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Volume 19, Number 3c
January 18, 2013
 
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Pilots
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ForeFlight Mobile Pro for iPad is a must-have service for instrument-rated pilots flying in IMC. The instrument procedures organizer, the instrument procedure search, and the enhanced situational awareness provided by ForeFlight's best-in-class TrueTaxi and TruePlates geo-referenced airport diagrams and approach charts make each IFR flight a joy.

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Sport Expo Coverageback to top 
 

U.S. SPORT AVIATION EXPO: SALES STILL STRUGGLE
Although there are sales bright spots in the light sport aircraft segment, as the 2013 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo opened in Sebring, Florida on Thursday, the industry as a whole still isn't finding robust sales numbers. Nonetheless, Sport Expo expects about 20,000 attendees at the Sebring show and it continues to be an important venue for some manufacturers who've been able to reliably mine sales leads from would-be customers who come to Florida ready to kick the tires one last time before pulling the sales trigger. More...

 
Avidyne IFD440
The Easy-to-Install IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM
As the newest member of Avidyne's integrated flight display family, the IFD440 has been designed to be an easy-to-install, plug-and-play replacement for legacy GNS430-series navigators. The IFD440 provides powerful navigation, communication, and multi-function display capabilities, and its easy-to-use, Hybrid Touch user interface allows pilots to perform virtually all functions using dedicated knobs/buttons or via the touchscreen interface. Now you have a choice. And the choice is easy.

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VIDEO: SEBRING SPORT EXPO 2013
AVweb was at opening day of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo show in Sebring on Thursday and filed this video report. More...


VIDEO: LEVIL TECHNOLOGY'S NEW ADS-B/AHRS
The competition in the iPad remote ADS-B and AHRS market is getting white-hot, and now comes Levil Technology with a new device called the iLevil. AVweb took a took at it at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo show in Sebring. More...

 
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From the Pages of Aviation Safety Magazineback to top 
 

BAD JUDGEMENT GETS WORSE

A pilot who had twice extensively damaged airplanes by flying into thunderstorms tries it a third time. This time he doesn't live to tell about his own foolishness.

Remember back to when we were student pilots, with maybe 20 hours under our belts? We all asked our instructors "How many hours do you have?" Even if the answer came back as "400," we were in awe because our instructor had 20 times our experience.

Of course he was a great pilot; he had all those hours. Later, after earning our private certificates perhaps we met a pilot with 1000 hours, and then someone with even more flight time and a fancy airplane came into our aviation life. If we were sharp enough, we soon realized that hours in a logbook or the type of aircraft being flown can't hold a candle to a difficult to pin down concept known as judgment. Judgment we learned is the real core of what makes someone a good pilot.

Click here to read the full article.

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Flight Techniqueback to top 
 

LEADING EDGE: STABILIZED APPROACHES IN LIGHT AIRPLANES

Stabilized approaches aren't just for the Jet-A club. AVweb's Thomas P. Turner suggests ways to make them work for piston-pounders.

Click here to read the full article.

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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

Webmaster
Scott Simmons

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Contributors
Kevin Lane-Cummings

Ad Coordinator
Karen Lund

Avionics Editor
Larry Anglisano

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