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Bulletin: January 5th Data Updates


By ForeFlight Data Team Data updates are now available to download for the January 5, 2017 – February 2, 2016 and January 5, 2017 – March 2, 2017 periods: Airport and Navigation Database ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including updates to the following airports: 09LA 14A 18AZ 1OR3 2G2 2H2 2V5 3MY 3O8 4LA4 7FL6 C09 CEN4 CYED CYFB CYQI CYTZ E98 EBBR EBFS EDDV EFHK EKST ETAD ETAR ETIC ETIK ETOU F70 FD04 FD38 KAPF KAPS KAUS KAVX KAXA KAXN KBDQ KBFL KBHC KBHM KBIX KBKV KBLV KBMT KBPT KBVU KBYI KBZN KCCB KCCR KCDC KCGF KCSB KEFD KEFT KEGE KEGI KEHO KEIK KEKA KEKM KEKY KELN KGPC KGRR KMEV KMSN KMSP KPVG KTTA KTZR KTZT KUCY KUIN KUNO KUNU KUXL KVAY KVBW KVCB KVCT KVDI KVES KVGC KVKS KVKX KVLD KVLL KVPS KVRB KWBW KWDG KWHP KWJF KWLW KWMC KWRB KWRL KWVL KWWR KXMR KXNA KXVG KYIP KYKM KZEF KZPH L35 LGAV LGIR MBGT MBPV MGMM MHRO MKJS MMCB MMCE MMCG MMDA MMGR MMIT MMLC MMPP MMSM MMTN MMTU MMZC MYGF MYNN SBGL T56 U77 UWLW W95 W96 X01 From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Ocean Planning Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents For Canada region customers: Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures High and Low Enroutes Canada Flight Supplement Documents For our Military Flight Bag customers: Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams CSA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts PAA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts D-FLIP Publications such as Planning Change Notices, Area Planning Documents, Chart Supplements, Enroute Change Notices, and Terminal Change Notices. Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams Airport/Facility Directory All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. Read more here:: Bulletin: January 5th Data Updates… Read more ...

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Five Winter Flying Tips for Operations at Smaller Snow-Country Airports


Thorough flight planning is essential for business aircraft safety year-round, but flying in winter into smaller airports in snow country poses special challenges. These facilities often have small staffs with less snow removal equipment than larger airfields. Some tips for safe winter flying include: reviewing the FAA's Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment, confirming avionics are compatible with the airport's approaches and handling a cold-soaked plane carefully. Aeronautical decisions must be based on sound knowledge of aircraft performance data and complete weather information, said Jeff Hansen, chair of the Utah Business Aviation Association. "Snow country airports usually equal shorter runways and higher elevations that affect performance." . Read more here:: Five Winter Flying Tips for Operations at Smaller Snow-Country Airports… Read more ...

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Check it out: a dual iPad instrument panel


By Bret Koebbe It was only a matter of time until the iPad found its way into an experimental airplane as the primary display for flight instruments, engine instruments and moving map. iPad Pilot News reader, pilot... ... Read more here:: Check it out: a dual iPad instrument panel… Read more ...

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Operators: New RNAV STAR for LAS for Arrivals From Northeast Expected Jan. 5


The SITEE ONE RNAV STAR will be published on Thursday, Jan. 5, and will be used for traffic arriving at McCarran International Airport (LAS) from the Northeast. It will replace the GRNPA ONE RNAV STAR. Operators should file the SITEE ONE RNAV STAR starting Jan. 5 if operating an aircraft capable of the standard RNAV procedure. Read more here:: Operators: New RNAV STAR for LAS for Arrivals From Northeast Expected Jan. 5… Read more ...

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Jet-A, Avgas Per Gallon Fuel Prices—December 2016


Jet-A and avgas per-gallon fuel prices—December 2016 read more Read more here:: Jet-A, Avgas Per Gallon Fuel Prices—December 2016… Read more ...

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NTSB And FAA Training Resources


The NTSB report on the Learjet 60 rejected takeoff (RTO) accident in Columbia, South Carolina, noted the following: “In 1990, the NTSB issued a special investigation report (SIR), “Runway Overruns Following High-Speed Rejected Takeoffs,” that examined high-speed RTOs involving commercial jet aircraft. The SIR reviewed three studies, which included data from the NTSB, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Boeing, related to the causes and outcomes of RTOs. The SIR found that tire failures led to more high-speed RTOs than engine-related anomalies.” read more Read more here:: NTSB And FAA Training Resources… Read more ...

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Advanced Airmanship Training


Take some time to put together a plan that offers the opportunity for you and your flight team to gain additional knowledge and continue to grow your operation's safety culture. read more Read more here:: Advanced Airmanship Training… Read more ...

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Accidents In Brief


Selected accidents and incidents in November and December 2016. The following NTSB information is preliminary. read more Read more here:: Accidents In Brief… Read more ...

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The Hot Seat


According to business office chair-maker Herman-Miller, a chair should breathe, which is to say its surface materials should provide comfort and allow conduction of heat and dispersion of moisture away from the surface of the sitter's skin. Also, a seat should have a neutral effect on body-surface temperatures, so that thermal comfort is not posture dependent. It does this by allowing the flow of air to the body and water vapor away. read more Read more here:: The Hot Seat… Read more ...

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Safety: Normalization of Deviance


Most pilots have probably heard the story from Greek mythology about Icarus, the ancient aviator who flew too close to the sun and came crashing down into the sea. Since it was Daedalus, his father, who designed and constructed those wings of bird feathers tied with string and wax, it can be said that not only was he the original aeronautical engineer, but he included a maximum cruise altitude in his design specifications. Fly too high, he warned his son, and the wax used to fasten the feathers would melt. read more Read more here:: Safety: Normalization of Deviance… Read more ...

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Piloting: Cockpit Comforts


The biggest challenge for any business aircraft manufacturer is determining how much space and comfort plus amenities to dedicate to the crew and passengers. For ultra-long-range business jets, these factors are magnified by the amount of time these aircraft spend aloft. Passengers' needs can be met with comfortable, flexible seating and tables, good lighting and well-equipped galleys, as well as a fully functioning airborne office, fast inflight connectivity, entertainment systems and cabin controls. read more Read more here:: Piloting: Cockpit Comforts… Read more ...

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Pilot Report: Embraer’s New Eyes


Embraer Legacy 500 is the company's first aircraft to have the certified version of the Embraer Enhanced Vision System. read more Read more here:: Pilot Report: Embraer’s New Eyes… Read more ...

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BCA Business Aviation Products And Service Previews


BCA shares news of the latest products and services for the business aviation industry. read more Read more here:: BCA Business Aviation Products And Service Previews… Read more ...

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Make It Safe, Not Difficult


The Federalist Papers No. 62, published in 1788, James Madison warned, "It will be of little avail to the people, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood." I suspect this founding father would be flummoxed by today's federals, especially if he decided to go flying. read more Read more here:: Make It Safe, Not Difficult… Read more ...

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News Of Promotions, Appointments And Honors (January 2017)


News of promotions, appointments and honors involving professionals within the business aviation community. read more Read more here:: News Of Promotions, Appointments And Honors (January 2017)… Read more ...

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Business & Commercial Aviation News From January 1967


BCA: We are too shortsighted to realize that the fewer accidents we have, the more people will fly and the more airplanes we will sell in the long run. read more Read more here:: Business & Commercial Aviation News From January 1967… Read more ...

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Awards And Honors (January 2017)


News of promotions, appointments and honors involving professionals within the business aviation community. read more Read more here:: Awards And Honors (January 2017)… Read more ...

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Operators Survey: Cessna Citation Mustang


The Citation Mustang, introduced at the 2002 NBAA Convention by then-Cessna Chairman and CEO Russ Meyer, was marketed as a sure-thing alternative to the new class of very light jets (VLJs) that were all the rage at the turn of the 21st century. read more Read more here:: Operators Survey: Cessna Citation Mustang… Read more ...

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West Star Earns STC For FANS Data Link Communications


West Star Aviation has received a supplemental type certificate for the installation of a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) Controller Pilot Data Link Communications application on Dassault Falcon 900B aircraft. The application updates and supplements current communications equipment and allows direct exchange of text-based messages between the controller and pilot and improves communication capabilities in areas that usually require third-party HF communication relay such as oceanic and en route airspace. read more Read more here:: West Star Earns STC For FANS Data Link Communications… Read more ...

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Astronics Named A Cessna Denali Supplier


Astronics Corp. has been selected as a supplier for Textron Aviation's new Cessna Denali single-engine turboprop. Astronics will supply an aircraft power system that features Astronics' Corepower Induction Starter Generator System and Corepower Electronic Circuit Breaker Unit and the 28-Volt DC Empower In-Seat Power Supply. The Empower in-seat power systems allow passengers to simultaneously use and charge multiple personal electronic devices in the air. The Denali's first flight is expected in 2018. read more Read more here:: Astronics Named A Cessna Denali Supplier… Read more ...

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