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Monthly Archives: September 2015

How to pre-flight your iPad in less than 5 minutes


By Bret Koebbe The iPad has become an essential part of many pilots' flying, whether as a primary reference for digital charts or as a performance calculator. Something that important demands a quick pre-flight... ... Read more here:: How to pre-flight your iPad in less than 5 minutes… Read more ...

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When The Unthinkable Happens: Emergency Response Simulation Drill Planned for NBAA2015


Are you confident your flight department is prepared in the event of an emergency? Business aircraft accidents are rare, so it is unlikely your staff has actual experience in dealing with the aftermath. But, it is especially important for schedulers and dispatchers, often considered "frontline" personnel, to practice your organization's emergency response procedures under realistic conditions. "Following an accident, your three priorities should be to protect people, protect the name of the business and participate in an investigation to be sure your interests are represented," said Don Chupp, president and CEO of Fireside Partners, Inc. He calls these priorities the "3Ps" of emergency response: people, perception and participation. Read more here:: When The Unthinkable Happens: Emergency Response Simulation Drill Planned for NBAA2015… Read more ...

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Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety


September 30- Denver International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are partnering to raise awareness about safe unmanned aircraft operations. The agencies teamed up on a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that will run on the video towers in the airports main terminal. The PSA uses the No Drone Zone slogan to drive home the point that flying an unmanned aircraft near a manned aircraft is illegal and dangerous. It refers viewers to the FAAs unmanned aircraft website and to the knowbeforeyoufly.org website for further information and guidance on flying unmanned aircraft safely and responsibly. The PSA will air all day today following its unveiling at an unmanned aircraft safety press event that the airport organized and hosted. After that, it will air for two weeks surrounding the winter holidaysa time when many people will be getting drones as gifts. Denver also will post the PSA on the airport website so it will reach travelers every day of the year. The FAA has partnered with leading unmanned aircraft industry and hobbyist groups in the Know Before You Fly education campaign, and the campaign materials are now featured in product packaging for several types of UAS. No Drone Zone PSA Visit our website for more information on the FAA and unmanned aircraft. Read more here:: Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety… Read more ...

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NBAA Convention Report: NBAA2015 Coming Soon to Las Vegas: Have You Registered to Attend?


'Miracle on the Hudson' Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger to Address NBAA2015 UAS Opportunities in Business Aviation to Be Examined at NBAA2015 Attending NBAA's Convention? There's an App for That Read more here:: NBAA Convention Report: NBAA2015 Coming Soon to Las Vegas: Have You Registered to Attend?… Read more ...

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'Miracle on the Hudson' Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger to Address NBAA2015


Retired US Airways Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III will be a featured speaker during the second-day Opening General Session at NBAA2015. Read more here:: 'Miracle on the Hudson' Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger to Address NBAA2015… Read more ...

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How To Recover From Engine Out On Takeoff In A Light Twin Aircraft


Transition from Flying FAR Part 25 Aircraft to Part 23 Twins Requires Pilot Recalibration Still thinking like a professional FAR Part 25 aircraft pilot, I ask what I need to learn first about operating a multiengine FAR Part 23 airplane? The answer came to mind almost immediately: What to do when one of the powerplants takes a vacation right around liftoff. read more Read more here:: How To Recover From Engine Out On Takeoff In A Light Twin Aircraft… Read more ...

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How To Recover From Engine Out On Takeoff In A Light Twin Aircraft


Transition from Flying FAR Part 25 Aircraft to Part 23 Twins Requires Pilot Recalibration Still thinking like a professional FAR Part 25 aircraft pilot, I ask what I need to learn first about operating a multiengine FAR Part 23 airplane? The answer came to mind almost immediately: What to do when one of the powerplants takes a vacation right around liftoff. read more Read more here:: How To Recover From Engine Out On Takeoff In A Light Twin Aircraft… Read more ...

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NBAA Applauds Senate Passage of FAA Extension Bill


NBAAPresident and CEO Ed Bolen commended the U.S. Senate for unanimously approving legislation to fund the FAA through March 2016. It now heads to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill into law before the current authorization expires on Sept. 30. Read more here:: NBAA Applauds Senate Passage of FAA Extension Bill… Read more ...

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NBAA Welcomes House Passage of FAA Extension Bill


NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen commended the U.S.House of Representatives for approving legislation yesterday to fund the FAA through March 2016. Read more here:: NBAA Welcomes House Passage of FAA Extension Bill… Read more ...

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Top Stories from Sept. 28 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation


Signature Flight Support's owner has agreed to purchase Landmark Aviation to create the world's largest FBO network. Plus, the Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 has gained supermajority support in the U.S. Senate. And the National Business Aviation Association is urging its members to plan for the worst if a government shutdown occurs because Congress does not approve a spending bill by Sept. 30. read more Read more here:: Top Stories from Sept. 28 Issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation… Read more ...

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Pistons, Turboprops and Helicopter at NBAA Regional Forum in St. Louis


From the Cessna TTx to the Quest Kodiak 100, some of the more interesting aircraft on display at the NBAA Regional Forum in St. Louis on Sept. 17 were the single-engine light aircraft and turboprops. read more Read more here:: Pistons, Turboprops and Helicopter at NBAA Regional Forum in St. Louis… Read more ...

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U.S. Inks New Agreements with Canada, EASA


September 29- On September 15, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed agreements with two international regulatory partners, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCCA) that allow the authorities to rely on each others regulatory systems. The agreements will eliminate duplicate processes, get safety enhancing equipment installed on aircraft more quickly, and save time and money for both industry and the regulatory authorities involved. Strong partnerships are a key to consistent safety standards around the world. Based on more than a decade of FAA cooperation with EASA and over fifteen years with TCCA, the agencies have established confidence in each others regulatory systems. Rooted in that confidence, the new safety agreements allow reciprocal acceptance of the majority of Technical Standard Order (TSO)-approved articles. This change benefits U.S., Canadian, and European aerospace industries organizations by eliminating the need for applications, additional validation and administrative review by each party. The new agreement with EASA also facilitates acceptance of the classification for basic Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs). An audit process will ensure that technical classifications continue to meet established criteria, and make sure standards are being met. More information on the new agreements can be found at: http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/international/bilateral_agreements/baa_basa_listing/ Select EASA to view FAA-EASA Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement, Revision 5 of the Technical Implementation Procedures Select Canada to view FAA-TCCA Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement, Amendment 1 of the Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness Read more here:: U.S. Inks New Agreements with Canada, EASA… Read more ...

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WingX Pro7 now available for Android


By Bret Koebbe Hilton Software recently released an a version of WingX Pro for Android, making the app compatible with hundreds of new phones and tablets. While it doesn't quite have the full feature set of the... ... Read more here:: WingX Pro7 now available for Android… Read more ...

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Download the AOPA Safety Card for TFR Incursions


By Sam Taylor Do you know what to do if you are intercepted by NORAD? No one plans to bust a TFR or wander into Restricted Airspace unannounced, but as PIC you should be familiar with intercept procedures just in case it happens to you. The helpful AOPA Safety Card linked below provides flight planning tips for TFR avoidance and a quick reference guide on how to safely comply with standard NORAD / FAA intercept procedures. You can also download the guide in the ForeFlight Mobile Documents view: Read more here:: Download the AOPA Safety Card for TFR Incursions… Read more ...

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Business & Commercial Aviation News from September 1965


In September 1965, Britten Norman's utility twin "Islander" had flown over 60 hours in extensive training. The Alti Cruiser was the first pressurized and air conditioned airplane in general aviation also made news that month. read more Read more here:: Business & Commercial Aviation News from September 1965… Read more ...

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Rockwell Collins: Expect Weak Market For Business Aviation In 2016


Business aviation continues to experience weak market conditions. That's the outlook from Rockwell Collins as the avionics and electronics company releases its 2016 fiscal year guidance. read more Read more here:: Rockwell Collins: Expect Weak Market For Business Aviation In 2016… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, #15-39


NBAA Welcomes Six-Month FAA Extension Bill NBAA Welcomes Legislation Resolving Federal Excise Tax Issues for Management Companies NBAA, Other Groups Oppose Congressional Call for Unilateral Emissions Standard Read more here:: NBAA Update, #15-39… Read more ...

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Flight Plan Podcast: Local, Regional Groups Gear Up for NBAA2015


The strong relationship between NBAA and local and regional groups business aviation group will once again be evident at NBAA's convention, with a networking session set for Nov. 18. The networking session is designed specifically to foster interaction between groups and a sharing of best practices among peers. In addition, NBAA's Local and Regional Group Committee will meet at convention. "This is our second year of the Local and Regional Group Committee, and once again we've expanded so much of what we do in partnership with the local and regional groups," said Steve Hadley, director of NBAA's regional programs and Southwest regional representative. Read more here:: Flight Plan Podcast: Local, Regional Groups Gear Up for NBAA2015… Read more ...

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Embraer Legacy 450 Comparison Profile


Designers attempt to give exceptional capabilities in all areas, including price, but the laws of physics, thermodynamics and aerodynamics do not allow one aircraft to do all missions with equal efficiency. Trade offs are a reality of aircraft design. read more Read more here:: Embraer Legacy 450 Comparison Profile… Read more ...

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Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion Avionics


Four, 15.1-in. landscape configuration displays, arranged in a T configuration, dominate the instrument panel and center console. Each display may be divided into multiple windows to support multitasking. Synthetic vision is standard for the PFDs. read more Read more here:: Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion Avionics… Read more ...

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