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Next-Generation EFBs Integral To NextGen Cockpit


With the capabilities of installed avionics but more flexibility, next-generation electronic flight bags—not tablets—will bring legacy cockpits into the secure NextGen era. read more Read more here:: Next-Generation EFBs Integral To NextGen Cockpit… Read more ...

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Next-Generation EFBs Integral To NextGen Cockpit


With the capabilities of installed avionics but more flexibility, next-generation electronic flight bags—not tablets—will bring legacy cockpits into the secure NextGen era. read more Read more here:: Next-Generation EFBs Integral To NextGen Cockpit… Read more ...

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Reviewing the iPad kneeboard options


By John Zimmerman In this article, we'll review some of the most popular iPad kneeboard options, so you can make an informed decision if you're not a mount person. There are more options than ever, and most of them... ... Read more here:: Reviewing the iPad kneeboard options… Read more ...

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Operators Survey: Gulfstream G550


Expensive to fly, but worth it There now are more than 460 Gulfstream G550 business jets in service and operators say it's a top performer, a versatile workhorse offering solid dispatch reliability and backed by unmatched product support. read more Read more here:: Operators Survey: Gulfstream G550… Read more ...

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Operators Survey: Gulfstream G550


Expensive to fly, but worth it There now are more than 460 Gulfstream G550 business jets in service and operators say it's a top performer, a versatile workhorse offering solid dispatch reliability and backed by unmatched product support. Operators say that the $59 million, 6,700-nm range G550 occupies a sweet spot in the large-cabin category, providing the best tradeoff between range and price of any aircraft in its class. Cruising at Mach 0.80 and assuming optimum conditions, it can fly eight passengers from Minneapolis to Muscat, Beijing to Boston or São Paulo to St. Petersburg. read more Read more here:: Operators Survey: Gulfstream G550… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: The Importance of Using Proper 'Climb Via' Phraseology


Used in ATC communications for almost a year now, "climb via" phraseology is designed to save time on clearances for STARs and SIDs, while emphasizing operators' need to look at the departure or arrival plate and comply with vertical, lateral and speed restrictions. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: The Importance of Using Proper 'Climb Via' Phraseology… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, #15-13


NBAA Outlines FAA Reauthorization Priorities Bolen Refutes Washington Post's Misrepresentation of Business Aviation NBAA Warns Local Officials About Legal Obligations Regarding Santa Monica Airport Read more here:: NBAA Update, #15-13… Read more ...

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FAA Extends NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption for Members


NBAA announced that the FAA has approved its request to extend NBAAâ??s Small Aircraft Exemption for a 12-month period, expiring on March 31, 2016. Read more here:: FAA Extends NBAA's Small Aircraft Exemption for Members… Read more ...

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ADS-B Retrofit Market Heats Up


Competition is driving ADS-B prices down, but installation complexities continue to dominate costs. read more Read more here:: ADS-B Retrofit Market Heats Up… Read more ...

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Garvey: Nextant's Clear Achievement and My Clean Shirt


Clear achievement and a clean shirt Since my typical business attire trends to denim pants and souvenir T-shirts, I blinked knowing that the shirt I was about to purchase would set me back nearly $100, including tax. Fine for a fop, perhaps, but rich for a rumple-prone reporter. Still, I had to have it. Age, not overuse, had been unkind to its predecessor, and the bottles were about to be uncorked. read more Read more here:: Garvey: Nextant's Clear Achievement and My Clean Shirt… Read more ...

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Bulletin: April 2 Data Updates


By ForeFlight Data Team Data updates are now available to download for the April 2, 2015 – April 30, 2015 period: Airport and Navigation Database ForeFlight Airport Diagrams Documents, including the 2015 SUN ‘n FUN NOTAM From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents Data updates are also available for our Military Flight Bag customers: Global airport, navigation, and airway coverage from the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams EEA High Enroutes, Area Charts ENAME High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts 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: April 2 Data Updates… Read more ...

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ForeFlight Lands at 2015 Army Aviation Summit


By ForeFlight Team ForeFlight lands in Nashville this week to participate for the first time in the annual Army Aviation Summit. ForeFlight is all about making your flight mission easier, safer, and more productive. Come by Booth 1902 for a full demonstration of our Military Flight Bag (MFB) electronic flight bag solution. MFB is your all-in-one app for digital access to charts and maps, weather, route planning, document management, and more. MFB is an enhanced version of ForeFlight Mobile Pro that integrates the global data set of the DAFIF, D-FLIP publications, AQP pages, and geo-referenced D-FLIP terminal procedures, airport diagrams, and enroute charts. We have extensive MFB deployments in the Army and Army National Guard, United States Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps, with major deployments in Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), US Coast Guard, and US Army Operational Support Airlift Agency. We can help get your electronic flight bag program off the ground! Reach out using the form here or see us in Booth 1902 at the Summit. Let's get going on your ForeFlight Military Flight Bag deployment! Learn more at: www.foreflight.com/military Read more here:: ForeFlight Lands at 2015 Army Aviation Summit… Read more ...

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iPad navigation app buyer’s guide


By Bret Koebbe The landscape for full-featured EFB apps continues to evolve rapidly as developers push the limits of the iPad's capability with exciting new features. This chart represents the latest comparison of... ... Read more here:: iPad navigation app buyer’s guide… Read more ...

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Military Flight Bag FLIP script discontinued


By ForeFlight We are ending support for the legacy Military Flight Bag (MFB) FLIP script. This script, introduced in January 2013, will no longer be updated and may not be compatible with any future changes to the FLIP DVD format. We encourage our military and government customers to upgrade to the current version of ForeFlight's Military Flight Bag (MFB). ForeFlight MFB supports global flight operations by providing a worldwide geo-referenced library of Department of Defense approach plates, airport diagrams, and chart coverage, all fully integrated with the ForeFlight Mobile Pro app. Pilots can overlay the geo-referenced procedures and diagrams onto global IFR enroute charts and other base maps for a seamless moving map view of own ship position along with hazard and weather information. We have recently expanded MFB to include full FLIP publications, including AQP pages and GIANT reports. Learn more about ForeFlight Military Flight Bag at Read more here:: Military Flight Bag FLIP script discontinued… Read more ...

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Forecasting for the Terminal Area is Incredibly Difficult


By Scott Dennstaedt Perhaps the most difficult forecast any meteorologist has to issue is a Terminal Aerodrome Forecast or TAF. The terminal area is quite small; it is officially defined as “the area within five statute miles of the center of an airport's runway complex.” Do you remember the world globe you used in grade school? Well, imagine placing a single dot on that globe with a sharp pencil – that's about the size of the terminal area. Consequently, forecasters consider a TAF a point forecast. Let's take a look at a specific example. Below is a TAF for Fort Smith Regional Airport (KFSM) issued at 1736 UTC – well before any thunderstorms had formed. Notice the forecaster believes that moderate rain and thunderstorms will temporarily impact the Fort Smith terminal area between 0000 and 0300 UTC (8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT). If you had also looked at the ForeFlight MOS forecast below for a similar timeframe, you would have seen a much different forecast. In fact, MOS did not forecast any thunderstorms or precipitation from 1900 to 0200 UTC (3 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT). Instead, MOS predicted some gusty southwest winds with good visibility and a high scattered cloud deck. Which one provides the best guidance? Actually, both! As it turned out thunderstorms did roll through the terminal area as predicted by the TAF a little bit after 0000 UTC as shown in the METARs below. However, the total amount of precipitation measured in the Fort Smith rain bucket for the event was a meager 3/100 of an inch. So the primary thunderstorm cell passed through the northern edge of the terminal area with the sun low in the horizon beaming in from the west (notice CLR skies were also reported). KFSM 250353Z 28005KT 10SM CLR 18/14 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP127 KFSM 250253Z 27007KT 10SM CLR 19/15 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP122 KFSM 250153Z 26010KT 10SM SCT050 22/15 A2986 RMK AO2 RAE19 TSE33 P0003 KFSM 250139Z 28008KT 10SM FEW038 BKN050 21/16 A2986 RMK AO2 RAE19 TSE33 P0003 KFSM 250053Z 21012KT 10SM -TSRA CLR 24/14 A2982 RMK AO2 RAB49 TSB02 SLP093 LTG ICCC P0000 KFSM 250008Z 21013KT 10SM TS CLR 26/13 A2980 RMK AO2 TSB02 LTG ICCC KFSM 242353Z 21016G21KT 10SM CLR 26/13 A2979 RMK AO2 KFSM 242253Z 22019G26KT 10SM BKN065 27/12 A2979 RMK AO2 Fort Smith was on the southern-most edge of a fairly broken line of thunderstorms as shown on the ForeFlight Map view below.… Read more ...

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Bolen Refutes The Washington Post's Misrepresentation of Business Aviation


On March 16, The Washington Post ran a blog item titled, "The perks of private flying," which offered a distortion of those who use business aviation and why. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen presented a realistic view of business aviation in a letter to the editor published on the newspaper's website on March 25. Read more here:: Bolen Refutes The Washington Post's Misrepresentation of Business Aviation… Read more ...

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ABACE Report: ABACE2015 Only Weeks Away: Don't Miss Asia's Foremost Business Aviation Event


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Accessing Content


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NBAA Warns Local Officials About Legal Obligations Regarding Santa Monica Airport


NBAA cautioned the mayor and city council of Santa Monica, CA about the questionable legality of proposals that seek to limit the viability of Santa Monica Airport for aviation operations, as well as for businesses located on the airfield. Read more here:: NBAA Warns Local Officials About Legal Obligations Regarding Santa Monica Airport… Read more ...

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ForeFlight moves beyond DUATS


By Bret Koebbe ForeFlight has gone one step further in its transition away from DUATS services by integrating a new Lockheed Martin route tool for improved flight planning. They're also recommending pilots... ... Read more here:: ForeFlight moves beyond DUATS… Read more ...

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