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GA Group Leaders, Activists Agree: No August ‘Recess’ From ATC Privatization Battle

Bolen Op-Ed Challenges Washington Insider's Arguments for ATC Privatization
When Beltway insider Ian Adams, of the so-called R Street Institute, penned a recent piece in The Hill, which simultaneously supports ATC privatization, while mischaracterizing business aviation, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen was quick to respond. “Let’s have some substance, not just sizzle, in this debate,” Bolen said. “We should not mislead readers of The Hill about why NBAA, and so many others, are opposed to this highly troubling idea.” Read more of Bolen’s comments in The Hill.


GA Group Leaders, Activists Agree: No August 'Recess' From ATC Privatization Battle
With Congress now in its annual August recess through Labor Day, the general aviation (GA) community needs to redouble its grassroots efforts to stop H.R. 2997, under which congressional oversight of the nation’s aviation system would be replaced by an entity governed by a private group. That was the unanimous sentiment shared by GA leaders and activists across the country during a conference call designed to help regional groups and continue mobilizing their members, colleagues, friends, families and others in opposition to the bill. Read more about grassroots efforts to stop ATC privatization.

Upcoming Solar Eclipse Could Impact Business Aircraft Operations
Some business aircraft flights may be affected by the total solar eclipse that will occur on Aug. 21, said Heidi Williams, NBAA’s director of air traffic services and infrastructure. As the moon moves in front of the sun that day, a “path of totality” will develop in portions of the country from Oregon to South Carolina. This has created demand for airport services in these areas, and operators should expect delays to ground support, parking and possibly even approach sequencing to busier airports. Pilots should also check NOTAMs for possible TFRs that could affect planned flights. Read more about the solar eclipse.


NBAA Welcomes TSA's Revised, Risk-Based GA Security Guidelines
The TSA recently revised its Security Guidelines for General Aviation Airport Operators and Users, which promotes a risk-based approach to GA security. The document was updated as a collaborative effort between NBAA and other general aviation stakeholders, and the TSA. The guidelines provide recommended actions for general aviation airport operators and users to mitigate security risks.

Teterboro Airport RUUDY SIX RNAV SID Effective Aug. 17
The new RUUDY SIX RNAV departure for Teterboro Airport (TEB) will be implemented on Thursday, Aug. 17, and will replace the RUUDY FIVE RNAV departure. The RUUDY RNAV departure was revised to enhance navigational guidance, accuracy and clarity. This departure procedure is used primarily when Teterboro is on a south flow departing Runway 24.

FAA Removes SID Chart Obstacle Notes to Cut Clutter
With the Aug. 17 charting cycle, pilots will find revised SID charts easier to read because the FAA is removing the takeoff obstacle notes from them. In 2015, NBAA requested the removal of the SID obstacle notes at a semi-annual meeting of the Aeronautical Charting Forum, in which industry provides input to the FAA on charting and the design of instrument procedures.

New FAA InFO Underscores Importance of 'Committed to Stop' Points
In a recent “Information for Operators,” the FAA informed operators of turbine-powered aircraft about the importance of establishing a point during landing where a go-around or rejected landing procedure would not be initiated, and the only option will be bringing the aircraft to a stop. The FAA said operators should establish committed-to-stop points, based on their own operations and type of aircraft.

Podcast: Doctors Among 100 Business Leaders Saying No to ATC Privatization
Dr. Ed Schweitzer, president of Pullman, WA-based Schweitzer Engineering Labs, and Dr. Lance Ferguson, a Kentucky-based eye surgeon, have joined the fight against ATC privatization, as two of the more than 100 business leaders who have written to Congress opposing H.R. 2997. “We need to make sure that these [lawmakers] understand that without that ability to fly, these industries are going to wither and die.”

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Flight Crews: Make Sure You Can Breathe Easier at Altitude

Today's business aircraft can easily carry pilots and passengers to altitudes where the FAA recommends the use of supplemental oxygen. Although not required below 12,500 feet MSL, the FAA recommends oxygen when flying unpressurized above 10,000 feet MSL during the day and above 5,000 feet MSL at night. Learn more in the latest issue of Business Aviation Insider.

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