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.
CAPS REPACKS: EXPENSE, DEPRECIATION
The fleet of older Cirrus airframes could
face further depreciation because of pricey parachute upkeep. We look at
the economics and the CAPS repack process.
Cirrus owners rave
about having the CAPS parachute system as the ultimate safety backup,
but if you're shopping for a used Cirrus, know this: Many used airframes
are coming up on the required 10-year parachute repack cycle. This work
is expensive, requires considerable down time and can only be
accomplished by select and highly specialized shops.
be taken into consideration when negotiating the sale price and if you
pull the trigger on an airplane that needs the repack, you should know
what you're getting into first. In this article, we'll take a look at
this major service event, including the mandatory repack requirement and
what you should expect for costs. During our research, we discovered
that all repacks aren't created equally.
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Flying IFR? ForeFlight Mobile
Pro Is for You
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
Visit ForeFlight.com to learn more
SAVVY AVIATOR: SECRETS OF COST-EFFECTIVE
Under the FARs, performing
maintenance is the job of an A&P mechanic or FAA-approved repair
station, but managing maintenance is the owner's job. In essence,
the FAA looks at each aircraft owner as the Director of Maintenance
(DoM) of a one-aircraft aviation department. Unfortunately, few owners
know how to do this important job, and most do it very poorly. Many
owners leave it to their A&Ps to manage their maintenance, and
generally are unhappy with the results.
For the past four and a
half years, I've been going around the country teaching owners how to
manage the maintenance of their aircraft properly. My seminar is a very
intense weekend of training -- at least 17 hours worth -- that covers a
wide variety of subjects ranging from reliability-centered maintenance
to regulations to engine condition monitoring to troubleshooting (just
to name a few of the topics covered).
But to make a long story
short, the basic principles of good maintenance management can be boiled
down to five simple principles. Follow these five principles religiously
and you'll discover that you have a safer and more reliable aircraft
while at the same time spending a great deal less on
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Over 21,000 Happy
GAMIjectors® Customers Can't Be
these aircraft owners reduced cylinder head temperatures, reduced fuel
consumption, and smoother engine operation. GAMIjectors®
alter the fuel/air ratio in each
cylinder so that each cylinder operates with a much more uniform
fuel/air ratio than occurs with any other factory set of injectors. To
speak to a GAMI
engineer, call (888) FLY‑GAMI
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HISTORIC FLIGHT FOUNDATION DC-3
Washington's Historic Flight Foundation recently flew home its
newly-restored DC-3 from Sealand Aviation in Campbell River, British
Columbia. The museum's founder, John Sessions, talks about the
aircraft's rich history and its future at the Foundation.
X-PLANE INNOVATIONS AND PATENT LAWSUITS
Our conversation with
X-Plane creator Austin Meyer ranged from flight simulation to
synthetic vision highway-in-the-sky iPad apps, avionics for experimental
aircraft that could theoretically land real planes, and patent-trolling
lawsuits that cripple innovative, successful companies for the benefit
of unscrupulous plaintiffs.
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