PODCAST: HOW PILOT MARK BENT LIGHTS THE DARKNESS ONE PERSON AT A
TIME When Texas oil man Mark Bent was flying his motorglider
over eastern Africa, he noticed that huge expanses of the wilderness
were deforested. When he found out why, his innovative brain went to
work, and he came up with the BoGo
Light, an inexpensive solar-powered LED light source that is
changing the lives of thousands of Africans. AVweb's Russ Niles
caught up with Bent near his home in Houston and discovered how one
man's passion for flying helped light up the lives of people half a
ED IACOBUCCI ON CHOOSING ECLIPSE 500s AS AIR
TAXIS AVweb Editor-in-Chief Chad Trautvetter spoke
with DayJet President and CEO Ed Iacobucci to see what the per-seat,
on-demand operator is doing to prepare for its service launch with
Eclipse 500 very light jets, as well as to find out how he feels about
the delays at Eclipse Aviation.
MAGAZINE TALKS TO RADAR EXPERT DAVE GWINN Retired TWA captain
and renowned radar lecturer Dave Gwinn chats with Glenn Pew about the
importance (and limitations) or radar in the IFR system. You may be
surprised at what you can learn from Gwinn if you spend a few minutes
with him ... .
Flight instructor and electrical engineer Brad Whitsitt noticed that
many of his flight students had much difficulty with crosswind landings,
and his research into the problem found that improper crosswind landing
techniques and wind-gust encounters near the runway are the top causes
of weather-related accidents. Using skills from both disciplines
(engineering and flight instruction), Whitsitt developed the Xwind 200
crosswind landing trainer.
On Monday, hear AVweb Editor-in-Chief Chad Trautvetter speak
with Whitsitt about the Xwind crosswind landing sim.
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