New This Week
Our weekly review of press releases uncovered news that King Schools has cut the price of its ATP ground school course by 50%. It is to help pilots who wish to obtain their ATP rating before the August 1, 2014 deadline when the new, more difficult and extremely expensive requirements go into effect. Martha King remarked, "If you qualify for an ATP certificate, you will want to obtain it before that deadline because waiting just one day longer will require you to do very expensive and time consuming full-motion, large-jet simulator and classrom training." Also in the news, the 18th annual Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association (POPA) Convention will be held June 12th – 15th, 2014 in Savannah, Ga. Aircraft will fly into Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV). Owners, pilots, Pilatus representatives from Switzerland and Denver, Pilatus service centers and vendors will gather to discuss PC-12 operations.
For operators of King Air 200- and 300-series airplanes, Pro Star Aviation announced that it has received an STC for installation of a Cobham SwiftBroadband Satellite Communication system. It provides inflight capability for email, Internet access, smartphone connectivity and cabin LAN network for laptops, tablets and smartphones via WiFi and Ethernet connections. Finally, Sporty’s announced its new MySolo video service to assist the increasing number of pilots who are using compact video cameras to record memorable flights and then wondering how to edit and share the result. For $59.95, the MySolo service will turn the raw video into an up to five-minute, professionally edited product and share it on Sporty’s MySolo YouTube channel.