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Tips for flying with the iPad at night


By Bret Koebbe Using the iPad at night brings some additional benefits to your flying, but also can introduce new challenges. Here we'll cover a series of tips to help you maximize your experience when flying with... ... Read more here:: Tips for flying with the iPad at night… Read more ...

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Enjoy your Holiday Laser-light Display-Responsibly


Each holiday season for the past several years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received reports from pilots who said they were distracted or temporarily blinded by residential laser-light displays. The FAA's concerns about lasers regardless of the source is that they not be aimed at aircraft in a way that can threaten the safety of a flight by distracting or blinding the pilots. People may not realize that systems they set up to spread holiday cheer can also pose a potential hazard to pilots flying overhead. So if youre going to install a holiday laser-light system, please make sure the lights are hitting your house and not shining up into the sky. It may not look like the lights go much farther than your house, but the extremely concentrated beams of laser lights actually reach much further than most people think. If the FAA becomes aware of a situation where a laser-light display affects pilots, we start by asking the owner to adjust them or turn them off. However, if someone's laser-light display repeatedly affects pilots despite previous warnings, that person could face an FAA civil penalty. Read more here:: Enjoy your Holiday Laser-light Display-Responsibly… Read more ...

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Winners of Aviation Week's 2017 Photo Contest


A Swiss fighter firing flares, an A380 framed against the solar eclipse and dramatic long-exposures of space launches are among this year's winners. read more Read more here:: Winners of Aviation Week's 2017 Photo Contest… Read more ...

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Can Defense Department Get Better At Buying?


Senator upbraids Pentagon's acquisition system Air Force secretary outlines several ways it is moving faster to aquire new technologies. read more Read more here:: Can Defense Department Get Better At Buying?… Read more ...

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Spirit AeroSystems Buoys Wichita With $1 Billion, 1,000-Jobs Pledge


Expansion is not tied to any one particular program but rather to the growth in demand for Boeing and Airbus airliners and in defense work. read more Read more here:: Spirit AeroSystems Buoys Wichita With $1 Billion, 1,000-Jobs Pledge… Read more ...

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NBAA Members Urged to Contact Congress on Aviation-Related Tax Reform Issues


As tax reform legislation moves forward in Washington, DC, NBAA continues its advocacy work, and urges association members to contact Congress on aviation-related issues included in the larger tax reform bills. Issues impacting business aviation include: immediate expensing, like-kind exchanges and taxes applicable to aircraft management companies. The next step for the legislation is the conference process, during which the House and Senate resolve differences in the respective bills. "NBAA will be actively working on this issue during the conference process," said Scott O'Brien, NBAA's senior director of government affairs. "The association supports the language in the House bill, which allows immediate expensing for new and pre-owned business assets and preserves important tax benefits for businesses." Read more here:: NBAA Members Urged to Contact Congress on Aviation-Related Tax Reform Issues… Read more ...

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NBAA Welcomes New CBAA President Jim Facette


NBAA welcomes Jim Facette, a government-relations expert with extensive knowledge of aviation issues, as the new president and CEO of the Canadian Business Aviation Association. Facette has a long career in professional association management, and was previously the president and CEO of the Canadian Airport Council. Read more here:: NBAA Welcomes New CBAA President Jim Facette… Read more ...

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Geneva Airport Changes Benefit Business Aviation; Increase Efficiency, Capacity


Recent changes at Geneva Airport are expected to optimize efficiency and capacity for all stakeholders, including those in business aviation. Before Dec. 1, parking and slot coordination was handled by airport FBOs, with reservations available up to 21 days in advance. Since the Dec. 1 change, reservation availability can still be viewed 21 days ahead of a flight, but slots are now available from FBOs five ahead of an intended trip. "These changes will benefit business aviation operations, increase efficiencies and add capacity at Geneva Airport, which is all good news for our industry," said Doug Carr, NBAA vice president of regulatory and international affairs. Read more here:: Geneva Airport Changes Benefit Business Aviation; Increase Efficiency, Capacity… Read more ...

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Upgrade your iPad and pilot gear with these holiday specials


By Bret Koebbe Do you have your eye on a new iPad, or possibly an ADS-B receiver for the cockpit? This is the best time of the year to find some great deals on the latest iPads and aviation accessories to take your... ... Read more here:: Upgrade your iPad and pilot gear with these holiday specials… Read more ...

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Phoenix Airport Closes Runway 8/26 for Repairs


Due to the repair of faulty concrete panels, Runway 8/26 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) will be closed from Jan. 8 - Feb. 21. As a result of the runway closure, the airport will be operating with lowered arrival and departure rates, which may result in delays. Read more here:: Phoenix Airport Closes Runway 8/26 for Repairs… Read more ...

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New, Revised Southern California Metroplex Changes Effective Dec. 7


The Southern California Metroplex Project continues with one new SID for LAX, two revised SIDs for LAX and VNY and a revised STAR for LAX. There are no significant ATC traffic management initiatives expected with the new and revised procedures. Read more here:: New, Revised Southern California Metroplex Changes Effective Dec. 7… Read more ...

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NBAA Looks Forward to Working with New DHS Secretary Nielsen


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App update roundup: Aerovie and FltPlan Go


By Bret Koebbe This past year has been an exciting one for iPad pilots, where we saw the release of the 10.5" iPad Pro from Apple, new ADS-B receivers and connected panel options and additions to aviation apps that... ... Read more here:: App update roundup: Aerovie and FltPlan Go… Read more ...

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The Administrator's Fact Book is Back


The Administrators Fact Book has returned, and its on-line. Years back, one of the most popular FAA documents was a little white book that contained invaluable information about the FAA and air transportation. Through pages upon pages of tables, graphics, and other materials, a story was told of how U.S. aviation works.Entitled The Administrators Fact Book, the monthly publication was unfortunately discontinued in 2012, but has returned and will eventually be converted into a digital format. The document contains sections on aviation safety, air traffic, airports, aircraft, industry, commercial space transportation, pilots, general information, and FAA resources. The wide variety of materials presented can range from the FAAs annual budget, to airspace incident ratesfrom the number of people flying to the numbers of commercial space transportation launches and unmanned aircraft systems. Much of the data, prior to the posting of Fact Book, could be found in various locations on the website, but today, the Fact Book materials and data are largely located in one location on the FAA website. In addition, the data is sourced for accuracy and dated as to when the materials were last amended. Officially, the document is intended to be updated monthly, however, some data, such as the FAA budget for example, is displayed yearly. There is however some information, such as certain numbers relating to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, that may actually be presented in a monthly format. It is the FAAs hope that with the return of The Administrators Fact Book, you will use this valuable aviation resource. Read more here:: The Administrator's Fact Book is Back… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 17-49


NBAA, Industry Leaders Work to Address Workforce Shortage Issues Trump Administration Policies Impact Cuba Flights NBAA Corrects Media Misperception About General Aviation Taxes, ATC Privatization Read more here:: NBAA Update, 17-49… Read more ...

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NBAA, Industry Leaders Work to Address Workforce Shortage Issues


As the industry grapples with the best way to address staffing shortages, more than 25 representatives of business aviation organizations met last week at NBAA's Washington, DC headquarters to discuss ways that industry stakeholders can confront these issues. During the NBAA Business Aviation Management Committee's (BAMC) inaugural Workforce Summit, possible solutions ranged from adjusting minimum-hour recommendations for pilots and expanding business aviation career promotion efforts in high schools and colleges to doing more to highlight the opportunities for higher quality of life within the industry. "There's been a change in paradigm - this isn't the old aviation industry," said BAMC member Dr. Chris Broyhill, CAM. Read more here:: NBAA, Industry Leaders Work to Address Workforce Shortage Issues… Read more ...

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Apple iOS 11.2 and ForeFlight


By ForeFlight We are performing compatibility testing between ForeFlight and the newly released iOS 11.2 to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We will update this post with an “all-clear” when testing is completed. Please also stay tuned to our Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates. Follow Read more here:: Apple iOS 11.2 and ForeFlight… Read more ...

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NBAA Corrects Media Misperception About General Aviation Taxes, ATC Privatization


In a letter to the editor published in The (Macon, GA) Telegraph, NBAA's Senior Vice President of Communications Dan Hubbard corrects a columnist's recent misstatements about provisions related to general aviation in the tax bill passed by the Senate on Dec. 1. "There is no so-called 'tax break' for general aviation in the bill," Hubbard said. "The fact is, the legislation simply clarifies long-standing tax law, stating that when these aircraft are operated by their owners, with the assistance of an aircraft-management company, the flights are subject to the fuel tax." Read more here:: NBAA Corrects Media Misperception About General Aviation Taxes, ATC Privatization… Read more ...

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Podcast: NBAA Pocket Guide Answers Common Flight Planning Questions


NBAA's "Pocket Reference for Flight Planning in the U.S. National Airspace System" provides tips for filing flight plans, overcoming departure delays and more, including a section of web links for finding information on weather and route selection. The downloadable document was put together from a pilot's point of view, as well as the view of those at NBAA's Air Traffic Services (NBAA ATS), said John Kosak, of NBAA ATS. "There's a whole lot of helpful hints on this." Read more here:: Podcast: NBAA Pocket Guide Answers Common Flight Planning Questions… Read more ...

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iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 11.2


By Bret Koebbe Apple recently released iOS 11.2, which allows you to send money to people using iMessage, enables faster wireless charging for iPhone X and 8 and fixes a date bug that was causing crashes on iOS... ... Read more here:: iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 11.2… Read more ...

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