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MAGIC OF MEMS
These clever little gadgets are why you can buy an
impressive portable EFIS for under a grand.
In his incisive
biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson explained Jobs' genius as
having a knack for knowing what consumers wanted to buy before they
realized they wanted it. But that's no less true of any emerging new
product line -- marketing is the chicken to the egg of
That's definitely the case for a new class of products that
have appeared during the past 18 months -- the portable ADS-B receiver,
lately coupled with AHRS units that turn an iPad or tablet into a better
than fair EFIS. Raising the ante yet again comes Levil Technology with a
new portable product that accepts pitot/static input yielding a
full-blown, if uncertified, ADAHRS and air data box. It's called the
iLevil AW and we'll be trying it soon.
What's going on here? Was
the world demanding these gizmos or did the march of technology simply
solve a problem that didn't exist? The answer is a bit of both, but more
the latter than the former. A couple of technologies came together, just
as pilots were snapping up tablet computers like candy and app writers
were on a tear with sophisticated new products. Concurrently, the FAA
more or less did what it promised: it built the ADS-B ground network to
the point of broad functionality. All of sudden, things came
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Masimo Introduces a Pulse
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
From the leader in hospital pulse oximetry comes the world's first pulse
oximeter for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that measures during movement
and low blood flow to the finger. The iSpO2
allows you to noninvasively
track and trend blood oxygenation (SpO2), pulse rate, and perfusion
index for sports and aviation use.*
Click here for more information.
intended for medical use.
Operational guidelines followed by professionals would
not have allowed a circling approach into the weather, terrain and
lighting conditions this pilot attempted.
Flying under Part 91
gives us an incredible amount of aviation freedom. Yet, it is this
relative freedom from heavy regulation which is largely responsible for
General Aviation's safety record, a safety record which seemingly can't
be improved beyond a certain point, and frankly a record which is not
all that great. No, flying little airplanes is not as safe as flying the
airlines. Nor is it as safe as Part 91 corporate flight departments, or
Part 135 charter operators, or even the military. However, as little
airplane pilots, we can stack the deck in our favor.
We do have a
choice. We can either use Part 91, to its full legal limits, as our
personal operations manual, or we can learn from our safer brethren and
voluntarily curtail some of our Part 91 freedom in trade for a safer
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