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February 11, 2021

Listening Session With SecTrans Allows NBAA To Advocate For BizAv

Buttigieg: 'Your Organizations Have Stepped Up To Find Solutions'

Wednesday, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen took the opportunity to emphasize the business aviation community’s critical role in America’s economy, as well as the industry’s continued leadership in the safety, security and sustainability of flight during an “Aviation Listening Session” between newly confirmed DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg and industry leaders. “For the better part of a century, business aviation has served as a vital link in our air transportation system, and an important driver of our nation’s economy,” Bolen said.

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Houston PD Takes Delivery Of New H125

N Number Is Same As Badge Number Of Honored Officer

The Houston Police Department, one of the largest air units in the country, recently took delivery of a new and very special H125. It’s the first H125 for the department and will be utilized for fighting violent and property crime, and assisting with search and rescue, homeland security and firefighting support. It is also a lasting reminder of one of their own. Houston Police Officer Jason Knox was 35 years old when his watch came to an end on May 2, 2020. His badge number – 2374, retired by Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo – is written in black on the new aircraft as its FAA registration number. Knox, a tactical flight officer, had served on the department for eight years and

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Spatial Disorientation Device Reportedly Meets NTSB Recommendation

Program/Device May Be Ideal For Reduced Visibility Training

AT Systems has patented a device that trains pilots for degraded visual environment conditions during routine training flights. This device is the latest technology in training for spatial disorientation and low visibility events such as Inadvertent IMC, brown-out, or white-out conditions. The NTSB has identified in aircraft spatial disorientation training as a key factor in preventing accidents where spatial disorientation is a factor. The device attaches to a helmet without modification and produces a degraded visual environment controlled by an  instructor or safety pilot-operated iPad. This mode of training allows the pilot to experience both simulated visibility and the actual s

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