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Volume 18, Number 13g
April 1, 2012
 
FIND THEM AT:
B-080
B-088
B-089
Bendix/King by Honeywell
A New Day at Bendix/King by Honeywell
Bendix/King Avionics 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.
 
Talking with Air Show Performer Kyle Frankinback to top 
 

KYLE FRANKLIN, ONE YEAR LATER
Amanda Younkin Franklin died from injuries she sustained in a crash with her husband Kyle Franklin nearly one year ago, and at the 2012 Sun 'n Fun fly-in we had the opportunity to ask Kyle how he's doing. Kyle was at the back of the airshow performers' hangar when AVweb's Glenn Pew found him. The two spoke for about half an hour. Kyle still wears the scars on his right hand and forearm that he earned trying to free his wife from the burning forward cockpit. And two on his head where he hit the instrument panel. Most of his lesser burns have healed well. When asked about his choice to continue performing, Kyle answered, "This is what I've been doing my whole life. I don't know anything else to do. And I'm going to keep doing it." Kyle is flying this year and has plans for more work on the airshow circuit. More...

 
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B-078
B-079
B-090
B-091
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VIDEO: KYLE FRANKLIN ON HIS 'EXTREMELY TOUGH YEAR'
At Sun 'n Fun, AVweb's Glenn Pew stole a few moments from air show fixture Kyle Franklin. Already performing again after sustaining serious injuries during a crash last March that proved fatal for his wife and partner Amanda, Franklin didn't shy away from discussing his future plans and what he called "an extremely tough year."

This video is brought to you by FAST (Flight and Aircraft Services Tracking), Aspen Avionics, and XM WX Satellite Weather. More...

 
FIND THEM AT:
C-017
C-018
C-019
C-020
C-021
Jeppesen || Shop Pilot Training at 
JeppDirect
Visit Jeppesen at Sun 'n Fun
Hangar C — #C-017-021

Jeppesen'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 Charts for iPad®. Don't miss Robert Brannan's presentation, "The Next Generation of Aviation Training."

Can't make it? Learn about online training at JeppDirect.
 
Flying the Aviat Husky A1Cback to top 
 

NEW AVIAT HUSKY A1C: HOW TO TAME TAILDRAGGER BOUNCE
Any taildragger pilot who's jammed a landing--and that's basically all of them--will tell you that nailing three-point landings without a bounce takes practice and sometimes even that's not enough. But in the latest version of its popular utility aircraft, the Husky A1C on display at Lakeland, Aviat has added a nice little feature: The gear legs have race-car style shock absorbers that take the worst of the bite out of a landing that smacks the runway a little harder than the pilot intended. In this video, Aviat's Larry Schlaslinger gave Avweb a video tour of the airplane and we then adjourned to South Lakeland Airport for a brief flight test. More...

 
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VIDEO: SUN 'N FUN HUSKY A1C FLIGHT TRIAL
At Sun 'n Fun 2012, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took a flight demo in Aviat's new Husky A1C with the higher gross weight and shock-absorbing landing gear. Even he can get a decent landing.

This video is brought to you by Control Vision's Anywhere Map and Bendix/King by Honeywell. More...

 
FIND THEM AT:
D-026
D-027
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Learning the History Behind the J-3 Piper Cubback to top 
 

PIPER J-3: A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY
With the 75th anniversary of the Piper Cub upon us, there were lots of good Cub stories around Sun 'n Fun this year. One of our favorites, as described in this podcast with Bob Jones, is a 1946 J-3 that became a member of Jones family for several generations. Jones' father was a duster pilot and bought the airplane from Southern Airways, which had used it as a trainer in the civil pilot training program. His Dad bought the airplane for $725. More...

 
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PODCAST: REALLY NICE CUB
The centerpiece of the EAA booth at Sun 'n Fun was a 1946 J-3 Cub that has taught three generations of the Jones family how to fly. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli, a fellow Cub owner, went over the beautiful aircraft and its history with owner Bob Jones.

This podcast is brought to you by Control Vision's Anywhere Map and Bendix/King by Honeywell. More...

 
FIND THEM AT:
A-011
A-012
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Getting the Scoop on Superior Air Partsback to top 
 

PODCAST: SUPERIOR IS BACK
After a tumultuous few years, Superior Air Parts has reorganized and is now stocking many of the parts that have made it a trusted vendor. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Superior's Kent Abercrombie.

This podcast is brought to you by FAST (Flight and Aircraft Services Tracking), Aspen Avionics, and XM WX Satellite Weather. More...

 
FIND THEM AT:
C-024
C-025
C-026
N-035
XM WX Satellite Weather || Weather with 
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Looking to the Future of the Sky Arrowback to top 
 

NEW OWNERS AIM TO ENHANCE SKY ARROW AIRPLANE
The Sky Arrow, a composite, tandem airplane with a pusher prop, is under new ownership, the new owners announced at Sun 'n Fun on Wednesday. Magnaghi Aeronautica, based in Naples, Italy, has bought the design, first introduced in 1993, and plans to upgrade it with new features such as larger wing tanks, improved aerodynamic design and stability, stronger structural elements, and new avionics. It will be available as both an LSA and a certified aircraft, company spokesman Vincenzo Damiano told AVweb. The company also is developing a four-seat version of the airplane. More...

 
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Raising Money for Build A Planeback to top 
 

BUILD A PLANE ASKS KIDS' HELP IN FUNDRAISING
Build A Plane, the nonprofit group that helps school kids build their own airplanes, is asking kids around the country to pitch in and help to raise money for the organization, and win prizes in the process. AOPA announced at Sun 'n Fun this week that they have signed on as a partner in the project. Participants up to age 18 are asked to find sponsors to make a pledge to Build A Plane for each mile they travel from home to EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh later this summer. Those who raise the most can qualify to win prizes, including a private pilot training course from Redbird Flight Simulations, a seven-day Bahamas trip from Air Journey, scholarships, and pilot supplies like headsets and flight bags. More...

 
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The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!back to top 
 

AVWEB'S NEWSTIPS ADDRESS ...
Our best stories start with you. If you've heard something 255,000 pilots might want to know about, tell us. Submit news tips via email to newstips@avweb.com. What have you heard? More...

 
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Names Behind the Newsback to top 
 

MEET THE AVWEBFLASH TEAM

AVwebFlash is a twice-weekly summary of the latest news, articles, products, features, and events featured on AVweb, the world's premier independent aviation news resource.

The AVwebFlash team is:

Publisher
Tom Bliss

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Editor-in-Chief
Russ Niles

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Webmaster
Scott Simmons

Contributors
Kevin Lane-Cummings
Jeff Van West

Have a product or service to advertise on AVweb? Your advertising can reach over 225,000 loyal AVwebFlash, AVwebBiz, and AVweb home page readers every week. Over 80% of our readers are active pilots and aircraft owners. That's why our advertisers grow with us, year after year. For ad rates and scheduling, click here or contact Tom Bliss, via e-mail or via telephone [(480) 525-7481].

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BOOTHS AT
Where to Find Our Sponsors at Sun 'n Fun 2012

B-001-009Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.
 
D-097Aircraft Tax (Scott Horton, CPA)
 
B-078-079
B-090-091
Aspen Avionics
 
C-055-056Avemco Insurance
 
C-071-072
N-026
Avidyne
 
B-080
B-088-089
Bendix/King by Honeywell
 
SNF-009Bose Corporation
 
A-011-012Control Vision Anywhere Map
 
MD-023BDiamond Aircraft
 
MD-027CEclipse Aerospace
 
N-082
N-089
Engine Components, Inc. (ECi)
 
A-065General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI)
 
MD-006AGippsAero
 
B-046-047Hartzell Engine Technologies
 
D-082Hilton Software (WingX)
 
C-017-021Jeppesen
 
D-051-053Lightspeed Aviation
 
D-039-042Lycoming Engines
 
D-026-027VoiceFlight
 
C-024-026
N-035
WxWorx XM WX Satellite Weather