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Volume 19, Number 17c
April 26, 2013
 
ForeFlight || Hazard Advisor
New Terrain: Terrain and Obstacle Hazard Awareness for iPad
ForeFlight's new Hazard Advisor swiftly and elegantly highlights hazardous terrain and obstacles, making you more aware of the granite clouds and threatening obstacles in your path. A worldwide terrain database keeps you informed wherever you fly, from Aspen to Auckland. Obstacle data covers North America, the Caribbean, and U.S. territories.

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Today's Exclusive AVweb Featureback to top 
 

THE DRONES ARE COMING: WHO WILL FLY THEM?

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are scheduled for integration into the national airspace system (NAS) in 2015, spurring job growth and a forecast economic impact of $13.6 billion by 2019. But while the growing industry will be adding to the overall workforce, the segment might also be changing the employment landscape for people seeking professional pilot positions. The new segment will need pilots, but what kind of pilots, and where will they come from? Let's take a look.

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Coping with Cutsback to top 
 

SENATE ACTS ON FAA FURLOUGHS
The Senate Thursday approved legislation that could put an end to furloughs of air traffic controllers and other FAA personnel that have correlated with a spike in commercial flight delays, but it may do even more. The legislation would allow the FAA to transfer up to $253 million from other programs to fully staff controller positions though September. The FAA had estimated that its staffing furloughs would save an estimated $200 million and closure of 149 federal contract air traffic control towers would save $50 million. It is not yet clear how the transfer will be applied or what other areas would suffer. The bill was expected to move to the House on Friday, for a vote. As presently applied, flight delays have not been the only problems exacerbated by the cuts. More...

 
Avidyne IFD540 & IFD440
The Easy-to-Install IFD440 & IFD540 with Hybrid Touch
The IFD440 & IFD540 are plug-and-play replacements for GNS430 and GNS530 Series navigators, providing powerful NAV, COM, and Map capabilities. Featuring a Hybrid Touch user interface, these new systems allow pilots to perform virtually all functions using dedicated knobs/buttons or via the touchscreen interface.

Make the Easy Choice.
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Video Aero 2013 in Friedrichshafenback to top 
 

VIDEO: WHAT'S NEW AT AERO 2013
AVweb's tour of Aero 2013. More...


VIDEO: FK'S INCREDIBLE P-51 MUSTANG LSA
At Aero 2013, FK Lightplanes pulled the cover off a show stealer: a 70% scale Mustang ultralight and LSA. Molded of carbon fiber, the aircraft is true to the original, right down to the dimples in the rivet lines. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took a tour of the airplane with FK's Roland Hallam. More...

 
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Conversations from Friedrichshafenback to top 
 

PODCAST: ALL-IN-ONE WONDERBOX?
Garmin's Carl Wolf seems to agree that the next logical development in avionics is an AHRS/Com/Nav/ADS-B that won't make you sell the beach house. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with him at Aero 2013 in Friedrichshafen. More...


PODCAST: PART 23 CHANGES
Flight Design is pulling back on the timeline for its four-place certified model as the world gets together on light aircraft certification. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Tom Peghiny at Aero 2013. More...

 
On-Site Coverage of the CAFE Symposiumback to top 
 

CAFE SYMPOSIUM EXPLORES FLIGHT OF THE FUTURE
An array of experts in a variety of aircraft technologies, from batteries to aerodynamics to photovoltaics, are gathering in Santa Rosa, Calif., for this week's 7th annual CAFE electric-aircraft symposium. Representatives from NASA, IBM, Pipistrel, MIT, UCLA, and more, are convening to share the results of their latest research and contribute to creating the next generation of flight. "There's a great deal of promise that we can have emissions-free airplanes," event organizer Dr. Brien Seeley told AVweb on Thursday. General-aviation aircraft that are quiet, vibration-free, and easy to operate have "the potential to really proliferate," he said. The meeting will be held Friday and Saturday. More...


PODCAST: DR. BRIEN SEELEY AT THE CAFE ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT SYMPOSIUM
The Seventh annual symposium is now under way in Santa Rosa, California, and Dr. Brien Seeley talks with AVweb's Mary Grady about who's coming, what they'll be talking about, and what they hope to achieve. More...

 
From the Pages of Aviation Safety Magazineback to top 
 

WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT

Radio silence: that's what most pilots say got their attention and made them realize they had encountered an in-flight electrical failure. Too bad, because by the time the radios no longer worked, odds are that your electrical system had sucked all the life out of your primary back-up device, your main battery. Many modern personal airplanes come with back-up electrical systems from the factory. But if you fly an airplane equipped as if was the standard just a few years ago, you had better hope you were in day VFR conditions if you found yourself in this pickle. Otherwise, it was going to be a mighty tough night and/or IFR flight without navigation equipment or communication radios (or lights, or power for flaps or landing gear).

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You Refurbish It, We Show It Offback to top 
 
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REFURB OF THE MONTH: RON TANNER'S CHAMP RESTORATION
Do all of us harbor the fantasy of finding that perfect vintage aircraft stored in a barn somewhere, only awaiting the tender hands of restoration? Well, it's no fantasy. Those airplanes are out there. In 2004, Ron Tanner found this 1946 Champ in a Massachusetts barn, where it sat unmoved since 1952. He bought it from Mike Ricard. Incredibly, it has the original engine, fabric, glass and logbooks. More...

 
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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