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CBP Again Conducting Global Entry Interviews At NBAA-BACE


For the fifth straight year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be conducting Global Entry interviews at NBAAA-BACE. The program allows pre-approved travelers to enter the country through automatic kiosks at select airports. "We are very pleased to be working with CBP to provide this opportunity to our members," said Sarah Wolf, NBAA senior manager of security and facilitation. "Registration at NBAA-BACE makes the process even easier for those who are interested in registering for Global Entry membership." Read more here:: CBP Again Conducting Global Entry Interviews At NBAA-BACE… Read more ...

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Take control of your iPad’s location services settings


By Bret Koebbe The iPad's software settings allows you to customize which apps can use your location to improve the user experience. While this is essential for moving map navigation apps in the airplane, you'll... ... Read more here:: Take control of your iPad’s location services settings… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 17-33


Bolen Op-Ed Challenges Washington Insider's Arguments for ATC Privatization GA Group Leaders, Activists Agree: No August 'Recess' From ATC Privatization Battle Upcoming Solar Eclipse Could Impact Business Aircraft Operations Read more here:: NBAA Update, 17-33… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Tips for Flight Crews on Using Supplemental Oxygen at Altitude


Today's business aircraft can easily carry pilots and passengers to altitudes where the FAA recommends the use of supplemental oxygen. Although not required below 12,500 feet MSL, the FAA recommends oxygen when flying unpressurized above 10,000 feet MSL during the day and above 5,000 feet MSL at night. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Tips for Flight Crews on Using Supplemental Oxygen at Altitude… Read more ...

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Doctors Among 100 Business Leaders Saying No To ATC Privatization


Dr. Ed Schweitzer, president of Pullman, WA-based Schweitzer Engineering Labs, and Dr. Lance Ferguson, a Kentucky-based eye surgeon, have joined the fight against ATC privatization, as two of the more than 100 business leaders who have written to Congress opposing H.R. 2997. "We need to make sure that these [lawmakers] understand that without that ability to fly, these industries are going to wither and die." Read more here:: Doctors Among 100 Business Leaders Saying No To ATC Privatization… Read more ...

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Bulletin: Aug 17 – Sep 14 Data Cycle


By twdaugherty Data updates are now available to download for the August 17, 2017 – September 14, 2017 period: From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Ocean Planning Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents For Canada region customers: Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures High and Low Enroutes Canada Flight Supplement Documents For our Military Flight Bag customers: Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams CSA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts PAA 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 114 updated or new ForeFlight Taxi diagrams All customers will be prompted with new available downloads. Read more here:: Bulletin: Aug 17 – Sep 14 Data Cycle… Read more ...

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New FAA InFO Underscores Importance of 'Committed to Stop' Points


In a recent "Information for Operators" (InFO 17009), the FAA informed operators of turbine-powered aircraft about the importance of establishing a point during landing where a go-around or rejected landing procedure would not be initiated, and the only option will be bringing the aircraft to a stop. The FAA said operators should establish committed-to-stop points, based on their own operations and type of aircraft, to eliminate ambiguity for pilots. Read more here:: New FAA InFO Underscores Importance of 'Committed to Stop' Points… Read more ...

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LogTen Pro partners with Pilot Credentials for easy flight time updating


By Bret Koebbe LogTen Pro recently partnered with Pilot Credentials, a professional pilot recruitment site, to allow pilots to update their flight time data instantly from their iPad or iPhone LogTen app. Here's... ... Read more here:: LogTen Pro partners with Pilot Credentials for easy flight time updating… Read more ...

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NBAA Welcomes TSA's Revised, Risk-Based GA Security Guidelines


The TSA recently revised its Security Guidelines for General Aviation Airport Operators and Users, which promotes a risk-based approach to general aviation security. The document was updated as a collaborative effort between NBAA and other general aviation stakeholders, and the TSA. The guidelines provide recommended actions for general aviation airport operators and users to mitigate possible security risks. Read more here:: NBAA Welcomes TSA's Revised, Risk-Based GA Security Guidelines… Read more ...

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How To Respond To North Korean Aggression


Missile defense chief says U.S. is capable of shooting down North Korean missiles In this week's Washington Outlook: The U.S. can intercept missiles bound for Guam, and it can launch offensive strikes, say Pentagon leaders. read more Read more here:: How To Respond To North Korean Aggression… Read more ...

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How To Respond To North Korean Aggression


Missile defense chief says U.S. is capable of shooting down North Korean missiles In this week's Washington Outlook: The U.S. can intercept missiles bound for Guam, and it can launch offensive strikes, say Pentagon leaders. read more Read more here:: How To Respond To North Korean Aggression… Read more ...

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Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Worldwide in July 2017


Teterboro Airport was the top airport measured by acukwik.com user traffic in July 2017, according to site metrics. CSV File: 2017-07-top-50-business-aviation-airports-worldwide.txt Off Images read more Read more here:: Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Worldwide in July 2017… Read more ...

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FAA Removes SID Chart Obstacle Notes to Cut Clutter


With the Aug. 17 charting cycle, pilots will find revised SID charts easier to read because the FAA is removing the takeoff obstacle notes from them. in 2015, NBAA requested the removal of the SID obstacle notes at a semi-annual meeting of the Aeronautical Charting Forum, in which industry provides input to the FAA on charting and the design of instrument procedures. Read more here:: FAA Removes SID Chart Obstacle Notes to Cut Clutter… Read more ...

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CAM Spotlight: Certification Process Offers Present, Future Benefits


Becoming a Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) isn't easy - but neither is aviation management. Both require a commitment to learning the wide array of responsibilities required to run an aviation department. When Matt Irvine began preparing for the CAM exam last year, he said, "It seemed like a good next step to develop my knowledge base in aviation management and prepare for future responsibilities and roles." Read more here:: CAM Spotlight: Certification Process Offers Present, Future Benefits… Read more ...

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FAA Safety Briefing Explores New BasicMed Rule


August 9The July/August 2017 issue of FAA Safety Briefing explores several key facets of the new BasicMed rule, which offers pilots an alternative to the FAAs medical qualification process for third class medical certificates. Under BasicMed, a pilot will be required to complete a medical education course every two years, undergo a medical examination every four years, and comply with aircraft and operating restrictions. Feature articles include: Bring On BasicMed!What The FAAs New Regulatory Relief Rule Means For You (p 8)Errare Humanum EstTo Err is Human (p12)Doctor, Doctor, Let Me Give You the News(p16)Your Top 20 BasicMed QuestionsYou Asked We Answered (p 18)How to Defeat Dehydration A Forgotten Risk to Flight Safety (p 25)National GA Award HonoreesTop 2017 General Aviation Professionals Announced (p 26) Be sure to follow us on Twitter@FAASafetyBrief FAA Safety Briefing is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community. The magazine's objective is to improve safety by: making the community aware of FAA resourceshelping readers understand safety and regulatory issues, andencouraging continued training Read more here:: FAA Safety Briefing Explores New BasicMed Rule… Read more ...

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Upcoming Solar Eclipse Could Impact Business Aircraft Operations


Some business aircraft flights may be affected by the total solar eclipse that will occur on Aug. 21, said Heidi Williams, NBAA's director of air traffic services and infrastructure. As the moon moves in front of the sun that day, a "path of totality" will develop in portions of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina. This rare event has created intense demand for airport services in these areas, and operators should expect delays to ground support, parking and possibly even approach sequencing to busier airports. Pilots should also check NOTAMs carefully for possible TFRs and other events that could affect planned flights around Aug. 21. Read more here:: Upcoming Solar Eclipse Could Impact Business Aircraft Operations… Read more ...

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GA Group Leaders, Activists Agree: No August 'Recess' From ATC Privatization Battle


With Congress now in its annual August recess through Labor Day, the general aviation (GA) community needs to redouble its grassroots efforts to stop H.R. 2997, under which congressional oversight of the nation's aviation system would be replaced by an entity governed by a private group. That was the unanimous sentiment shared by GA leaders and activists across the country, during a conference call designed to help regional groups and continue mobilizing their members, colleagues, friends, families and others in opposition to the bill. Read more here:: GA Group Leaders, Activists Agree: No August 'Recess' From ATC Privatization Battle… Read more ...

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The ForeFlight edit box – your mobile FMS


By Bret Koebbe ForeFlight offers one of the most comprehensive set of flight management features among EFB apps today, accessed right from the Edit section of the Route Editor on the Maps page. Here we'll show how... ... Read more here:: The ForeFlight edit box – your mobile FMS… Read more ...

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NBAA-BACE Report: Aug. 9, 2017


In this NBAA-BACE Report you will learn why more about the CAN Fund an Angel Cocktail Reception, see a testimonial video that will explaining the value past year's attendees have found through this event, and you'll get important information regarding housing in Las Vegas. Read more here:: NBAA-BACE Report: Aug. 9, 2017… Read more ...

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Rockwell CEO Ducks UTC Commentary, Likes Portfolio


Rockwell Collins continues not to comment on an alleged offer to be acquired by United Technologies Corp. (UTC), officials told the packed Jefferies 2017 Industrials Conference in New York. read more Read more here:: Rockwell CEO Ducks UTC Commentary, Likes Portfolio… Read more ...

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