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Volume 18, Number 13
March 28, 2012
 
FIND THEM AT:
D-026
D-027
VoiceFlight || Aren't You Tired of 
Twisting Knobs?
GNS 430W/530W Users:
Aren't You Tired of Twisting Knobs?

With VoiceFlight's revolutionary technology, you can enter and edit flight plans in seconds without all of the tedious knob-turning. The VFS101 also adds Victor Airway support to your GNS430W/530W! The VFS101 eliminates knob-induced tunnel vision, is lightning-fast even in turbulence, and takes the anxiety out of in-flight re-routes. Visit us at Sun 'n Fun booth D-26 and stop twisting knobs today!
 
Traveling Back in Time — And Across the Countryback to top 
 

VAN'S "RV-1" -- THE FIRST OF THE BREED
The line of 7,620 aircraft flown that is the RV series of Van's Aircraft began with one -- and that one, flown originally by Van's founder Dick VanGrunsven in the mid-1960s, is here at Sun 'n Fun 2012, newly restored and flying. The aircraft had been existing in relative anonymity until nearly five years ago, when it attracted the attention of RV enthusiast Paul Dye, who recognized it as a historic artifact. Dye set up a non-profit, acquired the aircraft and sent the call to the RV community that the restoration of what he terms "RV-1" would need their help. The community responded, and this year the aircraft flew in to Lakeland, Florida, on its own wings. It's now on tour and headed for one final destination. More...

VIDEO: VAN'S AIRCRAFT ORIGINAL 'RV-1'
Dick VanGrunsven is responsible for the most populous homebuilt airplane of all, the RV-3. Five years ago, Van's Aircraft enthusiast Paul Dye found the RV-3's forerunner — a heavily modified Stits Playboy that became VanGrunsven's prototype — and embarked on a restoration project. The rejuvenated "RV-1" is currently on tour with Dye and will find a permanent home at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh at this summer's AirVenture fly-in. We spoke with Dye and got a close look at RV-1 at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida.

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Android, iOS Find Common Groundback to top 
 

ANYWHERE MAP'S MULTI-PLATFORM APP
While apps for tablets like the iPad and Droid are appearing almost daily, the market thus far has been either or. You either have an iPad or a Droid. But Anywhere Map announced here at Sun 'n Fun that it's taking a different tack. It's new Anywhere Map Freedom product will run on any of the popular platforms, including the Windows Mobile devices. In this video, Anywhere Map's Jay Humbard told AVweb that this app is designed to--and does—look much more like a portable GPS than do other aviation apps, which tend to be strong on chart management, flight planning and utilities while leaving navigation as an also-ran. More...

VIDEO: ANYWHERE MAP'S NEW MULTI-PLATFORM NAV APP
Are you an iPad purist — or someone who swears by his android tablet? Maybe you like to switch back and forth between different devices for different tasks. Whatever your device, Anywhere Map has you covered with their new multi-platform navaid, Anywhere Map Freedom. Jay Humbard showed us around the application on different tablets at Sun 'n Fun.

This video is brought to you by Control Vision's Anywhere Map and Bendix/King by Honeywell. More...

 
FIND THEM AT:
A-011
A-012
Anywhere Map from Control Vision
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One Foot in the Legacy, One in the Futureback to top 
 

LINDBERGH FOUNDATION, ELECTRIC FLIGHT PROGRAM MERGE
The Lindbergh Foundation is taking over the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Program, which includes the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize, the groups announced at Sun 'n Fun on Tuesday. The two nonprofit groups share a common mission, Lindbergh Foundation Chairman Larry Williams told AVweb. "There was an opportunity to bring the two groups together and be stronger collectively," he said. Erik Lindbergh, founder of LEAP, will continue to support and promote the program. Yolanka Wulff, who was CEO of LEAP, will become executive director of The Lindbergh Foundation. More...

PODCAST: LINDBERGH FOUNDATION EMBRACES ELECTRIC AIRPLANES
The Lindbergh Foundation is taking over the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Program. AVweb's Mary Grady spoke with foundation chairman Larry Williams about that and other new developments at the organization.

This podcast is brought to you by Control Vision's Anywhere Map and Bendix/King by Honeywell. More...

 
FIND THEM AT:
B-080
B-088
B-089
Bendix/King by Honeywell
A New Day at Bendix/King by Honeywell
Bendix/King Avionics has established new business operations in Albuquerque, NM. Soon, we'll have an all-new product line. We have renewed our brand — and our promise — to design, build and support the best-performing, most innovative and cost-effective avionics products available for general aviation. Visit us at Sun 'n Fun hangar B, booth 80. Or click here.
 
Checking In with Flight Designback to top 
 

FLIGHT DESIGN MOVING FORWARD WITH NEW PROJECTS
Flight Design is making progress with its newest LSA and four-place aircraft projects, the company said in a news conference at Sun 'n Fun on Tuesday. The CTLSi, powered by the new Rotax 912iS engine, is under development in Europe and flew this week for the first time, Flight Design USA CEO Tom Peghiny told AVweb. The airplane will be on display next month at the Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany, and first deliveries are expected in June. The new engine comes with a $12,800 increase in price, but Peghiny said that includes electric trim and a lithium ion battery. The new engine also will deliver a fuel savings of about 21 percent at cruise speed at altitude, he said. More...

PODCAST: FLIGHT DESIGN FLIES FUEL-INJECTED CT
It's only been a few weeks since Rotax unveiled its new 912iS fuel-injected engine, and Flight Design has flown a new model that includes that engine in Europe. Flight Design's Tom Peghiny spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady about that and the new four-place aircraft coming from Flight Design.

This podcast is brought to you by FAST (Flight and Aircraft Services Tracking), Aspen Avionics, and XM WX Satellite Weather. More...

 
FIND THEM AT:
B-078
B-079
B-090
B-091
Safer by Design || Evolution 2000 from 
Aspen Avionics
Safer by Design
Aspen's trailblazing Evolution 2000 is the only GA EFIS display that provides total system redundancy — at less fly-away cost than any competing system. Evolution 2000's safety architecture delivers a comprehensive backup capability that steam gauges and competing glass can't match. Full PFD capability built into the MFD, dual redundant backup batteries and dual HSIs are just a few of the many system redundancies built into Aspen's multi-display systems. Click here for more information.
 
Opinion & Commentaryback to top 
 

AVWEB INSIDER BLOG: SUN 'N FUN CHANGES
Paul Bertoreli's already spotted lots of changes this year at Sun 'n Fun, most of them positive. The fly-in's management is making subtle changes in how the show is marketed to local and regional audiences — and that's worth a few words on the AVweb Insider blog. Read more and join the conversation. More...

 
FIND THEM AT:
C-017
C-018
C-019
C-020
C-021
Jeppesen || Shop Pilot Training at 
JeppDirect
Visit Jeppesen at Sun 'n Fun
Hangar C — #C-017-021

Jeppesen's cutting-edge training solutions offer an interactive experience for learning aeronautical concepts. Visit us at the Sun 'n Fun Expo to learn about Total Training Online for sport, private and commercial pilots. Check out our Mobile FliteDeck 1.1 Electronic Charts for iPad®. Don't miss Robert Brannan's presentation, "The Next Generation of Aviation Training."

Can't make it? Learn about online training at JeppDirect.
 
Meanwhile, Outside Lakeland ...back to top 
 

CAPTAIN SUBDUED ON JETBLUE FLIGHT
A JetBlue Airbus captain who reportedly behaved irrationally on a flight from JFK to Las Vegas on Tuesday is being treated for a "medical situation" in an Amarillo, Texas, hospital after being subdued by some eminently qualified passengers on the flight. The pilot, who has been identified as 49-year-old Clayton Osbon, reportedly became agitated when he was unable to unlock the cockpit door. It's not clear whether he was actually ejected from the cockpit and locked out by his first officer, as some reports suggest. After trying twice to get back onto the flight deck, passengers said he began ranting about al Qaida, Iraq and Iran and advising the passengers "to say your prayers" and that "we're going down." By then a flight attendant was on the microphone asking for help to subdue the aircraft commander and there was no shortage of volunteers. Many of those on board were on their way to the International Security Conference in Vegas. Former prison guard David Gonzales wasted little time bringing the situation under control. More...

 
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Across the Globe, at ABACE ...back to top 
 

EMBRAER LANDS IN CHINA
Embraer made the most of its new association with film star Jackie Chan as the Brazilian company's brand ambassador landed at the Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition on Tuesday with his spanking new Embraer 650 bizjet. Chan addressed reporters and took part in a ribbon cutting with Ernest Edwards, president of Embraer Executive Jets to celebrate the introduction of the 650 to China. While it was Chan's star power that attracted the cameras, Embraer had other business to conduct in Shanghai. More...

JOINT VENTURES AT ABACE
Joint ventures involving prominent American companies and Chinese firms are the theme of this year's Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Shanghai. Last week Cessna announced deals with China's AVIC to build jets and develop GA infrastructure in China. Tuesday, Cessna's VP of Strategy and Development Mike Shih told an audience at the convention that he expects China to be in the top ten countries for business jet ownership by 2025. "We are delighted to see the Chinese government understands the economic importance of general aviation and is committed to supporting the industry," he said. "We at Cessna are equally eager to play our part in helping develop Chinese business aviation from infancy to maturity as quickly as possible." And if Cessna's stamp of approval wasn't enough, Warren Buffet's NetJets also waded in. More...

 
FIND THEM AT:
C-024
C-025
C-026
N-035
XM WX Satellite Weather || Weather with 
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XM WX Satellite Weather gives you onboard perspective on the weather. Graphical data like Radar, Lightning, Winds and more enhance your situational awareness and is compatible with the industry's leading MFDs, EFBs, glass cockpits, and now the iPad. Additionally, flexible subscription options ensure you get the dataset that's right for you. Come see the latest from XM WX Satellite Weather at booth C-024 during Sun 'n Fun 2012 or visit us online at XMWXweather.com/aviation.
 
More AVweb for Your Inboxback to top 
 

AVWEBBIZ: AVWEB'S BUSINESS AVIATION NEWSLETTER

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Add AVwebBiz to your AVweb subscriptions today by clicking here and choosing "Update E-mail Subscriptions."

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

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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Who's Whereback to top 
 

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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Names Behind the Newsback to top 
 

MEET THE AVWEBFLASH TEAM

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

The AVwebFlash team is:

Publisher
Tom Bliss

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Editor-in-Chief
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Contributing Editors
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Webmaster
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Contributors
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Have a product or service to advertise on AVweb? Your advertising can reach over 225,000 loyal AVwebFlash, AVwebBiz, and AVweb home page readers every week. Over 80% of our readers are active pilots and aircraft owners. That's why our advertisers grow with us, year after year. For ad rates and scheduling, click here or contact Tom Bliss, via e-mail or via telephone [(480) 525-7481].

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BOOTHS AT
Where to Find Our Sponsors at Sun 'n Fun 2012

B-001-009Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.
 
D-097Aircraft Tax (Scott Horton, CPA)
 
B-078-079
B-090-091
Aspen Avionics
 
C-055-056Avemco Insurance
 
C-071-072
N-026
Avidyne
 
B-080
B-088-089
Bendix/King by Honeywell
 
SNF-009Bose Corporation
 
A-011-012Control Vision Anywhere Map
 
MD-023BDiamond Aircraft
 
MD-027CEclipse Aerospace
 
N-082
N-089
Engine Components, Inc. (ECi)
 
A-065General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI)
 
MD-006AGippsAero
 
B-046-047Hartzell Engine Technologies
 
D-082Hilton Software (WingX)
 
C-017-021Jeppesen
 
D-051-053Lightspeed Aviation
 
D-039-042Lycoming Engines
 
D-026-027VoiceFlight
 
C-024-026
N-035
WxWorx XM WX Satellite Weather