TAILWINDS

Training News To Keep You Current

 

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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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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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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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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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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Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs): Trials, tribulations, and traversal

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs): Trials, tribulations, and traversal

Lately, TFRs have frequently made news headlines due to a surge in POTUS travel, but what do they mean for your flight plans? A TFR within your regular flying area can be anything from a minor nuisance to a nerve wracking thing. If that TFR is follow...

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Graphical Aviation Forecasts: Coming to an FSS near you

Graphical Aviation Forecasts: Coming to an FSS near you


Graphical Forecasts are slowly edging out the outdated Area Forecast as the meteorological staple of the continental US. In April, the National Weather Service (NWS) Aviation Weather Center (AWC) rolled out the Graphical Area Forecasts (GFA) as a rep...

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CTS Announces King Air B200 Training

CTS Announces King Air B200 Training

CTS is happy to announce the completion of our latest aircraft subject update: the King Air B200. Our new King Air B200 subject replaces the current version and includes new and improved tutorials and lessons to enhance your training experience. The ...

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CTS Announces New METAR and TAF Training

CTS Announces New METAR and TAF Training

Predicting weather can often be an inexact and fickle science. Sometimes, unexpected changes may occur that delay or divert flights, frustrating passengers and crew and creating potential hazards. One of the best mitigations against such risks is to ...

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CTS Announces MD 530F Training Course

CTS Announces MD 530F Training Course

Computer Training Systems is proud to announce two new aircraft subjects just added to our training library: the MD530F and the Airbus H145 . The MD530F course contains the following interactive tutorials over their respective operating systems: powe...

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CTS Announces Airbus H145 Training Course

CTS Announces Airbus H145 Training Course

Computer Training Systems is proud to announce two new aircraft subjects just added to our training library: the Airbus H145 and the MD 530F . The H145 course contains interactive tutorials on the following systems: powerplant, electrical, fuel, hydr...

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CTS Announces Robinson R-66 Training Course

CTS Announces Robinson R-66 Training Course

Computer Training Systems is proud to announce the arrival of our newest training course: the Robinson R-66 Turbine Helicopter. The course contains interactive tutorials on the Robinson R-66 operating systems, including the powerplant, hydraulic, ele...

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PPE - Respiratory Protection added to CTS Maintenance/Safety Training Package

PPE - Respiratory Protection added to CTS Maintenance/Safety Training Package

Millions of workers in the United States use respirators in the performance of their jobs every day. They are one of the most common types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and one of the most vital to safety and health. Because all workers have...

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Corporate Aviation Security

Corporate Aviation Security

Corporate Aviation has unique characteristics that make setting enforceable security regulations or standards difficult, if not impossible to enforce, especially when considering the wide range of operations conducted under the Part 91 umbrella. Corp...

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CTS now offers an Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS).

CTS now offers an Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS).

In order to keep up with industry demands, CTS has developed a course specifically designed to provide employees at all levels of an organization a comprehensive Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS) . SMS is an ICAO and FAA recommended pro...

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The New Kid in Town: ADS-B Overview

The New Kid in Town: ADS-B Overview

ADS-B, or Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, is part of the FAA's Next-Gen system and requires that operators comply with the new airspace and avionics performance requirements in 14 CFR 91.225 and 91.227 by January 1st, 2020. These new regu...

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New Human Resources and Safety Subjects Now Available

New Human Resources and Safety Subjects Now Available

Whether you're in the sky or on the ground, teamwork is vital to safety and efficiency of all operations. By understanding how to relate to others, developing good conflict management skills, and increasing safety awareness on your team, any operatio...

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ADS-B on the Horizon

ADS-B on the Horizon

The constant evolution of flight technology means that flight now is safer than ever, and the FAA is taking advantage of those technological advances to ensure everyone's making good use of those new safety measures. ADS-B is one of the newer pieces ...

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Regulations Subject Updates Touch Down In January

Regulations Subject Updates Touch Down In January

No matter how long you've been flying, it's likely you've noticed the rules and regulations seem to constantly be in a state of flux. Sometimes they include little changes, such as the phrasing on a regulation might be slightly different, or a limita...

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