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May 2018

FEATURES
 
 
10     POSITION & HOLD
Aviation software
by Bob Rockwood 
A diversity of options is available to increase efficiency in flight departments.

 

26   EVENT COVERAGE
AEA Convention & Trade Show 2018
by Geoff Hill
Sold-out exhibit hall was filled with the latest in avionics technologies.

 

38   PRASE SURVEY RESULTS 2018
Pro Pilot staff compilation
Bizav ground service providers are evaluated by Pro Pilot readers.

 

54   OPERATOR PROFILE
Robson Communities  
by Brent Bundy
Real estate mogul Ed Robson visits locations to buy land and build
homes using Dassault Falcon 2000LX.

 

60   CRM
Cockpit resource management  
by David Ison
This concept has proven to prevent accidents. Here’s how we can improve it.

 

64   LOSS OF PRESSURIZATION
Dangers of hypoxia  
by Peter Berendsen
Flying over high terrain can decrease your chances of safely descending to
breathable levels if oxygen supply is depleted.

 

68   INTERNATIONAL OPS
Bizav flights to and within Europe  
by Grant McLaren
Conditions have improved but rules are tight and services are expensive.

 

72   HELICOPTER AVIONICS
Astronautics RoadRunner EFI  
by Glenn Connor
New drop-in unit replaces HSI with multi-functional guidance providing both
synthetic vision and terrain awareness and warning system.

 

76   CONNECTIVITY
Flight department cybersecurity  
by Shannon Forrest
Guarding company privacy by understanding technology pitfalls.

 

80   WEATHER BRIEF
More on wind
by Karsten Shein
Powerful and changing movements of air pose drastic dangers to pilots.

 

84   OMI
Jack Northrop and his flying wing aircraft.  
by David Bjellos
 

86   ACCIDENT REPORT
Phenom 300 lands long and hits embankment 
by Jim Walters
Conflict in the pattern, short runway and excessive speed were key factors.

 

DEPARTMENTS
 
 
16   VIEWPOINT
Asset Insight President Anthony Kioussis writes about ethics in the business aviation industry.

 

20   TERMINAL CHECKLIST
Quiz on procedures when flying into AUS(Austin TX). Answers on page 22.

 

24   SID & STAR
Star has a bad dream about being an airline pilot.

 

30   SQUAWK IDENT
Pro Pilot readers tell what qualities their ideal mission-specific aircraft would have.

 

36   AL LOOKS BACK
A return to the Learjet Wichita campus in 2013 shows significant expansion in less than 20 years.