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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.
FAA Pilot Training Extensions Don’t Cover Everything

FAA Pilot Training Extensions Don’t Cover Everything

Pilot training extensions from the FAA don’t necessarily mean certificate expiration forgiveness from the insurance company As COVID-19 continues to spread through the United States causing business to close, and people stay away from each other, the...

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Pilot Training for Upset Prevention and Recovery

Pilot Training for Upset Prevention and Recovery

Pilot training so important the FAA offers free courses In 2019 the FAA made upset and full stall recovery simulator training became a requirement for US air carrier pilots. Based on experience, I am a firm believer in the value of Upset Prevention a...

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Pilot Training that Includes Runway Warning Systems

Pilot Training that Includes Runway Warning Systems

Pilot training doesn’t cover everything, but should the RWSL be included? The FAA’s Runway Status Lights System (RWSL) is now operational at 20 major U.S. airports and I think it should be included in pilot training to explain the technology to pilot...

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The Importance of Pilot Training Preflight Procedures

The Importance of Pilot Training Preflight Procedures

Pilot training covers a lot that will keep both your flight and your pride intact A couple of weeks ago, I began to taxi toward the active runway and quickly noticed that the steering tiller had absolutely no effect on where the aircraft was heading....

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Aviation Flight Planning with Foreflight ADS-B Traffic Alerts

Aviation Flight Planning with Foreflight ADS-B Traffic Alerts

Aviation flight planning is a bit easier with Foreflight’s traffic alert option Did you know that Foreflight offers a traffic display that complements the traffic you see on your instrument panel? The Foreflight ADS-B traffic is not a complete pictur...

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Class C Airspace: A brief refresher

Class C Airspace: A brief refresher

Talking to control may not mean clearance to enter Class C airspace Previously I confessed that I answered an online quiz question about Class B airspace incorrectly. Might as well keep the ball rolling and confess my Class C airspace blunders and ta...

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Class B Airspace Refresher

Class B Airspace Refresher

Don’t let Class B Airspace rules and requirements sneak up on you Well, this is embarrassing. I just took one of those quizzes on Facebook - a simple quiz about airspace and I failed. Yup. Couldn’t make it past Class B Airspace. Didn’t even get to C,...

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CFIT Subject Gets a Facelift

CFIT Subject Gets a Facelift

CFIT update is underway In addition to creating new subjects to meet our customer’s needs, the CTS production team is updating our existing material, starting with CFIT. We at CTS believe CFIT avoidance is important, which is why we are updating the ...

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Flight Planning Apps: Part II

Flight Planning Apps: Part II

Flight planning apps can help keep flights safe Continuing from my last post , here are numbers 7 through 12 of flight planning apps designed to make flight planning, and life, easier and safer for pilots. Windy is an app with stunning visualizations...

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International Operations Tutorials are Changing and Growing

International Operations Tutorials are Changing and Growing

International Operations options are increasing, but this means less work for you We’ve read the notes, listened to the calls, and even gone through the subject ourselves; we’re happy to announce that our International Operations plant is growing!&nb...

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Performance-Based Navigation (PBN): New CTS Tutorial

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN): New CTS Tutorial

Performance Based Navigation tutorial focuses on safety and efficiency in airspace We are looking forward to sharing with CTS users our new Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) course. PBN is part of the initiative to modernize and streamline the Natio...

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RVSM and ADS-B Updates

RVSM and ADS-B Updates

RVSM and ADS-B updates - now with more incentive Tick tock, tick tock… The deadline is quickly approaching for ADS-B installation, but aircraft owners may get a pleasant surprise when it comes to RVSM authorization requirements. While the mandate for...

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose CTS for Online Training

Top 10 Reasons to Choose CTS for Online Training

We know there are other online training sources you can use, so why choose us? Well, we’re glad you asked...here’s 10 reasons! 1. Not your traditional training. The aviation industry (and technology) is changing, and it’s important to keep training c...

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Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum: RVSM Airspace

Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum: RVSM Airspace

Note the value of RVSM airspace Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) reduces the required separation between aircraft from a 2000 ft minimum to a 1000 ft minimum at flight levels between 290 and 410. Its purpose is to increase airspace capacity...

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RVSM course gets updated and we couldn’t be prouder

RVSM course gets updated and we couldn’t be prouder

Welcome to CTS: New RVSM Course! We’re celebrating an addition to the CTS catalog - our new RVSM course is now up and flying! With respect for our previous RVSM course, it was behind the times. Our new course has completely new graphics, audio, and i...

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Online company manual training - how does that happen exactly?

Online company manual training - how does that happen exactly?

How company operation manuals become lessons Have you ever wondered what happens when you send us a company specific operations manual for online pilot training lesson writing? It all starts with an email or a call to the CTS Content or Sales teams. ...

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If The Course Fits - We’ll Help You Train on It

If The Course Fits - We’ll Help You Train on It

Imagine pilots, technical writers, and production artists with thread and thimbles. Like a tailor working on a dress or tuxedo CTS can create a subject to fit our customer’s unique needs - which we do...often! One of our most recent custom subjects c...

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A Change Will Do Us Good

A Change Will Do Us Good

Change isn’t always a bad thing, and when it comes to training course updates (and between the couch cushions), CTS believes this to be true. We’re currently in the process of updating our RVSM course, as well as creating new courses for PBCS and PBN...

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New Online Pilot Training Initiatives at CTS

New Online Pilot Training Initiatives at CTS

Learning Checkpoints, Case Studies, and User-Guided Tutorials   The CTS team of developers has been hard at work creating ways to add more user engagement to the tutorial experience and we’re excited to introduce three new interactive initiative...

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New Lithium Ion Battery Shipping Marks and Labels for 2019

New Lithium Ion Battery Shipping Marks and Labels for 2019

Time’s up! The two year transition period is over. January 1, 2019 was the end of the “phase-in” for the new marks and labels for lithium ion batteries. . Throw your old lithium ion battery shipping labels in the trash and make sure you have the new ...

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