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NBAA Warns of General Aviation Prohibition at Manila International Airport


Earlier this fall, the Philippines Department of Transportation ordered the transfer of all general aviation operations, except helicopter flights and emergency medical airlift services, from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, also known as Manila International Airport (MNL), to alternative airports within four months. Operators planning trips to the area should be prepared for a possible alternate. Read more here:: NBAA Warns of General Aviation Prohibition at Manila International Airport… Read more ...

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Configuring ForeFlight’s new map and alert options in version 8.2


By John Zimmerman The latest release from ForeFlight, version 8.2, includes a number of enhancements for the app's data-driven aeronautical maps, plus some impressive new audio alerts. Let's explore how to customize... ... Read more here:: Configuring ForeFlight’s new map and alert options in version 8.2… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Flight Crews: Training Your Passengers for Emergencies


Business aircraft passengers should be knowledgeable about the safety and medical equipment available and procedures for their use. To ensure this, some flight departments put their most frequent flyers through specialized training to ensure that they are in mental "Condition Orange" with a high awareness of their surroundings. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Flight Crews: Training Your Passengers for Emergencies… Read more ...

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NBAA Issues Statement on Nomination of Elaine Chao As Transportation Secretary


NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen issued a statement regarding the announcement that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be his choice for Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary: Read more here:: NBAA Issues Statement on Nomination of Elaine Chao As Transportation Secretary… Read more ...

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Upgrades to Aeronautical Maps, Safety Alerts, Logbook, and More with ForeFlight 8.2


By ForeFlight The theme of ForeFlight 8.2 is to enhance core app features. Aeronautical Maps, Alerts, Garmin connectivity, and Logbook all received development love. Download ForeFlight 8.2 now on the App Store! More Data, More Customization Options for Aeronautical Maps We compiled your feedback and delivered the top items you wanted to see in our global data-driven Aeronautical Maps. Data additions include altitude markers for Class B, C, and D airspace, ARTCC frequency stamps, Class E surface areas, Mode C rings, Special Airport Traffic Rule (SATR) areas, U.S. ADIZ, and Terminal Radar Service Areas (TRSAs). Explore the Map Settings menu for more options to customize the Aeronautical Maps layer; for example, to turn on and off airport and airspace types. For customers who fly outside of the U.S., you can access airspace details when you tap-hold on an airspace outline and then select the All tab at the bottom of the pop-up. Tap on an item in the pop-up window to highlight it on the map. Left: More options to customize the Aeronautical Maps layer in the Map Settings menu; Right: Tap-hold on airspace outside the U.S. for more details. New Safety Alerts for Increased Situational Awareness Better in-flight situational awareness is a major theme for us, and we continue that theme with three new safety alerts. Manage Alert settings by navigating to More > Settings > Alerts. The Sink Rate Alert activates when your descending vertical speed exceeds 4,000' per minute for more than 5 seconds while flying above 2,500' AGL. Below 2,500', the vertical speed required to activate the alert drops to 3,000' per minute and gradually lowers along with the altitude, down to 1,500' per minute at 500' AGL and below. The 500' AGL Alert triggers when you descend below 500' AGL. To prevent the alert from repeating it is only shown if you have previously been above 1,000' AGL.… Read more ...

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European Third-Country Operator Requirement Now in Effect


Operators to Europe should be aware that the third-country operator (TCO) requirement is in effect, as of Nov. 26, NBAA officials advised. The European Commission, in 2014, adopted a regulation that requires commercial air transport (CAT) operators from outside the European Union (EU), also known TCOs, to obtain a single EU-wide safety authorization to fly to, from or within the EU. CAT TCOs are required to demonstrate to the European Aviation Safety Agency compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization standards, including implementation of a safety management system. A TCO authorization is not required for operators only overflying these areas without intending to land. Read more here:: European Third-Country Operator Requirement Now in Effect… Read more ...

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Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Worldwide in October 2016


Teterboro Airport ranked No. 1 again, and the rest of the top five business aviation airports measured by acukwik.com user traffic during October 2016 were mostly stable, according to site metrics. CSV File: top-50-business-aviation-airports-worldwide-september-2016-acukwik.com_.txt Off Images read more Read more here:: Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Worldwide in October 2016… Read more ...

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U-tail Business Jet Shows Noise Benefits In Clean Sky Tests


Clean Sky is wrapping up wind-tunnel and full-scale ground tests of a noise-shielding U-tail configuration for future business jets. read more Read more here:: U-tail Business Jet Shows Noise Benefits In Clean Sky Tests… Read more ...

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iPad memory management – how to free up storage space


By Bret Koebbe It doesn't take long to fill up an iPad or iPhone these days with photos, music, magazines and large aviation app charts and databases. Here are 6 tips to help you analyze your device's storage... ... Read more here:: iPad memory management – how to free up storage space… Read more ...

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Bulletin: November 28 Data Updates


By ForeFlight Data Team An updated Airport and Nav Database (Nov 28 Update) is available to download for the November 10, 2016 – December 8, 2016 period. This update includes minor additions and corrections. All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. Read more here:: Bulletin: November 28 Data Updates… Read more ...

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How to Plan Your ADS-B Update


By Jan. 1, 2020, the majority of aircraft operating domestically in the U.S. will be required to have ADS-B Out capabilities. FAR Part 91.225 outlines the specific airspace requirements, and the regulation applies to most business aircraft. In many cases. an upgrade or replacement of the existing transponder will be needed to make an aircraft ADS-B Out compliant. Read more here:: How to Plan Your ADS-B Update… Read more ...

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Election's Conclusion Means Return of 'Other VIP TFRs'


Election's Conclusion Means Return of 'Other VIP TFRs' Following a presidential election, business aviation operators can expect a series of special temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) related to the activities of the president-elect and vice president-elect. NBAA characterizes these as "Other VIP TFRs," to distinguish them from the two most common types of VIP TFRs: those related to the movements of the president and vice president. "It is important that operators pay attention to the NBAA website and the contents of the NOTAMs themselves to be absolutely certain they understand the restrictions put in place," sad NBAA Air Traffic Services Project Manager Jim McClay, adding that NBAA is constantly working to reduce the impact of VIP TFRs on business aviation. Read more here:: Election's Conclusion Means Return of 'Other VIP TFRs'… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 16-48


Election's Conclusion Means Return of 'Other VIP TFRs' NBAA, Others Ask Santa Monica Officials to Withdraw Tie-Down Template NBAA Recognizes Members for Safe Operations Read more here:: NBAA Update, 16-48… Read more ...

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New FAA Video Stresses Holiday Drone Safety


November 25- If youre one of the lucky people who gets a drone as a holiday present, the Federal Aviation Administration wants you to know how to fly it safely. The agency has released a new video reminding everyone of the rules and regulations that safe drone pilots must follow. As the video shows, before you fly your drone outdoors, the first thing to do is register it at www.faa.gov/uas. If youre going to operate according to the model aircraft rules, youll receive one identification number to apply to all your drones. Non-modelers must register each of their drones individually. The video also stresses that whether you fly your drone for recreation or business, safety is everybodys responsibility. And that means following the rules: Dont fly over people and respect the privacy of anyone on the ground.Dont fly near other aircraft or in restricted airspace, such as No Drone Zones. The video also tells you how to get the FAAs B4UFLY smartphone app that provides the latest information about airspace restrictions wherever you intend to fly your drone. The bottom line: Safe flying is what smart drone pilots do. Check out the new holiday video. Read more here:: New FAA Video Stresses Holiday Drone Safety… Read more ...

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NBAA Announces Inaugural Kern Professionalism Award Recipients


NBAA has recognized 19 recipients of its inaugural Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award, which honors an individual or individuals in the business aviation industry for outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of aviation safety. Read more here:: NBAA Announces Inaugural Kern Professionalism Award Recipients… Read more ...

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New Caribbean VFR charts available in ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot


By Bret Koebbe The FAA discontinued the production of VFR World Aeronautical Charts back in 2015, leaving coverage gaps in the Caribbean. Fortunately the FAA recently released two new Caribbean VFR charts to... ... Read more here:: New Caribbean VFR charts available in ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot… Read more ...

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Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices November 2016


Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices November 2016 read more Read more here:: Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices November 2016… Read more ...

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Reader's Feedback (December 2016)


BCA readers share their opinions on articles we published. read more Read more here:: Reader's Feedback (December 2016)… Read more ...

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Performance-Based Navigation And Business Aviation


Performance-based navigation promises to make air traffic management more efficient than ever before . . . but what does this mean for business aviation? read more Read more here:: Performance-Based Navigation And Business Aviation… Read more ...

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