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Flying December 2016

The sharp wit and experienced judgment of Flying’s experts cover all the challenges and rewards that aviation offers to all flying enthusiasts. From industry news updates, regulations, trends, air shows and events to carefully researched reports on all categories of airplanes, helicopters, avionics, products, technology, accessories and equipment to pilot technique, flight training, safety, weather, operations and maintenance.

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the ads-b mandate: why you need a plan

How’s this for an eyebrow-raising statistic: Of the 160,000 or so U.S.-registered general aviation airplanes that are candidates for upgrades to meet the FAA’s ADS-B mandate, only about 23,000 have been equipped so far. That’s less than 15 percent of the GA fleet with three years left to go before the deadline. Ouch. The airlines and the military aren’t faring much better than GA in terms of the total number of airplanes flying with ADS-B avionics — but unlike general aviation, both have solid equipage plans in place. The airlines have worked out a schedule with the FAA that will ensure about 90 percent of the commercial jet fleet is equipped by the December 31, 2019, deadline. The Defense Department admits all its airplanes won’t be ready in time, but Pentagon…

2 minutos
morning flight

FRANK D’AMICO Only Human MARK KUETHER The “Substitute Copilot” article [Jumpseat, October 2016] really illustrates that even the best airline pilots can easily succumb to human limitations. While learning to fly, I always considered overcoming a minor distraction a good sign of my skills. How ever, I wondered if it was just my novice perspective or if I really performed well. This article let me know that even the best of the best can be thrown by minor distractions and foibles. Your Shots @thathelicopterguy Share your flying adventures with #FlyingMagazine. Single -Pilot Tips Readers chimed in with their tips for pilots flying by themselves [“Master the Skills Needed to Safely Fly Alone,” Oct. 9, 2016]. DALE DOUGLAS After 40 years of single-pilot 135 flying, I’d say don’t fall asleep, have a good radar, fly twins, and most of all, have…

1 minutos
skynext

SIRIUSXM PORTABLE WEATHER RECEIVER FOR FOREFLIGHT The SXAR1 includes built-in Bluetooth and WAAS GPS. SiriusXM is partnering with ForeFlight to bring inflight weather data and graphics to an iPad or iPhone in the cockpit using the new portable SXAR1 satellite data receiver. Many pilots consider SiriusXM’s data service a better alternative to free ADS-B weather. The SXAR1 unit displays highresolution Nexrad imagery, lightning strikes, winds and temps aloft, airmets and sigmets, pireps, graphical TFRs, metars, TAFs and more. The rechargeable receiver connects via Bluetooth to wirelessly deliver SiriusXM aviation weather to the latest version of the ForeFlight Mobile app. Satellite radio is not off ered. The list price for the unit is $699, but you can buy it at sportys.com for $499, plus get a $200 mail-in rebate when you sign up for Fore-Flight. The…

2 minutos
tamarack’s active winglets

Tamarack Aerospace is in the fi nal stages of FAA certifi cation for the fi rst commercially viable installation of its Active Technology Load Alleviation System (ATLAS), which allows wingtip extensions with winglets to be installed without increasing the load on the wing. The installation includes Tamarack Active Camber Surfaces (TACS) on the outboard portions of the trailing edges of the wings. The TACS automatically activate when additional load is put on the wing, such as during turbulence or maneuvers that increase G-load. The fi rst STC for the system will go to the Cessna Citation 525 series: the CJ, CJ1, CJ1+ and M2. The system is already certifi ed in Europe and is available for installation there. We had a chance to test out the system on the Citation CJ…

1 minutos
inside ads-b

AVIATION TECHNOLOGY MADE SIMPLE Automatic dependent surveillancebroadcast is a GPS-based system meant to replace the traditional radar-based technology ATC has relied on for decades to detect and manage aircraft traffi c. ACCURACY AND EFFICIENCY ADS-B relies on an aircraft’s GPS receiver to determine highly accurate position and groundspeed information, which it calculates by receiving radio signals from a network of satellites and comparing the time stamp of when those signals were sent with the time stamp of when they are received. Aircraft then take this GPS data and, along with identification and flight-status information, transmit it to groundstation receivers using a datalink transmitter in the form of either a Mode S transponder or a universal access transceiver. This occurs automatically a minimum of once every second, compared with the existing radar-based system, which scans…

1 minutos
training & technique

RNAV APPROACHES The RNAV approach is a type of GPS-based procedure that is becoming ubiquitous in general aviation as the FAA continues to roll it out at thousands of airports around the United States. If you’re adept at flying an ILS approach, RNAV LPV procedures (off ering “localizer performance with vertical guidance”) should be very familiar to you, since lateral and vertical deviations are identical at similar distances. Have a look at the chart above to learn about the nuances of these types of satnav-based approaches.…