Civilian Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have grown beyond a niche hobby to a significant growth area of the aviation industry.
They are now used for everything from agriculture, aerial survey, search/rescue and even racing. And companies and entrepreneurs are dreaming up new uses every day. Pizza by drone, anyone?
Whether you’re currently following the practices of FAA, EASA, International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) or others, you're in some form of electronic flight bag (EFB) transition. We spoke with John Brutnell, Director of Global Operations for ExecuJet, about lessons learned following a complete and successful transition from paper charts to EFBs. Brutnell's insights could prove valuable in your own transition. Check out some key thoughts from our discussion, and see where you might fall on the scale of adapting new technologies.
You’d be hard-pressed to find an industry with more regulations than aviation. And, it’s your job to stay on top of them. Which is why, when you’ve got a trip scheduled to a foreign land, you may opt for the path of least resistance when it comes to double-checking operating requirements, updating yourself on aviation regulations and scrutinizing the latest customs procedures. Here are four tips to help make your research more fruitful and less time consuming.