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  • Fly in, glamp out

    Posted 2019-11-19 00:07:44 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    After 20 years of marriage, I camped with my husband for the first time this year. Purists will say we didn’t really camp because we slept in a king-size bed, had electricity, and even access to a full ...

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  • Training Tip: Two-way traffic

    Posted 2019-11-18 22:42:48 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Which callout would you rather hear from an air traffic controller issuing traffic advisories in busy airspace: That previously called traffic is “no longer a factor,” or that the traffic is “no longer ...

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  • Aircraft industry shaken but deliveries mostly not stirred in Q3

    Posted 2019-11-18 22:21:46 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Double-digit growth in piston-aircraft and business-jet deliveries continued the year’s trend to date for aircraft manufacturers in a third quarter that produced some headline-making reshufflings of the industry’s ...

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    Posted 2019-11-18 22:10:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

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  • FAA lists OTC go/no-go medications

    Posted 2019-11-18 19:54:10 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Just in time for cold and flu season, the FAA has released a list of over-the-counter medications broken into two categories: go and no ...

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  • Aviation groups say three bills should never get off the ground

    Posted 2019-11-18 19:41:42 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    AOPA and five other aviation-industry groups urged House and Senate committees to reject several proposals they believe would compromise safety, “dismantle a thriving rotorcraft industry,” and disperse FAA regulatory clout among countless local ...

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  • Does it Make Sense to Buy an FAA Approved Simulator to Stay Current?

    Posted 2019-11-15 18:56:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Does it Make Sense to Buy an FAA Approved Simulator to Stay Current? In a perfect world, every pilot would have a certified training device at home. But, it’s not a perfect world. So, here are a few questions you should ask yourself before reaching a little deeper into your pocket to upgrade to a certified training device for personal use. What are your current and future training goals? An honest assessment of where you stand as a pilot now, and how much farther you think you can advance in the next few years, will help you determine the requirements you should have for a simulator. Is monetizing your device important and practical for you? Because the device primarily is for personal use, the answer for many pilots is “not at all.” The simulator is destined for a home office and it’ll be used to keep the individual pilot’s skills sharp. However, for others, offsetting the cost of the device—either by renting time on it to other pilots or by eventually reselling it—is an attractive option. Are you looking for a long-term investment? It all boils down to that. Non-certified devices can be extremely effective for developing and maintaining proficiency. Generally, they also require less capital investment. However, in the long run, they offer less value if you plan to pursue more advanced ratings or to capitalize on your device as a revenue stream. If you have a long-term plan for how you, and potentially other pilots, will utilize the device to reduce the costs of training and currency, then a certified simulator is a great option. Redbird Flight Simulations Established in 2006 to make aviation more accessible, Redbird has delivered more than 2,000 innovative, high-quality simulators to flight schools, universities, K-12 schools, and individual pilots around the world. Redbird designed Guided Independent Flight Training (GIFT), a simulator-based, AI-powered, maneuvers training supplement to help pilots achieve their aviation goals faster and ...

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  • 5 Tips for Storing Your Airplane for the Winter

    Posted 2019-11-15 17:49:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    5 things to do prior to winter storage and 1 NOT to ...

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  • AOPA WINNER OF 2019 BREWER TROPHY

    Posted 2019-11-15 00:11:25 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's (AOPA's) You Can Fly program received the 2019 Frank G. Brewer Trophy during the National Aeronautic Association's Fall Awards Dinner in Arlington, Virginia, Tuesday ...

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  • Canada ADS-B mandate delayed

    Posted 2019-11-14 23:30:37 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    With the FAA’s ADS-B Out mandate less than seven weeks away, the industry is learning more about the capabilities and limitations of space-based ADS-B—including that Nav Canada has postponed its ADS-B Out ...

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