Traffic is up both to and within China, but for business aircraft operators there can be challenges when flight planning within this region. While we’re seeing progress in terms of higher-level routings and shorter-notice permit approvals,...―
While generic flight plans can have a place in the preliminary trip planning process, it’s important to understand their limitations. Business jet operators should never use a generic flight plan to file a trip with Air Traffic Control (ATC)...―
While flight plans, weather, and NOTAMS can be filed and sourced directly by operators, it’s recommended that you use a 3rd-party provider and a ground handler as resources in this process. Be aware of local Singapore operating restrictions ...―
Beginning February 7, 2013, the first phase of mandated controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC) was implemented on North Atlantic tracks (NAT). Over time, additional CPDLC and automatic dependent surveillance-contact (ADS-C) requirements...―
For the most accurate and operationally useful flight plans, it is important to be as specific as possible in terms of aircraft weights, performance, specific routings, speeds, and flight level requirements. To obtain the most accurate flight plan ...―
When flying longer routings over water and remote areas, business aircraft operators need to be aware of Extended Operations (ETOPS) rules and required certification. If you’re operating scheduled commercial or charter (non-scheduled...―
This business aviation blog post continues from our previous post: Intro to Airway Slots in Europe, Eurocontrol, and the NM. Once you have your airway slots, there are ways to manage them. For business aircraft operators, best practice for ...―
Before conducting operations to Spain - or anywhere else, for that matter - it is critical to understand requirements for flight planning, airport slot and parking. Working with an experienced 3rd-party provider and/or local ground handler can be ...―
Equal time points (ETPs) and flight information region (FIR) boundary information are significant elements on your flight plan and warrant your attention when reviewing a flight plan format. The flight plan format should contain specific ...―
For business aircraft operators, managing airport slots and airway slots within Europe is something of an art and a science. There are steps you can take to avoid slot delays, and there are effective responses to minimize delays when they occur....―
This business aviation blog post continues from our previous article entitled: FAQs on Flight Plan Format Changes for ICAO 2012. New format ICAO 2012 flight plans are just around the corner and involve several important data and format changes ...―
For business-aircraft operators, the flight-planning process in Brazil can be complex. Requirements for complying with changing NOTAMS and for completing your flight plan correctly are some of the challenges operators face. Here are some tips to ...―
You may have noticed a new crop of fresh berries at your market lately. I buy fresh ...
This week’s gorgeous guest is the lovely Meg from Gillmergirl.com. Meg is a ...
Sunday love. @kippeterschnaps requested steak and so: One pan, roasted London broil it is- ...