Welcome to the March Issue of The BAC Bulletin & DA News!
In this issue, we remind you to help fight the proposed tax hike on Connecticut aircraft by filling out the survey from the NBAA. Also in this issue, BAC goes back in time with the origins of private flight air charters. We hope you find the history interesting. We also bring you the FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) of pre-flight preheating. Of course you know it’s important, but here we explain the why, when and how of preheating your plane. We hope you find this issue informative and please feel free to provide us with feedback.
Lynda & Santo Silvestro
Attention Connecticut Aircraft Owners: Help Fight the Tax Hikes!
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has proposed that all aircraft based in the state of Connecticut be taxed at 20 mils of its valuation, (See Bill HB6387) regardless of where in the state the aircraft is based. As an example, an aircraft valued at $100,000 would have a property tax liability of $2,000. A $1,000,000 valued aircraft would face a tax of $20,000 and so forth. Please take a minute and respond to the survey because your input is needed to help fight Malloy's proposed tax hikes.
BAC in Time: The Origin of Air Charter
Most airplane historians know that the first piloted flight was by the Wright brothers in 1903. But do you know when the first chartered flight took place? Here’s a brief history of air chartering—renting entire aircraft as opposed to single seats on a plane.
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Pre-Flight Preheating FAQ
It may seem like common sense, but it’s critically important to preheat your small aircraft’s engine before flight in the cold winter months. Here are some "frequently asked questions" about the why, when and how of preheating your plane. These are only guidelines. Before taking flight, be sure to call BAC about the best winter maintenance program for your aircraft.
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Mark Your Calendar
Plan on joining us on Tuesday, April 26th when Business Aircraft Center hosts the Seminar "Keeping Your Aircraft in Shape" presented by the FAA. Whether you're a new pilot, or a veteran in need of a refresher course, you'll learn how to ensure your aircraft is maintained for peak performance and as safe as physically possible. Admission is free. RSVP at www.faasafety.gov.
Full Motion Flight Simulator at Motion Simulations in Danbury.
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Introducing Shell Aeroclass Rewards Program
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