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FOR SENIORS: 70 IS THE NEW 65
The insurance market for older pilots isn't
as grim as it once was. Stick with the same company, fly often and get
The insurance market cycle has come a full 180
degrees from where it was in 2003, from very hard to very soft. The
number of insurers competing for every GA insurance dollar has never
been higher. As a result, rates are historically low.
Underwriting guidelines are more relaxed than they have been in
On the other hand, aircraft insurance becomes more
expensive and less available as pilots get older. But what exactly is
the magical age that raises red flags in an insurance underwriters
computer? The short answer: It depends on what you fly and the
relationship you have with your carrier.
here to read the full article. More...
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.
Upgrade to ForeFlight Pro today
and keep hazards at bay.
EDGE: CHOOSING YOUR TAKEOFF
If a nonpilot asks you "How do you take
off?" how would you answer? Line up with the runway, add power,
accelerate to liftoff speed, raise the nose and go. But is it really as
simple as that? Every year airplanes fail to get off wet or muddy
runways, or to clear obstacles past the departure end. Every summer we
hear of airplanes that can't get airborne or, if they make it into
ground effect, don't have the power to climb any higher. The answer to
"How do you take off?" is "I have to choose the technique to match the
takeoff conditions." So how do you choose your takeoff?
here to read the full article. More...
Pilot's Guide to
Avionics Now Available
The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association
Pilot's Guide to Avionics
is now available. To request a
This special 10th anniversary edition is a consumer's directory
containing buyer's guides, educational articles and timely information
about the avionics industry, its products and its people. The
publication helps pilots make better buying decisions and locate more
than 1,300 AEA member companies, including government-certified repair
stations around the world.
MAVERICK FLYING CAR CRASH
When a Maverick
Flying Car crashed in Vernon, British Columbia in May of 2013, on-board
cameras helped determine the causes of the accident. AVweb's Russ
Niles assembled this report from the various media used in the
THINK GLOBAL FLIGHT COUNTING DOWN
A circumnavigation flight
that will launch from Sun 'n Fun 2014 is aiming to promote science,
technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to high school students.
AVweb spoke with pilot and founder Judy Rice.
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