Category: Best Practice

Operating Requirements: Part 2 – Unique Procedures

Operating Requirements: Part 2 – Unique Procedures

Many unique operating requirements, here and there around the world, are location specific while others depend on the type of flight you’re operating. Some requirements, such as age restrictions, only apply to charter operations while others apply to all flight activity. It’s…

November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Understanding Food Terminology – Differences between the United Kingdom and the United States

Understanding Food Terminology – Differences between the United Kingdom and the United States

It’s important to be very specific when ordering catering. Be mindful that any part of a catering order can be misinterpreted without a clear understanding on both sides. Differences in terminology, even between the UK and U.S. can result in catering outcomes that may not be…

November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating Requirements: Part 1 – Unique Airport and Country Considerations

Operating Requirements: Part 1 – Unique Airport and Country Considerations

Business aviation remains the best way to move around the world. There are, however, a myriad of assorted operating requirements that must be complied with when dealing with worldwide operations. Certain countries have unique operating requirements and/or particular…

November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 2: Permits, Visas & CIQ

Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 2: Permits, Visas & CIQ

While the permit request process for Abu Dhabi is one of the easier worldwide, with minimal documentation requirements, it’s important to consider officially mandated permit lead times…

November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 – Part 3: Local Area

Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 – Part 3: Local Area

For operators heading down to Brazil for the racing event this November crew accommodations and local transport options are important considerations. While you’ll not likely have issues with obtaining aircraft parking at your airport of choice many preferred hotel options will already be…

November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to RPLL – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

Operating to RPLL – Part 2: Permits, Slots & CIQ

For operations to Manila (RPLL) there are a number of important airport slot and permit issues to be aware of, particularly as general aviation (GA) movements are limited to no more than two per hour at this location…

November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Ops Planning: Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou – Airports, Permits, Curfews & Ground Handling

BizAv Ops Planning: Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou – Airports, Permits, Curfews & Ground Handling

The Fortune Global Forum brings together world leaders and leaders of global multinationals December 6-8 in Guangzhou. One of the most influential economic forums held worldwide, this event promises to bring a heavy influx of general aviation (GA) to China’s southern gateway to the world…

November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 1: Airports & Services

Traveling to the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix – Part 1: Airports & Services

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place Nov 24-26 and it’s a highlight of the Formula One racing calendar. This event is set to attract domestic traffic and general aviation (GA) operators…

November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments More
2017 Brazil Formula One Grand Prix in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Alternate Airports & CIQ

2017 Brazil Formula One Grand Prix in Sao Paulo – Part 2: Alternate Airports & CIQ

While Guarulhos (SBGR) will be the preferred airport for many general aviation (GA) operators heading to the 2017 Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix, as it’s the closest airport of entry (AOE) to the race event, there are other parking options to consider…

November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Operating to RPLL – Part 1: Airport & Operating Considerations

Operating to RPLL – Part 1: Airport & Operating Considerations

Manila is a popular destination for business and leisure purposes and attracts a steady flow of general aviation (GA) activity. While aircraft parking is generally not an issue at Manila (RPLL), there are a number of operating considerations to be mindful of…

November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments More
EU Regulatory Update: Passport Expiration Dates, Part 2 – Key Considerations

EU Regulatory Update: Passport Expiration Dates, Part 2 – Key Considerations

If your passport is about to expire, or will expire within 90 days of your intended departure from the EU, it’s important to secure a new passport prior to entry into the EU. There are, however, certain cases where close-to-expiration passports may be accepted by Schengen border…

October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: New SBGR Parking Procedures

Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 – Part 1: New SBGR Parking Procedures

Guarulhos (SBGR) is the preferred airport for many international general aviation (GA) arrivals into Brazil for the Formula One Grand Prix event which runs November 11 and 12. As of October 25, 2017, at 0001, local new long term GA parking procedures go into effect at SBGR…

October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Master Crew Lists – Information, Requirements & Tips

Master Crew Lists – Information, Requirements & Tips

A Master Crew List (MCL) is a list the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) mandates every charter (non-scheduled commercial) operator have on file when flying to or within the U.S. Whenever APIS is transmitted by a charter operator using their carrier code, this information is vetted against the on-file MCL. This process ensures that information provided […]

October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments More
EU Regulatory Update: Passport Expiration Dates, Part 1 – Rule Changes

EU Regulatory Update: Passport Expiration Dates, Part 1 – Rule Changes

Beginning June 26, 2013 a regulatory amendment was put into effect by the European Parliament for European Union (EU) border control and immigration requirements. This regulation governs movement of all non-EU nationalities across EU borders and expands on…

October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Flight Planning Tips for North American Region

Flight Planning Tips for North American Region

Flight planning procedures are relatively unrestrictive and user friendly within the North American airspace. There are, however, equipment requirements, restrictions, and specific flight plan codes to take into account when flight planning within this region…

October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments More
APEC Vietnam 2017 – GA Operating Tips

APEC Vietnam 2017 – GA Operating Tips

APEC Vietnam 2017 is a year-long hosting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, wrapping up with the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting November 6-11 in Danang. As the upcoming Leader’s Meeting will attract heightened general aviation (GA) movements to the area, it’s recommended that operators begin trip planning as soon as possible. The following is an […]

October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments More
European Region Flight Planning Tips

European Region Flight Planning Tips

Network Manager (NM), or Network Management Operations Centre (NMOC) – previously known as the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU)– is the operational unit of Eurocontrol and responsible for airspace management in Europe from the north edge of Africa, including…

October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments More
2018 Winter Games in Korea – Latest Updates

2018 Winter Games in Korea – Latest Updates

The 2018 Winter Games, takes place February 9-25 at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in South Korea. This venue is located in remote northeastern Korea, some distance from airports in the Seoul area. But, there’s a closer airport of entry (AOE) for general aviation (GA) may…

October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 2: Flight Plans, Permits, CIQ and Security Inspections

Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 2: Flight Plans, Permits, CIQ and Security Inspections

Mexico is a relatively easy and unrestricted operating environment for private non-revenue flights but becomes more restrictive when it comes to foreign-registered charters. Be mindful that authorities are on the lookout for charter (non-scheduled commercial) operators who…

October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments More
African Air Show 2017 in Accra – Operator Tips

African Air Show 2017 in Accra – Operator Tips

West Africa’s top aerospace and aviation exhibition — African Air Show 2017 — takes place October 24-26 at Accra (DGAA). This is the largest exhibition in the region showcasing the latest in business commercial and defense aircraft, with 300 exhibitors and an estimated 15,000 trade…

October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 1: Airports, Handling and Local Area

Traveling to Mexico for Raiders vs. Patriots Game – Part 1: Airports, Handling and Local Area

The Raiders vs. Patriots game takes place in Mexico City November 19. As this sporting event will bring additional general aviation (GA) traffic into the Mexico City area business aircraft operators are advised to organize all needed arrangements – both aircraft support and crew…

October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Flight Planning Tips When Operating to Asia

Flight Planning Tips When Operating to Asia

Routing and airway restrictions are more common in Asia than in many other parts of the world. It’s important to work with your 3rd-party provider – early on in the flight planning process – to identify restricted airways, one-way airways, and domestic only airways…

September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Security Precautions for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Security Precautions for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The resort towns of Cabo San Lucas (MMSL) and San Jose del Cabo (MMSD), both located in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, are an ever increasing tourist destination. With the recent increase in visitors to the area comes an increase of crime like any major other major city. Since the beginning of 2017, […]

September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to Leuchars Airport: Changes for GA Ops

Traveling to Leuchars Airport: Changes for GA Ops

If you’re flying to St Andrews for golf, Leuchars (EGQL) is the closest and preferred general aviation (GA) airport. St Andrews is one of the oldest golf courses in the world, and a popular destination for many business aviation operators. Here are tips on operating to the spiritual…

September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Permissions for Non-U.S. Charter Flights to the U.S. – Part 2: Additional Considerations

Permissions for Non-U.S. Charter Flights to the U.S. – Part 2: Additional Considerations

There are only rare cases where the Department of Transportation (DOT) actually notifies operators on required permissions and procedures for operating non-U.S. aircraft on charters (non-scheduled commercial) to the U.S. However, in the end it’s always up to the operator to be…

September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments More
CPDLC Requirements Changing in Late 2017

CPDLC Requirements Changing in Late 2017

Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) are currently required in Datalink Mandated (DLM) airspace within the North Atlantic Tracks (NATs). As of Dec 7, 2017, airspace impacted by CPDLC requirements will expand and this will affect general aviation (GA) transatlantic operations. The following is an overview of what you need to know: 1. CPDLC requirements […]

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Traveling to the 2017 Formula One Grand Prix in Japan

Traveling to the 2017 Formula One Grand Prix in Japan

This year’s Formula One Japanese Grand Prix takes place October 6-8 at the Suzuka International Race Course. October 6 is for practice, October 7 is when qualifying runs take place and October 8 is race day. Built by the Honda Motor Company as a test facility in 1962 the…

September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Urgent! We need you to contact Congress TODAY to oppose ATC privatization! No time to wait!

Update! We need you to contact Congress TODAY to oppose ATC privatization! No time to wait!

UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Irma, the Speaker cancelled votes on Monday, September 11, but the airlines are still working to get the votes to get this to the House Floor this month, and WE MUST PREVENT THESE VOTES! We need you to act today! The time to act and oppose legislation (HR 2997) that will […]

September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Ops Planning: Milan Fashion Week, Fall 2017

Business Aviation Ops Planning: Milan Fashion Week, Fall 2017

Milan Fashion Week is a semi-annual clothing trade show held in Milan during spring and fall. The upcoming September 26-October 3 runway event debuts the latest from different fashion houses for the upcoming Spring/Summer season. Because this is one of the “Big 4”…

September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Permissions for Non-U.S. Charter Flights to the U.S. – Part 1: General Requirements

Permissions for Non-U.S. Charter Flights to the U.S. – Part 1: General Requirements

When operating charters (non-schedued commercial) to/from the U.S., with non-U.S. registered aircraft, there are many considerations to be mindful of. Particular procedures and/or documentation requirements must be complied with, depending upon the country of registry of…

September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments More