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ADS-B already benefiting pilots

Posted on April 22nd, 2013 by

Over the past year, this series has covered just about all there is to know about the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). We have received a fair amount of mail, with many in the general aviation community seeking... Continue Reading →

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Going to SUN ’n FUN and want to learn more about NextGen?

Posted on April 4th, 2013 by

The FAA’s NextGen system is scheduled for launch by the end of the year. Are you ready for this change? Matchbox’s Jeffrey Boccaccio, NextGen columnist for General Aviation News,  will offer a free presentation demonstrating how easy this transition will... Continue Reading →

Flight Guide adds ADS-B in-flight weather

Posted on March 7th, 2013 by

The Flight Guide iEFB (v5.0.4) has added ADS-B in-flight weather via Sky Radar single and dual band units from Radenna. Larry Garcia, owner of Airguide Publications said, “Flight Guide iEFB now displays live color coded weather and data such as NEXRAD, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, TFRs and Winds Aloft as... Continue Reading →

NextGen: Where do we go from here?

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by

Over this past year this series has covered just about all aspects of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and what it will do for General Aviation. In addition, we went even further, delivering an historical perspective of the... Continue Reading →

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Are you ready to take a SWIM?

Posted on January 15th, 2013 by

Over time I am sure that every pilot has appreciated the vast improvements in our communication abilities within the general aviation sector. Almost all of it is due to technological advancements Continue Reading →

What’s your take on NextGen?

Posted on January 15th, 2013 by

What do you think about NextGen — the Next Generation Air Transportation System — and its impact on general aviation pilots? Think it’s the best thing to happen to flying in a while? Or is it just more government-mandated expense... Continue Reading →

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FIS-B: What every GA pilot always wanted (at least I do…)

Posted on November 7th, 2012 by

This is the 14th in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots. The last discussion on Traffic Information Service–Broadcast (TIS-B) was a clear example of how the FAA... Continue Reading →

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The fizz on TIS

Posted on October 30th, 2012 by

This is the 13th in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots. In my last post, ADS-B: Twice as nice, I spent a fair amount of time detailing... Continue Reading →

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ADS-B: Twice as nice

Posted on September 17th, 2012 by

This is the 12th in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots. Are two systems better than one? For Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, the cornerstone of the Next Generation... Continue Reading →

Harris Corp. awarded NextGen contract

Posted on August 28th, 2012 by

Harris Corp. has been awarded a 15-year, $291 million contract to provide the communications network that will serve as the cornerstone of NextGen — the FAA’s initiative to transform the U.S. air traffic control system. Continue Reading →