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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.
Weight and Balance and Your Aircraft’s Performance

Weight and Balance and Your Aircraft’s Performance

Staying Balanced on the Ground and in the Air   A solid understanding of weight and balance is imperative to aircraft performance and remaining safely with the flight envelope. Knowing the definitions and associated concepts help pilots to ensur...

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Helicopter Safety - Accident Trends

Helicopter Safety - Accident Trends

The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has just compiled data from its third annual survey of civil helicopter operators to determine which safety initiatives are being implemented and which ones are being ignored. They want to know how safe...

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Cold and getting colder

Cold and getting colder

What cold temperatures mean to calculating a pressure altitude correction High-to-low, look-out-below! We’ve been hearing that since our private-pilot days. But what about “Cold and low, look out below”? How many times have you heard that warning? An...

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Part 135 Online Training: Take the leap!

Part 135 Online Training: Take the leap!

As a retired line pilot, Chief Pilot, and Check Airman I’ve witnessed and presented training in varying ways, from old schoolhouse training to online, we’ve tried them all. This is part 1 of a blog series dedicated to making a switch to online traini...

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Midair Collision Avoidance

Midair Collision Avoidance

Remaining safe in the air Midair Collisions (MACs) are one of the greatest threats to pilots even though they are oftentimes preventable. Indeed, by recognizing MACs as a threat and defining and utilizing the see-and-avoid concept, while simultaneous...

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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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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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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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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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