Welcome to the March Issue of The BAC Bulletin & DA News!
In January, a pilot in a Cirrus SR22 ran out of fuel and ditched into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii. His life was saved in large part thanks to the Cirrus’ parachute. In this issue, we discuss the pros and cons of small aircraft parachutes, plus keep you up to date with the latest FAA news and updates.
Have a question about cold weather flying or storage? Give Business Aircraft Center a call at (203) 748-7000 or visit our Private Aircraft Services page.
As always, we hope that you find this issue informative and helpful, and we ask that you please forward it to a friend or colleague in aviation.
Lynda & Santo Silvestro
Whole Plane Parachutes: Are They Worth It?
In January, a pilot’s life was saved thanks to a whole plane parachute that deployed from his Cirrus SR22 off the coast of Hawaii. Is it time more small aircraft pilots/owners installed whole plane parachutes?
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FAA’s Latest News and Updates
Pilots and aviation industry folks are busy people — to help you stay legal, compliant, and in the know, here are some of the latest news and updates from the FAA.
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Outside Electrical Hookups for Preheating Your Airplane
Just contact the office at (203) 748-7000 and we’ll have your plane warmed up and ready to go when you need it, all winter long. A monthly fee of $25 from November – April includes supervision and observation by BAC staff. One-time rates are also available.
Ensure Your Aircraft is Winterized
March weather can be crazy here in the Northeast. We can go from snow and ice storms to warm breezes and temperatures of spring in no time. If you’re flying this winter, make sure you and your aircraft are prepared for cold weather flying with professional, full-service maintenance, inspections and repairs. Our Line Service Department is available to service your aircraft 7 days a week, from 7:45am to 6:00 pm. Service is provided onsite by Master Aviation, Inc, the Aerostar Center of the Northeast. To schedule your winter service, call today at (203) 748-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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