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Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to
aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly.
Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation
. The headset provides acclaimed noise reduction, with a
comfortable fit and the clear audio you expect from Bose. It also
connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and priority switching.
BELLY-LANDS IN WARSAW
The crew of a 767
out of Newark made a successful gear-up emergency landing in Warsaw,
Poland, on Tuesday, with sparks flying as the airplane skidded to a halt
on the runway. The crew circled the airport for more than an hour, then
landed with minimal fuel on a foamed runway, fire trucks standing by.
Crews hosed down the fuselage with fire-retardant foam as a precaution,
and the passengers were quickly evacuated via the emergency slides. The
flight, with 220 passengers and 11 crew on board, was operated by LOT
Polish Airlines. The airline said the jet's hydraulic system failed and
the backup system worked only for the flaps, not the gear. Bronislaw
Komorowski, the president of Poland, said he plans to award "state
decorations" to the airplane crew. "To all those involved, I say thank
you with all my heart," he told a news conference. More...
There's Nothing Light About
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It's what every light jet aspires to be.
CAUCUS ACTS TO STALL LIGHTSQUARED
Congressman Sam Graves,
R-Mo., chair of the House General Aviation Caucus, has asked the Federal
Communications Commission to shelve LightSquared's request for a waiver
until testing ensures that there will be no interference with all types
of GPS devices, Helicopter Association International said on Monday. The conflict over the LightSquared
deployment is intensifying, as the FCC is expected to rule by the end of
this month whether to allow the company to launch, according to NBAA. LightSquared, in a statement on Friday, reiterated its position that
it's up to the GPS industry to fix the interference problem by recalling
and upgrading their devices. More...
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TRAINING REFORM IS HAPPENING
The Society of Aviation and
Flight Educators has heard back from government and industry
stakeholders on progress toward flight training reform and its
encouraged by the early results. SAFE, which held a two-day forum in
Atlanta last May to set goals for changing the way pilots learn to fly,
sent delegates away with homework to do after establishing six basic
benchmarks for improvement. In its Oct. 31 report (PDF),
it heard from nine companies and organizations. "SAFE is encouraged by
the comments received [and] the related training reforms that are
currently underway," the interim report says. More...
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Garmin announced Tuesday it will
discontinue production of the popular GNS530W navigator beginning November 30, 2011. While
the GNS430W series product is still available, Garmin anticipates this
product will be discontinued in the first half of 2012. The news from
Garmin comes as no suprise to the avionics world after the company
recently introduced the next generation GTN600 and GTN700 series touch
screen navigators. Those who are happy with their 530s and 430s can
continue to use them for the foreseeable future. More...
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JET CRASHES IN KEY WEST
Just over seven years after 10 people
died in the crash of a King Air carrying employees of the Hendrick
NASCAR operation and several family members, another Hendrick aircraft
has crashed, but this time everyone walked away. Rick Hendrick, owner of
the Hendrick Motorsports team, suffered a broken rib and a broken
clavicle on Monday evening when the team's Gulfstream G150 ran off a
runway in Key West, Fla. Hendrick's wife, Linda, was treated for minor
cuts and bruises, and the two pilots were checked out but they were
unhurt, according to the Hendricks website.
According to the Miami Herald, the jet was landing at about 7:45 p.m.
when it ran off the end of a 4,800-foot runway. The jet came to a stop
in a 600-foot unpaved safety overrun area, about three feet from the
perimeter fence. More...
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director for AOPA, is the Helicopter Association International's (HAI)
director of communications and public relations.
Gina Kvitkovich is Helicopter
Association International's new director of publications and media. She
has 25 years of experience in a variety of publications. More...
David Ufen has been appointed JA Air
Center's Director of Avionics. He was formerly at Elliott Aviation. More...
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AMERICAN CHAMPION FACTORY TOUR
an age when composite airplanes rule, the rag-and-tube taildragger still
has a place in the market. In Rochester, Wisconsin, American Champion
Aircraft still builds the airplanes the way they always have, but with a
number of modern improvements. In this video, ACA owner Jerry Mehlhaff
gives us a factory tour and tells us about some of ACA's models.
the Aeronca Champion first appeared, it had 65 horsepower and was just
fast enough to get out of its own way. Into what is a very similar
airframe, American Champion has stuffed a 210hp Lycoming IO-390 to
produce ACA's latest model, the Denali Scout. AVweb's Paul
Bertorelli recently took a test flight in it, and here's his video
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