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New smartPlane system converts your iPad into a panel-mount MFD


By Bret Koebbe Guardian's new smartPlane system allows you to use your iPad as a panel-mounted MFD and connect it to a GPS, engine monitor and AHRS to display flight and engine instruments and a moving map display. ... Read more here:: New smartPlane system converts your iPad into a panel-mount MFD… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 17-31


GA Groups Warn: ATC Privatization a Threat to General Aviation's Future Senate Appropriators Issue a Bipartisan Rejection of ATC Privatization On National Radio Shows, Bolen Says: 'Tell Congress No on ATC Privatization' Read more here:: NBAA Update, 17-31… Read more ...

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Data Link Benefits Include Speedier Clearances at More Airports


With the right equipment onboard a business aircraft, pilots can get a complete flight plan clearance prior to departure without ever saying a word. "This comes in handy when there's a major weather event rolling through a really congested airport," said Chris Collings of Harris Corp. Currently, controller-pilot data link communications, or CPDLC, is available at 55 of the nation's airports, including Teterboro (TEB) in New Jersey and Westchester County (HPN) in New York, and it will roll out to seven more airports next year. Read more here:: Data Link Benefits Include Speedier Clearances at More Airports… Read more ...

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We Fly EAA’s B-17 Flying Fortress


Of the 12,732 B-17s Flying Fortresses produced through World War II, 4,735 were lost during combat missions. Today only about 15 are airworthy. read more Read more here:: We Fly EAA’s B-17 Flying Fortress… Read more ...

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EAA AirVenture 2017 Breaks Records


EAA AirVenture 2017 broke all records according to Jack Pelton, CEO and President of the Experimental Aircraft Association, with crowds of over 600,000. More read more Read more here:: EAA AirVenture 2017 Breaks Records… Read more ...

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Oshkosh: The Extravaganza Continues…


The world's biggest variety of airshow performers and many rarely-seen warbirds could be seen at EAA AirVenture 2017. read more Read more here:: Oshkosh: The Extravaganza Continues…… Read more ...

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NBAA Welcomes Senate Appropriators' Bipartisan Rejection of ATC Privatization


NBAA on July 28, 2017, commended the Senate Appropriations Committee for rejecting privatization of the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system in an annual federal spending bill. Read more here:: NBAA Welcomes Senate Appropriators' Bipartisan Rejection of ATC Privatization… Read more ...

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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. Pilots and Medications Stuffy nose? Fever? Combine these symptoms with over-the-counter meds, and you could have a recipe for disaster in the pilots seat. Just like any other decision that you must make when you fly, you should know all the facts before you take any over-the-counter medications: First, what is your underlying condition? Will it allow for safe flying?-If not, you should not fly until the condition improves.Next, do you know how the medication you are planning to take will affect you, and how your body will react?-You should NEVER fly after taking any medication that you have not taken before.Be sure to consider adverse reactions listed on the label. Key words include lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, or visual disturbance.-DO NOT FLY if these side effects are listed or if the label contains any warning signs about operating motor vehicles or machinery while taking the medication.-Some people mistakenly think an over-the-counter medication is weak or non-threatening. Thats simply not true, especially for diphenhydramine (Benadryl).Side effects can occur at any time, even if youve taken the same medication in the past without experiencing any side effects.-That is why you should NEVER fly after taking a medication with the side effects listed above. Heads Up If you must take over-the-counter medications, please follow these tips before you decide to fly: Read and follow label directions.If the label warns of significant side effects, wait until at least five maximum dosing intervals have passed before you fly. For example, if the directions say take the medication every 4-6 hours, wait at least 30 hours before you fly. Other medications may have longer or shorter intervals which is why its important to talk to your Aviation Medical Examiner (AME).Never fly after taking a new medication for the first time until at least five maximal dosing intervals have passed, and no side effects are noted.Do not fly if the underlying condition that you are treating would make you unsafe in the cockpit.As with alcohol, medications could impair your ability to fly, even though you feel fine.If you have a question about a medication, please ask your AME.When in doubt, dont fly!… Read more ...

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On National Radio Shows, Bolen Says: 'Tell Congress No on ATC Privatization'


NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen has been giving interviews to national radio networks and shows, highlighting the widespread opposition to congressional legislation for privatizing air traffic control. For example, Bolen said on the nationally syndicated The Lars Larson Show, "This is not a situation where it is true privatization. What we're talking about here is taking an air traffic control monopoly - it is a monopoly and always will be a monopoly - taking this public asset and turning it over to a private board of 13 special interest groups. That is not a conservative principle, and we think it is a very dangerous principle." Read more here:: On National Radio Shows, Bolen Says: 'Tell Congress No on ATC Privatization'… Read more ...

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Portable ADS-B receiver buyer’s guide


By Bret Koebbe Today's portable weather accessories for iPad have evolved from basic ADS-B receivers to sophisticated, multi-sensor devices capable of providing in-flight information that rivals many panel-mount... ... Read more here:: Portable ADS-B receiver buyer’s guide… Read more ...

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Seafair Airshow TFR Restrictions at Seattle Boeing Field Aug. 3-6


The Boeing Seafair Air Show, in the Seattle, WA area, is scheduled from Aug. 3-6, and TFRs will be in place each day, which will restrict flight operations at Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI) during the high-performance aircraft portions of the air show. Read more here:: Seafair Airshow TFR Restrictions at Seattle Boeing Field Aug. 3-6… Read more ...

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What Makes the Quest Kodiak Special?


The Kodiak floatplane is on display at EAA AirVenture this week. See why BCA senior editor Fred George thinks the plane is a winner. read more Read more here:: What Makes the Quest Kodiak Special?… Read more ...

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On Board The B-29 “Doc”


The B-29 known as “Doc” will serve as a traveling history museum to honor the men and women who designed, built and served on the aircraft. The historic Superfortress was the talk of the show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. read more Read more here:: On Board The B-29 “Doc”… Read more ...

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AirVenture: Evolution of the 'E' in 'Experimental Aircraft Association'


The world's largest general aviation extravagance—and the de facto U.S. air show—again proved successful, with a dynamic mix of old and new technologies and players taking the stage read more Read more here:: AirVenture: Evolution of the 'E' in 'Experimental Aircraft Association'… Read more ...

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AirVenture Showcases General Aviation Innovation


Speaking before a spirited general aviation audience at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta outlined a future thriving general aviation industry in America and emphasized the importance of government and industry partnerships to bolster general aviation safety and efficiency. Some day in the not too distant future, your planes will still be sharing airspace with jumbo jets and helicopters but also commercial space rockets, package delivery drones, aerial taxis, and other technologies that havent even been dreamed up yet, said Huerta. One thing is for certain, the decisions we make today are going to shape that future. Huerta said the FAA is working to become a more efficient and nimble organization and that success comes down to a simple idea: partnership. The agency has shifted its approach to how it certifies aircraft and equipment. Its defining the safety goals and giving industry the freedom to come up with innovative solutions. The industry needs a regulator thats equally invested in that spirit of innovation and the FAA is committed to being that partner. Technology can help breathe new life into an aircraft. The FAA is streamlining its processes so you can benefit from upgraded equipment, lower costs, and higher levels of safety, Huerta said. He also pointed out that partnership is a two-way street. If were going to succeed in securing general aviations future, we all have to step up. This is especially true of the January 1, 2020, deadline for pilots to equip with ADS-B. He told the audience the FAA still has a $500 incentive available to help eligible aircraft owners offset the cost of installing ADS-B. The deadline hasnt and wont change, he stressed. He also said the FAA has changed how it thinks about medical certification. BasicMed allows general aviation pilots to get an exam with their doctor and take an online medical education course to get qualified, instead of requiring them to see an Aviation Medical Examiner and obtain a third-class medical certificate.… Read more ...

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Blackhawk, IS&S Ink Deal For King Air Flight Deck, Authrottle


Blackhawk Modifications has teamed with Integrated Solutions & Support (IS&S) to offer an IS&S new-generation flight deck and autothrottles for the King Air 200 and 350. read more Read more here:: Blackhawk, IS&S Ink Deal For King Air Flight Deck, Authrottle… Read more ...

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Spot: 5,232 Saves And Counting


Globalstar subsidiary Spot has logged 5,232 “saves” over the past 10 years with its tracking and messaging service that users activate with a battery-powered handheld unit. read more Read more here:: Spot: 5,232 Saves And Counting… Read more ...

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Jobs Aplenty For Pilots, Technicians, Attendants


The commercial airline industry will need to hire more than 2 million pilots, maintenance technicians and cabin attendants over the next 20 years, largely to support the growth of airline fleets and changes in fleet mix, an updated Boeing forecast says. read more Read more here:: Jobs Aplenty For Pilots, Technicians, Attendants… Read more ...

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GA Groups Warn: ATC Privatization a Threat to the Future of General Aviation


During last week's Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Oshkosh event, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, and leaders of several other general aviation groups, united to remind attendees that legislation to privatize the nation's ATC system - H.R. 2997 - poses a serious threat to the future of general aviation and AirVenture itself. Bolen noted that the major airlines have tried to take control of the ATC system for decades. "Twenty-five years later, that's still true, and that's embodied in this bill, H.R. 2997," he added. Read more here:: GA Groups Warn: ATC Privatization a Threat to the Future of General Aviation… Read more ...

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'B-Team' Goes To Washington, Calls Out Modelers


The heads of the NBAA, GAMA and AOPA went to Washington this week to lobby House and Senate members to oppose the “privatization” of the FAA's air traffic control organization in an upcoming House vote. read more Read more here:: 'B-Team' Goes To Washington, Calls Out Modelers… Read more ...

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