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Costa Rica: 2022 Business Aviation Destination Guide

For the latest Costa Rica COVID travel restrictions visit our article on Latin America COVID Ops. For more detailed information on specific destinations within Costa Rica, please visit our articles on: San Jose San Jose GAT Costa Rica is a friendly destination for business aircraft operations. Ground handling quality is high at major airports, and most services are readily available. Still, there are many issues to be mindful of, including the availability of services at your destina...
Tags: Liberia, Aviation, Venezuela, Caa, San Jose, Costa Rica, Latin America, Destinations, Civil Aviation Authority, ATC, Ga, Ero, Civil Aviation Authority CAA, Limon, PPR, CIQ


9 things you should know before applying to become an air traffic controller

Air traffic controller.Burben/Shutterstock Becoming an air traffic controller can be a high-stress job, but the work comes with good pay and benefits. Air traffic controller Cedrick Earley explained to Insider that he enjoys the challenges of the job. Controllers must go through rigorous training and testing and have mandatory retirement at age 56. Being an air traffic controller is an extremely high-stress job, with workers responsible for the movement and direction of thousands of lives onb...
Tags: US, Trends, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Air Force, Faa, Memphis, Jones, Federal Aviation Administration, Forbes, Oklahoma City, ATC, Earley, Michele Robson, Tammy Jones, Sergei Karpukhin Getty


Mykonos, Greece: 2022 Business Aviation Destination Guide

For the latest Greece COVID travel restrictions visit our article on Europe COVID Ops. For more detailed information on specific destinations within Greece, please visit our articles on: Greek Islands Greece Mykonos is one of the most popular summer destinations in the Mediterranean and in 2021 was ranked the No. 1 destination in Europe. In peak season, the island is dotted with luxury yachts. Its exclusive villas, private resorts, and popular restaurants are teeming with a who’s w...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Athens, Aviation, Mediterranean, Mykonos, Santorini, Aegean Sea, ATC, PPR, MEd, Mediterannean, Mykonos Airport, Bizav Best Practice, Mykonos Mykonos, Universal Aviation Greece


Greece: 2022 Business Aviation Destination Guide

For the latest Greece COVID travel restrictions visit our article on Europe COVID Ops. For more detailed information on specific destinations within Greece, please visit our articles on: Greek Islands Mykonos Popular island destinations, exclusive summer resorts, and an upward trend in tourism have made Greece an even more in-demand tourism/business destination in recent years. There are many popular Greece destinations for operators planning general aviation movements to consider f...
Tags: Europe, UK, Greece, Eu, European Union, Athens, Aviation, Greek Islands, Customs, International Civil Aviation Organization, Brexit, Mediterranean, Destinations, Mykonos, Santorini, Delos


Greek Islands: 2022 Business Aviation Destination Guide

For more information on France, visit our destination guides: Greece Business Aviation Destination Guide Mykonos Business Aviation Destination Guide June through September is always peak season for Greece creating congestion. Airports throughout the country – both mainland and islands – are inundated with traffic from all over the world. Due to the congestion, authorities are implementing restrictions to accommodate for the influx, which is affecting general aviation (GA). The following is...
Tags: Europe, Greece, France, Eu, Athens, Aviation, Greek Islands, Mediterranean, Destinations, Santorini, Corfu, Thessaloniki, Chania, Heraklion, ATC, Mikonos


Barcelona, Spain: 2022 Business aviation destination guide

For the latest Spain COVID travel restrictions visit our article on Europe COVID Ops. For more detailed information on specific destinations within Spain, please visit our articles on: Spain (country-level guide) Madrid Barcelona is the second-largest city in Spain and has become even more popular as a business and tourism destination over recent years. If you have a trip to this beautiful and culturally inspiring part of the world, it’s something to look forward to. Barcelona (LEBL...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Eu, Spain, Barcelona, Aviation, Airbus, Boeing, Mediterranean, Schengen, Destinations, Barcelona Spain, ATC, Madrid Barcelona, FBO, PPR


NPR Does Its Own Report On How It Is “Hemorrhaging Hosts From Marginalized Backgrounds”

The job went to media reporter David Folkenflik, by now quite experienced in, and respected for, stories about his employer — and he finds that the situation there is more complex than the quote in the headline (from ATC host Ari Shapiro) might indicate. – NPR
Tags: Art, Media, Npr, Ari Shapiro, ATC, David Folkenflik


Spain: 2022 Business aviation destination guide

For the latest Spain COVID travel restrictions visit our article on Europe COVID Ops. For more detailed information on specific destinations within Spain, please visit our articles on: Madrid Barcelona Assuming that parking and hotel accommodations can be arranged at your destinations, Spain is a relatively friendly operating environment for business aviation, even during busier periods. The following is everything you need to know about operating to Spain. Permits Landing permit...
Tags: Europe, Eu, Spain, Aviation, Caa, Madrid, Schengen, Destinations, Civil Aviation Authority, European Union EU, IATA, Sita, ATC, Madrid Barcelona, International Air Transport Association IATA, Universal Aviation


Mexico: 2022 Business Aviation Destination Guide

For the latest Mexico COVID travel restrictions visit our article on Mexico COVID Ops. For more detailed information on specific destinations within Mexico, please visit our articles on: Mexico City For a successful and trouble-free trip to Mexico, it’s always best practice for business-aviation operators to plan for a range of logistical issues that may impact a flight. Documentation requirements, as well as operating restrictions, need to be anticipated. It’s also advantageous to ...
Tags: Texas, Greece, Mexico, Canada, Aviation, Faa, Latin America, Caribbean, South, Destinations, Toluca, Federal Aviation Administration, Pic, Cancun, UT, ATC


Aramco Trading signs fuel deal with Australia's United Petroleum | Reuters

Aramco Trading signs fuel deal with Australia's United Petroleum | Reuters Aramco Trading Company (ATC) said on Wednesday it has signed an agreement with Australian retailer United Petroleum for potential long-term fuel supply, product storage and other business opportunities.Australia, which is already the largest fuel importer in the Asia Pacific, is a hot target market for fuel exporters as its domestic refining capacity has dwindled over the years.The companies signed a non-binding memoran...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Asia Pacific, MOU, ATC, Ibrahim al Buainain, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Australia s United Petroleum, United Petroleum


Greece 2021 Business Aviation Destination Guide

For the latest Greece COVID travel restrictions visit our article on Europe COVID Ops. For more detailed information on specific destinations within Greece, please visit our articles on: Greek Islands Mykonos Popular island destinations, exclusive summer resorts, and an upward trend in tourism have made Greece an even more in-demand tourism/business destination in recent years. There are many popular Greece destinations for operators planning general aviation movements to consider f...
Tags: Europe, UK, Greece, Eu, European Union, Athens, Aviation, Greek Islands, Customs, International Civil Aviation Organization, Brexit, Mediterranean, Destinations, Mykonos, Santorini, Delos


Irish Setter Pinnacle Boots, Break In Procedure & Field Review

Irish Setter Pinnacle Boots: The Irish Setter Pinnacles are some nice-looking durable boots. Idaho – -(AmmoLand.com)- In the old days when you bought a pair of boots, you’d soak them in a bucket of water. Then you’d throw them on and wear them until they dried out. Presto! You now had a pair of form-fitted boots for your feet. I don’t know. Maybe we were gluttons for punishment? Or maybe it was just that no one knew any better? Or maybe we were just stupid? Regardless of how you answer the ab...
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I just became a pilot after spending $80,000 on flight school. Here's what the intense training program was like.

"I don't see myself being anything other than a pilot," one 32-year-old commercial pilot said (not pictured). Shutterstock.com A 32-year-old commercial pilot (who asked to remain anonymous) shared what training was like. They went through instruction during the pandemic and recently were hired. They say demand is higher than ever for pilots but standards for training remain stringent. This as-told-to essay is based on a transcribed conversation with a 32-year-old commercial pilot from ...
Tags: Transportation, US, Careers, Trends, IR, Marines, Airplane, Bill, Faa, Pilot, Airline, Transporation, Nordic, ATP, ATC, PPL


Glen Weldon on the 'gay' Superman

Note that the audio story on ATC is NOT the same as the print story both at the first link. Superman's son comes out as bisexual in a new comic. It's a big deal — sort of Glen Weldon October 11, 2021 All Things Considered https://www.npr.org/2021/10/11/1044002955/superman-son-comes-out-queer-dc-comics https://ondemand.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/atc/2021/10/20211011_atc_supe...
Tags: Comics, Superman, ATC, Glen Weldon, Mike Rhode


Southwest Airlines' exec says a 'staffing cushion' is needed to avoid further schedule reductions

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines canceled over 3,000 flights in a weekend meltdown, leaving passengers stranded. COO Mike Van de Ven says the airline needs a "staffing cushion" to better prepare for disruptions. Van de Ven warns the company may reduce its winter flight schedule if it cannot find enough workers. Southwest Airlines' COO Mike Van de Ven told employees on Sunday that a "staffing cushion" is needed to prevent further sche...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Jordan, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Stephen, Jacksonville, Flight Delays, Flight Cancellations, Murray, Southwest


Southwest Airlines cancels more than 1,000 flights due to 'disruptive weather'

Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights on Sunday, leaving customers stranded. The cancellations were caused by air traffic control problems and weather, according to the airline. 1,007 flights were canceled and 383 have been delayed on Sunday, according to the flight tracking website Flight Aware. Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights, leaving hundreds of customers stranded.The cancellations started on Saturday and went into ...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, News, Cancelations, US, Trends, Customer Service, Customers, Airport, Plane, Air Traffic Control, Delays, Flights, Faa, Pilot, Southwest Airlines


Aramco Trading to join Platts oil pricing process in Asia | Reuters

Aramco Trading to join Platts oil pricing process in Asia | Reuters Aramco Trading Company (ATC) will be participating in S&P Global Platts' price assessment process for crude cargoes in Asia, the price reporting agency said on Wednesday.Platts said in a notice that it had reviewed the trading arm of the world's top oil exporter Saudi Aramco, and would consider information from ATC in the Asia Market on Close (MOC) price assessment process for Asia crude cargoes.Some industry players have rais...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Platts, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, ATC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reuters Aramco Trading Company ATC, Asia Market, Platts Dubai


Spirit employee describes working amid the airline's hellish meltdown, with crying crew members, screaming customers, and desperate families stranded with young children

A customer service agent tries to calm passengers as they form a line that extends outside LAX Tuesday morning. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Spirit Airlines canceled over one thousand flights this week in six straight days of disruptions. We talked to a Spirit customer service agent about what it's been like working through the meltdown. She described dealing with crying customers and stranded crew members. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Spirit ...
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Spirit Airlines has canceled more than half of its flights on Thursday, marking 5 straight days of disruptions

Ken Wolter/Shutterstock.com Spirit Airlines canceled 51% of its Thursday flights, marking the fifth day of troubles for Spirit. The disruptions come despite Spirit's reassurance that cancellations would start falling Thursday. Spirit has said it's dealing with issues like "weather, system outages, and staffing shortages." See more stories on Insider's business page. Spirit Airlines has barreled into its fifth consecutive day of widespread flight cancellations. The low-cost car...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Spirit, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, ATC, DFW Airport, Sarah Jackson, Ken Wolter Shutterstock, Cancelled Flights, New York Times Aside


Day Zero: Resetting an AirVenture Attitude

After we all took a year off in 2020, I hit the road this morning for Wittman Regional Airport with a tick of trepidation nibbling at my soul. It’s Zero Day, the Sunday before the show starts and all the exhibitors are scurrying about trying to get set up for AirVenture official commencement on Monday. If Mother Nature cooperates, Zero Day is when the first horde of airplanes descends on Oshkosh, and the ATC folks start issuing instructions like auctioneers on speed. There are usually a good nu...
Tags: General, Airports, Wisconsin, Aviation, Mother Nature, ATC, EAA, Oshkosh, OSH, The Buzz, General Aviation, EAA Airventure, Jetwhine, Sport Aviation, Ohskosh, Camp Scholler


Mykonos, Greece: 2021 Business Aviation Destination Guide

  Ops Update: On April 19, 2021, Greece officially opened to the U.S., EU, and the UK  with NO RESTRICTIONS for vaccinated travelers. For Greece, in most airports, parking is booked no more than two weeks prior to arrival on a first-come/served basis, so we need to be ready to grab you a spot the minute your booking window opens. Universal Aviation Greece can help. Update: In advance of what is projected to be a busy peak Mediterranean summer travel season, in May 2021, Universal Aviation, the w...
Tags: Europe, UK, Greece, Eu, Athens, Aviation, Mediterranean, Mykonos, Santorini, Aegean Sea, ATC, PPR, MEd, Universal Weather and Aviation Inc, Mediterannean, Mykonos Airport


Best AR 15 Trigger – Top Five Trigger Kits Reviewed & VIDEOS

The best ar 15 trigger has a smooth consistent take-up, a light pull-weight, combined with a fast reset. For improved accuracy, a trigger sear should have a polished surface. A quality aftermarket trigger will remain rugged and safe. AR-15 Trigger USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Shooters get touchy about their AR 15 triggers. And for good reason. The trigger is the key interface between the shooter and the gun. The trigger “tells” the gun when to fire the shot. The more control and confidence a shoote...
Tags: Guns, Product Reviews, Rock River, Jane, ATC, RRA, DPMS, Shooting Industry News, USA Ammoland, Triggers, Timney, Timney Triggers, Thomas Conroy, ALG Defense, CMC Triggers, Best of the Best


Best AR 15 Trigger – Top Five (5) Rifle Triggers Reviews & VIDEOS

The best AR 15 trigger has a smooth consistent take-up, a light pull-weight, combined with a fast reset. For improved accuracy, a trigger sear should have a polished surface. A quality aftermarket trigger will remain rugged and safe. AR-15 Trigger USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Shooters get touchy about their AR 15 triggers. And for good reason. The trigger is the key interface between the shooter and the gun. The trigger “tells” the gun when to fire the shot. The more control and confidence a shoote...
Tags: Guns, Product Reviews, Rock River, Jane, ATC, RRA, DPMS, Shooting Industry News, USA Ammoland, Triggers, Timney, Timney Triggers, Thomas Conroy, ALG Defense, CMC Triggers, Best of the Best


Southern France: 2021 Business Aviation Destination Guide

ALERT: For the latest France COVID travel restrictions visit our article on Europe COVID Ops. France has recently released a tentative schedule of the country’s reopening (see below). We will continue to monitor this and update this article with any changes. France calendar for lifting COVID restrictions May 3rd Lifting the 10 kms restrictions Curfew remain at 19h00 lt May 19th Curfew move to 21h00 lt Reopening of outdoor terraces with a max of 6 persons per table Non essential shop to r...
Tags: Europe, France, Spain, Corsica, Italy, Toulon, Aviation, Monaco, Nice, Customs, Cannes film festival, Riviera, Cannes, Monaco Grand Prix, Mediterranean, Destinations


Greek Islands: Business Aviation Destination Guide

Ops update: On April 19, 2021, Greece officially opened to the U.S., EU, and UK this week with NO RESTRICTIONS for vaccinated travelers. For Greece, parking is booked no more than 2 weeks prior to arrival on a first come/served basis, so we need to be ready to grab you a spot the minute your booking window opens. Universal Aviation Greece can help. ALERT: For the latest Greece COVID travel restrictions visit our article on Europe COVID Ops. June through September is always peak season for Gree...
Tags: Europe, UK, Greece, Eu, Athens, Aviation, Greek Islands, Mediterranean, Destinations, Thessaloniki, Chania, ATC, Mikonos, Ga, Civil Aviation Authority CAA, OCS


Compilation of pH, pH Meter, and other such things

Compilation of pH, pH Meter, and other such things Submitted by DanAyo on April 22, 2021 - 6:55am. As a untrained baker concerning all things pH, I thought it good to provide this post for others that may be interested in learning along with me. The more I learn the more it becomes evident that pH and pH meter handling and maintenance is no simple thing. Although not rocket science a certain degree of knowledge is very beneficial. It is hoped that those with technical knowledge will...
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Spain: Business aviation destination guide

Assuming that parking and hotel accommodations can be arranged at your destinations, Spain is a relatively friendly operating environment for business aviation, even during busier periods. The following is everything you need to know about operating to Spain. For more detailed information on specific destinations within Spain, please visit our articles on: Madrid Barcelona Permits Landing permits Private flights do not require landing permits for operations to Spain, but charter movements...
Tags: Europe, Eu, Spain, Aviation, Caa, Madrid, Schengen, Destinations, Civil Aviation Authority, European Union EU, IATA, Sita, ATC, Madrid Barcelona, International Air Transport Association IATA, Universal Aviation


What Covid-19 Didn’t Steal From Me

by Micah Engber, contributor ( Listen to the audio ) In some ways, I’m very fortunate. Some of you know this from listening to my ramblings as I muse along on The Airplane Geeks Podcast. Sometimes it might be on The Airline Pilot Guy, or with Plane Talking UK. Occasionally you might even find me on The Plane Safety Podcast or with Leo LaPorte or Ron Ananian, The Car Doctor. Some even call me a podcast squatter. Those of you who do know how this goes will know that I can go on and on. So why I’...
Tags: UK, History, Maine, Aviation, Brian, Air Force, Craig, Atlantic Ocean, Airline Safety, Blue Angels, Hartford Connecticut, ATC, Northeast USA, EAA, Portland Maine, Farnborough


‘F— This Place’ – Southwest Pilot Launches Expletive-Filled Tirade Against ‘Liberal’ Bay Area On Hot Mic

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2021 Aprilia RS 660 [Model Overview]

The 2021 Aprilia RS 660: High technology and Stunning Looks at a Middleweight Price Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Aprilia Motorcycles says “If you want to go unnoticed, this is not the bike for you,” and as far as the 600cc sport bike segment goes, they could well be right. With its exposed aluminum frame, chunky asymmetrical swing arm and modern body work, the RS 660 stands out in Aprilia’s 2021 lineup as a middleweight champ. The Italian-made RS 6...
Tags: US, Sport, Motorcycles, AEM, Brembo, ATC, IMU, Aprilia, 2021, Notfp, Parallel Twin, 600 - 1000cc, Aprilia Traction Control, Aprilia Cruise Control