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DOT Celebrates 25th Anniversary of ADA


A look at our recent past and a peek into the future as we continue the path towards fully accessible transportation. Read more here:: DOT Celebrates 25th Anniversary of ADA… Read more ...

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Four Corners of the Country


July 30- The July/August 2015 issue of FAA Safety Briefing highlights the many unique opportunities that general aviation flying enables in all four corners of our great nation. Articles in this issue help prepare pilots for what to expect when traveling outside their home airspace in terms of plan, pilot, and plane. Feature articles in this issue include: Its About the Journey Cultivating the Right Mindset (p 10),Home Sweet Home And Beyond The Importance of Understanding Your Aviation Environment (p 13),Taking Care of Yourself On the Road Flight Planning and Healthcare Tips for Cross-country Flying (p. 22) In this issues Aeromedical Advisory department (p. 5), Federal Air Surgeon Dr. James Fraser updates us on the progress of Conditions AMEs Can Issue (CACI), while Checklist (p 21) highlights how the new Airman Certification Standards framework can help promote better preparation for cross-country flying. Also, Vertically Speaking (p 30) explores the dangers of distraction for rotorcraft pilots. And if youre headed to AirVenture this July, be sure to check out the FAA Forum schedule (p 7) for a list of WINGS credit eligible presentations. Among those presentations is the award ceremony for this years National GA Award Winners (p 26). 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 Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter@FAASafetyBrief. Read more here:: Four Corners of the Country… Read more ...

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When The Radar Lies


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By Scott Dennstaedt The ground-based radar mosaic displayed on the Map view in ForeFlight Mobile combines radar data from the National Weather Service (NWS) and Environment Canada. Its primary purpose is to provide pilots with a good estimation of where precipitation is occurring and where it's not. While there are some holes in the coverage (especially in Canada) the radar mosaic is fairly accurate most of the time. Even so, non-precipitation returns generically called ground clutter can be displayed on the radar layer producing what looks like very real areas of precipitation. Anomalous propagation, or AP, is perhaps the most annoying form of clutter. Essentially with AP, part of the side lobes of the radar beam are ducted or bent down toward the earth during certain atmospheric conditions. This causes it to strike objects on the ground (trees, buildings, cars, etc.) and some of that power from the beam is reflected back to the radar along the same bent path and gets recorded as areas of precipitation. When this occurs you might see on ForeFlight what looks like real precipitation. In fact, it can look remarkably like real convection at times fooling even the most seasoned pilot. Anomalous propagation (AP) on the ForeFlight radar layer near Buffalo, New York. What to do if you suspect AP Since AP can look remarkably like real areas of precipitation (including thunderstorms), it's important to always examine the observational data in and around the area. This includes cross-checking surface observations (METARs) to see if precipitation or thunderstorms are being reported. Also, without clouds, it can't rain. So if clear skies are being reported all around the area, then either the precipitation shown on the radar is very isolated or perhaps it's erroneous. Keep in mind that automated reports only show clouds that exist below 12,000 feet AGL.… Read more ...

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Experience, Dedication Help Former NBAA Intern Land Business Aviation Job


Marion Delano, 22, interned with NBAA in the summer of 2014, working in the operations division. When he graduated from Saint Louis University in 2015 with a degree in aviation management, he leveraged his NBAA internship and college coursework toward a job with London-based PrivateFly where he works as a U.S. flight advisor. Delano said his favorite part of the internship at NBAA was the everyday interactions he had with the staff. "Everyone was outgoing and supportive and the environment was so positive," he said. Read more here:: Experience, Dedication Help Former NBAA Intern Land Business Aviation Job… Read more ...

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Bulletin: July 29 Data Updates


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By ForeFlight Data Team Minor updates are available for Canada Taxi Diagrams and Terminal Procedures for the June 25, 2015 – August 20, 2015 period. Read more here:: Bulletin: July 29 Data Updates… Read more ...

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MyGoFlight updates kneeboards and bags for 2015


By John Zimmerman MyGoFlight has offered a premium line of iPad accessories for years now, and one of the reasons they're winning fans is their commitment to enhancing their products in response to pilot feedback. In... ... Read more here:: MyGoFlight updates kneeboards and bags for 2015… Read more ...

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Jeppesen Charts Depict Aerodrome Operating Minimums in New Way


Aeronautical chart maker Jeppesen is rolling out a new way to depict Aerodrome Operating Minimums on its library of instrument approach procedures charts, a change that will significantly affect pilots who fly outside of the United States. At issue is the availability of aerodrome operating minima (AOM) and how those minima are depicted in charts of other countries' airspace. Many nations, such as the U.S., publish complete AOM for their instrument approaches. However, other countries provide only partial AOM or no AOM at all for their approaches. In these cases, Jeppesen had published AOM data using accepted standards, largely based on United States' standard for terminal instrument procedures. However, that has changed due to recent international efforts. Read more here:: Jeppesen Charts Depict Aerodrome Operating Minimums in New Way… Read more ...

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Top 50 Business Aviation Airports in North America in June 2015


Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, N.J., was the most popular North American business aviation airport in June 2015, according to an analysis of acukwik.com traffic. Airports in Montreal and near Mexico City were among the top five most popular North American airports. CSV File: top_50_North_America_airports_acukwik.com_June_2015.txt Off Images read more Read more here:: Top 50 Business Aviation Airports in North America in June 2015… Read more ...

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Top 50 Business Aviation Airports in North America in June 2015


Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, N.J., was the most popular North American business aviation airport in June 2015, according to an analysis of acukwik.com traffic. Airports in Montreal and near Mexico City were among the top five most popular North American airports. CSV File: top_50_North_America_airports_acukwik.com_June_2015.txt Off Images read more Read more here:: Top 50 Business Aviation Airports in North America in June 2015… Read more ...

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Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Around the World in June 2015


Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, N.J., was the most popular business aviation airport in June 2015, according to an analysis of acukwik.com traffic. Paris Le Bourget Airport, William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, San Antonio International Airport in San Antonio, Texas, and London Luton Airport ranked in the top five airports. CSV File: top_50_Worldwide_airports_acukwik.com_June_2015.txt Off Images read more Read more here:: Top 50 Business Aviation Airports Around the World in June 2015… Read more ...

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NBAA AMAC Member Embraces Role of Aviation Advocate


As president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International - the San Francisco-based firm that matches aviation professionals with business aviation jobs - Sheryl Barden stays busy. But as a member of NBAA's Associate Member Advisory Council (AMAC), she's been inspired to take on another role - aviation advocate. Barden said she is "so impressed with what our Association is doing," and she wants to help support NBAA's advocacy work by helping mobilize people in the business community to engage with elected representatives on important industry concerns. Read more here:: NBAA AMAC Member Embraces Role of Aviation Advocate… Read more ...

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Isle of Man Aircraft Registry Is Staffing Up


The fast growing Isle of Man aircraft registry is staffing up to face the implementation of new European safety regulations and to handle increasing applications from business jet operators. read more Read more here:: Isle of Man Aircraft Registry Is Staffing Up… Read more ...

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Readers’ Feedback (August 2015)


Challenger Love My least favorite part of the Bombardier Challenger 604, an aircraft I have been flying for 13 years, is the fuel system, which is seemingly an impossible mystery to crack. You are never really sure just how much fuel is in the tanks. The 20,000 lb. the book says you can carry is a pipe dream at best because it never takes it all — sometimes coming up over 1,500 lb. short, thus forcing you to replan your tech stop at the last minute. read more Read more here:: Readers’ Feedback (August 2015)… Read more ...

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Generational Salute


They launched and embraced business aviation Come this Nov. 14, there will be hoop skirts and parasols aplenty out at Charleston's gorgeous Boone Hall Plantation as the annual Living History Weekend unfolds. One highlight of the various activities planned will be the reenactment of the Battle of Secessionville, a relatively minor Civil War battle that occurred nearby and in which the Confederates prevailed. read more Read more here:: Generational Salute… Read more ...

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AirVenture Oshkosh iPad seminars available for review


By Bret Koebbe The iPad was bigger than ever at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, with over 40 educational seminars on the topic and lots of new iPad product and app news. Here are the slides from two of the... ... Read more here:: AirVenture Oshkosh iPad seminars available for review… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, #15-30


Safety Issues, User Fees Top of Mind for NBAA Members at Oshkosh NBAA Takes Additional Action to Support East Hampton Airport Access NBAA's Weather Subcommittee Celebrates First Anniversary by Looking to Expand Read more here:: NBAA Update, #15-30… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Analyzing Flight Data Improves Efficiency


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Safety Issues, User Fees Top of Mind for NBAA Members at Oshkosh


Members of the NBAA Safety Committee held a meet-and-greet session last week at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, where they discussed some of the committee's top priorities, including reducing inflight loss of control accidents and runway excursions. Several dozen NBAA Members participated in the informal two-hour safety session. Visitors to the NBAA tent also shared their concerns about user fees with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, and some took the opportunity to use NBAA's onsite Contact Congress online resource to communicate their concerns to federal legislators. Read more here:: Safety Issues, User Fees Top of Mind for NBAA Members at Oshkosh… Read more ...

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IBAC Posts Bulletins on NAT RLatSM Trial, Flight Plan Content, E-Cigarettes


The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has posted three new bulletins that may be of interest to international operators. The bulletins deal with North Atlantic Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum trials, International Civil Aviation Organization flight plan content and the carriage of battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices by passengers and crew. Read more here:: IBAC Posts Bulletins on NAT RLatSM Trial, Flight Plan Content, E-Cigarettes… Read more ...

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Oregon Dedicates $20 Million to Aviation Infrastructure


Oregon has dedicated $20 million to aviation infrastructure needs over the next six years, with the passage of House Bill 2075, which was signed by Gov. Kate Brown on July 20. Funding for the program comes from a fuel tax increase, with the avgas tax now at 13 cents per gallon, and the jet fuel tax increasing from 1 to 5 cents per gallon. "Business aircraft operators in Oregon should soon start seeing the benefits of a dedicated aviation fund," said NBAA Northwest Regional Representative Kristi Ivey. "Support for the state's aviation infrastructure and aviation economic development is a positive development for all aviation interests in Oregon." Read more here:: Oregon Dedicates $20 Million to Aviation Infrastructure… Read more ...

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