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VISIT WITH TRADE-A-PLANE: SELLING AIRPLANES IN THE DIGITAL
Before there was eBay, Craigslist and
Controller.com, not to mention web sites for every imaginable aircraft
marque, the one and only place you looked for a used airplane or obscure
parts to fix one was Trade-A-Plane, the iconic yellow shopper
that, for many of us, was and is a dreamsheet.
onslaught of competition from the digital world, three-quarters of a
century after it was founded, Trade-A-Plane is still there. And
although it's smaller than it once was and it's no longer yellow --
covers excepted -- Trade-A-Plane remains a mainstay go-to for
anyone looking for anything to do with aviation products and services.
Unbeknownst to many pilots, TAP Publishing, the mother ship company, has
evolved into other markets, including the construction industry, web
site hosting and custom weather products and in an age where many
companies farm out their grunt work to others, TAP publishing is
entirely vertical -- almost everything is done in house.
there's a price to pay for that. When we visited Trade-A-Plane's
Crossville, Tennessee headquarters in late-May 2013, publisher Cosby
Stone showed us something the company had never experienced: a dark
pressroom. Two weeks earlier, an electrical transformer fire took down
the presses and very nearly the building that houses them. During our
tour, repairs were underway and the presses -- a pair of big multi-gang
units -- were expected to be back on line by mid-June.
here to read the full article. More...
The Highway In The Sky for
When all else fails, fly through these hoops to a safe
is the point-to-point, full-time Highway In The Sky
virtual cockpit app with 3-D guidance and 3-D synthetic vision. With
your iPad and ADS-B/AHRS systems, you get an emergency back-up for your
If needed, Xavion's guidance hoops direct you to safe runways in best
glide range. This Virtual co-pilot even warns if you exceed altitude
limits or line up on short runways.
Watch our demo for details.
MANAGEMENT, MILITARY STYLE
Especially in military operations, it's
impossible to eliminate risk, but it can be minimized. Many of their
risk-management techniques can apply to your flying.
what we do in an aircraft, we cannot eliminate risk entirely. Instead,
we can manage that risk and take positive steps to mitigate or reduce
it; in rare cases, we may even be able to eliminate it. An example of
the latter might be canceling a trip for poor weather, or because of a
mechanical issue. But we should be mostly concerned with mitigating and
reducing the risks our flying poses.
Of course, there are many
ways to accomplish these goals. I believe most of us in general aviation
have sat through a presentation or seminar discussing risk management.
While serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, I sat through those classes as
well as taught them, and I always came away with the same question, "How
will this reduce the mishap rate?" Given the resources available, along
with the missions, the military's way of managing risk can't be
implemented by the average GA pilot. But it's worthwhile to examine the
military's risk-management process. Using it as a template, then taking
some simple steps and applying its techniques over time, on our own, can
help reduce the GA mishap rate, before someone does it for us.
here to read the full article. More...
Levil Technology's Line of
AHRS/ADS-B Receivers Just Got Better!
Offering the most compatibility with your favorite apps and uncontested
AHRS performance, the iLevil SW has been known as the most flexible
AHRS/ADS-B system in the market. Levil Technology
introducing the iLevil AW
, featuring internal pressure sensors
that measure indicated airspeed, pressure altitude, and VSI when
connected to the pitot-static system of a homebuilt or light sport
Check out the iLevil at AirVenture
Oshkosh or visit our web site here.
FLYING ON SOLAR WINGS
Solar Impulse, the one-of-a-kind
solar-powered airplane from Switzerland, is finishing up its flight
across the U.S., with just one more short leg to go from Washington,
D.C. to New York. AVweb's Mary Grady talks with pilot Andre
Borschberg to learn more about this unique project.
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