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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 […]

Flying bizjets to and within China

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It’s an expensive operating environment, but CAAC is more accessible, and visas and permits are easier to process now. China is an increasingly common destination for international business aviation. Most ops, however, go into about 8 major centers on the mainland. By Grant McLaren Editor-at-Large hina is considered one of the most expensive and restrictive […]

Envisioning the future

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This year looks positive for aviation. These are the developments forecast for 2020 and beyond. Aircraft deliveries between 2020 and 2029 will total some 7600 units worth approximately $248 billion. Long-range bizjets will account for more than 70% of the total value. By David Ison Professor, Graduate School Northcentral University isions of a new year typically […]

Icing

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Nature’s weighty clear coat can ruin more than aerodynamics. Freezing rain event fully coats several Raytheon T-1A Jayhawks at Vance AFB (Enid OK). Ice is heavy and has the potential to overstress hydraulics and spars. All ice must be removed before attempting a takeoff. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist urtling past midfield, the copilot […]

The road to zero-zero

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Next-generation HUD and EFVS with Saab and Vu Systems. Saab’s new HUD and EFVS with Vu Systems passive millimeter wave sensor will enable takeoff and landing in low visibility. It will provide reliable airport access in all weather, even for non-precision approaches, or approaches with high minimums. By Glenn Connor ATP. Cessna 425 President, Discover […]

India and Pakistan

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Diligent pre-planning with the help of local ground handlers is paramount when visiting these unique GA operating environments. Taj Mahal is best accessed from AGR (Agra, India), but this location can take up to 30 days for landing permission. By Grant McLaren Editor-at-Large hile international bizav traffic remains steady to and over India and Pakistan, […]

Winter flying refresher

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The season of adverse and dangerous weather conditions is upon us. Gulfstream G650 taxis on snow-covered tarmac in Canada while a snow sweeper clears an adjacent taxiway. Winter flying brings adverse weather that requires extra vigilance, especially on the ground. By Karsten Shein Comm-Inst Climate Scientist ith high winds and blowing snow, conditions could have […]