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Volume 17, Number 30f
July 30, 2011
Bose® A20™ Aviation Headset
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Booths at EAA AirVenture:283-287
Reconstructing the Air France Crashback to top 

In its latest update on the Air France 447 Rio/Paris crash of June 1, 2009, the French Accident Investigation Bureau (BEA) reports on its analysis of the flight recorders, which were recovered in May. That analysis showed that after the autopilot disengaged, the pilots were confronted with a confusing situation they had never been trained for -- an unreliable indicated airspeed, high altitude, and manual flight controls. Also, the report said there is no training for how to best manage cockpit resources when there are two co-pilots at the controls and a relief captain. "No standard callouts regarding the differences in pitch attitude and vertical speed were made," the report says. In a news release, Air France said, "The combination of multiple improbable factors led to the disaster in less than four minutes…. At this stage, there is no reason to question the crew's technical skills." More...

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Booths at EAA AirVenture:2145-2148
More Crash Updatesback to top 

Lithium batteries were reportedly on board a five-year-old Asiana Airlines Boeing 747F cargo plane that crashed in the ocean off South Korea Thursday after the two-person crew reported an inflight fire. According to Air Transport World the aircraft, on a regular run from Soeul/Incheon, South Korea to Shanghai/Pudong, China. It was also carrying paints and resins. Cause of the fire and the subsequent crash hasn't been determined but lithium batteries are thought to be the cause of a fire that brought down a UPS 747 last year in Dubai. More...

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Booths at EAA AirVenture:78-82, 100-116
Battery-Powered C-172 Takes Flightback to top 

Beyond Aviation, until recently known as Bye Energy, started initial taxi tests on its electric-powered Cessna 172 last Friday, the company said this week. "We will be announcing our first flight date soon," said Charlie Johnson, president of the company. The tests are taking place at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colo. The company said its goal is to develop practical, cost-effective electric and hybrid propulsion systems that can easily work as a replacement for internal combustion engines in the 150- to 200-hp range. "The aircraft currently is configured as a proof of concept, 'battery only' aircraft," Darrel Watson, vice president of engineering, told AVweb. More...

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Booths at EAA AirVenture:476
Bringing the Social Element to IFR Trainingback to top 

The IMC Club, a nonprofit project that launched just about a year ago in Norwood, Mass., aims to help instrument-rated private pilots gain the confidence and skills they need to get the most out of their rating. Members meet once a month to advance their knowledge by sharing experiences or hosting a guest speaker. The project now has 28 chapters and about 1,000 members across the country, and Radek Wyrzykowski, one of the founders of the group, says they are now ready to launch "IMC Club 2.0." The main advance is a new alliance with to provide "IFR Mastery" training materials for each monthly meeting. More...

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Vote for Your Favorite Aviation Charity
Don't forget to stop by the Lightspeed Pavilion outside Hangar B today and cast your vote for your favorite aviation charity. The five that receive the most votes from the pilot community will each receive $10,000 from the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation. For more information, go to
Booths at EAA AirVenture:259
Those Who Can — Teachback to top 

Several hundred teachers from around the country -- many of them pilots -- gathered at the EAA Museum on Tuesday for Build A Plane's annual Teachers Day event. Jeff Skiles, the first officer on "Miracle on the Hudson" Flight 1549 was among the speakers, which also included guests from EAA, AOPA, the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, and more. Build A Plane founder Lyn Freeman told AVweb his group has been running the event for three years, and participation from across the country is growing. "This year we had teachers from New York, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, all over," he said. The teachers also spend some time in hands-on activities with kids, and after lunch they are free to explore AirVenture. More...

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Booths at EAA AirVenture:190, 3037-3039
Photos from the Show Groundsback to top 

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As EAA AirVenture heads into the weekend, we asked Adam to grab some photos of some of this year's big attractions. Just like the folks on-site here at Oshkosh, you folks at home are free to look, but please don't touch. (Unless you're on an iPad.) More...

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Introducing the FL 650 Display
True Flight's FL 650, utilizing the new HELM X650 by Helm Navigation LLC, can be used as either a panel-mount or portable device in any aircraft. Featuring an ultra-bright 1,000 NIT screen and the most comprehensive list of capabilities of any display out there.

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... Or see an FL 650 at Val Avionics' booth (#3074) in Building C at AirVenture.
Booths at EAA AirVenture:See it at Val Avionics' booth (#3074)
Opinion & Commentaryback to top 

And use fewer words while you're at it. That applies to both ATC and pilots in busy airspace like AirVenture. In his latest post to the AVweb Insider — a video blog post — Paul Bertorelli offers some suggestions on the tower's performance after an F-16 crumped runway 36 on Thursday morning. Read more and join the conversation. More...

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AVweb Audio — Are You Listening?back to top 

Radek Wyrzykowski, founder of the IMC Club, a fast-growing nonprofit project that launched just about a year ago in Norwood, Mass., aims to help instrument-rated private pilots gain the confidence and skills they need to get the most out of their rating. AVweb's Mary Grady spoke with Wyrzykowski in detail about how the clubs work and how pilots can participate.

This podcast is brought to you by Bose Corporation and WxWorx XM WX Satellite Weather. More...

Jeff Skiles gained fame thanks to his participation in the "Miracle on the Hudson" flight, but these days he devotes much of his time to promoting aviation education for youth through programs like Young Eagles and Build A Plane. He spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady at EAA AirVenture about why he's optimistic about career opportunities in aviation.

This podcast is brought to you by Lightspeed Aviation and Phillips 66 Aviation. More...

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

Celebrating 100 years of naval aviation, the U.S. Navy has turned KOSH into a veritable NAS, with a wide assortment of naval aircraft on display. Paul Bertorelli walked the line and spoke with servicemen about the different aircraft.

This video is brought to you by Bose Corporation and WxWorx XM WX Satellite Weather. More...

Boeing's latest airliner design has seen delays, pushing first delivery back by three years, but the order book is strong according to the company. This aircraft made its landing at Oshkosh on July 29 for EAA AirVenture and departed later in the day.

This video is brought to you by Phillips 66 Aviation and Lightspeed Aviation. More...

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The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!back to top 

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Names Behind the Newsback to top 


AVwebFlash is a weekly summary of the latest news, articles, products, features, and events featured on AVweb, the internet's aviation magazine and news service.

The AVwebFlash team is:

Timothy Cole

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Russ Niles

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Features Editor
Kevin Lane-Cummings

Scott Simmons

Jeff van West
Mariano Rosales

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Where to Find Our Sponsors at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (booth numbers)

476, 1022-1029, 4066Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.
2145-2148Aspen Avionics
1159-1160Avemco Insurance
293-294, 2098-2101Avidyne
283-287Bose Corporation
78-82, 100-116Cessna Aircraft
3005General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI)
1040-1042Hartzell Engine Technologies
3083Hilton Software/WingX
1071-1072JP Instruments
259Lightspeed Aviation
277-282Lycoming Engines
476Phillips 66 Aviation
2065Pilot Insurance Center (PIC)
229-234Teledyne-Continental Motors (TCM)
3118Travers Aviation
3074True Flight (at Val Avionics' booth)
190, 3037-3039WxWorx XM WX Satellite Weather