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.
Heatwaves and Aircraft: why they don't mix

Heatwaves and Aircraft: why they don't mix

If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the airspace. As temperatures keep rising across the nation, CTS wanted to look into extreme heat wave temperatures and their influence on aircraft. The definition of a heat wave varies by region, but typically...

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H130 Ready for Action

H130 Ready for Action

H130 training with the end-user in mind. CTS is adding the Airbus H130 (EC-130T2) recurrent helicopter training subject to our extensive course library . The H130 features tutorials covering the electrical, fuel, and hydraulic systems, along with the...

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The Truth about George: Autopilot Dos and Don'ts

The Truth about George: Autopilot Dos and Don'ts

Too many cooks in the... cockpit? Whether you call him George, Mike, or Otto, having assistance in the cockpit for long flights or heavy workload situations can be extremely helpful and sometimes necessary. Read on for what you should or should not d...

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Part 135: Transitioning to Online Aviation Training with CTS

Part 135: Transitioning to Online Aviation Training with CTS

Is your training department drowning in papers, lesson planning, grading, and stress over training program approval? Well, CTS has the solution for you. With over 35 years of experience, CTS, the leader and originator of online aviation training, has...

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Autorotation Training Drills a Near Miss?

Autorotation Training Drills a Near Miss?

Does autorotation training do more harm than good to future pilots? We’ve all heard that practice makes perfect, but what if practicing an emergency procedure is more dangerous than the emergency itself? In 2011, the FAA Safety Team released an artic...

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HIPAA Training for the New Age

HIPAA Training for the New Age

Not your average HIPAA course. CTS continues to roll out new subjects, this time stepping outside of our typical online aviation training and into the world of health care. We utilized all the same tactics we use in our other trainings which is: anim...

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Dust Storm Dangers

Dust Storm Dangers

Don’t let a dust storm soil your flight. Dust storms can cause many issues for aircraft and aviation-related activities. Not only are these weather phenomena hard to predict, but they can happen in an instant. Below are some common dust storm hazards...

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PRM-SOIA and LAHSO: The First of their Kind

PRM-SOIA and LAHSO: The First of their Kind

Updated PRM-SOIA and LAHSO courses: the addition your training department has been looking for. In keeping up with technology and updates to regulatory source material, CTS guarantees accuracy along with imagery excellence. Now CTS is adding PRM-SOIA...

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How to Combat Loss of Power During Flight

How to Combat Loss of Power During Flight

Don’t shut down, even if the engine does. Although emergency situations of any kind aren’t easy, the scariest of all may be loss of power during flight. Keep reading to learn how to mentally prepare and train for engine failure. Psychological factors...

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Why HAZMAT Training? Looking beyond the mandates.

Why HAZMAT Training? Looking beyond the mandates.

More benefits than just to complete a requirement. We all know whether you are a Will or Will-Not Carry Operation, you must complete HAZMAT training every 24 months. I’m also sure we’ve all asked the question “but why should I train so often?” or “wh...

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Drone vs. Aircraft: Diluting the Dissension

Drone vs. Aircraft: Diluting the Dissension

Can drones and aircraft really live in harmony? The FAA thinks so. Dan Elwell, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) acting Administrator, announced last week that the FAA is working on plans to bring unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators and the rest of...

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Part 135 Training Made Easy with CTS

Part 135 Training Made Easy with CTS

Specially designed with Part 135 operations in mind. Are you looking for hassle-free, on-the-go ground training for your pilots? Are you tired of grading exams and creating testing for your operation? Let CTS take some of the pressure off your traini...

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Vexing Violent Vortexes: Handling Tornadoes While In-Flight

Vexing Violent Vortexes: Handling Tornadoes While In-Flight

Forecasted funnel clouds mean go-arounds and reroutes. Well, it’s springtime here in Kansas which means one thing: tornadoes. Although these funneling foes aren’t always so friendly, especially to the aviators of the world, we want to share a few fac...

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Don't Just Wing It: Remaining Calm During Emergency Situations

Don't Just Wing It: Remaining Calm During Emergency Situations

Cool, Calm, and Collective . Earlier this week we brought you a blog on how to better prepare for emergency procedures. Now, we wanted to share with you some tips on how to remain calm when in an emergency situation. Below are a few ways that you can...

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Don't Just Wing It: Preparing for Emergency Situations

Don't Just Wing It: Preparing for Emergency Situations

Tips for Pilot Emergency Preparedness. A 2015 study tested pilots in a Boeing 747 simulator on the pilots’ emergency preparedness. The case study revealed that “ all eighteen pilots performed impeccably, providing the correct response for each emerge...

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How to Calm Down Anxious Passengers

How to Calm Down Anxious Passengers

Nothing to fear [while flying], but fear itself. Fear of flying is one of the most common phobias around. In fact, 20% of the population says that fear of flying inhibits their work and social lives. Sensing when passengers are anxious to fly and hel...

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Break the Mold: Upgrade Your Passenger Briefing

Break the Mold: Upgrade Your Passenger Briefing

Raising the bar for passenger briefings. There are the routine briefings to give passengers (when to fasten seatbelts, smoking rules, etc.), but what sets apart a great passenger briefing from one that just explains what is required of you? There is ...

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Flightcrew: Addressing In-Flight Requests from Difficult Passengers

Flightcrew: Addressing In-Flight Requests from Difficult Passengers

“Put yourself in the customer’s shoes but never lose your authority,” says one aviation industry insider on difficult passengers. As flight crewmembers, you have to be prepared for all types of scenarios when dealing with passengers from the prefligh...

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Flight Attendant Tips for Working with Passengers

Flight Attendant Tips for Working with Passengers

The Passenger is Always Right… Mostly. We promised customer service centered blogs for the month, so this blog is centered around flight attendant good practices. Good interpersonal communication skills and self-care (i.e. yes, you need a full night’...

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Part 135 Operators: Are crewmembers getting enough rest time?

Part 135 Operators: Are crewmembers getting enough rest time?

Sleep tight, don’t let the FAA bite. The NBAA released a free webinar explaining tricky duty vs. rest time scenarios and how to ensure FAA compliance through them. Passengers arriving late or “tail end” repositioning can stretch the limits of Part 13...

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