ModAero Event Aims For "NextGen" Pilots

The organizers of ModAero, a “next-generation aviation festival” set for March 16 to 19 near Houston, Texas, say are offering a “fresh take” on the traditional aviation event, with the goal of attracting a younger demographic, especially pilots in the 16 to 39 “millennial” age range. “That’s where all the growth is happening, and there’s an opportunity to try something new and different, to engage people and get them involved in aviation,” show organizer Brian Columbus told AVweb.
Source: avwebModAero Event Aims For "NextGen" Pilots

Wanted: Pilot Tips on … Airshows and fly-ins

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New iOS Update Green Light program

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Apple recently released iOS 9.2.1 for iPhone and iPad, making it the first software update for 2016. While it may be tempting to perform iOS updates as soon as they’re available, we continue to caution pilots to hold off until confirming your primary aviation EFB app and GPS/ADS-B accessory is fully compatible with the new iOS. You only have to look back to last summer when iOS 8.3 introduced a bug that prevented external GPS accessories from working with just about every iPad navigation app on the market.

To help you decide the best time to update your device, we’re adding a new feature to iPad Pilot News called the iOS Update Green Light program. This will display status indicators based on recommendations from the leading aviation app and GPS manufacturers regarding compatibility with iOS software updates.

The recent iOS 9.2.1 update mainly focused on under-the-hood enhancements and did not cause any app or accessory compatibility issues. We have confirmed compatibility with the major app and accessory companies, and our own personal flying backs it up. It’s OK to update.

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Source: Ipad appsNew iOS Update Green Light program

One Fatally Injured In Flight Training Accident Near Houston, TX

Plane Went Down At Arcola, TX Airport, Student Survives An instructor pilot was fatally injured Monday when the 2007 Tecnam P92 Echo Super he and a student were aboard went down at Houston-Southwest Regional Airport in Arcola, TX south of Houston. The student survived the takeoff accident, managing to free himself from the burning airplane.
Source: aero newsOne Fatally Injured In Flight Training Accident Near Houston, TX

House Appropriators Voice Opposition To Privatized ATC Funded With User Fees

NBAA Praises Letter From House Appropriations Committee Leadership To Speaker, Minority Leader, Others A bipartisan letter from House appropriators has been sent to the leaders of both parties in the full House which expresses the legislators’ opposition to plans under consideration for creating a privatized air traffic control (ATC) system funded with user fees.
Source: aero newsHouse Appropriators Voice Opposition To Privatized ATC Funded With User Fees

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