In January 2005, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) came up with RVSM regulations. Their main aim was to increase the number of flights between FL290 and FL410 levels.  Although it is not mandatory to obtain RVSM approval, it will enable Air Traffic Control (ATC) to give you desirable routing. So how do you go about getting RVSM approval from FAA? Below is a simple guideline outlining all the steps you need to follow. Certifying the aircraft The first step is ascertaining that your plane has RVSM flight operations capability. The manufacturer clearly states this capability in the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM). If your aircraft is older, check the service bulletin or the supplemental type of certificate which will show that the RVSM equipment was upgraded. If you do not find any of these on your plane, it’s an indication that your plane is not RVSM compliant. You need to call the manufacturer so that they can provide an RVSM solution for your model. Preparing application package In this second stage, you need to prepare an application package that you will submit to the FAA.  You need to develop an RVSM operations and maintenance program as part of your application. You will submit these two together with your pilot and aircraft documents to the FAA for a review. Work with experts to develop your own unique RVSM manual as there is no standard format that works for all operations.  Providing proof of RVSM pilot training You must provide FAA with solid proof that your pilot has received RVSM training. If your plane has a single-pilot rating, one of your pilots must have undergone an FAA accepted course and passed. If it is rated as a dual-pilot aircraft, then at least two of your pilots must have received the RVSM training. This training is self-paced and conducted online in some FAA accredited institutions. For your RVSM operations program to be approved, the pilots RVSM certificate must not be more than 24 months old. If it has expired, FAA stipulates that they must take another course for your RVSM package to be considered for approval. Review by FAA After completing your application package, you will submit it to the relevant FAA office for review. Two officers assigned by the operations supervisor will review your application to verify the information provided. The operations part of the application will be evaluated by the operations inspector while the maintenance part will be reviewed by the airworthiness inspector. Generally, FAA is expected to take 60 days to review your manual and give a feedback. However, it can take longer due to certain factors, such as the...

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Finding a job can often be a difficult and daunting task at the best of times, but there are resources out there that can help you find the job that you need. Listed below are three reasons to take advantage of a job placement agency.  Specialized Agencies An irritating aspect of working with generic staffing agencies is that they will often contact you repeatedly for jobs that you have no interest in. For example, you may receive all manner of job offers for call center or assembly line work despite your education or experience being in a completely different industry. An easy way to avoid this issue is to take advantage of specialized job placement agencies that only work within certain industries. Some of these specialized job placement agencies will include ones that work in the financial, engineering, or technology fields. This is a good option, as it can help you get a job in an industry that will make use of your skills and experience while also helping you to advance in your chosen field rather than waste time in an unrelated field or industry. Ongoing Job Hunts One mistake that many people make when they finally do get a job is to become complacent and stop looking for new employment prospects. This can be a problem because it means that you could potentially be missing out on a position that is better suited to your skills, has better advancement opportunities or that simply provides better pay or benefits.  Once you sign up with a job placement agency, they can continue looking for suitable jobs for you, even if you have already received a job. However, you will want to make sure that the job placement agency is aware that you are interested in new job opportunities even after you get a job with one of their clients, as the agency may remove you from the list of people to contact for a new job once you have been hired elsewhere.  Permanent Placement Finally, you will want to consider utilizing a job placement agency because many of them focus on providing you with permanent, full-time positions. Sure, a temp agency can be a great way to get working fast in order to earn some money to pay your bills, but it can be frustrating to constantly be sent out on jobs that you know are going to run out in a few days, weeks, or months. However, you can avoid this issue by working with a job placement agency that has clients that are only interested in hiring permanent employees rather than cycling through temps repeatedly.  Contact a job...

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When your loved one passes away and opts for cremation, you might wonder about how to plan the memorial service. Without an open casket viewing, it can be tough to determine what the focal point should be. Here are a few tips to help you create a memorial display at the front of the room even if your loved one has decided to be cremated. What Is a Memorial Display? Memorial displays are a great way to showcase and celebrate your loved one’s life and memory. Working with the funeral home, you can create a table that features pictures, mementos and other items that give people some insight into his or her life and personality. How Do You Create A Memorial Display? The first thing you want to do is select the urn that you’re going to have your loved one’s ashes stored in. That urn, along with a nice picture of the deceased, will make a great center structure for the display. Around those things, you’ll want to choose a few of his or her favorite things. For example, if your loved one was active in crafts, sports or anything locally, add things that showcase those interests. Perhaps it’s a golf club or pictures from a golf outing. For craft-loving people, it might be an heirloom sewing machine or a project that they were particularly proud of. Think about the things that were important to your loved one and focus on those. You might also want to include some framed pictures of people and events that were particularly important in his or her life. Any significant awards should also have a home on the table. Consider his or her favorite color and create a theme around that color. The more inspired you are by your loved one’s memory, the more he or she is likely to be represented. How Can You Make It Interactive? Another great way to celebrate your loved one’s memory is to create a board that allows everyone to leave their own favorite picture or memory. Include cards or printed blank pages for people to write on. For more creativity, have them shaped like or designed like the urn you’ve chosen. By allowing everyone to contribute their own memories, you can then put that board into a large frame and have something you can hang at home to remember the loved one for many years to come. You might even find that it becomes a family heirloom. For more ideas about cremation memorials, check out sites like http://www.carememorialcremation.com/....

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As a small business owner, expanding into other countries can be daunting. Before you start translating advertising materials, business contracts and other documents, you should think about working with a professional translation service. Here’s a look at some of the reasons you need professional support before you start branching out. Speaking The Language Isn’t Enough You might believe that you don’t need translation because you speak the language of the country you’re branching into. While knowing how to speak the language can help you as a translator, it isn’t a solution. Translation requires skills that come from precise training, because it isn’t just about translating each word, it’s about evaluating the piece as a whole to avoid cultural insults and account for the use of local slang terminology. Most Translators Specialize In Specific Subject Matter This is why it’s often best to work with a translation service to have your documents prepared for international distribution. This way, you have a team of many translators who can each work on the type of information that they specialize in. This ensures that you’re getting the most skilled translation possible for your legal contracts, marketing information and sales guidelines. Translators that specialize in specific types of records are important, because they know that aspect of the industry thoroughly in the country in question. Evaluate on Skill, Not Price One common mistake made when shopping for a translation service is looking solely for the best deal. While you might spend more in the long run, looking for a service based on skill instead of price makes a difference. After all, if you’re just looking for the cheapest service, you risk mistranslation or oversight of local slang. This can put you at risk of offending your target audience. Make sure you’re working with someone based on their expertise, not the cost. The same applies to the online virtual translation services that promise to translate your documents for free. While they can convert most of the words to the other language, they cannot adjust for grammatical issues, cultural variances, punctuation or style. Nothing can replace the skill of a human translation for ensuring accuracy of all of the above. Before you start reaching out to close deals in any other country, you should work with one of the local translation services to ensure that your information is clear and concise. With these tips, you can see why a professional service is...

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If you live in a small apartment or tiny home, you may not think you have the space for your own home office. The truth is, with some clever configurations and smart furniture choices, anyone has the room for a home office. Take some tips to help make your home conducive to a dedicated office space: Construct some walls. Walls are often needed to send the message that you are in a defined and off-limits work area. If you are using a small corner of a bedroom, for instance, use partitions, curtains, or a dressing screen to enclose the space. If your space lacks a door of any kind, create one—the option for privacy is very important. Clear the clutter. Make your work area a productive place that is free from distractions, including clutter. Plus, if your space is limited, you won’t have room for anything besides your technology, office supplies, and related materials. Think tall, not small. Visit a used office furniture vendor or consignment store and look for those old metal filing cabinets. These are small in diameter, yet can be stacked securely to create a vast amount of storage in a small space. Be smart and store heavy goods in the bottom filing cabinet to provide stabilization for the upper-cabinets. If you have room, go with a desk.  A desk can be the hub of your home office, although some may be a bit bulky for small spaces. Measure your office area and be realistic about how big of a desk will actually fit in the space. Allow ample room to move around and space for a decent office chair. Don’t forget the light. Invest in some good lighting fixtures for your office. Don’t rely on dimmed bedroom lighting or the shadows of setting up an office in a corner of your home. Purchase some sort of ambient light fixture that will illuminate your entire office, as well as a couple of task lamps that will make some tasks easier on the eyes. Go wireless whenever possible. Avoid the bulk and mess of cords and adapters by going wireless whenever possible. This will give you more freedom when configuring your space, without the concern of connecting cords to all of your devices. Enjoy the peace and productivity that a home office can bring—even if you live in tight quarters. Use these tips to help carve out a dedicated office in even the smallest of dwellings. Talk with office furniture retailers and consigners to find the perfect pieces to work in your space. Companies like Boss Office Products Inc may be able to meet your needs in this...

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