… Read more ...

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Upgrades to Aeronautical Maps, Safety Alerts, Logbook, and More with ForeFlight 8.2


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By ForeFlight The theme of ForeFlight 8.2 is to enhance core app features. Aeronautical Maps, Alerts, Garmin connectivity, and Logbook all received development love. Download ForeFlight 8.2 now on the App Store! More Data, More Customization Options for Aeronautical Maps We compiled your feedback and delivered the top items you wanted to see in our global data-driven Aeronautical Maps. Data additions include altitude markers for Class B, C, and D airspace, ARTCC frequency stamps, Class E surface areas, Mode C rings, Special Airport Traffic Rule (SATR) areas, U.S. ADIZ, and Terminal Radar Service Areas (TRSAs). Explore the Map Settings menu for more options to customize the Aeronautical Maps layer; for example, to turn on and off airport and airspace types. For customers who fly outside of the U.S., you can access airspace details when you tap-hold on an airspace outline and then select the All tab at the bottom of the pop-up. Tap on an item in the pop-up window to highlight it on the map. Left: More options to customize the Aeronautical Maps layer in the Map Settings menu; Right: Tap-hold on airspace outside the U.S. for more details. New Safety Alerts for Increased Situational Awareness Better in-flight situational awareness is a major theme for us, and we continue that theme with three new safety alerts. Manage Alert settings by navigating to More > Settings > Alerts. The Sink Rate Alert activates when your descending vertical speed exceeds 4,000' per minute for more than 5 seconds while flying above 2,500' AGL. Below 2,500', the vertical speed required to activate the alert drops to 3,000' per minute and gradually lowers along with the altitude, down to 1,500' per minute at 500' AGL and below. The 500' AGL Alert triggers when you descend below 500' AGL. To prevent the alert from repeating it is only shown if you have previously been above 1,000' AGL.… Read more ...

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European Third-Country Operator Requirement Now in Effect


Operators to Europe should be aware that the third-country operator (TCO) requirement is in effect, as of Nov. 26, NBAA officials advised. The European Commission, in 2014, adopted a regulation that requires commercial air transport (CAT) operators from outside the European Union (EU), also known TCOs, to obtain a single EU-wide safety authorization to fly to, from or within the EU. CAT TCOs are required to demonstrate to the European Aviation Safety Agency compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization standards, including implementation of a safety management system. A TCO authorization is not required for operators only overflying these areas without intending to land. Read more here:: European Third-Country Operator Requirement Now in Effect… Read more ...

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Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Worldwide in October 2016


Teterboro Airport ranked No. 1 again, and the rest of the top five business aviation airports measured by acukwik.com user traffic during October 2016 were mostly stable, according to site metrics. CSV File: top-50-business-aviation-airports-worldwide-september-2016-acukwik.com_.txt Off Images read more Read more here:: Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Worldwide in October 2016… Read more ...

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U-tail Business Jet Shows Noise Benefits In Clean Sky Tests


Clean Sky is wrapping up wind-tunnel and full-scale ground tests of a noise-shielding U-tail configuration for future business jets. read more Read more here:: U-tail Business Jet Shows Noise Benefits In Clean Sky Tests… Read more ...

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iPad memory management – how to free up storage space


By Bret Koebbe It doesn't take long to fill up an iPad or iPhone these days with photos, music, magazines and large aviation app charts and databases. Here are 6 tips to help you analyze your device's storage... ... Read more here:: iPad memory management – how to free up storage space… Read more ...

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December 2016


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Bulletin: November 28 Data Updates


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By ForeFlight Data Team An updated Airport and Nav Database (Nov 28 Update) is available to download for the November 10, 2016 – December 8, 2016 period. This update includes minor additions and corrections. All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. Read more here:: Bulletin: November 28 Data Updates… Read more ...

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