NBAA Raises Concerns Over ADS-B Security

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The FAA's plans regarding ADS-B, or automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast services, don't offer enough protection for operators' privacy, security, and business competitiveness, NBAA president Ed Bolen said in an op-ed this week. "ADS-B transmits an unencrypted, real-time signal that includes the aircraft's Mode S transponder code, its call sign, aircraft type, position and airspeed, as determined by the aircraft's own GPS-based avionics," Bolen wrote. "Anyone with the right equipment can capture that real-time data and potentially use it for nefarious purposes." More

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Depp's Pilot Facing Jail For Dog Smuggling »

The pilot of actor Johnny Depp's Gulfstream is facing up to two years in prison for his role in the alleged smuggling of the Pirates of the Caribbean star's two Yorkshire terriers into Australia.... More

Delta Turns Weather Delays Into Pizza Parties »

When life gives it thunderstorms and tornadoes, Delta Airlines has apparently decided to give its passengers pizza. Passengers on several flights headed to Delta's home hub of Atlanta reported that... More

Summertime Options For Pilots »

With the summer season now officially here, pilots who are ready to pack up their airplanes and take to the sky will find plenty of options. Tour operator Northern Adventures is offering three new... More

FAA Expands Data Comm Service »

Data communications are now available at Newark Liberty International Airport, the FAA said last week, and later this summer the service will expand to Houston and Salt Lake City. Data Comm is... More

Bill Would Affect VA Aviation Training Benefits »

Aviation groups say a proposed new bill will essentially block military veterans from using their Veterans Administration benefits to obtain aviation degrees. The new measure would cap the VA... More

Museum Deal For Martin Mars Blocked »

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Random Pilot Mental Health Tests Proposed »

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr says random tests to determine the psychological fitness of pilots could reduce the risk to passengers from mentally ill pilots. In his first media interview since the... More

 

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Your Refurb: Engine Overhaul Help

Your Refurb: Engine Overhaul Help »

Engine overhauls give even the most experienced aircraft owners a case of the willies. Beyond the "it's going to be really expensive," there are numerous issues to face and decisions to make—choosing a shop; deciding on the type of overhaul,... More

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Autopilot Repairs: Worth a Try

Autopilot Repairs: Worth a Try »

It wasn't long ago that an entry-level, two-axis autopilot was priced around 10 grand—including installation. Today, that price is double. Add some options and the bottom line could soar toward $30,000. These big proposals have many owners... More

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Top Five Pre-Flight Mistakes

Top Five Pre-Flight Mistakes »

The pre-flight inspection is something we learn about during our first flight lesson. We poke, prod, uncowl, measure and eyeball various fluids and components while the airplane is still safely on the ramp, all to help decide if it's safe to fly.... More

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Short Final »

Years ago, like 1960, I was a newly hired DC-3 co-pilot for Continental Air Lines. We could fly either VFR or IFR, depending the weather situation at the time. Needless to say, we went for VFR whenever we could. ... [One day,] the weather wasn't the greatest, but we thought VFR would work. Called ground for taxi clearance, and they came back with: "Continental, are you VFR or IFR?" ... Naturally, we came back with: "VFR." ... We bantered back and forth several times, and the last time they... More

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AOPA's Platt Wins Racing Aces Training Scholarship

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's Central Southwest Regional Manager, Yasmina Platt, was awarded the $2,500 Racing Aces Aviation Scholarship for Women. The announcement of the winner at the Angel Flight Network event in West Houston Airport (KIWS) on May 16, was a surprise for Platt who was at the event representing AOPA. Racing Aces Pilot, Dianna Stanger, presented the award to her.

GAMA Announces Scholarship Awards

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the winners of two prestigious $2,000 scholarships awarded annually to recognize excellence among high school and university students pursuing aviation education.

Latvia To Host Baltic Business Aviation Forum

The 4th Baltic Business Aviation Forum will be held on August 6-7, 2015 in Jurmala, Latvia. The Forum gathers business aviation professionals to discuss the latest industry trends and challenges, and to share expertise and best practices.