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How to ensure undisrupted international operations

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International trip planning can be a complex task, as navigation and destination requirements change constantly. Staying current and keeping your documents organized will help you when operating overseas. By Mark Baier CEO, AviationManuals taying current on regulatory updates, authorizations, and country-specific requirements can be tricky for pilots flying internationally. Pilots need to be organized and […]

The advent of 5G

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Although it has limitations, the benefits for aviation go beyond high-speed airborne data transfer rates. Bizjet passengers expect hyper-convenience in the form of continuous Wi-Fi connectivity, even when traveling by air. By Shannon Forrest President, Turbine Mentor ATP/CFII. Challenger 604/605, Gulfstream IV, MU2B omophobia. This is the term given to those afflicted with extreme anxiety […]

Brexit and aviation

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Keep calm, and carry on – for now. Falcon 7X on final to LCY (London City, England). Business aviation operators will not see major impacts from Brexit immediately. Unfortunately, this status quo may not last for long, with a lot of uncertainty remaining as to what the actual long-term effects of Brexit may be. By […]

Transatlantic bizjet flights

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As of Jan 2020, there are new CPDLC and ADS-C mandates and requirements to be mindful of, but minimally-equipped operators still have options. Shanwick Oceanic Control covers the northeast sector of the North Atlantic, with Reykjavik Oceanic Control to the north, Gander Oceanic Control to the west, and Santa Maria Oceanic Control to the south. Shanwick […]

Tornadoes

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Wicked whirlwinds can wreak havoc on airports and aircraft Rope tornado skirts across the plains of “Tornado Alley” in the central US. Although rare, tornadoes can damage airports and aircraft, while the storms that produce them often require substantial deviations. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist midst the post-sunset gloom and heavy rain, not even […]

Thorn Air

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Flight department operates single Gulfstream G550 to fly investment banking firm members around the world. The Thorn Air team logs 750 hours per years. The majority of destinations are international, including Europe, South America, and the Middle East. By Brent Bundy Phoenix Police Officer-Pilot AS350, AW119, Cessna 210/182/172 ulfilling the corporate transportation needs of a […]

MGM Resorts

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Fleet of Embraers and Gulfstream bizjets flies executives, elite guests and entertainers to and from locations around the world. With a modern fleet of Embraer and Gulfstream jets, the more than 50 members of the MGM Resorts aviation team fly pax in the utmost comfort, style, and safety from their LAS base. By Brent Bundy […]

Solutions to the pilot shortage

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Streamlining training, reducing costs, and raising salaries will produce more corporate pilots. New pilots face training 3 times more espensive than what they were 2 decades ago. A university-based flight training program that culminates in a 4-year degree costs more than $250,000. By Shannon Forrest President, Turbine Mentor ATP/CFII. Challenger 604/605, Gulfstream IV, MU2B here’s […]

Automatic dependent surveillance

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Nuances and benefits of ADS-B, C and R systems. Broadcasts identification, position, altitude, and velocity to other aircraft, ground vehicles and ATC. By Glenn Woodward Contributing Writer uch has been written about automatic dependent surveillance (ADS) and its various subsets – B (broadcast), C (contract), and R (rebroadcast), the latter of which receives ADS-B Out […]