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In Letter, General Aviation Groups Stand United Against ATC Privatization


NBAA joined with more than 30 general aviation (GA) groups in signing a letter to Congress opposing House legislation for privatizing the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system. Read more here:: In Letter, General Aviation Groups Stand United Against ATC Privatization… Read more ...

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Podcast: Mayors Across the Country Oppose ATC Privatization


Smaller airports are lifeline of the communities they serve, serving as gateways to the community for businesses and residents. For that reason, Pullman, WA Mayor Glenn Johnson is one of many mayors across the country who oppose ATC privatization. "We don't have a freeway here, we also don't have a waterway, air transportation is our key to get out," he said. "Under the Federal Aviation Administration everybody does get treated equally, under a privatized system, I don't see that happening. We have reliable service, safe service as it is right now. It's fair to all concerned." Read more here:: Podcast: Mayors Across the Country Oppose ATC Privatization… Read more ...

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Tristan Atkins, Washington State Aviation Director, Honored With NBAA Silk Scarf Award


Washington State Department of Transportation Director of Aviation Tristan Atkins will be honored on June 30, 2017, with NBAA's Silk Scarf Award. Read more here:: Tristan Atkins, Washington State Aviation Director, Honored With NBAA Silk Scarf Award… Read more ...

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The best USB charging accessory for pilots?


By John Zimmerman For pilots using a tablet as their primary chart reference, keeping an iPad charged isn't just a convenience - it's a safety of flight issue. Fortunately, there are a whole host of solutions that can... ... Read more here:: The best USB charging accessory for pilots?… Read more ...

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Fireworks, Drones and Airplanes Dont Mix


June 30- As people travel, purchase fireworks and fly drones over the Independence Day holiday, the FAA reminds them to know and follow the aviation safety rules. Here are general guidelines for people flying drones: Dont fly your drone in or near fireworksDont fly over peopleDont fly near airports To learn more about what you can and cant do with your drone go to faa.gov/uas or download the B4UFLY app for free in the Apple and Google Play store. There are also strict rules prohibiting airline passengers from packing or carrying fireworks on domestic or international flights. Remember these simple rules: Dont pack fireworks in your carry-on bagsDont pack fireworks in your checked luggageDont send fireworks through the mail or parcel services Passengers violating the rules can face fines or criminal prosecution. When in DoubtLeave it out! For more information on the passenger rules for fireworks and other hazardous materials, please go to www.faa.gov/go/packsafe/. Leave the fireworks at homeFireworks Don't Fly (Poster) As FAA works to ensure that passengers arrive at their destinations safely, it is important that you follow the rules while enjoying your drones as well as celebrating the July 4th holiday. Read more here:: Fireworks, Drones and Airplanes Dont Mix… Read more ...

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Drone ID Aviation Rulemaking Committee Update


The first meeting of the UAS Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on June 21-23 advanced key policies of concern to the FAA, industry and law enforcement. During this initial meeting, the ARC considered issues such as existing regulations applicable to drone identification and tracking, air traffic management for drones, concerns and authorities of local law enforcement, and potential legal considerations. The group developed some preliminary questions and identification parameters, and reviewed a sample of existing identification technologies. The groups membership represents a diverse variety of stakeholders, including the unmanned aircraft industry, the aviation community and industry member organizations, manufacturers, researchers, standards groups, and local law enforcement and other officials. The ARC will continue to meet as necessary to develop solutions that function at federal, state, and local levels. The ARCs next meeting is planned for July 18-19, 2017. Read more here:: Drone ID Aviation Rulemaking Committee Update… Read more ...

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Bolen Challenges Syndicated Columnist's ATC-Privatization Claims


When media figure John Stossel penned a recent opinion piece promoting ATC privatization, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen was quick to respond, with a letter he sent to every newspaper publishing his syndicated column. "Let's be clear: a privatized ATC represents nothing less than a giveaway of the nation's aviation assets, worth billions in taxpayer dollars, to a new, private entity, that will essentially be governed by an airline-centric board," Bolen said in a letter published June 29 in the Daily Press. Read more here:: Bolen Challenges Syndicated Columnist's ATC-Privatization Claims… Read more ...

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When Your Only Engine Fails


Pilots of single-engine aircraft have long debated the “best” options for reacting to an engine failure after takeoff. read more Read more here:: When Your Only Engine Fails… Read more ...

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Point of Impact: Business Aviation Advocates Oppose ATC Privatization - Sheryl Barden


When H.R.2997, a proposal for handing control of the public's aviation system over to a private entity, was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International, recently sent an email alert to thousands of clients and other contacts, imploring concerned stakeholders to utilize NBAA's "Contact Congress" resource to alert lawmakers to the concern. Read more here:: Point of Impact: Business Aviation Advocates Oppose ATC Privatization - Sheryl Barden… Read more ...

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Flying with the inReach satellite messenger and an iPad


By John Zimmerman For some pilots, being disconnected is one of the joys of a pilot certificate, as you get to escape earthly annoyances; for others it is a major drawback. While high speed internet isn't available... ... Read more here:: Flying with the inReach satellite messenger and an iPad… Read more ...

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NBAA-BACE Static Displays Nearly Sold Out


With less than four months to go before the start of NBAA-BACE, organizers report that space is rapidly filling up throughout the show's two expansive static display areas. In addition to a wide range of fixed-wing aircraft on display at nearby Henderson Executive Airport (HND), more than a dozen light business aircraft and rotorcraft will also be featured at the indoor static display at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Read more here:: NBAA-BACE Static Displays Nearly Sold Out… Read more ...

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Unconventional Designs Vie For Personal eVTOL Success


The latest entrants in the burgeoning electric VTOL market come with unconventional designs which raise questions about their viability that can only be answered once they fly. read more Read more here:: Unconventional Designs Vie For Personal eVTOL Success… Read more ...

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How to mount your iPhone in the cockpit


By Bret Koebbe The iPhone 6 and 7 models are finding a home in many cockpits, as pilots come to appreciate larger screens on these new phones. Regardless of how you use your iPhone, it's smart to secure it in the... ... Read more here:: How to mount your iPhone in the cockpit… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 17-26


NBAA Weighs in on House, Senate FAA Reauthorization Bills Bolen Issues Call to Action: Oppose H.R. 2997 CNBC Poll Reaffirms Americans' Opposition to Privatizing ATC Read more here:: NBAA Update, 17-26… Read more ...

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NBAA: Supreme Court's Decision on East Hampton Airport Reflects Long-Held National Aviation Policy


In a resounding victory for public-use airports nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition filed by the town of East Hampton, NY, which sought the court's review of a 2016 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Read more here:: NBAA: Supreme Court's Decision on East Hampton Airport Reflects Long-Held National Aviation Policy… Read more ...

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Taking a Closer Look at Preventing Loss of Control Inflight Accidents


One of most pervasive issues before NBAA's Safety Committee is the issue of loss of control inflight (LOC-I) accidents and how to prevent them. Paul "BJ" Ransbury, the committee's lead for the Loss of Control Working Group, said traditionally the focus in preventing these accidents has been on distraction and automation management, pilot monitoring and situational awareness - but those lines of defense are great until they don't work. Ransbury said the focus should also be on recovery training, and specifically stall threats, as nearly 50 percent of LOC-I accident are related to a stall in some way. Read more here:: Taking a Closer Look at Preventing Loss of Control Inflight Accidents… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Safety Has Always Been an NBAA Top Priority


BLURB Improving the safety of business aircraft operations has been a top priority of NBAA ever since the association was founded in 1947. The association's prestigious Flying Safety Awards program and its Safety Committee were both founded in the early 1950s and are just two ways NBAA has kept a focus on safety over the decades. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Safety Has Always Been an NBAA Top Priority… Read more ...

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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents


June 23- 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. Expect the UnexpectedFatal aviation accidents often result from a pilots inappropriate response to an unexpected event. Some pilots may experience a startle response when faced with an unexpected situation or freeze or panic during an emergency. These events can quickly create a situation that is stressful, challenging, and even life-threatening, especially during flight. Any unexpected inflight event requires fast, accurate action. Your best insurance is to have a plan. Solid training, regular practice, and your discipline to strive for perfection on every flight will help you survive. Training and practice can help you diagnose developing problems, such as: Partial or full loss of power on takeoffLanding gear extension or retraction failureBird strikeA cabin door opening on take-off, landing, or mid-flightA control problemA control failure How would you respond to each of these problems? What would be your plan of action? You need to carefully visualize, think through, and plan how you would address each of these issues as well as any others that may be relevant to your operation. Talk with your flight instructor, and take time to plan and train for your response. For example, your instructor can help you practice your reaction to a primary or multi-function flight display failure. He or she can also throw other possibilities your way, including electrical failures, landing gear extension failures, and more.… Read more ...

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Garmin Pilot adds new track logging and VIRB Ultra camera support


By Bret Koebbe The latest update to the Garmin Pilot app for iOS adds a nice collection of features that all pilots can take advantage of when flying with the popular aviation app. These include new flight tracking... ... Read more here:: Garmin Pilot adds new track logging and VIRB Ultra camera support… Read more ...

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Call to Action: Oppose H.R.2997


In a message to NBAA members, NBAA President and CEO calls on members to voice their opposition to H.R.2997, which proposes to strip control of aviation-system oversight from the public's elected representatives, and essentially hand control of the system over to a group of private parties, largely unaccountable to Congress. Read more here:: Call to Action: Oppose H.R.2997… Read more ...

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