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Volume 19, Number 15f
April 13, 2013
 
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Lightspeed Springtime Sale || $100 Off 
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Gear up for the flying season with Lightspeed Aviation's Spring Sale. April 1 through May 31, 2013, participating dealers will be offering $100 instant savings on the top-of-the-line headset from the company ranked #1 in the latest Professional Pilot Headset Preference Survey. Click here to learn more.
 
Phoning It In — Not So Muchback to top 
 

FAA: NO HACKING ADS-B VIA ANDROID APP
A new claim by a security consultant that he could take control of an aircraft's autopilot through vulnerabilities in ADS-B has elicited a response from the FAA, which said, in part, "It does not work." The consultant, Hugo Teso, recently made headlines when he demonstrated an Android app of his creation at a security conference in Amsterdam. Teso used his system to remotely hack into Flight Management System (FMS) software and upload data. He claimed that access allowed him to control the aircraft. The FAA has now responded saying it has determined that Teso's exact technique would not work on certified hardware. EASA agreed, but questions remain. More...

 
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Bendix/King myWingMan Navigator App
There's no easier way to fly informed.
Ease-of-use is on every pilot's checklist — myWingMan delivers. With sophisticated yet intuitive flight planning, simply enter your start point and end point and go. It'll calculate your best route — VFR and IFR — based on your weather and terrain conditions. Two- and three-way split-screen options give you flexible, custom views.

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Van's Latest — For Builders and Non-Buildersback to top 
 

FACTORY-BUILT RV-12S ALMOST READY
Dick VanGrunsven says slow and sure is the pace to success and that's why we won't see large-scale production of the renowned kitplane manufacturer's only ready-to-fly model anytime soon. "We're kind of taking it gradually into this new arena," VanGrunsven told AVweb in a podcast interview at Sun 'n Fun 2013. Van's introduced the factory-built RV-12 SLSA at AOPA Expo in Palm Springs and almost instantly got the support it needed to start its trial production run with partner Synergy Air, of Eugene, OR. The first 12 aircraft were sold the first day and several others were put on a waiting list. The first of the initial run are almost finished and ready for delivery this summer and the lessons learned are being evaluated. "It will give us a better idea of how effective and efficient the production is," he said. Meanwhile, the company's other new project, the RV-14 was on hand in Lakeland. More...

 
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Flying Eyes || Headset-Friendly 
Sunglasses
Headset-Friendly Sunglasses
A private pilot in sunny California, tired of sunglasses becoming uncomfortable on long flights and causing noise leaks in his headset seal, has designed a completely unique pair of sunglasses. Flying Eyes exist for one specific purpose: to be the best, most comfortable sunglasses to wear with a headset. Prescription lenses available by special order. Standard bifocal/readers in stock. Visit us at Sun 'n Fun at the MyGoFlight booth (#C-049, C-050). Watch the video review and take advantage of our special introductory price.
 

PODCAST: VAN'S READY-TO-FLY RV-12 PROGRESSING
Van's Aircraft's foray into building factory-ready aircraft is going as planned, as have most of Dick VanGrunsven's other projects. AVweb's Mary Grady talked to VanGrunsven about the RV-12 and the new RV-14.

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XM WX Satellite Weather || Weather with 
Perspective
Weather with Perspective
XM WX Satellite Weather gives you onboard perspective on the weather. Graphical data like Radar, Lightning, Winds, and more enhance your situational awareness and are 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 Sun N Fun 2013 or visit us online at XMWXweather.com/aviation.
 
New, Yet Strangely Familiarback to top 
 

ZENAIR INTRODUCES CH-750 CRUZER
One of the few new designs introduced at Sun 'n Fun likely looks slightly familiar but Zenair's new 750 Cruzer has a different mission from its well-known predecessors. Rather than emphasize the short-field capabilities of its ancestors, the CH-701 and CH-750, the 750 Cruzer is designed for comfortable conventional field and cross-country operations. "We've optimized the new design for cruise and typical (airport) operations, while retaining the popular cabin features of the STOL CH-750," Zenair spokesman Sebastien Heintz said. "We've retained some of the most popular features of the STOL CH-750, while optimizing the new design for cross-country flying,"As if to punctuate that point, Heintz flew the Cruzer 1,000 miles from the factory in Mexico, MO to Sun 'n Fun. More...

 
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ADS-B || New Solutions from Aspen 
Avionics
Aspen Avionics Introduces ADS-B Solutions
Designed to work with what you already have in your panel, Aspen's affordable NextGen ADS-B solutions provide an easy, cost-effective path to increased situational awareness and meeting the FAA's NextGen mandate. Try our simple ADS-B solution finder to get started, at AspenAvionics.com/EasyADSB.
 

VIDEO: ZENITH AIRCRAFT'S NEW CH-750 CRUZER
At Sun 'n Fun 2013, Zenith Aircraft unveiled its new CH-750 Cruzer, a faster version of its popular CH-750 STOL, which is available as both a kit and an LSA. AVweb took a video tour of the new airplane.

This video is brought to you by Sennheiser, Garmin, Aspen Avionics, and Flying Eyes Pilot Sunglasses. More...

 
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Bose® A20® Aviation Headset
Bose® A20® Aviation Headset
Focus on what matters. Flying.
Better sound matters. So does comfort. That's why the A20 headset is designed with proprietary ear cushions to provide quality acoustic seals, even over eyeglasses. So you can fly comfortably for hours. And 30% greater noise reduction than conventional noise-reducing aviation headsets means you hear more of what you need to hear. Also features Bluetooth® communications interface,* auxiliary audio input, and priority switching. Learn more.

* Available in certain variants of the headset.
 
Bringing the Mountain to Lakelandback to top 
 

PODCAST: AIRCRAFT SPRUCE'S MOBILE STORE
How do you get thousands of items in the right place and ready for Sun 'n Fun shoppers? AVweb's Paul Bertorelli visited Aircraft Spruce's amazing space at SNF 2013.

This podcast is brought to you by Sennheiser, Bendix/King by Honeywell, Garmin, and Lightspeed Aviation. More...

 
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Garmin Sport Aviation
Garmin G3X Systems Now Starting at $4,375
Now you have even more options when installing a Garmin G3X™. A new Garmin autopilot system brings robust capabilities to virtually any aircraft. An angle of attack pitot provides accurate, real-time measurement of wing performance to provide stall margin indication. And best of all, a new ADHARS unit and other essential system components means you can get a complete G3X system for a new low price starting at only $4,375. Learn more.
 
More from Sporty'sback to top 
 

FROM SPORTY'S, NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR THE COCKPIT
The biggest news from Sporty's this week at Sun 'n Fun was the release of their second-generation Stratus device (click here for the AVweb video), but at a news conference on Wednesday the company also highlighted some other developments. For those who haven't yet tried the popular Foreflight flight-planning software, Sporty's educational division has developed an hour-long online instructional video with all the basic information a beginner would need to get started. The "Flying with Foreflight" video is available now for about $30 and an app version also will be coming soon, company spokesman John Zimmerman said. He also said a new product now available for $129 can turn an iPhone into a cockpit video camera complete with audio and GPS tracking. More...

 
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Sennheiser at Sun 'n Fun
Come to See Sennheiser and Spectacular
Air Show Performers at Sun 'n Fun

Join Sennheiser at Sun 'n Fun (booths B-84 & B-85) and experience a new level of customization and comfort in the cockpit with the S1 family of aviation headsets. Try out our groundbreaking S1 Digital with digital adaptive noise reduction or the S1 Passive with adjustable clamping pressure and judge for yourself. And if you have always wanted to ride along with an air show performer, stop by our booth and find out how that dream can become a reality. Learn more.
 
ForeFlight's New Featuresback to top 
 

VIDEO: AVWEB PRODUCT MINUTE -- FOREFLIGHT FIVE
ForeFlight's new version 5 features new terrain hazard warnings and a runway selection advisor. In this AVweb product minute, Tyson Weihs gives us a tour. More...

 
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Photos from Lakelandback to top 
 

SUN 'N FUN 2013 PHOTO GALLERY: AIR SHOWS
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No matter how fascinating the exhibits and products at Sun 'n Fun, nothing gets the blood pumping like an aerial exhibition.

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Names Behind the Newsback to top 
 

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