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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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Managing Business Aircraft as an Asset: Strategies for Acquisition and Replacement


Do you manage your aircraft as an asset, ensuring its greatest value upon resale? Proper strategy requires careful consideration through the entire ownership cycle - from purchase through replacement. "We think of aircraft as assets in a portfolio," said Don Dwyer of Guardian Jet, an industry-recognized expert in fleet planning and aircraft acquisition. "An aircraft may not be as nimble as stock, but it needs to be as nimble as possible. If you have an asset that is always prepared to sell, you'll sell it faster and for more money." Dwyer will discuss this issue during an education session on Jan. 26 at the NBAA West Palm Beach Regional Forum. Read more here:: Managing Business Aircraft as an Asset: Strategies for Acquisition and Replacement… Read more ...

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Watch: Can Augmented Reality Help Helicopter Pilots Stay Safe?


Aviation Week Avionics and Safety Editor John Croft samples an Airbus vision system designed to provide helicopter pilots with cues needed to fly more safely at night and in degraded visual environments, including brownout and whiteout. read more Read more here:: Watch: Can Augmented Reality Help Helicopter Pilots Stay Safe?… Read more ...

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Augmented Reality With Airbus Combined Vision System


Aviation Week Avionics and Safety Editor John Croft samples an Airbus vision system designed to provide helicopter pilots with cues needed to fly more safely at night and in degraded visual environments, including brownout and whiteout. read more Read more here:: Augmented Reality With Airbus Combined Vision System… Read more ...

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Augmented Reality With Airbus Combined Vision System


Aviation Week Avionics and Safety Editor John Croft samples an Airbus vision system designed to provide helicopter pilots with cues needed to fly more safely at night and in degraded visual environments, including brownout and whiteout. The flight took place out of the Marana Regional Airport near Tucson on Sept. 27, 2016. read more Read more here:: Augmented Reality With Airbus Combined Vision System… Read more ...

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Air Hollywood, Where Flying and Filmmaking Have Partnered Since 9/11


Where make-believe takes flight daily Where you can order up turbulence on cue and barf bags are at the ready for however many takes are needed? read more Read more here:: Air Hollywood, Where Flying and Filmmaking Have Partnered Since 9/11… Read more ...

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Second Drone Advisory Committee Meeting on January 31


WASHINGTON At its second meeting on January 31, 2017 in Reno, NV, the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will continue to help the Federal Aviation Administration prioritize its efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft systems or drones into the national airspace. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the creation of the DAC as a federal advisory committee in May 2016, and the DAC first met in September 2016. DAC members represent a wide array of stakeholders, including unmanned aircraft manufacturers and operators, traditional aviation groups, labor organizations, radio and navigation equipment manufacturers, airport operators and state and local officials. The DACs main objective during its second meeting will be to review and potentially approve three task groups. The first task group will review issues related to the roles and responsibilities of federal, state, and local governments in regulating and enforcing drone laws. Many state and local governments have begun to enact a variety of laws about operating UAS in low-altitude navigable airspace. The second task group will consider technological and regulatory mechanisms that would allow drone operators to gain access to the airspace beyond what the agency currently permits under the Small UAS Rule (commonly known as Part 107). The DAC will also discuss the formation of a third task group, which will consider ways to fund the expanded provision of services needed to support UAS integration. DAC meetings are free and open to the public. More information can be found in the Federal Register Notice. For additional information about the DAC, please visit: http://www.rtca.org/content.asp?pl=216&contentid=216 Read more here:: Second Drone Advisory Committee Meeting on January 31… Read more ...

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Aymie Thornton Named 2017 S&D Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award Winner


NBAA will present longtime Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee volunteer Aymie Thornton with the Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award at the 2017 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2017), set for Feb. 7-10 in Fort Worth, TX. Read more here:: Aymie Thornton Named 2017 S&D Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award Winner… Read more ...

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FAA Issues General Aviation Medical Rule


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that allows general aviation pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements outlined in Congressional legislation. The United States has the worlds most robust general aviation community, and were committed to continuing to make it safer and more efficient to become a private pilot, said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. The BasicMed rule will keep our pilots safe but will simplify our regulations and keep general aviation flying affordable. Until now, the FAA has required private, recreational, and student pilots, as well as flight instructors, to meet the requirements of and hold a third class medical certificate. They are required to complete an online application and undergo a physical examination with an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner. A medical certificate is valid for five years for pilots under age 40 and two years for pilots age 40 and over. Beginning on May 1, pilots may take advantage of the regulatory relief in the BasicMed rule or opt to continue to use their FAA medical certificate. Under BasicMed, a pilot will be required to complete a medical education course, undergo a medical examination every four years, and comply with aircraft and operating restrictions. For example, pilots using BasicMed cannot operate an aircraft with more than six people onboard and the aircraft must not weigh more than 6,000 pounds. A pilot flying under the BasicMed rule must: possess a valid drivers license;have held a medical certificate at any time after July 15, 2006;have not had the most recently held medical certificate revoked, suspended, or withdrawn;have not had the most recent application for airman medical certification completed and denied;have taken a medical education course within the past 24 calendar months;have completed a comprehensive medical examination with a physician within the past 48 months;be under the care of a physician for certain medical conditions;have been found eligible for special issuance of a medical certificate for certain specified mental health, neurological, or cardiovascular conditions, when applicable;consent to a National Driver Register check;fly only certain small aircraft, at a limited altitude and speed, and only within the United States; andnot fly for compensation or hire.… Read more ...

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Learn How to Navigate Common Communication Challenges in the Aviation Workplace


Communicating with colleagues can be challenging, especially when relaying negative information. When is it worth confronting a colleague with an issue? "Our dilemma is often, do we say something, or do we say nothing at all?" said author, communication expert and motivational speaker Sarita Maybin, who will discuss navigating conflict on Feb. 8 at the NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference (SDC2017) in Fort Worth, TX. Read more here:: Learn How to Navigate Common Communication Challenges in the Aviation Workplace… Read more ...

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NBAA Commends FAA for Issuing Final Third-Class Medical Rule


NBAA welcomed the issuance by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of a final rule allowing private pilots, in certain instances, to use a driver's license along with medical exams, in lieu of an FAA-issued medical certificate. Read more here:: NBAA Commends FAA for Issuing Final Third-Class Medical Rule… Read more ...

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Bulletin: January 10 Data Updates


By ForeFlight Data Team A new Airport and Nav Database (Jan 10 Update) is now available to download for the January 5, 2017 – February 2, 2016 period. This update corrects the name of the MCOY1 departure at Orlando International Airport (KMCO). It also corrects the Class B airspace around KMCO and some Canadian airspaces on the Aeronautical Maps. All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. Read more here:: Bulletin: January 10 Data Updates… Read more ...

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