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NBAA Lauds Congressional Bill Providing Third-Class Medical Exemptions to Pilots

NBAA today welcomed the introduction of congressional legislation to allow private pilots, in certain instances, to use a driverâ??s license in lieu of a FAA medical certificate. The legislation, the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act (GAPPA), was proposed in both the House and Senate on Feb. 25.

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MOS Forecast Extends Now To 3 Days

By Scott Dennstaedt

Access the MOS forecast in the Maps view by tapping on an airport.

Back in December we announced a new forecast tool in ForeFlight Mobile called Model Output Statistics or MOS. A TAF-like forecast, MOS provides site-specific weather guidance to pilots for hundreds of airports where a TAF is not provided by the National Weather Service (NWS). We’re happy to say that we’ve taken MOS even further.

Now Even More MOS

Not only have we added over three hundred additional MOS airports to ForeFlight Mobile, but we’ve extended the MOS guidance from 24 hours to 3 days. That’s right, in ForeFlight Mobile 2,032 stations throughout the U.S. and its territories now have a TAF-like MOS forecast with site-specific weather guidance out to 3 days in the future. Pilots can now get a forecast of wind direction and wind speed, ceiling height, ground visibility and precipitation similar to what you might see in a TAF, now extended to 84 hours for over 2,000 airports. This means that even when the TAF stops at 24 or 30 hours, MOS continues to provide site-specific weather guidance beyond the forecast timeframe of over 700 NWS TAFs.

Finding MOS in ForeFlight

The MOS forecast option is available to all subscribers with ForeFlight Mobile 6.6 and to find it in the app, simply select an airport or station from the Maps view. In the pop-over window, tap the Forecast tab at the bottom. Then press the MOS button to reveal this forecast product and scroll through the MOS forecast over the next three days.

Access the MOS forecast in the Maps view by tapping on an airport.


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Top 6 tips for flying with Stratus

By Bret Koebbe While the basics of operation are pretty simple with Stratus, there are a few tips that can help you get the most out of your investment. Let’s review the top 6 most helpful ones we’ve learned.


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NBAA Raising Concerns About Proposed East Hampton Airport Restrictions

The East Hampton, NY Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for March 5 to solicit comments on a proposed town ordinance that seeks to place four significant operational restrictions on the use of the East Hampton Airport (HTO), a public-use facility on eastern Long Island. NBAA officials will be attending the hearing and will supply formal comments on the townâ??s proposal. â??The bottom line is that local airports do not have the authority to regulate the types of aircraft that can operate at that airport,â?? said NBAA COO Steve Brown, adding that any noise and access restrictions that are unfair, unreasonable or unjustly discriminatory could be challenged in court by airport users, and possibly also by the FAA.

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Key NBAA-Backed Provision Included in New Pilot’s Bill of Rights Legislation

NBAA welcomed the introduction today in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives of new Pilot’s Bill of Rights legislation, which includes language proposed by NBAA to ensure that pilots and other certificate holders facing enforcement action by the FAA have timely access to information necessary to assist them in formulating a proper defense.

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NBAA’s Regional Reps Spread No Plane No Gain Message Locally

Since the launch of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, NBAA and co-sponsor, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, have spread the program’s message not only in Washington, but also outside the nation’s capital, and NBAA’s six regional representatives have been central to this effort. One such resource for getting the word out is the Business Leaders on Business Aviation booklet, which features testimonials from 25 CEOs, detailing how using business aircraft makes their companies more successful. The booklet has proven highly effective in opening doors to conversations with legislators who want to know more about business aviation and how it has a positive impact on their communities,” said Steve Hadley, NBAA’s director of regional programs and the Southwest regional representative.

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ABACE Report: ABACE2015 Less Than Two Months Away – Register Today

Feb. 26. 2015

ABACE Report: ABACE2015 Less Than Two Months Away – Register Today

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NBAA Renounces Latest Effort to Curtail Santa Monica Airport Access

NBAA called into question new moves to diminish access to Santa Monica Airport (SMO), and pledged to continue fighting such efforts.

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FAA Lifts Ban on Northern Ethiopia Overflight

The FAA has lifted a nearly 15-year-old prohibition on flight operations within the airspace or territory of northern Ethiopia. “The FAA has now determined that the safety and security situation that prompted the above flight prohibition has significantly improved, and that it is safe for U.S. civil flights to be operated within the entire territory and airspace of Ethiopia, subject to the approval of and in accordance with the conditions established by the appropriate authorities of Ethiopia,” the agency said.

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Getting the Lead Out: The Future of Avgas

A viable alternative to 100-octane leaded aviation gasoline may finally be in sight

The Piston Aviation Fuel Initiative, a joint industry-government partnership, could result in a technically feasible and economically viable unleaded avgas.

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