Advocating for NextGen

Posted on September 30th, 2013 by

Representatives from a diverse group of industries and organizations joined Monday to discuss the successes and upcoming challenges of NextGen, the FAA’s initiative to modernize the nation’s air transportation system, and to warn in the last day of the fiscal... Continue Reading →

Rally planned to protect NextGen

Posted on September 26th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A rally is being planned on Monday, Sept. 30, to discuss the upcoming challenges to the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System initiative in the face of cuts from sequestration. Continue Reading →

Progress and future of NextGen focus of annual meeting

Posted on September 14th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joined by fellow industry professionals, legislative representatives and other key decision makers in the civil aviation world, Aerospace Industries Association President Marion C. Blakey will be one of the featured speakers at the NextGen Institute’s Annual Public... Continue Reading →

NextGen moves closer to reality

Posted on September 12th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Next Generation Air Transportation System — known as NextGen — moved two steps closer to reality in late August when new programs became operational. Continue Reading →

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How does a Cub driver prepare for NextGen?

Posted on August 8th, 2013 by

Anybody reading our Fly the Distance with NextGen series knows that we took the series to the streets and performed a one-hour event at this year’s SUN ’n FUN. To be perfectly honest, we really did not know just how... Continue Reading →

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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 →