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17, 40 YEARS AGO, REMEMBERED
Only 12 humans have ever walked
on the surface of the Moon; only one of them, Harrison Schmitt, was a
scientist, and he came to Sun 'n Fun this week. Schmitt, a geologist, is
appearing at several events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the
Apollo 17 mission. In a news conference on Wednesday morning, he brought
to life his long-ago experience. His ship was blasted into space on Dec.
7, 1972, by the last of the Saturn V rockets, he said. At about 34,000
miles from Earth, he snapped the famous photo showing the whole planet,
which is still the most-requested shot from NASA. Then he and Eugene
Cernan landed on the Moon, where they spent 75 hours. More...
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also adds Victor Airway support to your GNS430W/530W!
The VFS101 eliminates knob-induced tunnel vision, is lightning-fast even
in turbulence, and takes the anxiety out of in-flight re-routes. Visit
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Until now, there was no reasonably priced software that centralized and
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extremely experienced pilots for pilots, FAST-Flight
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red tape into distant memories! Your credit card won't be charged until
60 days after your order is placed. You can cancel at any time if you
are not satisfied.
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ONE-STOP RECORD KEEPING
After six months of beta testing with
real-world users, Andres Darvasi has rolled out FAST, an
anywhere-accessible online tool that aims to provide one-stop shopping
for aircraft record-keeping, maintenance and pilot-specific concerns.
The level of detail available means that pilots can track individual
components from the standpoint of cost and acquisition source, through
any weight and balance effects, to associated regulatory or maintenance
deadlines, requirements or squawks, and more. Pilots access the tool
through fast-flight.com. Darvasi is making the
subscription-based service available with a 60-day free trial period.
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Anywhere Map® Is Now an App, Too!!!
Platform Independence This isn't just another chart viewer;
everything you love about Anywhere Map
's Flight Management System
is now available for ALL the popular tablets. Features include our
patented Cones of Safety®
Personal Digital Co-pilot®
Obstacle warnings, VNAV, Virtual ILS, high-resolution terrain, Anywhere
Link Weather overlay, and TRACK-UP operation and we are
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A New Day at Bendix/King by
has established new business operations in
Albuquerque, NM. Soon, we'll have an all-new product line. We have
renewed our brand and our promise to design, build and
support the best-performing, most innovative and cost-effective avionics
products available for general aviation. Visit us at Sun 'n Fun hangar
B, booth 80.
Or click here.
'N FUN'S RESIDENT BLACK DIAMOND PLUS MIG-17S
Diamond high performance, high precision jet team is based at Lakeland
Linder Regional Airport and mixes Air Force, Navy and civilian pilots
flying L-39s and Polish-made Mig-17s (one Lim-5 and one Lim-6). The
team's two civilian pilots include the CEO of its main sponsor,
Harbortouch, a touchscreen point of sale system. Its Air Force component
includes former Thunderbird team members and its Navy component includes
a former Top Gun instructor. Together the team will challenge any other
for tightest formation flying today and the Migs may be the only two in
the country currently flying regular performances together as part of a
larger team. More...
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's trailblazing Evolution 2000
is the only GA EFIS
display that provides total system redundancy at less fly-away
cost than any competing system. Evolution 2000's safety architecture
delivers a comprehensive backup capability that steam gauges and
competing glass can't match. Full PFD capability built into the MFD,
dual redundant backup batteries and dual HSIs are just a few of the many
system redundancies built into Aspen's multi-display systems.
Click here for more information.
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Visit Jeppesen at Sun 'n
Hangar C #C-017-021
's cutting-edge training solutions offer an interactive
experience for learning aeronautical concepts. Visit us at the Sun 'n
Fun Expo to learn about Total Training Online
for sport, private
and commercial pilots. Check out our Mobile FliteDeck 1.1 Electronic
for iPad®. Don't miss Robert Brannan's presentation,
"The Next Generation of Aviation Training."
Can't make it? Learn about online training at
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XM WX Satellite Weather
gives you onboard perspective on the
weather. Graphical data like Radar, Lightning, Winds and more enhance
your situational awareness and is compatible with the industry's leading
MFDs, EFBs, glass cockpits, and now the iPad. Additionally, flexible
subscription options ensure you get the dataset that's right for you.
Come see the latest from XM WX Satellite Weather at booth C-024 during
Sun 'n Fun 2012 or
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NOMINATED TO HEAD FAA
President Obama has nominated Acting
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to take the position for a five-year
term. Huerta was elevated to the post from deputy administrator in
December after former FAA boss Randy Babbitt was arrested for drunk
driving and resigned the post. Huerta must be confirmed by the Senate
before getting the job but analysts don't seem to view that as an issue.
Indeed, Huerta, whose background is in transportation but not
specifically aviation, has kept a fairly low profile since taking over.
Leaders of various aviation groups have been congratulatory if not
laudatory in their reaction. More...
DIGITAL CHART PROPOSAL IN THE WORKS
The FAA is now working on
a final proposal for how it will determine prices for aeronautical chart
products, the agency said last week, but no dates were set to complete
or implement that plan. Late last year, the FAA developed a draft
proposal to address the issues of security, safety, and cost recovery
for its paper and digital electronic products. The agency said it
wants to protect the integrity of its charts, which it says have
sometimes been "replicated in a way that did not preserve the integrity
of the original product." The FAA also wants to develop a fee structure
that will enable it to recover production costs. More...
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OF THE WEEK: CORPORATE FLIGHT MANAGEMENT (KJWN, NASHVILLE,
AVweb's latest "FBO of the Week" ribbon goes to
a location we've spotlighted in the past: Corporate Flight Management at John C. Tune
Airport (KJWN) in Nashville, Tennessee.
Charles George shares how CFM exceeded expectations on his
I flew into John Tune
Airport on a Mercy Flight recently. We were delayed by fog at the
departure airport, so we were running late. The staff at Corporate
Flight drove my patient to the hospital to save time and make the
appointment. Another picked her up for the return. This professional
level of service at a small, uncontrolled airport is outstanding! I'll
definitely visit again when I'm in the area.
Keep those nominations
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