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FANS 1A – What is it and Why is it Important?

By Administrator • No Comments 14 Jun

Aircraft that are flown internationally need to be sufficiently equipped to allow them to fly within airspace allocated to Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS). The most highly used FANS airspace is over the North Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe. Currently there are approximately 1400 flights per day that use the North Atlantic Tracks [...]

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New bill pending on third-class medical for pilots

By Administrator • No Comments 22 Feb

A bill is currently awaiting approval from the House that will change the FAA’s third class medical requirements. The proposed bill will affect pilots flying smaller general aviation aircraft in both VFR and IFR conditions. If passed, the bill will require pilots who have not held a valid medical certificate in the past 10 years [...]

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Remember to send your update and pilot record forms

By Administrator • No Comments 27 Jan

Back in the early days of television many of the shows signed off the air with the statement “Keep those cards and letters coming folks”. We don’t need your cards and letters so much, (do people still write cards or letters?) but before your policy expires we do need your completed update and pilot record [...]

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Understanding the Pilots Requirements Clause

By Administrator • No Comments 22 Oct

By John Gostinger Every aircraft policy has a “Pilots” requirement clause that spells out exactly who can fly the aircraft in order for coverage to apply should a loss occur. There are two ways for a pilot to be approved under the policy. The first is under the Open Pilot Warranty (OPW), which states that any [...]

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Sound advice for pilots from over 100 years ago

By Administrator • No Comments 14 Jul

By John Gostinger In a recently published book, The Wright Brothers, historian David McCullough examines the challenges faced by the brothers not only in the invention and construction of their aircraft, but also in the challenges they had in teaching themselves to fly it. At a time when Wilbur was the most experienced pilot in [...]

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The FARs and Your Insurance Policy

By Administrator • No Comments 29 Apr

Among the questions on the pilot history form that we send to you each year is one that asks for the date of each pilot’s last Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC).  In answer to that question, one of our insured recently wrote “IFR Current”.  From this response we assumed that he had not had an IPC [...]

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Honda Aircraft Installing First HondaJet Simulator

By Administrator • No Comments 10 Mar

Honda Aircraft took delivery of and is installing the first HondaJet simulator at its headquarters campus in Greensboro, N.C. Developed through a partnership with FlightSafety International, the full-motion, FAA level-D simulator will be housed at the HondaJet Training Center. Recommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this post

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Bell Helicopter Adds Second Jet Ranger X to Test Fleet

By Administrator • No Comments 10 Mar

The second Bell 505 Jet Ranger X flight-test vehicle (FTV) achieved its first flight on Monday at Bell Helicopter’s Mirabel, Québec manufacturing facility, some three months after the first 505 FTV made its maiden flight there. “This puts us one step closer to certification and production,” said Bell 505 Jet Ranger X program director David [...]

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Terrorism Risk Insurance

By Administrator • No Comments 10 Mar

If you purchase aviation insurance, or any type of commercial insurance for that matter, you’ve likely been required to decide whether to accept or decline TRIA coverage, as we commonly refer to it. Prior to 9/11, many commercial insurers (but not including aviation) provided terrorism coverage at no additional charge. In late 2001, this changed [...]

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Airmeet, Contest or Exhibition??

By Administrator • No Comments 3 Feb

Pancake breakfasts, fly-ins, air shows, poker runs, and open houses, etc. are all events that will be held at an airport near you in the very near future.  With the winter in full force (the Detroit area received over 16” of snow this past weekend and Punxsutawny Phil saw his shadow…six (6) more weeks of [...]

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