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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.
As Told by CTS: FAA Air Traffic Procedures for Super Bowl LII

As Told by CTS: FAA Air Traffic Procedures for Super Bowl LII

Update Your In-Flight Playbook for Super Bowl LII  From landing to kick-off, err, I mean, take-off, the FAA is instituting some specific rules throughout the week of Super Bowl LII, and CTS is giving you an overview of what to expect when flying...

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s... a UAV!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s... a UAV!

Identifying Drones In-Flight Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as ‘drones,’ have increasingly become a concern for the civil aviation world. Although the new technology is a real highlight from the cur...

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Runway Incursion Avoidance

Runway Incursion Avoidance

Importance of runway incursion avoidance. Runway incursions have become one of the biggest safety concerns in aviation. The FAA has implemented several programs since 2000 to help reduce the occurrence of accidents during surface operations. Most run...

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New TSA 12.5 SSP Subject

New TSA 12.5 SSP Subject

TSA 12.5 SSP Now Available! Our revamped Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Twelve-five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) training is now available. Our new subject aligns with the recently revised TFSSP training requirements. CTS has expan...

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Design Build Fly to Infinity and Beyond

Design Build Fly to Infinity and Beyond

Discover the Industry Exploration Place, the Sedgwick County Science and Discovery center located in Wichita, KS, has completely renovated their aviation exhibit, Design Build Fly . The new exhibit launched in the Air Capital of the World on Saturday...

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Don’t be that guy, comply: FAA Noise Standards and Regulations

Don’t be that guy, comply: FAA Noise Standards and Regulations

At the end of November 2017, the FAA put into place changes to reduce the amount of noise at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and surrounding area. The initiative responds to a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit th...

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FAA #FlySafe Campaign: Consistency is Key

FAA #FlySafe Campaign: Consistency is Key

Fly Smart, #FlySafe The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is attempting to significantly reduce the amount of accidents and incidents related to Loss of Control (LOC) through their #FlySafe campaign. Some contributing factors to LOC are: Poor aer...

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Recognizing Undeclared Hazardous Material

Recognizing Undeclared Hazardous Material

Dangers of transporting hazardous material. In June of 2017, the FAA recommended a $1.1 million civil penalty against Braille Battery, Inc for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations. Braille Battery, Inc had shipped lithium batteries wit...

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Reporting for Duty: METARs and Aircraft Weather Reports

Reporting for Duty: METARs and Aircraft Weather Reports

Avoid Penalties, Train with CTS In late October, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a civil penalty of $869,125 against Compass Airlines, LLC. The penalties are being enacted because the airline ope...

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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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