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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Bulletin: March 5 Data Updates


By ForeFlight Data Team Data updates are now available to download for the March 5, 2015 – April 2, 2015 and March 5, 2015 – April 30, 2015 periods: Airport and Navigation Database ForeFlight Airport Diagrams North American Obstacles From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Ocean Planning Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents For our ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada customers: Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures High and Low Enroutes Canada Flight Supplement Documents For our Military Flight Bag customers: Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams CSA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts PAA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts D-FLIP Publications such as Planning Change Notices, Area Planning Documents, Chart Supplements, Enroute Change Notices, and Terminal Change Notices. Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams Airfield Suitability and Restrictions Report (Giant Report) Airport/Facility Directory All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. Read more here:: Bulletin: March 5 Data Updates… Read more ...

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New features added to FltPlan Go app


By Bret Koebbe The free FltPlan.com Go app for iPhone and iPad provides a wealth of aviation resources, all for free. Here we'll look at the latest round of updates and the new features added. ... Read more here:: New features added to FltPlan Go app… Read more ...

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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. Read more here:: NBAA Lauds Congressional Bill Providing Third-Class Medical Exemptions to Pilots… Read more ...

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ForeFlight Mobile MOS Forecast Extends To 3 Days


ForeFlight recently 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).

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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. ... Read more here:: Top 6 tips for flying with Stratus… Read more ...

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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. Read more here:: NBAA Raising Concerns About Proposed East Hampton Airport Restrictions… Read more ...

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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. Read more here:: Key NBAA-Backed Provision Included in New Pilot's Bill of Rights Legislation… Read more ...

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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. Read more here:: NBAA's Regional Reps Spread No Plane No Gain Message Locally… Read more ...

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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 Read more here:: ABACE Report: ABACE2015 Less Than Two Months Away - Register Today… Read more ...

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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. Read more here:: NBAA Renounces Latest Effort to Curtail Santa Monica Airport Access… Read more ...

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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. Read more here:: FAA Lifts Ban on Northern Ethiopia Overflight… Read more ...

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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. read more Read more here:: Getting the Lead Out: The Future of Avgas… Read more ...

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Study Accident and Incident History Data to Avoid Risk


Learn Lessons from Past Mishaps If pilots and flight departments don't study accident, incident and air safety history, drilling down into the root causes of these events, they're then destined to repeat the same errors. read more Read more here:: Study Accident and Incident History Data to Avoid Risk… Read more ...

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Study Accident and Incident History Data to Avoid Risk


Learn Lessons from Past Mishaps If pilots and flight departments don't study accident, incident and air safety history, drilling down into the root causes of these events, they're then destined to repeat the same errors. read more Read more here:: Study Accident and Incident History Data to Avoid Risk… Read more ...

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus mounts now available


By John Zimmerman The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are finding a home in many cockpits, as pilots come to appreciate larger screens on these new phones. Regardless of how you use your iPhone, it's smart to secure it in the... ... Read more here:: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus mounts now available… Read more ...

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NBAA Welcomes FCC Enforcement of Wi-Fi Anti-Jamming Rules


Reliable, secure communication is as important on the ground as it is in the air, especially to pilots and passengers of NBAA Member Companies. To provide a reliable connection, many travelers who use business aviation rely on personal Wi-Fi networks, or 'hot spots,' said Doug Carr, the Associationâ??s vice president of regulatory and international affairs. 'NBAA is pleased to see that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is enforcing its regulations that prohibit the intentional blocking of hot spot networks.' The FCC said it is actively investigating hotels, commercial establishments and network operators that have purposely disrupted hot spot use on their premises, which leaves the facility's paid Internet connection as the only alternative. Read more here:: NBAA Welcomes FCC Enforcement of Wi-Fi Anti-Jamming Rules… Read more ...

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Managing Helicopter Noise Key to Keeping Access to Urban Areas


Proactive development of noise abatement procedures with local communities and adoption of “Fly Neighborly” guidelines are necessities While the sound of spinning rotors may mean lifesaving, safety or profit to members of the rotary-wing community, to most in the general population, the sound is just noise. Too often, unwelcome noise. And that's a problem for everyone. read more Read more here:: Managing Helicopter Noise Key to Keeping Access to Urban Areas… Read more ...

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Industry Assesses Cost Benefits Of Tracking, Operational Control


Industry is united on tracking, but operational control and cost concerns linger Taking responsibility for the whereabouts of their aircraft will be a new experience for many of the world's airlines, and the jury's out on whether it will be affordable read more Read more here:: Industry Assesses Cost Benefits Of Tracking, Operational Control… Read more ...

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The Future of Avgas


Content Source: Business & Commercial Aviation After years of discussion, a definitive and formalized step has been taken that could result in a solution to not only “get the lead out” of aviation gasoline but also approve an affordable replacement fuel that can be safely and reliably burned by the existing fleet of piston-engine aircraft. This is the Piston Aviation Fuel Initiative, or PAFI, a joint industry-government partnership. read more Read more here:: The Future of Avgas… Read more ...

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Wheels Up Growth and IS-BAH Certified-FBO News from Feb. 23 issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation


Wheels Up Plans to Add More Aircraft in 2015; SRC Aviation in New Delhi Certified Under IS-BAH Growth of membership-based private air travel company Wheels Up is on schedule, according to CEO Kenny Dichter. Plus, SRC Aviation is the first compnay to receive International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certification. read more Read more here:: Wheels Up Growth and IS-BAH Certified-FBO News from Feb. 23 issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation… Read more ...

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