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Using Santa Maria (LPAZ) as a GA Tech Stop: Part 1 – Airport and Local Area

18 Jan 2017 12:30:45 +0000

Located in the Portuguese territory of the Azores, between the U.S. and Africa, Santa Maria (LPAZ) is a great tech stop for general aviation (GA) operators. This location is frequently used by operators traveling between South America and Europe and between the Caribbean and Middle...

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Business Aircraft Ops to Military and Joint Use Civil/Military Airfields: Part 2 – Airport Examples

16 Jan 2017 12:30:10 +0000

In some cases, military airports offer attractive options for general aviation (GA) operators for being able to get closer to the passenger destination. With adequate advance trip preparation, working with your trip support provider and local ground handlers, it’s possible to access a fairly...

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Technical Stops for Business Aviation: Part 2 – Additional Considerations

11 Jan 2017 12:30:48 +0000

It’s always important to ensure you meet all requirements for a particular tech stop. Work with your trip support provider and local ground handler to be aware of any curfews, operating restrictions and documentation requirements. Some airports, for example, are closed on...

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Business Aircraft Ops to Military and Joint-Use Airfields: Part 1—General Considerations

09 Jan 2017 12:30:09 +0000

Military and military/civilian joint-use airfields are occasionally used by general aviation (GA). Keep in mind that these locations often have unique requirements and procedures for processing permits. Particularly in the case of military airfields, there are usually additional...

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Technical Stops for Business Aviation: Part 1 – Basic Considerations

04 Jan 2017 12:30:56 +0000

While today’s longer range corporate aircraft do not make use of technical stops as often as their airborne predecessors, there are still many cases where tech stops are a necessary part of life when operating internationally and intercontinentally. Choosing the best technical stop...

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Aircraft Weight & Equipment – Impact on Flight Planning: Part 2 – Updating Records

02 Jan 2017 12:30:49 +0000

In order to run the most accurate flight plans it’s important to regularly update aircraft weight records. If you add items such as furnishings, avionics, and winglets, this may impact your basic operating weight (BOW), payload capability, and climb/range performance to name a few...

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Business Aircraft Ops to the Dominican Republic – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

28 Dec 2016 12:30:25 +0000

From the permit perspective operations to the Dominican Republic are straightforward and not onerous. However, there are additional steps and considerations to be mindful of for certain categories of charter operations...

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Aircraft Weight & Equipment – Impact on Flight Planning: Part 1 – Basic Considerations

26 Dec 2016 12:30:45 +0000

Flight plans are highly dependent upon aircraft weight. When an aircraft is heavier, this affects climb performance and flight level capability as well as available payload and range potential. Weight is always one of most important flight planning considerations as it impacts overall...

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Business Aircraft Ops to the Dominican Republic – Part 1: Airports, Parking & Ground Handling

21 Dec 2016 12:30:26 +0000

The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. The second largest Caribbean nation after Cuba, the Dominican Republic has a population of over 10 million and is a popular destination for general aviation (GA) business and tourism movements...

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Hotel Security for Business Aviation Travel – Part 3: Security Briefs

19 Dec 2016 12:30:01 +0000

In most cases you won’t find much information on specific hotel security/safety issues online – unless the hotel has had a publicized attack or security incident. Travel sites will have guest reviews, but these are mostly focused on amenities rather than safety/security specifics...

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