Top Letters And Comments, August 24, 2018

This week's letters brought comments from readers about Garmin's lawsuit against uAvionix, EASA approving simpler GA rules, special VFR and virtual reality flying.

New Rule Targets Proficiency And Training Costs

The FAA published a rule that it says relieves burdens on pilots seeking to obtain aeronautical experience, training, and certification by increasing the allowed use of aviation training devices on Wednesday. The rule makes changes to a number of other areas as well, including further modifications to complex aircraft requirements for commercial applicants and credit for sport pilot training.

Whats My GPS TellIng Me?

Understand the significance of those lines and numbers on the display.

Personal Flight Simulators: one-G Simulation

One-G's Access program gives those who want or need a sophisticated flight simulator access to one without an upfront capital outlay.

Your Instrument Proficiency Check: Nailing It

Things happened. You let your instrument proficiency lapse. Now you've got to take an IPC. Treat it as a challenge that you can master and have fun in the process.

Personal Flight Simulators: FlyThisSim TouchTrainers

FlyThisSim's line of TouchTrainer desktop BATD flight simulators that duplicate the cockpits of 147 aircraft offers an affordable way for an instrument pilot to say proficient.

Personal Flight Simulators 101: Introduction

To start our new series on personal flight simulators, we go into the basics: what we consider to be a personal flight simulator, and what level of sim is required to be able to use the time operating it for credit toward a rating and keeping an instrument rating current.

AEA Opens This Week In Las Vegas

The Aviation Electronics Association Convention powers up Monday, March 26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The annual event offers a way for manufacturers, distributors, technicians and business leaders to connect and learn about regulatory issues impacting their business, according to the association.

Berlin Airlift: Plus Fifty

With needle, ball and a hell of a lot of guts, a bunch of guys flying beat-up C-47s won the first round of the cold war. It was the most challenging IFR flying imaginable with equipment generously described as primitive. On this classic reprint from IFR magazine, two veterans of the lift tell their stories.

FAA Poorly Managed NextGen Funding

A new report this month from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says the Federal Aviation Administration lacked effective management controls over the project level agreements (PLAs)-an internal control mechanism for documenting the agreed-upon work and managing project execution for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). This program was implemented to meet the FAAs goals of modernizing the National Airspace System.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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