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UAS IPP Deadline Tomorrow for Lead Applicants


Tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern Time is the deadline for Lead Applicants to submit Volume I and Volume II for the UAS Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP). The UAS IPP is an opportunity for state, local and tribal governments to accelerate the safe integration of UAS operations. Entities that wish to participate in the program must submit proposals to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly more advanced UAS operations, such as beyond visual line-of-sight or over people. There are two ways to participate in the program, as a Lead Applicant and/or an Interested Party. Lead Applicants must be state, local or tribal government entities. They will serve as the primary point of contact with the FAA. Interested Parties are prospective public and private sector applicants/partners or Lead Applicants. They may submit a request by 2 pm ET December 13 to be on the Interested Parties List to facilitate the formation of Pilot Program teams. Interested parties can be private sector companies or organizations, UAS operators, other stakeholders or state/local/tribal government entities, including those that are designated Lead Applicants and those that are not. The UAS IPP is expected to provide immediate opportunities for new and expanded commercial UAS operations, while fostering a meaningful dialogue on the balance between local and national interests related to UAS integration. Read more here:: UAS IPP Deadline Tomorrow for Lead Applicants… Read more ...

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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control


about FADEC in FAA Advisory Circular 33.28-1, Compliance Criteria for 14CFR 33.28-1, Aircraft Engines, Electrical and Electronic Engine Control Systems. You can learn more about FADEC in this FAA fact sheet. Check out more GA Safety Enhancements fact sheets on the mainFAA Safety Briefingwebsite. TheFAASafety.govwebsite has Notices, FAAST Blasts, online courses, webinars and more on key general aviation safety topics. TheWINGS Pilot Proficiency Programhelps pilots build an educational curriculum suitable for their unique flight requirements. It is based on the premise that pilots who maintain currency and proficiency in the basics of flight will enjoy a safer and more stress-free flying experience. TheGeneral Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC)is comprised of government and industry experts who work together to use data to identify risk, pinpoint trends through root cause analysis, and develop safety strategies to reduce the risk of GA accidents. The GAJSC combines the expertise of many key decision makers in the FAA, several government agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and stakeholder groups. Industry participants include the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association, National Business Aviation Association, National Air Transportation Association, National Association of Flight Instructors, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, and the aviation insurance industry. The National Transportation Safety Board and the European Aviation Safety Agency participate as observers. Read more here:: Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control… Read more ...

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Fast Five: Neil Book, President and CEO of Jet Support Services, Inc.


Fast Five with Neil Book, President and CEO of Jet Support Services, Inc. read more Read more here:: Fast Five: Neil Book, President and CEO of Jet Support Services, Inc.… Read more ...

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NBAA Hails House Passage of Bill Strengthening General Aviation Security


NBAA welcomes the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of legislation that would both strengthen and streamline security for general aviation and charter operators. Read more here:: NBAA Hails House Passage of Bill Strengthening General Aviation Security… Read more ...

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Rockwell Collins to Restore Instrument Approaches to Software Database


Rockwell Collins has developed a solution that will restore more than 10,000 instrument approaches to the software database, the company told NBAA, and other industry stakeholders. Company officials said they expect to release the updated database to subscribers and operators were expected by the end of the day on Dec. 14. This update will restore approaches that were removed due to software issues affecting low temperature environments and manual altitude entries during missed approaches. Read more here:: Rockwell Collins to Restore Instrument Approaches to Software Database… Read more ...

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iOS 11 tips and tricks for pilots


By Bret Koebbe iOS 11 includes thousands of tweaks and new features as part of the update. Here we'll take a look at some of the less-known additions that will allow you to further customize your iPad experience. ... Read more here:: iOS 11 tips and tricks for pilots… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 17-50


NBAA Members Urged to Contact Congress on Aviation-Related Tax Reform Issues Geneva Airport Changes Benefit Business Aviation; Increase Efficiency, Capacity Encore Podcast: Navigating the Tricky Waters of State Taxes Read more here:: NBAA Update, 17-50… Read more ...

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Encore Podcast: Navigating the Tricky Waters of State Taxes


As we near the end of 2017, NBAA takes a look back at some of the most popular Flight Plan podcasts of the year. Discussing the complexity of state taxes in the purchase, sale or license of an aircraft, Jordan Miller, of CenterPoint Aviation Law, noted it's important to be aware that each state has its own tax laws regarding aviation. "Each of those may impose a number of different types of taxes on the ownership of the aircraft, the use of the aircraft or even the value of the aircraft," he said. Miller recommended making sure the aircraft is appropriately registered in the owner's home state, investigating places the aircraft regularly flies and the types of taxes those states imposes and keeping detailed documentation of trips. Read more here:: Encore Podcast: Navigating the Tricky Waters of State Taxes… Read more ...

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General Aviation: Aerobatics — 2017 Photo Contest Submissions


Seeing these aerobatic aircraft is dramatic, whether they are carrying wing walkers, shooting smoke or lighting up the sky at night. Here are the submissions to Aviation Week's 2017 Photo Contest. read more Read more here:: General Aviation: Aerobatics — 2017 Photo Contest Submissions… Read more ...

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General Aviation: Aerobatics — 2017 Photo Contest


Watching these aerobatic aircraft is dramatic, whether they are carrying wing walkers, shooting smoke or lighting up the sky at night. read more Read more here:: General Aviation: Aerobatics — 2017 Photo Contest… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Pro-Aviation Legislation Fares Well Around the Nation in 2017


State laws governing the aviation industry can have a significant impact on business aviation, so throughout the year NBAA's six regional representatives work with local aviation groups and other stakeholders advocating on behalf of the industry. "During the states' legislative session, we are usually involved in dozens of legislative efforts," said Steve Hadley, NBAA's director of regional programs and Southwest regional representative. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Pro-Aviation Legislation Fares Well Around the Nation in 2017… Read more ...

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Tips for flying with the iPad at night


By Bret Koebbe Using the iPad at night brings some additional benefits to your flying, but also can introduce new challenges. Here we'll cover a series of tips to help you maximize your experience when flying with... ... Read more here:: Tips for flying with the iPad at night… Read more ...

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Enjoy your Holiday Laser-light Display-Responsibly


Each holiday season for the past several years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received reports from pilots who said they were distracted or temporarily blinded by residential laser-light displays. The FAA's concerns about lasers regardless of the source is that they not be aimed at aircraft in a way that can threaten the safety of a flight by distracting or blinding the pilots. People may not realize that systems they set up to spread holiday cheer can also pose a potential hazard to pilots flying overhead. So if youre going to install a holiday laser-light system, please make sure the lights are hitting your house and not shining up into the sky. It may not look like the lights go much farther than your house, but the extremely concentrated beams of laser lights actually reach much further than most people think. If the FAA becomes aware of a situation where a laser-light display affects pilots, we start by asking the owner to adjust them or turn them off. However, if someone's laser-light display repeatedly affects pilots despite previous warnings, that person could face an FAA civil penalty. Read more here:: Enjoy your Holiday Laser-light Display-Responsibly… Read more ...

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Winners of Aviation Week's 2017 Photo Contest


A Swiss fighter firing flares, an A380 framed against the solar eclipse and dramatic long-exposures of space launches are among this year's winners. read more Read more here:: Winners of Aviation Week's 2017 Photo Contest… Read more ...

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Spirit AeroSystems Buoys Wichita With $1 Billion, 1,000-Jobs Pledge


Expansion is not tied to any one particular program but rather to the growth in demand for Boeing and Airbus airliners and in defense work. read more Read more here:: Spirit AeroSystems Buoys Wichita With $1 Billion, 1,000-Jobs Pledge… Read more ...

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Can Defense Department Get Better At Buying?


Senator upbraids Pentagon's acquisition system Air Force secretary outlines several ways it is moving faster to aquire new technologies. read more Read more here:: Can Defense Department Get Better At Buying?… Read more ...

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iPhone Design Upgrades, Select FBO in Flights, Graphical Briefing Sync, MFB Mission Planning Charts


By ForeFlight We redesigned the ForeFlight Mobile interface on the iPhone to more closely match the iPad, and that new interface is available now to all customers with ForeFlight version 9.5. Also in this release, your preflight Graphical Briefing automatically syncs across devices, view and select your destination FBO in the Flights view, ForeFlight Military Flight Bag (MFB) customers can download and view the worldwide DOD library of tactical mission planning charts, and more. Familiar iPad Interface Now on iPhone The biggest thing you'll notice about the new iPhone interface is the Tab Bar at the bottom of the screen, which replaces the “Menu” button as the primary means of navigating around the app. Tab Bar navigation makes it much easier to move between different views in the app. And with the new Flights view on iPhone, you can plan, brief, and file flight plans faster than ever before. The iPad has some notable changes as well. Favorite and Recent buttons throughout the app are consolidated under a single button and a new “slim” tab bar design increases usable screen space. Finally, we redesigned the More view to group the tabs on the left into more logical sections. We moved frequently used features like Logbook and Checklist to the top and administration functions like Downloads, Account, and Settings to the bottom. Military Mission Planning Charts and Graphical Chart Manager ForeFlight MFB (the version of ForeFlight built for US government, military, and DOD aviation) is now the first and only mobile solution where authorized and authenticated customers can download and display the worldwide library of US Department of Defense military mission planning charts, including Joint Operations Graphics (JOG), Tactical Pilot Charts (TPC), Operational Navigation Charts (ONC), and Range charts. A new interactive Graphical Chart Manager makes it fast and easy to select and download only the desired charts from the thousands available in the library.… Read more ...

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NBAA Members Urged to Contact Congress on Aviation-Related Tax Reform Issues


As tax reform legislation moves forward in Washington, DC, NBAA continues its advocacy work, and urges association members to contact Congress on aviation-related issues included in the larger tax reform bills. Issues impacting business aviation include: immediate expensing, like-kind exchanges and taxes applicable to aircraft management companies. The next step for the legislation is the conference process, during which the House and Senate resolve differences in the respective bills. "NBAA will be actively working on this issue during the conference process," said Scott O'Brien, NBAA's senior director of government affairs. "The association supports the language in the House bill, which allows immediate expensing for new and pre-owned business assets and preserves important tax benefits for businesses." Read more here:: NBAA Members Urged to Contact Congress on Aviation-Related Tax Reform Issues… Read more ...

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NBAA Welcomes New CBAA President Jim Facette


NBAA welcomes Jim Facette, a government-relations expert with extensive knowledge of aviation issues, as the new president and CEO of the Canadian Business Aviation Association. Facette has a long career in professional association management, and was previously the president and CEO of the Canadian Airport Council. Read more here:: NBAA Welcomes New CBAA President Jim Facette… Read more ...

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Geneva Airport Changes Benefit Business Aviation; Increase Efficiency, Capacity


Recent changes at Geneva Airport are expected to optimize efficiency and capacity for all stakeholders, including those in business aviation. Before Dec. 1, parking and slot coordination was handled by airport FBOs, with reservations available up to 21 days in advance. Since the Dec. 1 change, reservation availability can still be viewed 21 days ahead of a flight, but slots are now available from FBOs five ahead of an intended trip. "These changes will benefit business aviation operations, increase efficiencies and add capacity at Geneva Airport, which is all good news for our industry," said Doug Carr, NBAA vice president of regulatory and international affairs. Read more here:: Geneva Airport Changes Benefit Business Aviation; Increase Efficiency, Capacity… Read more ...

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