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PIREPs: Potentially a Matter of Life and Death


"We cannot control the weather but we certainly can plan for it when we receive reports about conditions experienced by others along our intended route," NTSB member Robert Sumwalt, said at a recent forum on pilot reports (PIREPs). "PIREPs done right have enormous untapped potential to make aviation safer." John Kosak, NBAA's project manager for weather and a symposium presenter, said one concern is that pilot weather reports are not being utilized as they once were. Another is that PIREPs are often submitted with incorrect information, usually regarding the time, location and weather intensity. NTSB is developing an investigative report on PIREPs, and is asking for stakeholder comments. Read more here:: PIREPs: Potentially a Matter of Life and Death… Read more ...

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NBAA Responds to State Tax Challenges On Both Sides of the U.S.


Business aircraft owners and operators in New Jersey and Nevada should join with NBAA in opposing potentially onerous proposed state tax changes. New Jersey lawmakers had been considering a significant hike on the jet fuel tax; a Nevada proposal would have negated a key tax policy designed to encourage aircraft owners to locate in the state. "The New Jersey and Nevada proposed state tax changes are strong evidence of why the industry needs to be aware of state issues and register opposition when onerous changes are proposed," said Scott O'Brien, NBAA's senior manager of tax and finance. Read more here:: NBAA Responds to State Tax Challenges On Both Sides of the U.S.… Read more ...

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Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport General Aviation Parking Limited Through August


General Aviation parking at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) will be significantly reduced through the end of August due to an expansion of the airline security identification display area ramp area. Operators are encouraged to contact Jackson Hole Aviation to confirm parking availability. Read more here:: Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport General Aviation Parking Limited Through August… Read more ...

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Bulletin: June 29 Data Updates


By ForeFlight Data Team New downloads are available for the June 23, 2016 – July 21, 2016 period. Terminal Procedures for Texas SC-5 (Southeast) have been updated to address an FAA Safety Alert which replaces the RNAV (GPS) RWY 16 at Liberty Muni (T78). An updated Airport and Navigation Database is also available which removes duplicate NavLog entries for approaches to some airports when using Procedure Advisor. All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. Read more here:: Bulletin: June 29 Data Updates… Read more ...

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New iPad accessory update


By John Zimmerman New tablets mean new accessories, as companies like RAM and MyGoFlight follow up Apple's announcements a few months later with their own new product introductions. A slew of new accessories hit the... ... Read more here:: New iPad accessory update… Read more ...

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FBO Poll: Does Your FBO Use FBO Management Software?


Does your organization use any of the available FBO management software? Open In New Window: No read more Read more here:: FBO Poll: Does Your FBO Use FBO Management Software?… Read more ...

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FBO Poll: Does Your FBO Use FBO Management Software?


Does your organization use any of the available FBO management software? Open In New Window: No read more Read more here:: FBO Poll: Does Your FBO Use FBO Management Software?… Read more ...

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Cessna Delivers First Latitude To NetJets


NetJets CEO Adam Johnson accepted the keys to the company's first Cessna Citation Latitude midsize jet for its fractional fleet on June 27. read more Read more here:: Cessna Delivers First Latitude To NetJets… Read more ...

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Cessna Delivers First Latitude To NetJets


NetJets CEO Adam Johnson accepted the keys to the company's first Cessna Citation Latitude midsize jet for its fractional fleet on June 27. read more Read more here:: Cessna Delivers First Latitude To NetJets… Read more ...

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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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NBAA Update, 16-26


Wisconsin Town Hall Highlights Widespread Concern Over Privatized ATC NBAA Welcomes Sensible Regulations for Commercial Small UAS Operations Bolen Leads Government and Industry Panel on Growing General Aviation in China Read more here:: NBAA Update, 16-26… Read more ...

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Wisconsin Town Hall Highlights Widespread Concern Over Privatized ATC


At a June 23 town hall in Racine, WI, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen called on the general aviation community to oppose proposals in Washington, DC for creating a privatized ATC system funded with user fees. "General aviation is an essential industry for Wisconsin, and every state across America," Bolen reminded the crowd of 50 people, which included a representative from the office of Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). "Our concern is that, if you let the airlines run the air traffic control system, they'll do so to their benefit, and everyone else's detriment." Read more here:: Wisconsin Town Hall Highlights Widespread Concern Over Privatized ATC… Read more ...

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Traffic Management Initiatives Expected for Friedman Memorial Airport Event in July


The annual Friedman Memorial Airport Event is scheduled July 5 to 10 in Sun Valley, ID. Significant air traffic demand is expected at Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) in Hailey, ID. Due to possible parking constraints, it is recommended that operators contact Atlantic Aviation at SUN as early as possible to provide arrival and departure plans. Read more here:: Traffic Management Initiatives Expected for Friedman Memorial Airport Event in July… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: General Aviation Is Business Enabler, Economic Multiplier


https://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/npng/20160627-general-aviation-is-business-enabler-economic-multiplier.php META BLURB NBAA recently interviewed Rep. Bill Flores (R-17-TX), a member of the House General Aviation Caucus. Flores has served since 2010 a region covering portions of Central Texas from Waco to College Station to North Austin. "As a businessman and a pilot, I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to develop a personal perspective on the value of business aviation to companies in my district, my state and the nation," he said. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: General Aviation Is Business Enabler, Economic Multiplier… 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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Gulfstream G280 Customers Rate Performance


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:: Gulfstream G280 Customers Rate Performance… Read more ...

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