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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.
ANALYZES FINAL MOMENTS IN AF447 COCKPIT
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
. At this stage, there is no reason to question the crew's
technical skills." More...
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CELLS WERE ON CRASH PLANE
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 Versatile than a Swiss
For more than 25 years, operators have relied on the Caravan
models to meet the most demanding mission parameters. To which the
Caravan replies, "Bring it on." Its confidence is backed by a
remarkable dispatch reliability rate of over 99 percent and exceptional
payload capabilities from its 675-horsepower engine. And when you
consider the versatility, configurability, and sheer ruggedness of the
Caravan line, the applications are virtually limitless.
So, where will the Caravan take you?
CESSNA 172 STARTS TAXI TESTS
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.
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CLUBS GROW, EXPAND OFFERINGS
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 PilotWorkshops.com to provide
"IFR Mastery" training materials for each monthly meeting.
Vote for Your Favorite
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
DAY A GROWING ATTRACTION AT AIRVENTURE
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.
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AIRVENTURE 2011: PHOTO GALLERY DAY SIX
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
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