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NBAA Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Elaine Chao as DOT Secretary


NBAA) commends the United States Senate for confirming Elaine Chao as Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary. Read more here:: NBAA Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Elaine Chao as DOT Secretary… Read more ...

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CAM Spotlight: First Flight Attendant CAM Credits Supportive Work Environment for Success


Continuing education doesn't just benefit business aviation professionals, companies also gain value from employees' commitment to self-development. For Mike Horan, the first business aviation flight attendant to earn Certified Aviation Manager certification, his accomplishment was made possible through the supportive work team at his company, Altria Client Services LLC. Read more here:: CAM Spotlight: First Flight Attendant CAM Credits Supportive Work Environment for Success… Read more ...

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How to use the new night mode and weather features in ForeFlight 8.3


By Bret Koebbe ForeFlight released their first big update for 2017, adding new preflight weather features, night mode for en route charts and approach plates, logbook enhancements and a few new in-flight utilities. ... Read more here:: How to use the new night mode and weather features in ForeFlight 8.3… Read more ...

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How to use the new night mode and weather features in ForeFlight 8.3


By Bret Koebbe ForeFlight released their first big update for 2017, adding new preflight weather features, night mode for en route charts and approach plates, logbook enhancements and a few new in-flight utilities. ... Read more here:: How to use the new night mode and weather features in ForeFlight 8.3… Read more ...

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IASO Signs Agreement with Democratic Republic of Congo Civil Aviation Authorities


International Aviation Services Organization (IASO) has announced the agreement signing with Democratic Republic of Congo Civil Aviation Authorities. The agreement discloses that IASO will receive all the required support and information from the Democratic Republic of Congo Civil Aviation Authorities for evaluation of the performance of all the aviation companies that offer their services at the Democratic Republic of Congo airports. Open In New Window: No read more Read more here:: IASO Signs Agreement with Democratic Republic of Congo Civil Aviation Authorities… Read more ...

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New Night Mode, Logbook and Weather Enhancements in ForeFlight 8.3


By ForeFlight We are thrilled to introduce an innovative feature that we know you've been asking for – ForeFlight Night Mode. On the weather front, we have a new Color IR Satellite layer, and, for SiriusXM SXAR1 customers, Cloud Tops and Echo Tops are now included in your SiriusXM Pilot for ForeFlight plan. Also, we hope you have fun with sharing your flights online using our new Logbook Entry Summary. Read on for all the details of the ForeFlight 8.3 release, now on the App Store! Protect Your Night Vision with ForeFlight Night Mode ForeFlight Night Mode reduces the glare of bright charts when viewing them at night by inverting white and black elements on IFR Enroute charts, VFR Sectionals, procedure plates, airport diagrams, and documents. Text and chart symbols are prominent and legible without the annoying glare while viewing them in a dark cabin, minimizing eye strain and fatigue. When used in conjunction with ForeFlight's “dark” map theme and the brightness slider, Night Mode provides more options than ever for creating an ideal chart solution for night flying. The setting applies independently to each app view, so you can mix and match where you see or don't see inverted colors. If you have a Pro Plus subscription, the Plates on Maps feature slightly brightens the plate so it stands out against an inverted IFR chart. Manually toggle Night Mode on and off, or set it to automatically transition with local sunrise and sunset times. Share Your Favorite Flights with Logbook Entry Summary First solo cross-country? Animal rescue mission? With our new Logbook Entry Summary feature, you can turn memorable Logbook entries into an interactive, visual scrapbook that you can easily share with friends and family. Create your flight entry as you normally would (be sure to include photos!) and then tap on View Entry Summary.… Read more ...

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Podcast: NBAA Celebrates 70 Years Advocating for Business Aviation


NBAA's 70th anniversary provides the business aviation community with an opportunity to celebrate the past, and recognize the industry's responsibility to continue advocating for business aviation in the years ahead, said President and CEO Ed Bolen. "The 70th anniversary of NBAA is an opportunity to look back at the wisdom and foresight of those 19 members that met together when NBAA was incorporated in 1947, Bolen noted, adding that NBAA and its members will continue to "take the torch and carry it forward to new generations." Read more here:: Podcast: NBAA Celebrates 70 Years Advocating for Business Aviation… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Remembering Bob Hoover


R.A. "Bob" Hoover, who died on Oct. 25 at the age of 94, made his mark in both civil and military aviation. "The pilot's pilot" will forever remembered not only for his significant aerial accomplishments but also for his wisdom and willingness to share his experiences. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Remembering Bob Hoover… Read more ...

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ForeFlight Tops it Off with Two New SiriusXM Weather Layers


By Scott Dennstaedt If you surveyed a group of IFR pilots, tops are likely one of the most requested features. Now, the wait is over. With ForeFlight Mobile 8.3, you can view both echo tops and cloud tops when connected to the SXAR1 SiriusXM satellite receiver. These two sought-after weather products are now included with the current ForeFlight Mobile SiriusXM pricing tier at no extra cost. You can find the echo tops and cloud tops selections in between the radar and satellite layers in the ForeFlight Mobile app. Cloud top height First and foremost, the cloud tops depiction from SiriusXM is not a satellite image per se. Instead it depicts the height of the cloud tops in reference to mean sea level (MSL). Second, the cloud tops overlay does not infer the depth of the cloud layer. Consequently, a high overcast cirrus deck at 30,000 feet may mask one or more cloud layers below. Third, not all cloud layers may be shown, especially when there are regions of low-topped stratus or scattered to broken fields of fair weather cumulus clouds. So it's important to always overlay the sky coverage markers to augment the cloud tops layer. Here's a common case where low-topped stratus event is not being handled too well by the cloud tops layer from SiriusXM. Notice there are plenty of sky coverage markers filled in around Houston with no tops shown on the cloud tops layer. The cloud tops layer is always valid in the recent past since it's based on observed data. It is typically updated with a new image once or twice an hour. Tops above 25,000 ft MSL are color-coded using blue, orange and red to visually enhance the highest tops. Tops below 25,000 ft are shown as simple shades of gray. The echo tops layer (left) may appear to look like a radar depiction (right) from a color perspective, However, it has a much lower spatial resolution than the composite or lowest tilt radar mosaic.… Read more ...

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True Colors of IR Satellite


By Scott Dennstaedt Now in ForeFlight Mobile 8.3, you have a choice between one of two satellite layers on the ForeFlight Map view. The legacy satellite layer was renamed to Enhanced Satellite and the new layer is appropriately named Color IR Satellite. For many, the new satellite layer will look quite familiar. That's because it was created to generally match the infrared (IR) satellite images located within the ForeFlight Imagery view. Or you may have seen similar color images on aviationweather.gov. While there are some differences, this color IR satellite layer has a rather high glance value to depict the locations of significant adverse weather and help to locate the height of the cloud tops. The older satellite layer was renamed to Enhanced Satellite with the new layer now called Color IR Satellite. Why another satellite layer? Back in November 2014, you may recall that we added color to the global satellite layer. Color was added to enhance or highlight the highest cloud tops that are typically associated with significant large synoptic-scale weather systems and deep, moist convection or thunderstorms. This is especially critical when flying in regions where ground-based radar data is sparse or nonexistent. The new satellite layer takes this a step further by colorizing the entire satellite layer based on a discrete cloud top temperature (in degrees Celsius). The Color IR Satellite layer should be viewed along with the sky coverage markers. You will notice that many pilot weather reports of icing tend to occur in regions of yellow, green and very light blue. As I discussed in this earlier blog post high clouds are very cold and emit less infrared radiation than warmer clouds near Earth's surface. Satellite sensors measure this radiation and meteorologists calibrate this to appropriate temperatures. Knowing the cloud top temperature can help us determine the relative height of the cloud tops and more importantly it can help us understand when supercooled liquid water may dominate the clouds creating a nasty icing threat.… Read more ...

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Used Aircraft Report: Beech King Air B100


The Beech King Air B100 is a versatile big-cabin turboprop for operators on a tight budget. read more Read more here:: Used Aircraft Report: Beech King Air B100… Read more ...

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NBAA Remains Determined Amidst Unique Decision on Santa Monica Airport


NBAA issued a statement in response to a settlement reached between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the City of Santa Monica, CA that will keep Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) open until Dec. 31, 2028. Read more here:: NBAA Remains Determined Amidst Unique Decision on Santa Monica Airport… Read more ...

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Bulletin: February 2 Data Updates


By ForeFlight Data Team Data updates are now available to download for the February 2, 2017 – March 2, 2017 period: Airport and Navigation Database Documents VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including new diagrams and updates for the following airports: 00C 0J4 11A 17J 1U7 2F5 2J5 3A2 3M8 3U8 4J5 4R7 4T2 4V0 68IS 6S0 74V 84R 87I 97FL 9NM9 C56 CAP3 CEA3 CEQ3 CEX3 CSB3 CSC3 CSR3 CSU3 EDNY EFHV EGBO EGBS EGBW EGCW ETAR FYWH K02 K07 K09 K33 K34 K38 K52 K57 K59 K61 K62 K74 K78 K82 K89 KADC KADT KAUW KAVC KAVK KBCB KBDH KBDU KBFE KBGE KBMT KBUB KCGS KCGZ KCHS KCIU KCMD KCMY KCNY KCQB KCXE KECS KEMT KFBY KMLI KSYF KSYR KSZP KTAD KTBN KTGC KTGI KTHV KTKX KTMB KTOC KTPF KTPH KTPL KTRL KTYQ LEMD M01 M02 M04 M79 ORBI ORER TJPS TKPK TLPL TTCP Data updates are also available for our Military Flight Bag customers: Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams EEA High Enroutes, Area Charts ENAME 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: February 2 Data Updates… Read more ...

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New iPad webinar video from EAA


By Bret Koebbe EAA partnered with iPad Pilot News last week to present a new webinar on flying with the iPad. The latest version of the popular "10 things every iPad pilot should know" runs 90 minutes and covers... ... Read more here:: New iPad webinar video from EAA… Read more ...

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New iPad webinar video from EAA


By Bret Koebbe EAA partnered with iPad Pilot News last week to present a new webinar on flying with the iPad. The latest version of the popular "10 things every iPad pilot should know" runs 90 minutes and covers... ... Read more here:: New iPad webinar video from EAA… Read more ...

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Major Changes Coming to Southern California Airspace


A sweeping airspace optimization project will soon take hold overeffect for Southern California, and NBAA encourages its members to take advantage of available online resources and public workshops to familiarize themselves with the changes. The Southern California Metroplex project, set to go live March 2, will convert existing STAR and SID procedures to 21 area airports. Read more here:: Major Changes Coming to Southern California Airspace… Read more ...

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First NBAA Regional Forum of 2017 Breaks Records


The first NBAA Regional Forum of 2017, held Jan. 26 at Palm Beach International Airport, set a record for the venue with more than 2,400 attendees, a sold-out floor with 145 exhibitors and a static display featuring 28 aircraft and six ground vehicles. Read more here:: First NBAA Regional Forum of 2017 Breaks Records… Read more ...

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Inaugural NBAA Security Conference Spotlights Industry Best Practices


Nearly 100 business aviation security professionals last week attended the first-ever NBAA Security Conference. Attendees heard from industry-recognized experts in aviation law, security regulations and security best practices, as well as government officials, about the ever-changing landscape of aviation security. "We are pleased with the attendance for a first-year conference, which attracted professionals with a wide range of experience - from people new to the security role in their flight department to seasoned experts," said Sarah Wolf, NBAA's senior manager of security and facilitation, liaison to the NBAA Security Council. Read more here:: Inaugural NBAA Security Conference Spotlights Industry Best Practices… Read more ...

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Crowdsourcing Flights To Vegas And Vail


Dues and apps get thousands airborne Charter operators are embracing the private club concept as way of “democratizing” private aviation. read more Read more here:: Crowdsourcing Flights To Vegas And Vail… Read more ...

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7 best weather apps for pilots


By John Zimmerman There are thousands of weather apps for the general public, from free to quite expensive. These are great for deciding whether you need a jacket tomorrow, but when it comes to aviation... ... Read more here:: 7 best weather apps for pilots… Read more ...

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