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Satellite Phones and Communications

By | 2017-09-26T20:44:22+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Pilot Shop|

Satellite Phones and Communications Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires wreak havoc on our telecommunications and power infrastructure. When one of these emergency events occur, it only takes one cell tower to go down to put the whole network at risk due to overloading. When the cellular system fails, satellite phones can be relied upon [...]

Hurricane Relief Assistance

By | 2017-10-04T20:28:30+00:00 September 25th, 2017|FBO Services|

Hurricane Relief Assistance Offered at Banyan Air Service, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Banyan is unable to accept donations at this time Due to overwhelming support from our South Florida community, we are unable to accept any more relief supplies at this time — our hangars have been filled to capacity. However, we are [...]

Banyan is Celebrating its 38th Anniversary!

By | 2017-08-03T12:35:39+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Banyan Life, FBO Services, News|

Banyan Air Service is excited to start our 38th year on August 1st and we have a number of big goals we are ready to tackle. As we begin the new year, we took a look back on our many accomplishments in just the last 12 months. Recent maintenance inspections: 7 Falcon 11 Challenger 35 [...]

How many business jet pilots will be grounded in 2020?

By | 2017-08-01T20:11:52+00:00 August 1st, 2017|ADS-B, Avionics|

Call it grounding by association.  FORTUNE magazine published an article in June, 2017 that states, “A whole lot of corporate planes could soon be grounded.”  Of course, anyone involved in aviation for business or hobby (outside of being a frequent flyer on your favorite airline) probably knows the article is referring to the FAA’s [...]

Bahamas Flying Info Update – June 2017

By | 2017-06-13T19:33:28+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Bahamas|

Are you flying to the Bahamas?  Here's a quick update on some new info: There's a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility - Airport of Entry Marathon KMTH, hours are Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30, telephone (305) 289-2029 Most of the airport Blue Phones have been discontinued.  If you use The Bahamas Pilot Guide, you'll [...]

Shop For Dad During Our Father’s Day Sale

By | 2017-06-09T17:58:57+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Pilot Shop|

Banyan Pilot Shop is having a Father's Day Sale happening in-store NOW till Sunday June 18th. We have the perfect gift for all types of Dad's. Find something special for him this year from our variety of promotions and sales. We have a variety of multi-tools, great for the hands-on and adventure-loving Dads. Our favorite is the [...]

Prepare Your Aircraft for Hurricane Season!

By | 2017-06-19T20:58:49+00:00 June 1st, 2017|FBO Services, News|

Hurricane season in Florida officially starts today June 1st and ends on Nov 30th. Whether it is just a small tropical storm passing through with minimal damage or a dangerously high category hurricane, you should always prepare your aircraft for the potential damage ahead. The most recommended procedure for aircraft owners is to leave the hurricane projected [...]

Which ADS-B Solution is best for you?

By | 2017-07-17T18:09:53+00:00 May 19th, 2017|ADS-B, Avionics|

With the FAA's ADS-B Out Mandate on January 1, 2020 quickly approaching, owners need to know which solution is best for their aircraft and the airspace it's flown.  Use the infographic below to determine if your aircraft is required to be ADS-B Out equipped and the solution best for you. (Links shown in the infographic are [...]

978 UAT Universal Access Transceivers

By | 2017-07-17T18:11:54+00:00 May 17th, 2017|ADS-B, Avionics|

To alleviate congestion on the 1090 MHz band, the FAA created another option for ADS-B solutions that run on a dedicated 978 MHz band - Universal Access Transceiver, or UAT.  978 UAT radios can be configured to provide both ADS-B “Out” and “In” capability in a single product. The ADS-B “Out” broadcast on 978 MHz carries [...]

Mode S Transponder w/ Extended Squitter Solutions

By | 2017-07-18T13:20:25+00:00 May 5th, 2017|ADS-B, Avionics|

If you're flying in Class A airspace (above 18,000 feet), or outside of the United States, then your aircraft needs to be equipped with a Mode S Transponder with Extended Squitter and ADS-B Out by January 1, 2020 (FAA Mandate). Below is a list of available Mode S Transponders with Extended Squitter, a brief [...]