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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) communitys national #FlySafe campaign is designed to educate GA pilots about the best practices to calculate and predict aircraft performance and to operate within established aircraft limitations. What is Loss of Control (LOC)?An LOC accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from controlled flight. LOC can happen when the aircraft enters a flight regime that is outside its normal flight envelope and quickly develops into a stall or spin. It can introduce an element of surprise for the pilot. What is Vmc? This month were focused on Vmc, which is the minimum control airspeed. Aircraft control cannot be maintained below this speed if the critical engine fails under a specific set of circumstances. Minimum control airspeed is marked as a red radial line on most airspeed indicators. The blue line that is found on many airspeed indicators is the best single engine rate of climb speed. Its good to be at or above this speed whenever possible, in order to give you some climb performance if an engine should fail. Why is it Important? Both engines of a multi-engine aircraft are important, so any engine failure on a multi-engine airplane will result in a yaw toward the inoperable engine. Engines that rotate clockwise from the pilots perspective, like most U.S. aircraft, will produce greater thrust on the descending propeller blades when the aircraft is flown at a positive angle of attack. Because theres a longer moment arm associated with the right engine, the yaw will be harder to manage if the left engine fails. Practice!Too often, pilots will practice Vmc before their checkride and then neglect to continue practicing for real-life situations. To stay fresh, meet with your instructor and practice a Vmc demo or two. It will also give you the chance to review some of the unsuspected conditions.… Read more ...

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NavCanada Suspends Implementation of New ICAO 'Climb/Descend Via' Clearance Phraseology


Citing its concern for altitude deviations and the resulting unforeseen workload increase, NavCanada has temporarily suspended implementation of new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) "climb via SID" and "descend via STAR" phraseology it had adopted on April 27. The agency has reverted to the phraseology rules that were in place prior to this changeover, and these rules are expected to remain in place until Oct. 12. Read more here:: NavCanada Suspends Implementation of New ICAO 'Climb/Descend Via' Clearance Phraseology… Read more ...

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Plan your eclipse trip on your iPad


By John Zimmerman Pilots are uniquely equipped to join in the fun on August 21, since they can quickly fly to an airport that's in the path of the eclipse (and save the hassle of finding a hotel the night before).... ... Read more here:: Plan your eclipse trip on your iPad… Read more ...

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ForeFlight introduces turbine flight planning tools with version 9.1


By John Zimmerman ForeFlight has held a dominant position among piston airplane pilots for a few years now, but they have not been quite as successful in the world of flight departments and jet operators. The... ... Read more here:: ForeFlight introduces turbine flight planning tools with version 9.1… Read more ...

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Fly Fast? Plan Faster with ForeFlight’s New High-Performance Planning Solution


By ForeFlight ForeFlight 9.1, now available on the App Store, introduces our next-generation high-performance flight planning, a new Flights interface that replaces the File & Brief view and streamlines the flight planning and filing workflow, Jeppesen's global high-resolution terrain and obstacle data for everyone, and more. Introducing ForeFlight Performance Planning ForeFlight Performance is a new tier of service that provides best-in-class flight planning and global wind-optimized autorouting capabilities for high-performance aircraft. ForeFlight Performance includes a library of aircraft with performance profiles to calculate accurate flight time and fuel burn, a sophisticated flight planning engine that generates global wind-optimized routes, and a user-friendly interface that simplifies the planning workflow. The core of ForeFlight's new performance planning capabilities consists of an extensive library of aircraft with detailed performance profiles, a sophisticated global routing engine powered by ForeFlight's AviationCloud technology, and redesigned map and form-based flight planning interfaces designed for maximum efficiency. ForeFlight's in-house performance team built the aircraft performance profiles from the manufacturer's climb, cruise, and descent performance data. The performance models are defined for multiple altitudes, weights, and temperatures, allowing the planning engine to produce highly accurate speed and fuel flow data for all conditions. ForeFlight's library includes hundreds of profiles for the most popular piston and turbine aircraft from Bombardier, Cessna, Daher-Socata, Dassault, Gulfstream, Pilatus, and more.ForeFlight Performance " data-medium-file="https://foreflight.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/introducing-iphone-flights-view-pair-with-ipad2.png?w=246" data-large-file="https://foreflight.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/introducing-iphone-flights-view-pair-with-ipad2.png?w=584&h=711" src="https://foreflight.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/introducing-iphone-flights-view-pair-with-ipad2.png?w=584&h=711" alt="ForeFlight Performance" width="584" height="711" srcset="https://foreflight.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/introducing-iphone-flights-view-pair-with-ipad2.png?w=584&h=711 584w, https://foreflight.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/introducing-iphone-flights-view-pair-with-ipad2.png?w=123&h=150 123w, https://foreflight.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/introducing-iphone-flights-view-pair-with-ipad2.png?w=246&h=300 246w, https://foreflight.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/introducing-iphone-flights-view-pair-with-ipad2.png 746w" sizes="(max-width: 584px) 100vw, 584px"> Setting up an aircraft in ForeFlight with performance profiles can be done in less than a minute. Simply search for and select your aircraft model, confirm the basic weight and fuel data, and add a tail number. This saves you time as all of the complex performance data and multiple cruise profiles from the aircraft manual are pre-built and automatically loaded for you with a click on the web or a tap on the iPad.… Read more ...

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NBAA Presents Silk Scarf Award to Utah Director of Aeronautics Pat Morley


Pat Morley, director of aeronautics for the Utah Department of Transportation, was presented with an NBAA Silk Scarf award on May 17, 2017, for his many of years of service and contributions to the aviation industry. Read more here:: NBAA Presents Silk Scarf Award to Utah Director of Aeronautics Pat Morley… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 17-22


NBAA Concerned and Disappointed by President's Budget Proposal EBACE2017 Showcases Energy and Strength of Business Aviation in Europe All-New EBACE TV Offers Video Highlights From European Show Read more here:: NBAA Update, 17-22… Read more ...

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ForeFlight training course app updated for version 9


By Bret Koebbe ForeFlight recently released version 9 of the app, which added some exciting new features like aircraft checklists, glide advisor and new contextual alerts. To coincide with this... ... Read more here:: ForeFlight training course app updated for version 9… Read more ...

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Readers' Feedback (June 2017) Letters To The Editor


BCA readers share their opinions on articles we published. read more Read more here:: Readers' Feedback (June 2017) Letters To The Editor… Read more ...

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Fast Five: Shawn Vick, CEO Global Jet Capital


Global Jet Capital provides leasing and lending solutions for private aircraft. They were formed in 2014 and soon after, acquired GE's aircraft portfolio. Within 2 years, the leasing company's assets grew from zero to $2.5 billion. BCA's William Garvey talks to Vick about about this rapid growth. read more Read more here:: Fast Five: Shawn Vick, CEO Global Jet Capital… Read more ...

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FAA Split: Trump Proposal Murky On Trust Fund Tax Cut


The Trump administration's budget plan for FAA ‘privatization' does not add up The Trump administration's budget plan for FAA “privatization” appears to give back more in tax breaks than it would bring in. read more Read more here:: FAA Split: Trump Proposal Murky On Trust Fund Tax Cut… Read more ...

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FAA Split: Trump Proposal Murky On Trust Fund Tax Cut


The Trump administration's budget plan for FAA ‘privatization' does not add up The Trump administration's budget plan for FAA “privatization” appears to give back more in tax breaks than it would bring in. read more Read more here:: FAA Split: Trump Proposal Murky On Trust Fund Tax Cut… Read more ...

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EBACE2017 Showcases Energy and Strength of Business Aviation in Europe


As the final day of the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) wrapped up, organizers said the show was one of the most successful in recent memory, reinforcing its reputation as the industry's most important event in Europe. Read more here:: EBACE2017 Showcases Energy and Strength of Business Aviation in Europe… Read more ...

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Essential iPad accessories: our annual gear roundup


By John Zimmerman A few carefully chosen accessories can make the iPad so much more powerful and easy-to-use. Here's our list of the accessories you should consider, and our top recommendations. ... Read more here:: Essential iPad accessories: our annual gear roundup… Read more ...

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BBJ MAX 8: It’s Bigger, Flies Farther And Is More Efficient


Step aboard Boeing's BBJ MAX 8, one of the world's most exclusive private jets, and you'll find it does virtually everything better than the original BBJ that made its debut almost two decades ago. read more Read more here:: BBJ MAX 8: It’s Bigger, Flies Farther And Is More Efficient… Read more ...

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Questions For Shawn Vick, CEO of Global Jet Capital


Questions for Shawn Vick, CEO of Global Jet Capital Inc., Boca Raton, Florida. read more Read more here:: Questions For Shawn Vick, CEO of Global Jet Capital… Read more ...

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Replacing Yourself: How To Ensure Your Successor’s Success


Choosing the right person to take over when you exit can be the capstone of your career as a director of maintenance. Depending on the size of the operation, there may be several people involved in the process, but regardless, your input will weigh heavily in the selection. read more Read more here:: Replacing Yourself: How To Ensure Your Successor’s Success… Read more ...

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When Pilots Become Passengers


During my first-ever opportunity to lead a formation of two T-37 jet trainers as a solo pilot, my wingman, also a student pilot, failed the ride. I asked the instructor why the other lieutenant busted. read more Read more here:: When Pilots Become Passengers… Read more ...

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Welcome To Boeing’s Window On The World


Boeing Business Jets and GKN Aerospace are offering a new window on the world at 41,000 ft., one that Boeing claims is the largest available on any passenger jet today. read more Read more here:: Welcome To Boeing’s Window On The World… Read more ...

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Heart Of The Matter: It’s A Good Investment For Us All


Sometimes you come upon a physical construct of such wrongheadedness that the natural question is: What were they thinking? read more Read more here:: Heart Of The Matter: It’s A Good Investment For Us All… Read more ...

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