The Best We've Ever Made
Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to
aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly.
Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation
. The headset provides acclaimed noise reduction, with a
comfortable fit and the clear audio you expect from Bose. It also
connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and priority switching.
WORKING AGAINST YOUR FAVORITE APPS
The app revolution has changed more than the cockpit,
it's displacing dedicated handheld gps units, giving panel mount
avionics a run for their capability (at a deeply discounted price), and
challenging the FAA's chart distribution systems. In other words,
relative to the still slow economy, it's a booming industry that's
changing how a segment of the aviation economy functions. It's not just
bringing more capability into more cockpits, it's challenging the way
some big entities make money -- and that might soon be changing things
For this article, we spoke with one of the biggest names
in the business, Hilton Goldstein, of Hilton Software LLC (maker of the
WingX app) to find out what makes a winning app and the very big forces
that could soon challenge them all. According to Goldsteing, those
challenges could cost developers time and money, stifle development and
generate new costs for users.
In-cockpit apps supported by
personal electronic devices like iPads, iPhones and Android-based
tablets and phones have evolved over a handful of years from simple
weight and balance calculators to powerful comprehensive flight planning
and flight management tools. Today, apps can deliver weather,
navigation, data libraries including fuel pricing, EFIS, terrain,
synthetic vision, ADS-B traffic and weather, and more. For many users,
the "How did we get along with out this?" factor has become compelling.
The popularity of the apps is changing how pilots spend their money and
get their information. That means other segments of the market are being
affected. And that has consequences.
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YOUR SECURITY -- LOCKS
In the Northern Hemisphere many of our
airplanes hibernate in their hangars sometime between November and
March, maybe even longer depending on how far north we live. Oh, we
probably pay them a monthly visit and run the engines a bit so we keep
them at least minimally lubricated. But our faithful aerial steeds
typically remain stabled more when the weather is cloudy and cold than
clear and warm.
Having inspected many aircraft hangars for
security for nearly a decade, I can report that the most common device
keeping the outsides world away from our airplanes is a keyed lock. We
turn the key in that door knob and figure that our airplaneour
investment in fun and transportationis secured against those who
want it, the radios inside it, or anything else having to do with our
flying machine. Or perhaps we close the hasp and attach a beefy looking
padlock, figuring that the metal body of the lock will discourage
sufficiently those who want what's inside.
My grandfather once
told me that locks are only good for keeping honest people honest. Let
me tell you why his country farmer's wisdom continues to be true
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RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
When a perfectly good airplane ends
up in the trees because it ran out of fuel, most pilots shake their
heads in disbelief, but they also wonder -- could that happen to me?
Bruce Landsberg, president of the AOPA Foundation and the Air
Safety Institute, says it happens more often than you might think -- on
average, about twice a week in the U.S. (Click
here for for his recent analysis and a map.) AVweb's Mary
Grady talks with Landsberg to find out why these preventable accidents
continue to happen and learns about some successful strategies that are
helping to reduce the numbers.
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PARDO'S PUSH -- MCDONNELL F4 PHANTOM
"Pardo's push" of
March 10, 1967 was preceded by a similar event. In 1952, fighter ace
Robbie Risner pushed fellow flyer Joe Logan 60 miles. The two men were
flying F-86 Sabre jets and successfully cleared hostile territory, but
Logan bailed out over water, was tangled in his canopy lines, and
drowned. Risner was deemed a hero, but by Pardo's account, pilots were
not encouraged to partake in similar activities. More...
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