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Presidential TFR – Palm Beach International (PBI)

By | February 13th, 2017|FBO Services|

Presidential TFR for President Trump's Florida Residence If you fly in-and-out or around Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) with any type of regularity, you undoubtedly will receive a NOTAM regarding a Presidential TFR (POTUS TFR) for one of your flights. That's because President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence is just 2.1 nm from PBI and located on [...]

Campion Crowned Chief Alatunse of Egbe Land

By | January 6th, 2017|Banyan Life, Giving Back|

Don Campion, president of Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, was recently crowned Chief Alatunse of Egbe Land which means – revitalizer and rebuilder of our village. His spouse, Sueanne, is the Ye Ye Alatunse which means first lady of the community. Campion was honored with this chieftaincy title for his leadership and [...]

Don Campion Receives GMAA Award

By | January 6th, 2017|FBO Services, News|

Don Campion, president of Banyan Air Service, received the Edward V. Rickenbacker Award presented by the Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) at the 89th Annual Wright Brothers Memorial Gala and Awards Ceremony on October 1. This award is named after Caption Rickenbacker, Chairman and CEO of Eastern Airlines, who made his mark on commercial aviation [...]

Data Comm: Look What’s Happening Now With NextGen

By | January 3rd, 2017|Avionics, News|

Data Comm: NextGen’s Next Big Thing Data Comm uses text messaging between the Air Traffic Controller and the Pilot instead of voice communications. Data Comm is currently in use at 56 major North American airports. Equipped aircraft can take advantage of the many benefits now. According to the FAA “Data Comm offers many advantages to [...]

SBAS-FMS Upgrade Incentive Program for Learjet & Citation

By | December 14th, 2016|Avionics, News|

Currently there are over 6000 aircraft still using floppy disks for data upload You must complete the SBAS-FMS Upgrade before the ADS-B or FANS1/A upgrade Operating without Localizer Performance w/ Vertical Guidance (LPV) can be costly — it may be costing you more than you think If you're an operator of a [...]

Santa Visits Banyan Pilot Shop

By | December 12th, 2016|Pilot Shop|

On Saturday, December 12, 2016, Santa arrived at Banyan Pilot Shop in his Quest KODIAK to take photos with children of all ages.  It was exciting to share some of the wonderment of aviation with everyone, young and old!  Banyan Pilot Shop has something for everyone, from young children to grown-up (kids), everyone can [...]

Celebrate National Aviation Day on August 19th!

By | August 18th, 2016|Banyan Life, FBO Services|

National Aviation Day - Here's 7 Ways To Celebrate What is National Aviation Day? Established in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, this holiday was issued a presidential proclamation designating the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to be the day where the growth in aviation should be celebrated. The Wright brothers were two American inventors and aviation pioneers, credited [...]

Banyan Receives New FAA Repair Station Certificate

By | August 17th, 2016|Avionics, Maintenance, News|

Banyan Receives New FAA Repair Station Certificate Banyan Air Service Maintenance and Avionics is now one combined repair station, MRO Services. Gary Justice from the FAA recently gave Don Campion, Greg Laabs, and Lou Homsher the official documentation to merge Banyan’s individual repair station certificates. Previously, we had been using one repair station certificate for [...]

ADS-B Mandate & FANS/1A – 5 Reasons to Plan your Installations Now!

By | August 15th, 2016|Avionics|

FANS/1A and ADS-B Mandate January 1, 2020 is right around the corner. With just a few years left and an estimated 150,000 aircraft that are still in need of compliance; here are some points to consider… With each passing year the manufacture cost of the NextGen equipment increases simply because of supply and demand. Also [...]

Top Reasons to Fly through FXE Airport This Summer

By | August 11th, 2016|FBO Services|

Top Reasons to Fly through FXE Airport This Summer Besides the warm sunshine and the beautiful ocean waves, Fort Lauderdale also has a great General Aviation airport that makes traveling for your next vacation a breeze. The Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport(FXE Airport) has no commercial airline traffic and much less General Aviation traffic compared to Fort [...]

FAA NextGen 2020 Mandate Seminar

By | July 29th, 2016|Avionics|

FAA NextGen Seminar September 20th, 2016 10AM — 4PM Door prizes and lunch will be provided Register Today! The FAA NextGen is a National Airspace System that proposes to transform the air traffic control technology from a radar-based to a satellite-based system. The FAA has mandated that aircraft operating in airspace [...]