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Volume 19, Number 27c
July 5, 2013
 
XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver || From Dual 
Electronics
Weather Where You Want It the Most — In the Cockpit!
The XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver delivers no-subscription weather (FIS-B) & traffic (TIS-B) services to many EFB apps on Apple and Android devices. See NEXRAD radar imagery, NOTAMs, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds aloft, TFRs, and SUA updates right on your tablet! The XGPS170 features a WAAS GPS and USB-rechargeable battery that lasts over five hours and connects to two tablets using Bluetooth. Non-slip mount included. Click here to learn more.
 
From the Pages of Aviation Safety Magazineback to top 
 

LEARNING YOUR RETROFIT PANEL

I've been an avionics tech long enough to remember when the extent of new avionics upgrades included a couple of flip-flop Navcomm radios and an audio panel. Even back then, some owners stumbled with otherwise simple switchology. Worse case was a missed radio call.

Things have changed. Today's avionics upgrades usually involve tightly integrated glass systems and advanced automation. Just learning how to power up and configure the equipment usually requires more thought and planning than the Navcomms of 20 years ago. The safety implications are obvious; the operational ones perhaps somewhat less.

It doesn't have to be this way as long as you have a game plan for proper training and set some limits for your flying until you master the basics. Checking your ego outside the cockpit and avoiding radical instrument panel layouts while setting new personal minimums is a must.

Herewith are some tips to make transitioning to retrofit avionics safer and easier.

Click here to read the full article.

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Clarity || The Most Sensitive ADS-B 
Receiver on the Market || Sagetech
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 here.
 
AVweb Classicback to top 
 

THE PILOT'S LOUNGE: TO ABORT; PERCHANCE TO LIVE

AVweb's Rick Durden had a close call when he didn't abort a bad takeoff, and he has suggestions for how to be a little more embarrassed but a little less dead.

Click here to read the full article.

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Garmin Pilot || Download the App
Track Up with Garmin Pilot™
With new dynamic navigation maps in Garmin Pilot, you can now choose Track Up map orientation to see what lies ahead. You can also configure maps by turning on or off different airspaces, airports, and other features. Garmin SafeTaxi® airport diagrams are integrated right into the map, as well. Plus, you can now annotate procedures to highlight approach minimums, jot down frequencies, and more. Click here for more information.
 
Coming Soon ...back to top 
 

COMING 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. 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.

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Publisher
Tom Bliss

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Editor-in-Chief
Russ Niles

Webmaster
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Contributing Editors
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Glenn Pew

Contributors
Kevin Lane-Cummings

Ad Coordinator
Karen Lund

Avionics Editor
Larry Anglisano

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