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Fly Safe: Prevention of Loss of Control Accidents


June 27- The FAA and general aviation (GA) groups #FlySafe national safety campaign aims to educate the GA community on best practices in calculating and predicting aircraft performance, and in operating within established aircraft limitations. Remember the lyric, Get your motor runnin? Well, its even more important to KEEP your motor running. The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) says inadequate engine maintenance has led to a high number of engine failures. This is not a good scenario when you are in flight. Get to know your airplane, and your mechanicIdeally, pilots and mechanics should work together to make sure the aircraft is operated and maintained properly. As a pilot, you should take an active role in maintenance by reviewing inspection results and discussing Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins with your mechanic. Dont ignore regular maintenanceBe sure to comply with all manufacturer-recommended service intervals: Fifty-hour oil changes are recommended for most normally-aspirated piston engines.Turbo-charged engines should undergo oil changes more frequently.Oil filter inspection with each oil change will yield immediate feedback.Investigate further if you find metal particulates in the filter.Oil analysis can reveal a lot about engine health, but it works best when several samples create a trend.Its not a bad idea to do a compression check as well as to check magneto timing, spark plugs and the exhaust system every other oil change. Keep your eyes openEvery service interval is an opportunity to give your aircraft a once-over. Look for leaks and stains in the engine compartment. Look for missing, loose, or broken hardware. Check the condition of hoses, belts, and baffles. Tires, brakes, and oleo struts should be checked as well. Maintain safe flightHow we operate our engines has a lot to do with how long theyll last. Its actually harder on an engine if the airplane spends a lot of time sitting in a hangar, or worse, on the ramp.… Read more ...

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Do ADS-B receivers work internationally? A pilot report


By John Zimmerman Unquestionably the hottest iPad accessory over the past four years has been the ADS-B receiver. While US pilots have enjoyed these benefits for years, many pilots in Canada, Europe and elsewhere are... ... Read more here:: Do ADS-B receivers work internationally? A pilot report… Read more ...

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Use iCloud to locate a lost or stolen iPad


By Bret Koebbe Apple includes a free service that allows you to track down a lost iPhone or iPad. Here we'll show you how it works and how to set it up a free account to use this feature. ... Read more here:: Use iCloud to locate a lost or stolen iPad… Read more ...

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NextGen Benefits at Los Angeles International


June 24- NextGen is bringing new benefits to Los Angeles International Airport through a technology called Data Comm. Data Comm revolutionizes communications between air traffic controllers and pilots by replacing some traditional voice communications with digital information exchanges like texting versus talking over the phone. Voice communication is labor intensive, time consuming and can lead to miscommunications known as talk back, read back errors. Data Comm, by contrast, enables streamlined, two-way data exchanges between controllers and flight crews for clearances, instructions, advisories, flight crew requests and reports. By exchanging digital messages, air traffic controllers, pilots and airline operations centers can communicate more clearly and efficiently.Better communication improves controller and pilot productivity, improves safety, can reduce flight delays and can help aircraft fly more direct routes, saving time and fuel and reducing aviations impact on the environment. Both U.S. and international carriers are benefiting from Data Comm capabilities at LAX. These include Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, AirBridge, American, British Airways, Cargolux, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Executive Jet, FedEx, Hawaiian, Korean, Qatar, Scandinavian, Singapore, Southwest, Sunset, United, UPS and Virgin America, in addition to some general aviation operators. The FAA began testing Data Comm capabilities and benefits in 2014 at Newark and Memphis with UPS, FedEx and United Airlines along with select international operators. The FAA started deploying Data Comm in air traffic control towers in the fall of 2015 and plans to be using it in more than 50 towers by the end of 2016. The technology will be installed in air traffic control facilities that manage high altitude traffic beginning in 2019. For more information, visit our NextGen page or follow #FlyNextGen on Social Media. Read more here:: NextGen Benefits at Los Angeles International… Read more ...

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Opinion: Flight Department Audits Can Make the Good Better


Separating the good from the others Auditors can help ensure that qualified pilots are at the helm, but in some cases their assessments can be compromised by faulty information or background checks. read more Read more here:: Opinion: Flight Department Audits Can Make the Good Better… Read more ...

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Opinion: Flight Department Audits Can Make the Good Better


Separating the good from the others Auditors can help ensure that qualified pilots are at the helm, but in some cases their assessments can be compromised by faulty information or background checks. read more Read more here:: Opinion: Flight Department Audits Can Make the Good Better… Read more ...

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Solar Impulse: Atlantic Crossing Shows Aviation Still Leads Innovation


Switzerland's Solar Impulse 2 completes Atlantic crossing on solar power as round-the-world attempt enters final stages. read more Read more here:: Solar Impulse: Atlantic Crossing Shows Aviation Still Leads Innovation… Read more ...

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Podcast: Solar Impulse 2’s Fuel-Free Atlantic Crossing


After Solar Impulse 2's 70-hr. solar-powered crossing of the Atlantic, we look at the flight itself and the wider significance of the Swiss group's attempt to fly around the world without using fuel. Talking are EIC Joe Anselmo, managing editor for technology Graham Warwick and our new French correspondent Thierry Dubois, who interviewed Si2's solo pilot Bertrand Piccard by satellite while he was over the Atlantic. read more Read more here:: Podcast: Solar Impulse 2’s Fuel-Free Atlantic Crossing… Read more ...

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Operators Survey: Gulfstream G280


Super-midsize jet worthy of the Gulfstream name Somewhere in the G280 family tree, there is a decades-old Israel Aircraft Industries Astra IV ancestor, the first super-midsize jet. read more Read more here:: Operators Survey: Gulfstream G280… Read more ...

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FAA Medical Examiners Review Mental-Health ‘Firewalls’


Downstream of Germanwings, the FAA endorses the legacy approach to pilot mental health but looks to remove reporting barriers for its doctors. read more Read more here:: FAA Medical Examiners Review Mental-Health ‘Firewalls’… Read more ...

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Bombardier CEO: We Will Continue To Develop New Programs


Bombardier's Alain Bellemare talks to Aviation Week about the progress made since he became CEO in February 2015. read more Read more here:: Bombardier CEO: We Will Continue To Develop New Programs… Read more ...

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Podcast: Solar Impulse 2’s Fuel-Free Atlantic Crossing


After Solar Impulse 2's 70-hr. solar-powered crossing of the Atlantic, we look at the flight itself and the wider significance of the Swiss group's attempt to fly around the world without using fuel. Talking are EIC Joe Anselmo, managing editor for technology Graham Warwick and our new French correspondent Thierry Dubois, who interviewed Si2's solo pilot Bertrand Piccard by satellite while he was over the Atlantic. read more Read more here:: Podcast: Solar Impulse 2’s Fuel-Free Atlantic Crossing… Read more ...

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Bombardier CEO: We Will Continue To Develop New Programs


Bombardier's Alain Bellemare talks to Aviation Week about the progress made since he became CEO in February 2015. read more Read more here:: Bombardier CEO: We Will Continue To Develop New Programs… Read more ...

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CEO Alain Bellemare Bullish on Bombardier


Bombardier's Alain Bellemare talks to Aviation Week's Graham Warwick and ATW's Aaron Karp about the progress made since he became CEO in February 2015. read more Read more here:: CEO Alain Bellemare Bullish on Bombardier… Read more ...

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Solar Impulse: Atlantic Crossing Shows Aviation Still Leads Innovation


Switzerland's Solar Impulse 2 completes Atlantic crossing on solar power as round-the-world attempt enters final stages. read more Read more here:: Solar Impulse: Atlantic Crossing Shows Aviation Still Leads Innovation… Read more ...

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FAA Medical Examiners Review Mental-Health ‘Firewalls’


Downstream of Germanwings, the FAA endorses the legacy approach to pilot mental health but looks to remove reporting barriers for its doctors. read more Read more here:: FAA Medical Examiners Review Mental-Health ‘Firewalls’… Read more ...

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Used Aircraft Report: Galaxy/Gulfstream G200


Bargain entry into the super-midsize class It's a bona fide buyers' market for the IAI Galaxy/G200 in mid-2016. According to Penton's Aircraft Bluebook, selling prices for early 2001 models are approaching $3 million and late model 2011 aircraft are going for less than $8 million. read more Read more here:: Used Aircraft Report: Galaxy/Gulfstream G200… Read more ...

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Operators Survey: Gulfstream G280


Super-midsize jet worthy of the Gulfstream name Somewhere in the G280 family tree, there is a decades-old Israel Aircraft Industries Astra IV ancestor, the first super-midsize jet. read more Read more here:: Operators Survey: Gulfstream G280… Read more ...

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Quiz: Are you a ForeFlight pro?


By Bret Koebbe ForeFlight is incredibly capable app for pilots, but do you know how to use all the features? This interactive quiz will test your ForeFlight knowledge and teach you a few things along the way. ... Read more here:: Quiz: Are you a ForeFlight pro?… Read more ...

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FAA Accepts Auto Safety Features Can Benefit General Aviation


The benefit of automotive safety features to general aviation persuades the FAA to grant Terrafugia a waiver of weight and stall-speed limits. read more Read more here:: FAA Accepts Auto Safety Features Can Benefit General Aviation… Read more ...

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