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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
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comfortable fit and the clear audio you expect from Bose. It also
connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and priority switching.
HITS CAR, CAUGHT ON VIDEO
William Davis was on final approach to land at Northwest Regional
Airport in Roanoke, Texas, on Saturday, when his Skyhawk collided with
an SUV that was crossing the airport. Davis's wife, Kandy, was filming
his descent and caught the collision on video. The collision knocked off
part of the Skyhawk's landing gear, but Davis was able to land and
wasn't hurt. The two people in the car, a couple on their way to the
airport diner, were treated for minor injuries. The road crosses the
airport perpendicular to the runway, just a few feet from the runway
end, and is marked with "Stop" painted on the surface. The audio of
airport manager Glen Hyde is caught on Kandy Davis's camera, asking the
driver, "Why did you pull out in front of an airplane?"
Operational Safety Management
Denver, Colorado, November 13-14
This real-world, two-day operational safety management seminar focuses
on the four pillars of SMS: Safety Policy, Risk Management, Safety
Assurance and Safety Promotion. 18,000-hour pilot J.R. Russell and guest
speaker David Soucie (former FAA official and author) show you SMS
applications and case studies from the inside out.
"Operationally relevant," says corporate pilot-safety
officer Gary Tucker.
Stay at Denver's great Inverness Conference
Center, where rooms and meals are included networking, too.
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Airport officials in Cleveland had a case of
dueling campaign aircraft on their hands (and on their ramp) on Tuesday
as three of the four candidates landed in the battleground state airport
at about the same time. Only President Barack Obama sat this one out as
he stayed home in Chicago. Obama's opponent Mitt Romney landed first and
was planning to wait for his running mate Paul Ryan so they could leave
the airport together, but Vice President Joe Biden had other plans, according to Reuters. More...
The Biggest Aviation
Show on the Planet ... Is Back!
The award-winning hit TV series The Aviators
is back for
an all-new third season showcasing everything from the F-22 and DC-3 to
LSA and balloons. We take you dogfighting in the Nevada desert, flying
with the USAF Thunderbirds, and look on as Mötley Crue frontman
Vince Neil learns to fly. Join our 10 million weekly US viewers and
countless more worldwide.
Watch The Aviators on PBS, iTunes,
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NBAA GOES, SO DOES THE INDUSTRY?
Business aviation analysts
generally rely on the general economy as a barometer of the health of
the industry but the prolonged downturn in many segments of bizav have
generated some creative thinking in that area. Now Corporate Jet Investor has plotted attendance at the
annual National Business Aviation Association convention against some
key indicators in the bizjet market and found some almost parallel lines
on the resulting charts. In his analysis, Corporate Jet Investor's
Alasdair Whyte noted that the 2012 convention, which wrapped in Orlando
last week, had the third lowest attendance (25,250) in the last 10
years, although part of the reason could have been Superstorm Sandy and
a presidential TFR on the eve of the convention. However, broadening the
sample to include 10 years of attendance figures, the website found some
interesting coincidences. More...
U.S. Sport Aviation
January 17-20, 2013
Sunny Sebring, Florida will hold its 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation
this January 17-20, 2013
largest sport aircraft-dedicated event in the world. Additions for 2013
range from a twilight air show opened by Patty Wagstaff demonstrating
LSA aerobatic aircraft to The Year of the Cub to star-studded
Manufacturers Showcases and a contest that will crown sport aviation's
most efficient aircraft/pilot duo. Four days in Sebring, Florida to
"See, Try, Fly and Buy" ... everything in the world of sport aviation.
Visit Sport-Aviation-Expo.com for
COMPARISONS: THERE'S AN APP
Even to the practiced eye,
business jets can look remarkably similar and a Russian publisher has
introduced an iPad app that makes comparing them a little easier. Upcast Media
has introduced JetBook, an interactive tool that graphically and
textually presents and compares 65 of the most popular business jets
from every perspective imaginable. "It's hi-tech, flexible, and you get
updates with specs and prices in real time," said Ivan Veretennikov,
Upcast co-publisher. More...
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FLIGHT SERVICE FEATURES NOW ONLINE
New services for pilots
are now available online from Lockheed Martin Flight Services, the
company said this week. Pilots can register online for access to the
Automated Flight Service Station Pilot Web Portal and a new Adverse
Condition Alerting Service. The pilot portal allows pilots to access the
same briefing information and weather graphics available to Lockheed's
flight-service specialists. The alerting service will send notices to
pilots about new adverse conditions specific to their filed flight plans
via text, email, and Iridium satellite devices. The short alert messages
identify the type of adverse condition (such as TFRs, NOTAMs, AIRMETs
and SIGMETs) and the flight plan to which it applies. Pilots then can
contact LMFS for details. More...
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INSIDER BLOG: NBAA -- PR FOLLIES
Paul Bertorelli chimes in
with two reflections on this year's NBAA Convention on the AVweb
Insider blog: At NBAA, Cessna showed off a new mockup of
something. But for the second time this year, they've shown something at
a show and declined to let news organizations photograph it. Does this
make any sense? We don't think so. Meanwhile, Hawker Beechcraft
announced that its new direction will emphasize turboprops and pistons,
but jets appear not to be on the agenda. Understandably, current HBC jet
owners are finding that not their liking. This is gonna be one giant
fence to mend. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
INSIDER BLOG: DENZEL TAKES FLIGHT
If you were hoping
for an exciting aviation movie going into the holiday season, this ain't
it although it's got a riveting crash sequence the kids will
love. Otherwise, it's a dark character study into the downward spiral of
alcoholism and addiction. On the AVweb Insider blog, Paul
Bertorelli reports that anyone who's had experience with addiction may
have trouble watching this film. If you go, don't forget the Prozac. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
FLYING EYES PILOT SUNGLASSES
Sunglasses are a
must-have for pilots, but when you shove the temples under a headset for
several hours, the pain isn't far behind. A new product called Flying
Eyes solves that problem. In this video by Larry Anglisano and Marc
Gunther, AVweb takes a close look at this product.
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