November 1, 2007
AOPA ePublishing staff
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Before you set off on your next flight using an electronic flight bag (EFB), take a moment to double check its airspace depictions with an up-to-date sectional or terminal area chart.
AOPA worked with two EFB vendors this week to correct problems with the way some of their products were depicting the new Phoenix Class B airspace. Anywhere Map and Golden Eagle FlightPrep EFB add-ons were not depicting the redesigned airspace that went into effect on Oct. 25. Both companies quickly resolved the problem.
The association encouraged the vendors to contact all of their subscribers via e-mail to alert them of the error and then provide routine messages when updates are available.
"Anytime commercial vendors are downloading information from the FAA and then republishing it, there is a chance something can get crossed in the process," Williams said. "That's why AOPA is being vigilant for our members and working with vendors to correct any problems. But pilots must do their part as well—double check that the EFB maps are correct."
It is the pilot's responsibility to become aware of all information regarding your flight. Part of that includes making sure the information, like the products used in your EFB, is accurate.
Follow these tips from AOPA to ensure your EFB is up to date:
The FAA also recommends that pilots have a backup with them at all times in the cockpit.
November 1, 2007
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) welcomed a Sept. 18 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announcement that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) by the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline. ADS-B is a critical component of the NextGen air traffic modernization program.
The FAA announced Sept. 18 that it would host a “call to action summit” to address the barriers and potential challenges associated with equipping tens of thousands of aircraft for ADS-B, a move welcomed by AOPA.
Changes to departure and arrival procedures in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport airspace will take effect Sept. 18, and AOPA is cautioning pilots to plan ahead for the new procedures.
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