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FAA Posts Second Video in New Safety Information Video Series


June 30- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted the second video designed to further enhance airport safety. Entitled The 2015 Wildlife Hazard Management and Strike Reporting Update, the video outlines the benefits of wildlife hazard strike reporting and how airport operators use the information to reduce wildlife strikes at airports. The video also discusses the FAAs collaborative partnerships with other federal agencies and organizations to reduce wildlife strikes, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian Institutions Feather Identification Lab, and Bird Strike Committee-USA. To view the video, go to: http://www.faa.gov/airports/safety-video-series/. The FAA launched the safety information video series last year to provide the airport community with information to help them continue to operate the nations airports safely and efficiently. Please visit faa.gov/airports and sign up to receive an e-mail alert when FAA releases a new safety video and the topic. Read more here:: FAA Posts Second Video in New Safety Information Video Series… Read more ...

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iOS 8.4 now available, fixes external GPS bug


By Bret Koebbe As expected, Apple released the iOS 8.4 update today for iPhone and iPad. While most of the buzz centers around the new Apple Music service instroduced in this update, pilots will be happy to hear... ... Read more here:: iOS 8.4 now available, fixes external GPS bug… Read more ...

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FAA: Washington DC is a NO DRONE ZONE


June 30- As the July 4 holiday approaches, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding residents and visitors to Washington, D.C. that the city and surrounding communities are a No Drone Zone. The prohibition against flying any type of unmanned aircraft, or drone, without specific approval includes the District of Columbia and cities and towns within a 15-mile radius of Ronald-Reagan Washington National Airport. The FAA is conducting the No Drone Zone campaign so visitors and residents thoroughly understand that operating an unmanned aircraft in this area for any purpose is against the law. The airspace around Washington, D.C. is more restricted than in any other part of the country. Rules put in place after the 9/11 attacks establish national defense airspace over the area and limit aircraft operations to those with an FAA and Transportation Security Administration authorization. Violators face stiff fines and criminal penalties. So if youre in the Washington, DC area for the Fourth, enjoy the holiday. But leave your drone at home. Check out the new video Read more here:: FAA: Washington DC is a NO DRONE ZONE… Read more ...

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Customer Notice: iOS GPS Issue Resolved with 8.4 Update


By ForeFlight We are happy to report that the GPS accessory compatibility issue that resulted from the Apple iOS 8.3 update is resolved with the iOS 8.4 update released this morning. We have performed a quality review of the Bad Elf GPS Pro, Bad Elf GPS Pro+, Dual XGPS150, and Dual XGPS160 on a Wi-Fi iPad running iOS 8.4 and these devices perform as expected. Stratus 1 and Stratus 2 devices were not affected by this issue. We have also started our general ForeFlight Mobile compatibility testing of the final version of iOS 8.4. Customers that wish to resume use of their affected GPS accessories can upgrade to iOS 8.4. Customers that do not need immediate access to the affected GPS accessories can opt to wait until ForeFlight completes its compatibility testing of the final iOS 8.4 release and issues an ‘all clear' notice. Read more here:: Customer Notice: iOS GPS Issue Resolved with 8.4 Update… Read more ...

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Avilution app for Android reborn as DroidEFB


By John Zimmerman It's one of the most popular Android apps in aviation, but it has a somewhat colorful past and it's known by many different names. Most popularly called Avilution, the AviationMaps app... ... Read more here:: Avilution app for Android reborn as DroidEFB… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, #15-26


This week's top story in NBAA Update: NBAA Forum, Bolen Sounds a 'Call to Action' Over ATC Privatization, User Fees Read more here:: NBAA Update, #15-26… Read more ...

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More State, Local Officials Recognize Value of General Aviation


Governors in seven states and top officials in nine cities around the country recently recognized the value general aviation, including business aviation, brings to their state or community. The proclamations pointed out that general aviation adds jobs, contributes to the areas' overall economic growth, connects communities, plays a role in response to natural disasters and assists with emergency medical care. Read more here:: More State, Local Officials Recognize Value of General Aviation… Read more ...

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NBAA Video Minute: NBAA Releases New Noise Abatement Program


On June 25, 2015, during its Regional Forum at Teterboro Airport (TEB), NBAA released a significant update to its long-standing Noise Abatement Program. Noise expert and NBAA Access Committee Chairman Gabriel Andino presented the new program and explained the changes at an education session held during the TEB forum. Read more here:: NBAA Video Minute: NBAA Releases New Noise Abatement Program… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: General Aviation Customs Options Springing Up Around the Country


New facilities often due to diligence by local business aviation groups. Business Aviation Insider has the story. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: General Aviation Customs Options Springing Up Around the Country… Read more ...

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FltPlan Go app adds auto sync feature


By John Zimmerman Many professional pilots love the FltPlan.com website for planning and filing flights. A new update syncs these NavLogs to the Go app automatically. ... Read more here:: FltPlan Go app adds auto sync feature… Read more ...

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Podcast: Post-Paris Doldrums? Hardly.


Our editors discuss why there may have been bigger news this week than at Le Bourget, thanks to Jim McNerney, Tom Enders, Charlie Bolden and One Web. read more Read more here:: Podcast: Post-Paris Doldrums? Hardly.… Read more ...

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NBAA Video Minute: Highlights From Teterboro Regional Forum


The NBAA Regional Forum held June 25, 2015, at the Landmark Aviation facility on Teterboro Airport (TEB) was an outstanding success, with more than 3,000 registered attendees, over 160 exhibitors and 35 business aircraft. Teterboro Airport generates more than 15,000 jobs, $670 million in wages and $1.8 billion in economic activity each year. Read more here:: NBAA Video Minute: Highlights From Teterboro Regional Forum… Read more ...

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NASA: Electric-Propulsion X-Plane Is Just First Step


Electric propulsion is already changing personal aviation. Could a new NASA X-plane pave the way for a revolution in on-demand transport and a rebirth for commuter airlines? read more Read more here:: NASA: Electric-Propulsion X-Plane Is Just First Step… Read more ...

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Flexjet Takes Delivery Of Two Of 50 Gulfstreams


‘Larger and longer' for members only Remarkable growth trajectories are in play at Flexjet and helicopter lessor Milestone Aviation Group. read more Read more here:: Flexjet Takes Delivery Of Two Of 50 Gulfstreams… Read more ...

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Pilot Report: Garmin Flight Stream and iPad


By Bret Koebbe Garmin's Flight Stream system allows you to wirelessly connect your iPad to the Garmin avionics installed in your panel. We recently went flying with the system to see what all it could do, and wow... ... Read more here:: Pilot Report: Garmin Flight Stream and iPad… Read more ...

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Photo Gallery: The Week In Aerospace And Defense, June 22-26


A roundup of this week's top stories in aerospace and defense. read more Read more here:: Photo Gallery: The Week In Aerospace And Defense, June 22-26… Read more ...

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NBAA Issues 'Call to Action' Against Proposed ATC Privatization, User Fees


NBAA called upon its more than 10,000 Member Companies to make their voices heard in strong opposition to any legislative proposal that would strip congressional oversight of the nation's ATC network in favor of a private entity funded through user fees. Read more here:: NBAA Issues 'Call to Action' Against Proposed ATC Privatization, User Fees… Read more ...

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NBAA's New Guidelines Help Operators Fly Quietly


NBAA today released its much-anticipated and updated Noise Abatement Program, which provides business aviation operators, as well as airport authorities, with recommended guidelines for reducing aircraft noise impacts to communities surrounding the nation's airports. Read more here:: NBAA's New Guidelines Help Operators Fly Quietly… Read more ...

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NBAA Flight Plan Special Edition Podcast: NBAA Says Members Should Plan for Bill With ATC Privatization, User Fees


U.S. Rep Bill Shuster (R-9-PA) has announced plans to introduce an FAA reauthorization bill calling for a privatized air traffic control system funded by user fees. But spinning out ATC and funding it with user fees is contrary to long-held positions in the general aviation community, noted NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We believe that the ability to tax is the ability to destroy," he said. "Our concern, as it has always been with a privatized system funded with user fees, is it could impede our access to airports and airspace." Read more here:: NBAA Flight Plan Special Edition Podcast: NBAA Says Members Should Plan for Bill With ATC Privatization, User Fees… Read more ...

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Bulletin: June 25 Data Updates


By ForeFlight Data Team A new Airport and Navigation Database is available for the June 25, 2015 – July 23, 2015 period for customers running ForeFlight Mobile 7.0 or newer. This update corrects Procedure Preview for our ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada customers. We have also released an updated version of Search and Rescue in ForeFlight Mobile in our Documents Catalog. All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. Read more here:: Bulletin: June 25 Data Updates… Read more ...

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