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has an opportunity for you to sell your old
headset and upgrade to a new top-of-the-line headset. After inspection
of your used headset, credit will be applied to your account, which can
then be used towards the purchase of a new headset (valued at $750+).
For the complete details (including the buy-back value and criteria) on
the Aircraft Spruce Headset Buy-Back Program, please call
1 (877) 4‑SPRUCE
THIS MONTH: AVWEB'S NEW LOOK
Later this month, AVweb will unveil a
completely redesigned website and e-letter that will deliver news
stories, features, video and podcasts in a fresh new format. We've had
the redesign in the works for months and although we'll retain the
familiar features that readers find compelling, we'll be streamlining
delivery in a way that will make it easier for you find AVweb's
deep well of aviation-related content and in the coming months, we'll be
adding new features. Thanks to a more efficient content loading system,
we'll be updating the site more frequently with breaking news.
Navigator App Does the Flight Plan for You
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REVIEWS TWA 800 FINDINGS FOR PRESS CORPS
In Washington, D.C.,
on Tuesday, NTSB investigators gave reporters a briefing on their
investigation into the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996. A documentary
questions about the cause of the crash is due to be released on July
17, and on June 19, the safety board received a petition for
reconsideration of the board's findings and probable-cause determination
regarding the crash. "This petition is currently under review," the
safety board said. At the briefing, "The investigators provided a
summary of the investigation," NTSB spokeswoman Kelly Nantel told
AVweb. "They provided no new information. The purpose behind the
briefing was to provide reporters who are not as familiar with the
investigation, a briefing into all the investigative work that went into
determining the findings, conclusions and probable cause."
EAA AirVenture 2013: You
Gotta Be There!
Enjoy daily world-class air shows plus two sensational night air shows;
witness the first U.S. public flights by Yves "Jetman" Rossi;
see 2,500-plus show planes; camp with 40,000 fellow enthusiasts; rock to
the classic sounds of Chicago; choose from hundreds of forums and
workshops; peruse what's new from 800 exhibitors ... Only in Oshkosh
and all in one week!
July 29 to August 4
Buy now & save!
|EAA Appeals FAA's Controller Fee Demand in Court||back to
PROTESTS ATC FEES IN COURT
When the FAA sent EAA a bill
of nearly $450,000 last month to cover expenses for air traffic
controllers during AirVenture, the organization had little choice but to
comply -- but at the time, Chairman Jack Pelton said "This isn't over,"
and this week, the EAA took its argument to a U.S. Court of Appeals. On
Wednesday, EAA filed a petition with the Seventh Circuit court in
Chicago, asking for a review of the case and relief from the payments
demanded by the FAA. EAA says the fees were imposed without following
standard notice and comment procedures, making the demand "improper and
Weather Where You Want It the
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SCHOOLERS BUILD TWO GLASAIR SPORTSMEN
Two groups of high
school students have completed the Two Weeks to Taxi program at the
Glasair factory in Arlington, Wash., building two copies of the
four-seat Sportsman, the company said on Tuesday. The students were
chosen to participate after creating their own aircraft design that was
judged by a panel from GAMA. "It was a remarkable experience for
everyone involved," said GAMA CEO Pete Bunce, who worked side by side
with the students during the two weeks. "The kids were focused,
hard-working and enthusiastic. They were involved in every aspect of the
build, and mastered tasks such as bucking rivets, installing windows,
connecting the panel, wiring the engine and linking the controls." The
program was co-sponsored by Build A Plane. More...
The Next Little Thing in
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the budget-conscious pilot with its 118-mph cruise speed, 1,400-fpm
climb rate, removable wings, and 575-mile range. Included standard on
the aircraft are Dynon Glass Avionics, nav and strobe lights, ELT,
radio, and an auxiliary port for your iPod. Total hourly operational
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INSIDER BLOG: DO WE REALLY NEED TO REVISIT TWA 800?
taken 17 years to get past the wild-eyed conspiracy theories, and now
the makers of a new documentary want to pursue them anew. What's to be
gained? On the AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli argues that
while a second look might not be a bad idea, all of us should know this:
If it happens, the nutcases will run amok. During the first 800
investigation, the web was just a baby. Now it's a full-blown megaphone
for every lunatic with a theory. And they all have theories. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
Continental Motors Extends
TBOs Up to 400 Hours!
TBOs are increased on our Gold Standard Factory-produced engines. The
majority of engine models manufactured after February 2012 beginning
with serial number 1006000 will see TBOs increase by 200 hours with
frequent flyers receiving up to 400 hours. In 2012, Continental
introduced its Gold Standard Factory Rebuilt and New Engines.
These engines incorporate improvements in technology and manufacturing
processes that have allowed us to increase the TBO.
Click here for more details
or call (800) 326‑0089
|The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!||back to
Clarity SV: The ADS-B
Receiver with Attitude
It's stunning like having a back-up EFIS panel on your iPad or
tablet. Clarity SV
is GA's most sensitive ADS-B/GPS-WAAS/ADHRS
with ADI/HSI depiction and 3-D synthetic vision. Its wi-fi connection
lets your apps display no-cost NEXRAD radar, weather, and traffic for
better situational awareness weather or not.
To see our video, click
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