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NBAA Concerned and Disappointed by President's Budget Proposal


NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen today expressed concern over budget-planning details released by the White House, showing the Trump administration's apparent commitment to privatizing the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system. Read more here:: NBAA Concerned and Disappointed by President's Budget Proposal… Read more ...

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Four General Aviation Airports Recognized for Exemplary Winter Storm Responses


Snow and ice have major impacts on airport operations, requiring preparation and perseverance to keep airfields open and operating safely. Four U.S. airports with a business aviation presence - Laurence G. Hanscom Field Airport, Teterboro Airport, Griffiss International Airport and Columbus Municipal Airport - were recently honored with the 2017 Balchen/Post Awards for their handling of winter-related challenges. Read more here:: Four General Aviation Airports Recognized for Exemplary Winter Storm Responses… Read more ...

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Completions Industry Adjusts to Overcapacity


While EBACE 2017 has opened on an overall positive note, there has been some less encouraging news with the closing of three well-known VIP completion centers in the last two years, each conspicuous by its absence here. read more Read more here:: Completions Industry Adjusts to Overcapacity… Read more ...

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ForeFlight weather planning on iPad: briefing for thunderstorms


By Bret Koebbe ForeFlight offers multiple ways to research and plan for weather on upcoming flights, including graphical weather layers on the moving map, a dedicated imagery section with advanced forecast data... ... Read more here:: ForeFlight weather planning on iPad: briefing for thunderstorms… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 17-21


NBAA: ATC Privatization Gives Airlines Control, at a Cost to General Aviation NBAA Has Best Practices for Calculating Runway Landing Distance Podcast: Supplemental Oxygen - It's Not About Altitude, But How You Feel Read more here:: NBAA Update, 17-21… Read more ...

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Supplemental Oxygen: It's Not About Altitude, But How You Feel


Do you spent a lot of time flying unpressurized aircraft at high altitudes? If so, it's important to monitor your oxygen levels. Alex Gertsen, NBAA's director of airports and ground infrastructure, is also a pilot, and said he uses supplemental oxygen in flight and counts on a pulse oximeter to measure his oxygen levels. "It's your health, your life on the line when you're at those high-altitude levels," Gertsen said. Dr. Brent Blue, a senior aviation medical examiner, agreed, "It's not about the altitude, it's about how you feel. You can't use too much oxygen." Read more here:: Supplemental Oxygen: It's Not About Altitude, But How You Feel… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: FANS 1/A Deadline Approaching Fast


Effective December 2017, aircraft flying between FL350 and FL390 in the newly named "NAT High Level" airspace over the North Atlantic must be equipped with CPDLC, which enables text-based messaging with ATC, and ADS-C, which enables airplanes to transmit position data. Collectively, these datalink capabilities are known as the Future Air Navigation System, or FANS 1/A. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: FANS 1/A Deadline Approaching Fast… Read more ...

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Aviation Day Event Highlights Value of General Aviation in Massachusetts


The economic value that general aviation brings to Massachusetts was front and center at Aviation on the Hill Day, which was held May 16 in Boston. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Airport Management Association (MAMA), the event brings together aviation advocates from around the state and dozens of state legislators and their staff. "Our purpose with Aviation on the Hill Day is to continue our advocacy and outreach efforts and establish good working relationships with our state legislators," said Bob Mallard, president of MAMA. Read more here:: Aviation Day Event Highlights Value of General Aviation in Massachusetts… Read more ...

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Optimize battery life with this hidden iPad utility


By Bret Koebbe Pilots tend to focus more on optimizing the iPad's battery life than the average iPad user, since this is critical to keeping the device functioning in the airplane over the course of a flight.... ... Read more here:: Optimize battery life with this hidden iPad utility… Read more ...

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Bulletin: May 25th Data Downloads


By twdaugherty Data updates are now available to download for the May 25th, 2017 – June 22nd, 2017 period: From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Documents For our Military Flight Bag customers: Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams ENAME High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts EEA Enroute Charts AFR Enroute 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 87 New and updated ForeFlight Taxi Diagrams will be sent to all customers. All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. Read more here:: Bulletin: May 25th Data Downloads… Read more ...

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Top 50 European Business Aviation Airports Between May 2016 and April 2017


Paris Le Bourget Airport was the top airport for business aviation in Europe between May 2016 and April 2017, according to an analysis of acukwik.com usage. Six airports serving London ranked among the top 50. With seven of the top 50 airports, Italy accounted for the most airports of any of the 22 countries represented on the list. CSV File: top-50-European-business-aviation-airports-May-2016-April-2017-acukwik.com_.txt Disable Right Sidebar Display Images read more Read more here:: Top 50 European Business Aviation Airports Between May 2016 and April 2017… Read more ...

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Three Tips for Writing an Effective Flight Department Mission Statement


An aviation operation's mission statement can codify what it stands for, giving internal and external parties the opportunity to consider why the operation exists, what it does on a day-to-day basis and its value as a vital appendage necessary to the successful execution of the company's goals. A new resource from NBAA's Small Flight Department Subcommittee, "Managing the Business of a Flight Department: Crafting an Effective Strong Mission Statement," provides advice on how to develop an effective mission statement. Tips include: keep it simple and obtain buy-in from everyone in the department. Read more here:: Three Tips for Writing an Effective Flight Department Mission Statement… Read more ...

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Primary Runway Closure at Denver's Centennial Airport to Begin May 30


Runway 17L/35R at Denver's Centennial Airport (APA) will be closed between May 30 and July 6 due to a major construction project. Runways 17R/35L and 10/28 will be available during the closure. ATC traffic management initiatives are expected during the closure. Read more here:: Primary Runway Closure at Denver's Centennial Airport to Begin May 30… Read more ...

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Best Practices for Calculating Runway Landing Distance


What's the safest way to calculate runway landing distance while reflecting real-world pilot and airplane performance? It depends on whether you are a Part 91, a Part 135 operator or a Part 135 eligible on-demand operator. "NBAA encourages operators and pilots to become familiar with the Runway Condition Assessment Matrix and use the updated terminology to report runway conditions," said Doug Carr, NBAA's vice president of regulatory and international affairs. "Understanding how runway distances are calculated and using the RCAM can help operators determine the most accurate landing distance for your aircraft and operations." Read more here:: Best Practices for Calculating Runway Landing Distance… Read more ...

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Panel-mounting an iPad: what’s legal and what’s available?


By John Zimmerman Panel mounts for portable products have lived in a bit of a gray area for years now, going back to Garmin 396 GPSs in the early 2000s. Many pilots concluded that such mounts are only allowed in... ... Read more here:: Panel-mounting an iPad: what’s legal and what’s available?… Read more ...

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NBAA: ATC Privatization Puts Airlines in Control, at a Cost to General Aviation


NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reminded House Transportation Committee lawmakers that proposals for privatizing ATC could allow the nation's big airlines to obtain sweeping authority over the nation's aviation system, at a cost to the citizens, businesses and towns that depend on general aviation. Read more here:: NBAA: ATC Privatization Puts Airlines in Control, at a Cost to General Aviation… Read more ...

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Maneuvering Area Remains in Effect During Remote Tower Testing at Leesburg


A mobile air traffic control tower will be operating at Virginia's Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO) this summer, requiring operators flying under both VFR and IFR to contact the tower. The remote tower concept uses a variety of high-definition camera and sensors to enable controllers in a remote facility to serve airports that do not have a tower. Read more here:: Maneuvering Area Remains in Effect During Remote Tower Testing at Leesburg… Read more ...

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Indigenous Turkish Helicopter Unveiled


The six-metric-ton T625 is the result of Turkish program launched in 2013 to locally produce a rotorcraft that could replace hundreds of aging UH-1 Hueys. read more Read more here:: Indigenous Turkish Helicopter Unveiled… Read more ...

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Indigenous Turkish Helicopter Unveiled


The six-metric-ton T625 is the result of Turkish program launched in 2013 to locally produce a rotorcraft that could replace hundreds of aging UH-1 Hueys. read more Read more here:: Indigenous Turkish Helicopter Unveiled… Read more ...

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Video: flying with Garmin Connext and Garmin Pilot


By John Zimmerman Garmin's Connext platform wirelessly integrates a host of portable and panel-mount avionics, from transponders and video cameras to satellite messengers and apps. In this video PIREP, you'll go... ... Read more here:: Video: flying with Garmin Connext and Garmin Pilot… Read more ...

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