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LSA FLIES ABOVE MT. EVEREST
In the midst of his flight around
the world, Slovene pilot Matevz Lenarcic took his Pipistrel Virus to
29,344 feet above the Himalayas -- not directly overflying the summit of
Mt. Everest, but reaching an altitude about 300 feet above that highest
peak. "There were a lot of trouble getting the permits to fly over the
Everest (the Nepali permit got cancelled right before the flight),"
according to Pipistrel's news release, "but Matevz did it anyway, so the
news were only released a day later to prevent him from having any
trouble with Nepal authorities." Matevz is now "already safely in
India," the company said. More...
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FLIGHT LAB: GOOD INITIAL RESULTS
Shortly after accepting the
keys to a new Piper Seminole, Jerry Gregoire of Redbird Flight
Simulations told AVweb that its initial results in training
students with an intensively simulator based program have proven
positive. Redbird has been operating the program for a little over two
months and have graduated about 20 students. Gregoire says Redbird
offers the program for a flat feet of $9500 to the Private Pilot
certificate, which he says is far less than the national average,
according to Redbird's analysis of AOPA flight training cost averages.
The Redbird program is not hours based but involves training to
proficiency in specific skill areas. It can also involve the student
flying the simulator solo to practice maneuavers that he or she may be
having trouble with. The student can also self-evaluate before moving on
to the next task. More...
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Aren't You Tired of Twisting Knobs?
's revolutionary technology, you can enter and
edit flight plans in seconds without all of the tedious knob-turning.
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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UPDATE: ABOUT TO FLY IN A CIRRUS
Deltahawk, the Wisconsin
engine development company, continues to close in on its long awaited
goal of a workable four-cylinder aerodiesel engine, According to the
company's CEO, Dennis Webb, whom AVweb interviewed
at Sun 'n Fun, several companies (and the military) have test
engines and programs in various states of progress, including a Cirrus
SR20 test bed at LoPresti Speed Merchants. More...
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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.
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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
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INSIDER BLOG: SUN 'N FUN -- NOTES FROM THE SHOW
Over on the
AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli checks in from Sun 'n Fun --
with a bevy of thoughts and name-checks on subjects ranging from the
Redbird sim training program to what consitutes great customer service
at FBOs to promising new engines and what Phil Boyer got up to at the
show. Plus a few thoughts on getting around the show -- and missing some
of the things you most want to see. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
Ascension Scattering: A
Dignified Final Tribute for Any Aviator
Using a high-performance sailplane, Ascension Scattering
releases cremated remains into strong thermals over the Rocky Mountains.
The ashes are carried heavenward, making them part of the sky. Your
family is invited to personalize the release to create an individualized
memorial event. Optional video of the release serves as a lasting
memorial. Contact Aerial Tribute
to book an eternal flight,
either as an advanced arrangement for yourself or as an arrangement for
a loved one.
Click here for a video overview.
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