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Staying up to date on the latest in aviation isn't just a once-per-year endeavor. Tailwinds brings you the latest in current aviation news, quizzes, flying tips, and training updates from CTS. Keep the wind at your back with our weekly updates.
Last Call for TSA Training

Last Call for TSA Training

Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to be TFSSP Compliant! Have you heard the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued new training requirements in The Twelve-Five Standard Security Program? The new Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) re...

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Fatigue Management: Combating Fatigue

Fatigue Management: Combating Fatigue

How to reduce your risk of fatigue related incidents. Previously, we’ve talked about how to recognize the signs of fatigue, but what do you do when you notice those signs? If you missed our blog on Fatigue Management: Recognizing Fatigue, check it ou...

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New TSA Regulations Spark Total Course Rebuild from CTS

New TSA Regulations Spark Total Course Rebuild from CTS

New requirements, new course As times change, CTS strives to continually update course offerings to ensure the most current training is available. Just after completing an update for ICAO Dangerous Goods training, we are now rebooting our Transportat...

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IS-BAO: More than just a standard; it’s a tool for business

IS-BAO: More than just a standard; it’s a tool for business

The idea behind the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) is quite straight forward: create a baseline of standards for all international business aircraft operations. What may not be so obvious from the title alone, howeve...

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Unruly Passengers

Unruly Passengers

What you need to know for safer flights. Passenger incidents have been on the rise in recent years. In 2009, the International Civil Aviation Organization recognized unruly passengers as an important issue. Unruly passengers can often create situatio...

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It’s Safe to Say You’ll Love the Benefits of IS-BAO

It’s Safe to Say You’ll Love the Benefits of IS-BAO

What is IS-BAO? The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) is a set of guidelines developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) to standardize business practices around the world. Because the IS-BAO standar...

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Decontaminate your Aircraft: Best Practices to Remove Ice

Decontaminate your Aircraft: Best Practices to Remove Ice

Just in time for cold weather and winter operations to start, below are a few ways to deice aircraft. Deicing is defined as “the procedure by which ice, frost, slush, or snow is removed from the aircraft.” Contaminants can attach to aircraft from the...

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IS-BAO: A System that Works for You

IS-BAO: A System that Works for You

The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) was created as a collaboration of organizations from all around the world in order to ensure that it met with international standards for best practices. These standards are revised...

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Snow and Ice and Freezing Rain, Oh My! CTS releases Winter Operations Training for Helicopters

Snow and Ice and Freezing Rain, Oh My! CTS releases Winter Operations Training for Helicopters

Are you ready for Jack Frost to come knocking at your door, or rather, aircraft? If not, don’t fret because Computer Training Systems has you covered. Our newest Winter Operations subject is geared directly towards Rotor-Wing Aircraft, whereas, our p...

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CTS Now Offers Traffic Advisory System Training

CTS Now Offers Traffic Advisory System Training

In response to recent requests, CTS is unveiling its newest product: Traffic Advisory System (TAS). The Traffic Advisory System subject contains a tutorial which provides an Introduction to TAS, its Systems and Equipment, Traffic Advisories, and...

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Fatigue Management: Recognizing Fatigue

Fatigue Management: Recognizing Fatigue

What you need to know about recognizing fatigue. As we near the end of daylight savings time, we usually expect that the time change will throw off our sleep patterns. While fatigue is a risk all year long, it is well documented that time changes inc...

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CTS Announces the MD-500 Series Training

CTS Announces the MD-500 Series Training

Computer Training Systems is proud to announce the MD-500D and the MD-500E training subjects. The MD-500D and MD-500E subjects contain tutorials for the Electrical System, Fuel System, Powerplant System, and the Caution System. The tutorials cover ge...

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Crossing the Peaks

Crossing the Peaks

What you need to know about mountain flying. Mountain flying presents a unique challenge that can be difficult even for experienced pilots. Conditions that are common in mountainous terrain are often factors in CFIT accidents. Controlled Flight into ...

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Hydroplaning: Wet and Contaminated Runway Safety

Hydroplaning: Wet and Contaminated Runway Safety

With the arrival of fall, many areas will see an increase in wet weather. When landing on wet runways or runways contaminated by standing water, it is inevitable that some form of hydroplaning will happen. It is important to understand the phenomenon...

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Transporting Lithium Batteries by Air

Transporting Lithium Batteries by Air

Lithium Battery Regulations Electronics have become a regular part of our lives. We rely heavily on cell phones, computers, and other gadgets that make our day-to-day life easier. There have been a number of stories lately of incidents where somethin...

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Understanding Required Navigation Performance

Understanding Required Navigation Performance

Technology is modernizing airspace to make flights more direct and efficient. Required Navigation Performance (RNP) technology is at the forefront of the technological changes in aviation. As this technology grows and becomes more widely used, it is ...

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Avoid Being Grounded by Low Back Pain

Avoid Being Grounded by Low Back Pain

Take steps now to reduce your risk of back pain later. Is hauling around flight bags causing that lower back pain that’s plagued you for a while now? It’s likely, according to a 2015 study by the Aerospace Medical Association. While it’s estimated th...

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Airplane vs. Drone

Airplane vs. Drone

The FAA continues efforts to facilitate uneventful coexistence between manned and unmanned aircraft The proliferation of unmanned aircraft (UAS) in the United States continues to remain an area of focus for the FAA. As they improve in technology and ...

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True grit: Understanding dust storms

True grit: Understanding dust storms

Dust storms are happening more frequently across the United States. Here’s what you should know. In the United States, the number of dust storms, also known as haboobs (Arabic for “strong wind”), is on the rise. In the 1990s, scientists reported 20 d...

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Dare to declare: Don’t be afraid to declare an emergency

Dare to declare: Don’t be afraid to declare an emergency

While declaring an emergency sounds like a last resort, pilots should instead see it as just another resource with which to handle unusual or hazardous situations. It can be difficult to think for any length of time on flight emergencies, even though...

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