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An ILS that Requires GPS

You can still fly IFR in the U.S. without an IFR-approved GNSS (i.e., GPS), but being “slant G” (/G in the soon-to-obsolete FAA domestic flight plan format) increasingly offers advantages, even if you fly only conventional procedures based on ground navaids. 395 more words


New Edition of the Aeronautical Chart Users Guide

FAA has published a new edition of the Aeronautical Chart Users Guide, effective October 12, 2017.

The new edition is available as a free PDF at the FAA website, … 49 more words


This is how to fly, but there is only two seats


In the compendium of complaints about air travel, we have not yet encountered “I do not have an unencumbered, horizon-to-horizon view of the entire planet.” At some point, we surmise, someone must have shared that frustration, because Windspeed Technologies has come up with a solution. 358 more words


Traffic Management and UAS Tracking

The drone industry has come a long way but it still has a long way to go. Companies are eager to use drones for delivery purposes but before that happens the FAA needs to figure out how to track drones and safely integrated them into the national airspace. 351 more words


Chicago: Another Aerial View!

Here is another look at Chicago from an aerial vantage point!  I took this photo in the Spring during my helicopter ride along Lake Michigan.  You are looking at some of the office and condo buildings that adorn the Chicago landscape. 58 more words


The greatest turnaround flop?

Ravi’s Banana Leaf Restaurant in Mont Kiara, located in a leafy, upmarket suburb in Kuala Lumpur, is about to bid farewell to a loyal customer. 802 more words


Airbus-Bombardier deal complicates jet dispute

Airbus added a twist to a U.S.-Canada trade dispute by announcing a plan to partner up with Bombardier, the Boeing Co.’s Canadian rival.

The plan calls for Airbus to take on a majority stake in Bombardier’s C Series line of passenger jets, which is due to be hit by  75 more words