I checked off a New Year’s resolution in 2017 when I successfully added Unmanned, small Aircraft System Remote Pilot to my list of pilot certifications. I am one of the more than 23,000 people who has earned that license since the FAA began issuing it in 2013. More than 23,000 licenses in only four years […]
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In this video from Jon Kotwicki of FLY8MA.com Flight Training, he talks about the five most common ways pilots fail check rides and what you can do to make sure you don’t make these mistakes. In this video from Jon Kotwicki of FLY8MA.com Flight Training, he talks about the five most common ways pilots fail […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comVideo: 5 ways pilots fail checkrides
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has an online tool to help you determine if you qualify to fly under the BasicMed rule that went into effect May 1, 2017. You just answer four simple questions to find out if you qualify. Take the quiz here. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has an online tool […]
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BOCA RATON, Florida — The International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) has opened registration for its inaugural general aviation leadership forum, which will be hosted in the Privaira Aviation hangar at the Boca Raton Airport Jan. 25, 2018. The event will focus on the opportunities for growth in the industry, with an emphasis on attracting, retaining […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comInaugural General Aviation Women’s Leadership Forum slated
Due to a lapse in funding, the FAA will only continue exempt activities such as air traffic control and safety inspections. There will be no impact to safety or safety oversight for the traveling public.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – BendixKing has received certification for the AeroVue integrated flight deck for King Air B200 aircraft. This is BendixKing’s first supplemental type certificate (STC) for an integrated flight deck and the first in a planned series of aircraft models, company officials report. The new flight deck is available now, and brings business jet […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comAeroVue flight deck certified for King Airs
HONOLULU, Hawaii — Hawaii state residents of all ages interested in career opportunities in aviation can apply now for multiple scholarships offered by Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The deadline to submit completed applications is Feb. 15, 2018, with winners notified by March 31, 2018. The scholarships are: Frank Der Yuen Aviation Scholarship: Provides financial […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comDeadline looms for applying for Hawaii museum scholarships
The iPad Pro 10.5″ has quickly established itself as the best iPad yet for pilots. We’ve been flying with it for over six months now and we love it. The combination of a bright, large, low-glare screen and a lightning-fast processor makes it a reliable everyday electronic flight bag.
How to secure this new iPad in the cockpit isn’t so simple. There are a number of options available, but not every iPad Air or iPad Pro 9.7″ accessory works with the larger 10.5″ size so you’ll want to pay attention when you’re shopping. Fortunately, some new mounts and kneeboards are now available. Let’s review the options.
The most popular iPad mountain option is RAM’s EZ-Roll’r cradle, a form-fitting cradle that perfectly fits an iPad without a case. This is finally available, after a long wait. If you just want to upgrade your existing RAM Mount, the cradle is available by itself. If you’d prefer to buy a complete kit, those are available for yoke mount, suction cup, and glare shield.
If your iPad Pro 10.5″ has a case, there are some other options. First is the spring-loaded 10″ tablet cradle. This expands to fit any tablet between 8.5″ and 10.75″ high, and will accommodate tablets up to 0.56″ thick. Kits are available with suction cup and yoke mounts, or you can buy the cradle by itself for $33.95.
The other option is the 10″ X-Grip from RAM, which is another style of spring-loaded cradle. This is an easy, one-handed mechanism that grabs the iPad (with or without a case) using four rubber fingers. This is the best choice for really thick cases, like the Otterbox. It’s pretty handy, but the mount ends up being fairly large and heavy. Again, there are suction cup and yoke mount kits, or you can buy the cradle by itself for $78.95.
The good news is that basically every iPad Air/Pro 9.7″ kneeboard will fit the new 10.5″ iPad Pro. The bad news is that it’s a fairly tight fit if the design hasn’t been updated lately. Here’s what to consider.
Flight Gear Rotating Kneeboard – this simple kneeboard holds the iPad on your leg and allows it to rotate. The attachment mechanism is four elastic straps on the corners, and it has been upsized to fit the iPad Pro 10.5″ without any trouble. It’s a great budget choice.
Flight Gear HP iPad Kneeboard – like the rotating model, this kneeboard uses four elastic straps to hold the iPad securely to the kneeboard, and has been updated to accept the iPad Pro 10.5″ easily. This model offers more storage options if you carry additional gear, like cords or charging plugs.
Flight Outfitters Kneeboard – this deluxe model uses the same elastic straps at the corners, but adds on some molded plastic clips to hold the corners down. The iPad Pro 10.5″ fits in here reasonably well, but it takes a delicate touch to keep from breaking the hardware when you install the iPad.
MyGoFlight Folio C Kneeboard – much like the Flight Outfitters kneeboard, MyGoFlight uses four plastic clips attached to elastic strap. Again, we’ve used it with the iPad Pro 10.5″ and it fits, but you’ll want to be careful with the plastic clips to make sure they aren’t damaged by the tight fit.
One kneeboard that fits the new iPad perfectly, without any concerns about a tight fit, is the MyClip. This simple kneeboard uses two rubber grips attached to a wide elastic strap, and works great.
We’ll continue to update this post as new designs become available.
Safety Management Company Taps Aviation Veteran And USHST Volunteer To Drive Safety Initiatives Baldwin Aviation, a developer of Safety Management Systems for aviation operators, is focusing additional resources and expertise on the aviation segment. The firm has added a veteran safety professional and member of the United States Helicopter Safety Team, Chris Young, to lead this effort as Director of Safety Solutions.
Source: aero newsBaldwin Aviation Selects Chris Young To Expand Safety Solutions
Designed Specifically For Light Aircraft Operators Aerospace insurance provided Global Aerospace has launched a new Aircraft Breakdown Assistance program available to its U.S. light aircraft policyholders at no additional cost. Savvy Aviation, a professional maintenance management, consulting and breakdown assistance company for owner-flown general aviation airplanes, supports the program for Global Aerospace.
Source: aero newsGlobal Aerospace Launches Innovative Aircraft Breakdown Assistance Program
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