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  • 11/18/2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Flight Plan Filers,

    NOTE:  If you are not a provider of flight planning or filing services, please disregard this email and request that you be removed from this list.

    Please be advised the FAA Preferred IFR Routes have been updated for the 11/5/2020 implementation of the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Routes (NEC ACR) with 7 new Q-Routes being implemented:  Q119, Q127, Q129, Q220, Q430, Q439, Q450.  Please utilize the published routes available at https://www.fly.faa.gov/rmt/nfdc_preferred_routes_database.jsp to the maximum extent possible to avoid ATC required re-routes.  I have attached the briefing FAA recently provided to Flight Plan Filers.

    If your flight plans are departing Florida airports (MIA, FLL, PBI, FXE, SUA, MCO, ORL) and utilizing offshore routes AR16 or AR18, please take particular care to file the precise route for your destination airport.  Published offshore routes exist for the following destination airports: ACK, ALB, BAF, BDL, BDR, BED, BOS, BVY, BWI, CEF, DXR, EWR, FOK, FRG, GON, HFD, HPN, HTO, HVN, IAD, ISP, JFK, LGA, LWM, MHT, MMU, ORH, PHL, POU, PVD, RDU, SWF, TEB, YUL, YYZ.  Published offshore routes for Y494 and/or Y497 exist for flights departing FLL, MCO, MIA, PBI, TPA, MDSD, and MYNN with destinations BDA, BOS, DOV, EWR, JFK, MMU, and TEB. 

    For routes to and from Florida airports not found in the above link, please utilize the routes available at:

    Northbound General Aviation Pref Routes (Departing Florida Airports)

    Southbound General Aviation Pref Routes (Arriving Florida Airports)

    The Florida airports in the routes at the above two links include:  07FA, APF, BCT, EYW, FA54, FHB, FMY, FLL, FXE, ISM, MKY, MIA, MCO, OPF, ORL, PBI, PIE, PGD, RSW, SFB, SRQ, SUA, TMB, TPA.  Again, please file the precise route for your departure and destination airport.

    In addition, for flights with destination CHS, please note the MRPIT transition on the AMYLU THREE (RNAV) ARRIVAL is “ATC ASSIGNED ONLY,” so please do not file the MRPIT transition.  When arriving from the north, please file the RAPPZ transition from over ORF or ISO.  Numerous published routes are available so please utilize the published routes when available.

    Please be reminded of and adhere to the NA (Not Authorized) NOTAMs published by ZJX effective until next year (12/2/2021) for the following routes: Q85, Q87, Q97, Q109, Q113, Q135, Q409, Y289, Y291, Y299, Y309, Y319, Y323.  The text of the NOTAMs are included in the attached document.  The NA NOTAM for Y307 has been cancelled and the published routes will be updated to include “NUCAR Y307 GARIC” next month (12/31/2020).

    If you have questions or issues please feel free to contact us or one of the FAA ARTCCs below directly.

    Doug for… 

    Paul Withers, FAA Management Co-Lead
    paul.m.withers@faa.gov
    904-710-5939

    Joey Tinsley, NATCA Co-Lead

    joseph.b.tinsley@faa.gov
    770-363-1718

    NEC ACR Implementation Briefing for Flight Plan Fliers

  • 05/27/2020 4:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Members,

    Please see a message below from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Air Charter Advisors, and Signature Aviation regarding a food drive for FLL workers impacted by COVID-19 job cuts:

    “Operation Uplift” Initiative to Benefit Displaced Airport Employees

       - Food distribution for FLL workers impacted by COVID-19 job cuts -

    BROWARD COUNTY, FL  On Saturday, May 30, 2020, Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) will host a food distribution event in partnership with Air Charter Advisors and Signature Aviation, to benefit airport community employees financially impacted due to COVID-19.  

    The food giveaway is the culmination of the airport's "Operation Uplift" outreach initiative launched in early May to collect nonperishable goods to support laid off and furloughed workers across FLL's commercial and general aviation partners, tenants, and service providers/suppliers. 

    The drive-thru event is scheduled for 10AM-12PM on a vacant lot near Signature Aviation along Southwest 11th Terrace in Fort Lauderdale. 

    Since March, millions of American jobs have been lost as businesses close doors or temporarily restrict operations due to federal, state, and local government stay-at-home orders aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. 

    With fewer people traveling, aviation, in particular, has been hard hit, resulting in thousands of parked commercial and private planes, and emptier terminals with shuttered concessions in airports nationwide. As a result, hundreds of employees across the FLL Airport Community from customer service agents to concession and cleaning staff and wheelchair attendants, among other front line personnel, have lost their livelihood or had it curtailed due to COVID-19 impacts.

    "This is just one small way we can come together as an airport community to assist impacted employees and their families during this challenging and uncertain time," said Mark E. Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation. "Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated items to help our impacted colleagues through this period of difficulty and economic hardship." 

    Air Charter Advisors President Adam Steiger said he saw “Operation Uplift” as an opportunity to help the less fortunate in the industry who had lost their jobs and were struggling to make ends meet.

    "I want to give back to the community and help put food on as many tables as possible," Steiger said, who personally financed a large portion of the donated items and made multiple trips to grocery stores to purchase food and household supplies. "Partnering with FLL and Signature Aviation seemed like it would be a great fit, and I knew that by teaming up, we could make a greater impact."

    During Saturday's drive-thru event, displaced FLL Airport Community workers will receive pre-packed bags with essential household items, including canned goods, paper products, and toiletries.


  • 02/07/2020 2:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see the flyer below about Embry-Riddle's upcoming Open House at their Fort Lauderdale Campus.

    Embry-Riddle Open House

  • 01/13/2020 4:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OPSGROUP is doing a review to see what aviation can learn from the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts to help improve response in future disasters.  If you were involved in any Dorian relief efforts, please take a few moments to fill out the survey they have put together here:

    https://ops.group/blog/a-review-of-hurricane-dorian/

  • 01/08/2020 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see info below regarding Sheltair's Open House on January 30th at FXE.


  • 11/25/2019 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Everglades University will be hosting a job fair on Monday, December 2nd.

    Where: Everglades University
    5002 T-Rex Ave. Suite 100
    Boca Raton, Florida 33431

    Time:  4 - 7pm          

    More Information - If your company is hiring and you'd like to have a booth at the Job Fair, please contact Director of Student Services at 561-912-1211 ext. 129 or Rbarrat@evergladesuniversity.edu

    Click Here to see Job Fair flyer


  • 09/16/2019 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Banyan Aviation Career Day

    September 21 @ 11:00 am

    Aviation Career Day

    Thinking about a career in aviation?

    Turn your love of aviation into a rewarding, profitable, and fun career. Whether you dream to be a Pilot, AMT (Aviation Maintenance Technician), Avionics Technician, Aviation Administrator, or any of the other areas aviation has to offer, the aviation industry is booming and has many opportunities for you to pursue.

    Come see what South Florida flight schools, colleges and businesses have to offer, and what career opportunities exist at Banyan.

    More than 25 South Florida schools and colleges participated in last year’s Aviation Career Day.  This year we anticipate exceeding that number.  Be sure to stop back to see an updated attendee list.

    Attendees will receive a guided tour of the Banyan Air Services complex and will include visits to FBO Services, Maintenance, Avionics and Pilot Shop.  Seating is limited so be sure to RSVP today.

    For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/2N8DztG


  • 09/04/2019 3:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dorian Relief Update

    Tuesday, September 10:  Please read this great update from Mark Zee and his team at OPSGROUP.  They helped coordinate the initial air relief flights by providing info on Bahamas airports, TFRs, and other logistical information to the various operations. They did a tremendous job in a hectic environment, so our hats off to them.  It appears the bigger operations have stepped in (UN, USAF, NGOs, etc.) so they are stepping down.

    There is still a need for the business aviation community's help, though on a more specialized basis.  If anyone would still like to assist, please reach out to Scott Ramsden and he can put you in touch with the appropriate parties.

    There are still multiple drop off locations where you can donate and drop off much needed supplies.  Below are a list of the most needed supplies and current drop off locations in the tri-county area (additional locations to be added).   

    If you would like your facility or office to be added as a drop off location or if you are interested in having your facility added as a staging area for relief flights please send an email to scott@ramjetaviation.com and it will be added to our list.  The list will be published on the SFBAA website and updated regularly.

    Our friends at Odyssey Aviation have given us some more information regarding how to help out in the Bahamas.  Please see the pdfs below regarding information about Aviation Support Donations.  Any questions can be directed to:

    Julie Silberman
    Odyssey Aviation
    (561) 312 0953
    jsilberman@OdysseyAviation.com 

    Julie was also kind enough to share with us some photos from the ongoing relief effort which I've posted here.


    DROP OFF LOCATIONS
    It seems all FBOs in South Florida are willing to waive fees and provide fuel discounts to those interested in participating in relief flights!

    Signature FBO, PBI: 1500 Perimeter Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33406

    Signature is accepting items that will be delivered via Cherokee Air Limited. Please contact Jose.cabrera@signatureflight.com or 561-683-5939 for questions.

    Signature FBO, BCT: 3300 Airport Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Signature will be accepting items.  Fuel Discounts and waiving of Clearing Fees will be available for all aircraft participating in relief flights.  Please contact garry.madolid@signatureflight.com or 561-955-9556

    Banyan Air Service, FXE: 5360 NW 20th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

    Front Desk:  954-491-3170
    Contact:  Isadora 1st or Giselle 2nd
    Sending e-mail to Banyan with regards to help for the Bahamas: helpinghands@banyanair.com

    As in the past the Banyan Team is ready to assist those that would like to send or fly aid to the Bahamas.  As an official “Gateway to the Bahamas FBO” we are working with the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) through the Bahamas Tourist and Aviation Office.

    We will be using Hangar 9 which is attached to the Jet Café to label and store cargo that will be airlifted to the Bahamas.

    We have forklifts and manpower to assist.

    There are those that wish to send supplies but have no way of getting the supplies to the islands and there are pilots that volunteer their aircraft and can carry cargo but this MUST be coordinated. 

    Just dropping off a pallet of supplies with no way of getting it to the Bahama is not wise.

    We will soon know exactly what supplies are most needed (initial list is below, although some of the items must go by barge rather than by air)

    Our team at the front desk can assist with Bahamas Flight Plans and with documentation for your flights and there is a special “helping hands” fuel price and no ramp fees to those flying relief.

    Gold Aviation, FLL: 1420 Lee Wagener Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

    Gold Aviation will be accepting donations and will be managing relief flights to and from the Bahamas.  If you are interested in donating your aircraft and/or pilot services please reach out to the Gold Aviation Team (charter@goldaviation.com or 954-359-9919).

    Jetscape Alpha FBO Hangar, FLL: 350 SW 34th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

    Jetscape will be accepting donations and will be managing relief flights to and from the Bahamas.  Please contact 954-359-9991 or customerservice@jetscapefbo.com.

    Privaira, BCT: 3690 Airport Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Privaira will be operating flights to assist those needing to get to and from the Bahamas. Please call 561-886-0380 or email sales@privaira.com.

    The Boca Raton Airport Administration (BRAA) office will serve as a collection site for donations that will be sent to the Bahamas.

    Boca Raton Airport Administration Building
    903 NW 35th St, Boca Raton, FL 33431
    P: 561-391-2202
    Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

    US Customs at Boca Raton Airport

    In support of the humanitarian efforts taking place in the Bahamas due to the impact of Hurricane Dorian, the Airport is suspending all customs clearing fees until Wednesday, September 18.

    Atlantic Aviation FBO, BCT: 3700 Airport Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Fuel discounts and fees are being waived until rescinded include handling, facility and parking fees for aircraft participating in relief flights.  Please contact the Front Desk at 561-368-1110.


    Atlantic Aviation FBO, PBI: 3800 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 334406

    Fuel discounts and fees are being waived until rescinded include handling, facility and parking fees for aircraft participating in relief flights.  Please contact the Front Desk at 561-683-4121.

    Atlantic Aviation FBO, SUA: 2240 SE Witham Field Dr, Stuart, FL 34996

    Fuel discounts and fees are being waived until rescinded include handling, facility and parking fees for aircraft participating in relief flights.  Please contact the Front Desk at 772-781-4720.

    Atlantic Aviation FBO, OPF: 15000 NW 44th Ave, Opa Locka, FL 33054

    Fuel discounts and fees are being waived until rescinded include handling, facility and parking fees for aircraft participating in relief flights.  Please contact the Front Desk at 305-455-2295.

    Presidential Aviation, FXE: 1755 NW 51st Place, Hangar 74, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

    Presidential Aviation will now be accepting supplies and donations to be deliveredy by aircraft to the Bahamas.  You may contact them at 888-772-8622 with any questions.


    Relief Supplies Most Needed
    Please send New and Unopened items only. Thank You!

    • Water (all sizes - small and large 1 & 5 gallon)
    • Deodorant (men & women)
    • Shampoo
    • Wash Cloths
    • Bug-Spray
    • Sunscreen
    • Chapstick
    • Pull-Tab Can Good (Soup, Vegetables, Meat)
    • Plastic Jar of Tomato Sauce
    • Breakfast (pop tarts, granola bar)
    • Individual Cereal Boxes
    • Manual Can Openers

    FOOD (Non-perishable Items) Pull-Tab Can Goods (Soup, Vegetables, Meat), Breakfast (Dry Cereal, Pop Tarts, Granola Bars), Peanut Butter, 100% Fruit Juice, Sports Drinks, Individual Snacks (Crackers, Rice Krispies), Individual Fruit (Fruit Cup, Applesauce)

    CLEANING SUPPLIES Bleach, Disinfectant, Mops, Buckets, Rubber / Plastic Gloves, Sponges, Brooms, Trash Bags (Kitchen, Large Heavy Duty)

    BABY SUPPLIES Diapers (All Sizes), Baby Wipes, Baby Formula, Baby Food

    HYGIENE KITS Towels, Wash Cloths, Razor, Shaving Cream, Body Wash, Bar Soap, Shampoo, Feminine Products, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Hand Sanitizer, Hand Soap, Deodorant

    MEDICAL SUPPLIES First Aid Kits, Non-Prescription Drugs, Band-Aids, Medical Tape, Ointments, Disinfectant Spray or Wipes, Eye Drops, Chapstick, Sunscreen, Bug Spray.

    BEDDING Blankets, Sheets, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Cots

    CLOTHING Underwear (All Sizes), Socks (All Sizes)

    PAPER SUPPLIES Plates, Bowls, Cups, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Pre-Wrapped Flatware, Plastic Bags (Storage, Gallon)

    PET SUPPLIES Dry Food, Canned Food

    OTHER ITEMS

    • Portable generators
    • Hurricane shutters
    • Emergency ladders
    • Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or 9 volt)
    • First aid kits
    • Fuel containers
    • Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
    • Machetes
    • Axes and chainsaws
    • Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
    • Nonelectric coolers and ice chests for food storage
    • Nonelectric can openers
    • Portable self-powered light sources (hand cranked flashlights)
    • Portable self-powered radios, including two-way and weather band radios
    • Reusable and artificial ice products
    • Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors
    • Tarps and other plastic sheeting
    • Tools - Drills, Wheelbarrows, Buckets, Hammers, Screwdrivers etc.,
    • Heavy Duty Trash Bags
    • Face Masks
    • Construction gloves
    • Solar lights
    • Duct tape
    • Extension Cords / Power strips

    Monetary Donations
    The SFBAA is not accepting monetary donations for hurricane relief directly, but if you would prefer to help in this manner, here is some helpful information:

    The Grand Bahamas Port Authority set up a Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation which appears to be a direct way of getting relief funds to those in the Bahamas in need.  You can read about and donate here: www.gbdisasterrelief.org

    Here is a NY Times article with some other avenues to donate to as well: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/world/americas/hurricane-dorian-how-to-help.html

  • 06/14/2019 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • 05/24/2019 2:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join our friends from FABA at the Florida Aviation Business Association's annual conference June 17-19 in Orlando.

    The 2019 Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA) Annual Conference and Trade Show is scheduled June 17-19 in Orlando, FL. The event will be hosted at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in fun-filled Orlando. Join FABA for an action packed agenda as we bring leaders of the aviation community together to discuss some of the industry’s hottest topics affecting Florida aviators.

    As a background, FABA is made up of aircraft manufacturers, fixed based operators (FBO's), maintenance repair organizations (MRO's), air carriers, fuel providers, flight schools, aircraft owners, airports, aircraft brokers, aircraft managers, insurance, professionals, educational institutions, and industry stakeholders who are committed to engage, educate, and support our association's diverse membership. FABA is a leading advocate for business aviation and general aviation in the State of Florida and is recognized as a leading information resource and principal promoter of business aviation and general aviation in the State of Florida. (See http://faba.aero – to join see http://faba.aero/join-faba) Also, FABA has a newswire that is sent out every week to FABA members.

    Here is a link to the FABA 2019 conference:

    http://faba.aero/2019-annual-conference

    The registration site can be found here (which includes sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities):

    http://www.etouches.com/faba2019

    The hotel block expires on May 31, 2019, so please register on or before May 31, 2019.

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