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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.
Pilot Training Focusing on Flying the Airplane

Pilot Training Focusing on Flying the Airplane

Pilot training that focuses on flying the aircraft instead of relying on automation could save lives When I was a young mom, we had a saying in my house that might sound a bit odd to non pilots. When life got busy or we had many people in the house, ...

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Pilot Training at home

Pilot Training at home

Don’t let pilot training lag, home simulators combined with CTS may help keep your mind scanning the instruments Is it just me, or has aviation come to a screeching halt? From pilot training, to instrument currency, to new hire classes, and everythin...

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Part 135 Flight Activity May be Slow - What Can We Do While We Wait

Part 135 Flight Activity May be Slow - What Can We Do While We Wait

Part 135 (or 91) aircraft may need some extra care while we wait for flights to resume I got a call the other day from our maintenance guy, telling me to “Go exercise the ol’ girl.” I was a little insulted since I have been faithfully going for 30 mi...

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Pilot Training Online Can Help you Stay Proficient During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pilot Training Online Can Help you Stay Proficient During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stay up-to-date on computer based (and living room based) pilot training from your living room during the COVID-19 pandemic Pilot training is amazing. The typical classroom/simulator combo for a type rating is intense, but well worth it. We all walk ...

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Aviation Airspace Redesign for the Northeast Corridor

Aviation Airspace Redesign for the Northeast Corridor

Aviation airspace changes to the Northeast Corridor in effect may reduce your delay time The FAA’s aviation airspace optimization initiative on the U.S. East Coast seems to be working. According to the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), t...

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Civil Helicopter Operators Help Accident Prevention

Civil Helicopter Operators Help Accident Prevention

Civil helicopter operators voice their opinion on the best way to help reduce accidents The International Helicopter Safety Foundation (IHSF) is collecting data with its sixth annual survey of civil helicopter operators. The purpose of the survey is ...

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New FAA Regulations during COVID-19 Change Maintenance Tasks

New FAA Regulations during COVID-19 Change Maintenance Tasks

COVID-19 changes some FAA regulations for maintenance personnel to work from home The COVID-19 pandemic is changing pretty much everything we do right now, and aviation maintenance is no exception. A friend of mine is a mechanic for an air medical op...

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COVID-19 Prompts Aviation Industry Groups to Reach Out

COVID-19 Prompts Aviation Industry Groups to Reach Out

The aviation industry offers help during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how the world is doing business and how aviation businesses are working with people. New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, agreed to use their team j...

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Flight Plan Filing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Flight Plan Filing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Filing your flight plan during the COVID-19 pandemic may require extra steps Rules are changing daily with the COVID-19 pandemic and pilots need to be especially aware of the latest changes before filing a flight plan. Every country, state, county, a...

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Aviation Insurance Cost Spikes may be Alleviated with an SMS Program

Aviation Insurance Cost Spikes may be Alleviated with an SMS Program

Aviation insurance costs may soon increase It seems as though the aviation insurance industry is going through some pretty big changes lately. Changes that have personally affected my employer and even my pilot friends. Insurance companies are lookin...

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FAA Restricts Aviation Airspace in The Middle East

FAA Restricts Aviation Airspace in The Middle East

FAA issues advisories for civilian aircraft flying aviation airspace in the Middle East  With all the recent tension and uncertainty in the Middle East, the FAA issued NOTAM advises caution on all U.S. civil aviation operators flying in the avia...

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Uncontrolled Airport Procedures with the Help of an APU

Uncontrolled Airport Procedures with the Help of an APU

Uncontrolled airport procedures can be a little easier with an extra power source Life sure got a lot better when my boss bought a jet with an APU. I didn’t realize how spoiled I would become, and I’m not just talking about the environmental benefits...

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Part 135 Certification For Drone Delivery in Aviation Airspace

Part 135 Certification For Drone Delivery in Aviation Airspace

Heads up: UPS has received Part 135 Certification for drones Aviation airspace just got a whole lot busier - drones are here to stay. “UPS Flight Forward received the first full FAA Standard Part 135 Certification for commercial unmanned drone delive...

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HAI HELI-EXPO is CTS’s First Show of the New Decade

HAI HELI-EXPO is CTS’s First Show of the New Decade

The Vortex of HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 is drawing us in Happy New Year! CTS is heading to sunny California for the 2020 HAI HELI-EXPO January 28-30 and would love to talk with you. Find us at Booth #5433 and let us show you what we’re excited about this ye...

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Pilot Training: Using Your iPad in the Dark

Pilot Training: Using Your iPad in the Dark

Pilot training and flying in the dark is easier on the eyes with a simple adjustment to the iPad Oh how I dislike the weeks of pilot training in a dark simulator. It’s hard enough trying to find all the switches and knobs in the dark, but trying to r...

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FAA First Class Medical - The Effects of Cosmic Radiation

FAA First Class Medical - The Effects of Cosmic Radiation

Your FAA First Class Medical can save your life from the effects of cosmic radiation Several years ago, I was in the middle of a routine FAA First Class Medical exam when all of a sudden it stopped being routine. The Doctor asked me to swallow while ...

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Garmin’s New Emergency Autoland System

Garmin’s New Emergency Autoland System

New Garmin emergency autoland system could save lives and aircraft My home town suffered a huge loss when a local philanthropist and his wife were killed in a tragic airplane crash a few years ago. The couple owned a TBM-700 and departed for their va...

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Aircraft Performance: Deadline looming to have your ADS-B updated

Aircraft Performance: Deadline looming to have your ADS-B updated

Aircraft Performance: Check on your ADS-B before the end of the year January 1, 2020 marks the deadline for pilots to get their aircraft outfitted with the FAA’s mandate for ADS-B Out updates. Between 2012 and 2014 the standard for ADS-B was changed ...

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CTS is at AMTC Demonstrating Online Training Courses

CTS is at AMTC Demonstrating Online Training Courses

CTS offers online training in the air medical field CTS is excited to be a part of The Association of Air Medical Services and is attending the 2019 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) November 4-6 in Atlanta, GA. We’re looking forward to meeting...

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CTS is Demonstrating Online Pilot Training Courses at NBAA-BACE

CTS is Demonstrating Online Pilot Training Courses at NBAA-BACE

Join CTS at NBAA-BACE in Vegas CTS is happy to once again participate in the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), October 22-24 in Las Vegas. We’re excited to talk about pilot training and how we can help you customize a tr...

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