Pireps – Helicopter News

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PIREPS Dassault Falcon 6X rollout assault unveiled its new business jet, the Falcon 6X, during an online event streamed on December 8, 2020 from the company’s Charles Lindbergh Hall, in Bordeaux-Merignac, France. The Falcon 6X rollout, hosted by TV journalist Miles O’Brien, featured Dassault Aviation Chairman & CEO Eric Trappier and Civil Aircraft Sr Exec […]

Squawk Ident

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What are the top 3 upgrades that you would like to have in your aircraft? What specific equipment/model do you want installed in your aircraft? Explain why.   lying a Gulfstream G550 has been a great experience. However, the 3 upgrades that I consider would be helpful are synthetic vision system (SVS) to augment the […]

Showcasing the latest in avionics

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By Geoff Hill Director of Communications, AEA     re you a pilot or aircraft owner who is always looking for the latest and greatest innovations when it comes to avionics? Want to learn more about situational awareness, inflight entertainment, ADS-B, connectivity solutions, and new and emerging safety-enhancing technologies? The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) is […]

Remotely-operated control towers

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Pilots and airport operations could benefit from the enhanced safety of ATC services without an at-airport physical tower. A supervisor’s view over 2 remote air traffic controller stations and the accompanying camera-fed display of a distant airport. By Glenn Woodward Contributing Writer anuary of 2018. The pilot of a Beechraft Bonanza on final to Rwy […]

Autopilots

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Automation reduces pilot workload, but keeping sharp flying skills is paramount to avoid surprises. Briefing when and where to use the autopilot, and to what degree, can increase situational awareness and decrease workload. By Shannon Forrest President, Turbine Mentor ATP/CFII. Challenger 604/605, Gulfstream IV, MU2B ilots have mixed feelings when it comes to autopilot systems. […]

2021 Avionics Manufacturers Product Support survey

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1 Garmin, 2 Universal Avionics, 3 Collins Aerospace, 4 Honeywell Garmin is 1st for 17 yrs, Universal 2nd for 13 yrs, Collins 3rd for 13 yrs,  and Honeywell 4th for 5 yrs. Operators sent back a total of 614 survey forms – a 8% return. Survey results based on 611 line evaluations. Pro Pilot Staff Report […]

AirSmart

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Operator flies customers using 4 Pilatus PC-12s and a PC-24. By Brent Bundy Phoenix Police Officer-Pilot AS350, AW119, Cessna 210/182/172 AirSmart covers the US Southwest and beyond from its Las Vegas home base with a fleet of Pilatus aircraft. hen internationally recognized entertainment venue architect Paul Steelman purchased a Pilatus PC-12 in 2005, he never foresaw […]

With NBAA’s new VBACE, industry moves ahead online

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By Ed Bolen Pres & CEO, NBAA NBAA-VBACE. he Covid-19 pandemic has unquestionably affected our world in countless ways, including many sweeping changes to how our industry conducts business and remains connected. As we all continue to navigate this unique moment, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect and […]

Parapublic helicopters

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We present a selection of turbine-powered 
helicopters performing 
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roles around the world. By Pro Pilot staff irborne law enforcement (LE) agencies operating rotary-wing aircraft often fulfill a variety of missions in different demanding environments. These missions are not limited to aerial patrol, transport, and search and rescue (SAR), but may also include […]

Professional pilot development

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Becoming a skilled airman is largely a result of training. The more you put into it, the more you’ll learn. By Shannon Forrest President, Turbine Mentor ATP/CFII. Challenger 604/605, Gulfstream IV, MU2B FSI’s G550 simulator incorporates enhanced visuals that mimic closely the actual aircraft. he success of humanity in transitioning from feet to wheels to […]