October 2017

Zone of Totality

How many times have you heard the promise, “this once in a lifetime opportunity!” Whether it’s used to sell you a car, persuade you to take a free Caribbean cruise, or convince you to invest in silver via those annoying cable TV ads, you are implausibly told THIS is the deal of the century! Don’t Read More

Jet Journal – Step Up to the HondaJet

For owner-pilots, this fast, roomy light jet delivers where it matters most: simplicity and lower workload. The story of HondaJet’s architect Michimasa Fujino and his long journey from initial concept in the late 1980s to proof of concept in 2005 and finally certification is one of determination and patient perseverance. The founding CEO of Honda Read More

EAA AirVenture 2017

A look back at the world’s greatest air show If one event could be a direct testament to the health of general aviation, AirVenture 2017 demonstrated the industry is alive and well. The show took place July 24-30 and saw record attendance with around 590,000 attendees, a five percent increase over last year. Throughout the Read More

Business Aviation Lands in Las Vegas

Preview of the 2017 NBAA-BACE Convention & Exhibition In a few short days, the 2017 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will get underway. The event, which celebrates NBAA’s 70th anniversary, will be held Oct. 10-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to a wide selection of topical Read More

Standing Up to BizAv’s Biggest Threat

A conversation with NBAA’s Ed Bolen As NBAA and the business aviation industry readies for the kick-off of the 2017 NBAA-BACE Convention & Exhibition, the industry is faced with unprecedented challenges. On the flipside, new training approaches, technology, avionics, and products are making aviation safer, more efficient and more rewarding than ever. All of this Read More

Five on the Fly

WHO: Dr. Shelly deZevallos WHERE: Houston, Texas POSITION: President of West Houston Airport / Principal at Independent Mortgage Company CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: NBAA Board Member / Founding Member and President of Texans for General Aviation Ratings: Glider, SEL, MEL, IFR, Commercial Hours: 4,000+ 1. As a third-generation pilot, aviation is in your blood. How does aviation play a role Read More

Exit Strategy

When to set the brakes for the last time. It was on the 10th day of May – 1884 – that I confessed to age by mounting spectacles for the first time, and in the same hour I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time. The spectacles stayed Read More

Daher-sponsored Parasol Replica Joins EAA Aviation Museum  

If you attended AirVenture 2017, you may have admired a full-sized Morane-Saulnier Type L “Parasol” airplane on display in the Daher/Socata exhibit area. Daher has announced that this hand-built aircraft will join the EAA Aviation Museum collection in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The flightworthy replica aircraft originally was planned for a return to France. However, the company Read More

FDS Avionics Intros Interactive 2D and 3D Maps for BizAv Passengers

In-flight entertainment and cabin management systems manufacturer FDS Avionics Corp., has rolled out two new moving maps for business and private aviation. The do 3D Moving Map provides an intensely detailed three-dimensional moving map experience. The 3D map can be configured to show different views and levels of detail up to 15 square meters, per Read More

When the Lights Went Out

"Want to fly with me to see the total eclipse?” The text from friend and M2 owner Larry King seemed simple enough. Since the viewing percentage in the Dallas area would be only 70 percent, why not take the airplane to a location where we could experience what many had not seen for nearly 100 Read More