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Volume 11, Number 21
May 29, 2013
 
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AVflash! Who Foots the Bill?back to top 
 

FAA ASKS EAA TO FUND OSHKOSH CONTROLLERS
Every year for EAA AirVenture, the FAA sends a batch of controllers to handle all the extra traffic at the Oshkosh tower, but this year, the FAA is asking EAA to chip in to cover their costs. The FAA wants to collect enough to cover the controllers' travel expenses, per diems, and overtime. EAA is not happy about the change. "This may be an early indication of further efforts by the FAA to charge GA operators for functions in ways that could add unforeseen costs for the average pilot who simply wants to enjoy flying," said EAA, in a news release. Jack Pelton, EAA chairman, called the change "alarming," and AOPA president Craig Fuller said it was "extremely troubling news." More...

 
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iPads in the Cockpit — ForPilotsOnly
Find the most versatile kneeboards and mounts for your iPad and iPad mini at ForPilotsOnly.com. These patented designs are manufactured in the USA and solve the issues that face iPad pilots. The iPro Series kneeboards are the only iPad kneeboards that include a clipboard that can be opened and closed in flight without bumping the yoke. And the iPro Navigator mount protects your mini from direct sunlight. Find your ideal iPad solution now.
 
Making the Most of More Hoursback to top 
 

TRAINING PROGRAM ADDRESSES FIRST-OFFICER CHANGES
Every crisis creates opportunities, the saying goes, and with aspiring pilots facing a 1,500-hour minimum flight-time requirement for entry-level jobs in the regional airlines, due to take effect in August, FlightSafety Academy is offering a new program to address that need. FlightSafety said it plans to hire college graduates who have at least a commercial certificate plus multi-engine and instrument ratings, and will give them free training for their flight instructor certificate as well as CFI-instrument and CFI-multi. Hours flown in training and in giving instruction will help the pilots qualify for the ATP certificate, the company said. The pilots must make a two-year commitment to work at FlightSafety. More...

 
Sennheiser BlueStage || Download Now and 
Discover Aviation and the World of Sound on Your iPad
Experience Aviation and the World of Sound with
Sennheiser BlueStage

Download Sennheiser's new magazine app for the iPad at no cost and dive right into a new and interactive way to experience the world of sound. In the aviation issue, the high art of aerobatics features alongside the high art of plane building from scrap heaps. Watch Vince Neil from Mötley Crüe take his first flying lessons and learn how veteran pilots pass the torch in schools. Also listen to our new "Live Your Dream" theme song by Joe.e.

In May, BlueStage is all about the sonic experience on wings. Download, swipe, and enjoy! Learn more.
 
Flying Soloback to top 
 

SINGLE-PILOT AIRLINE OPERATIONS STUDIED
A study funded by the European Commission and involving 35 aviation and government groups is taking a serious look at single-pilot operations for airliners. Advanced Cockpit for Reduction of StreSs and workload (ACROSS) will spend more than $40 million studying creating an electronic copilot to keep the human pilot flying correctly. The project is being coordinated by Thales Avionics. More...

 
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News Briefsback to top 
 

FLEXJET REPORTS MAJOR BUSINESS BOOST
Flexjet, the aircraft management arm of Bombardier, says it's hiring pilots to meet the demand of a huge increase in business. While airframe companies have continued to say demand for their products is flat, Flexjet says demand for its services is up 83 percent in the first quarter of 2013 over the same period in 2012. "With the economy picking up speed, owners who have been tentative since the downturn have started to gain more confidence and are taking more and more trips," said Flexjet President Deanna White. More...


MAN EXITS TAXIING AIRLINER
A 32-year-old man has been taken to the hospital after he jumped out of an airliner while it was taxiing at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. As the Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737 headed for the gate at the end of a flight from Cuba just after midnight Monday, the passenger calmly opened one of the mid-cabin emergency exits and hopped out. The Globe and Mail reported the tired travelers were alarmed when one passenger started yelling that a door had been opened and someone had made an "early exit" from the plane. More...

 
AEA Pilots Guide || Aircraft Electronics 
Association
Pilot's Guide to Avionics Now Available
The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association's Pilot's Guide to Avionics is now available. To request a complimentary copy, visit AEAPilotsGuide.net.

This special 10th anniversary edition is a consumer's directory containing buyer's guides, educational articles and timely information about the avionics industry, its products and its people. The publication helps pilots make better buying decisions and locate more than 1,300 AEA member companies, including government-certified repair stations around the world.
 
Opinion & Commentaryback to top 
 

AVWEB INSIDER BLOG: ACCIDENTS -- THE PILOT AS THE LAST LINE OF DEFENSE
That's how the Australian Senate characterizes its findings in its exhaustive review of the 2009 Norfolk Island ditching accident. But on the AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli argues that this is exactly backwards. When your strap yourself into the airplane as PIC, command means you're in charge -- of everything, including being the first line of defense against a wreck. Read more and join the conversation. More...

 
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Garmin Introduces Price Reductions on
All Handhelds & the New GDL 39

Gulf Coast Avionics, Garmin's first and longest-standing dealer, guarantees the lowest price and free ground shipping on all Garmin handhelds and the popular GDL 39*. Don't miss your opportunity to save up to $500 on Garmin's popular aviation portables. Call (800) 474‑9714 or visit GCA.aero today!

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Who's Whereback to top 
 

OKOLI SELLS BEECHCRAFT IN AFRICA
Kingsley Okoli
Kingsley Okoli is the new regional sales director for Beechcraft in sub-Saharan Africa. Okoli was formerly an F-16 crew chief and fighter squadron logistics readiness officer for the U.S. Air Force.
More...


WHO'S WHERE? YOU TELL US
Get a promotion or a new job? Your colleagues want to know about it, and AVwebBiz can get the word out. Drop us a line about the staff appointment, with a nice recent photo, and we'll do our best to include it in our new section, "Who's Where." The items will be permanently archived on AVweb for future reference, too. More...

 
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Instrument Pilot Handbook | Book: $64.95, eBook $49.95
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Call (800) 780‑4115 or click here for more information.
 
The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!back to top 
 

SURVEY: HAVE YOU HAD ENGINE SHOP SURGERY?
The engine shop and overhaul market has changed dramatically in the past few years. Aviation Consumer magazine wants to know about your engine overhaul experience and the experience you had dealing with the shop. We'd appreciate you taking a couple of minutes to answer these questions. Click here to take the survey. More...


AVWEB'S NEWSTIPS ADDRESS ...
Our best stories start with you. If you've heard something 255,000 pilots might want to know about, tell us. Submit news tips via email to newstips@avweb.com. What have you heard? More...

 
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AVweb Video: Look, Listen, Laugh and Learnback to top 
 

VIDEO: DIAMOND'S NEW DA52
Diamond jumped into the aerodiesel market early, and it still leads the industry in the number of diesels flying. This spring, it's deep into certification work on a new diesel twin, the DA52. Based on the DA42 twin, the DA52 is larger, faster, and carries up to seven people. Diamond views it as a high-class, luxury minivan. On a recent visit to Diamond's factory in Austria, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took a demo flight in the new airplane and shot this exclusive video report. More...

 
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Names Behind the Newsback to top 
 

MEET THE AVWEBBIZ TEAM

AVwebBiz is a weekly summary of the latest business aviation news, articles, products, features, and events featured on AVweb, the world's premier independent aviation news resource.

The AVwebBiz team is:

Publisher
Tom Bliss

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Editor-in-Chief
Russ Niles

Webmaster
Scott Simmons

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Contributors
Kevin Lane-Cummings

Ad Coordinator
Karen Lund

Avionics Editor
Larry Anglisano

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