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THE FAA'S MICHAEL HUERTA
A Senate committee is preparing to
vote on FAA Administrator nominee Michael Huerta, who met with
AVweb Wednesday at AirVenture and commented on third-class
medicals, drones, ADS-B and more. Historically, the administrator's
comments in these sessions are friendly, but cordial and carefully
worded, as a matter of course. They generally do not reveal much about
pending regulation, but they can provide a sense of the person behind
the title ... if only a small one. Our session was recorded; click
through to listen. If confirmed as administrator, Huerta will officially
take the office with a lot on his plate. More...
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GDL 39 GETS WEATHER, SOME TRAFFIC
Garmin has joined the
portable ADS-B parade with their GDL 39. The receiver sits on the
glareshield, receives both free weather and ADS-B traffic targets, and
displays the data in Garmin's Pilot App for the iPad or on the aera 796
portable navigator. It's about the size of a sardine can, which makes it
bigger than Sporty's Stratus, and is almost twice as large with the
optional battery attached. That battery will also cost you $100 extra,
and the traffic display might not be what you expect. More...
VoiceFlight Demonstrating New
VFS101 Features at Oshkosh
In addition to Victor Airways, the VFS101
has been enhanced to
support Jet Airways and T/Q routes. The software has also been extended
to include support for non-WAAS GPS. These features are operational now
and can be tried in Hangar D at Oshkosh. The complimentary software
upgrade will be available this fall. For VFS101 users that fly outside
of the United States, VoiceFlight
has signed an agreement with
Jeppesen to offer international navigation data.
Click here to view demo.
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ATC SAFETY PROGRAM NOT WORKING
An FAA program for
non-punitive reporting of safety concerns among air traffic controllers
needs "significant improvements" before it can become effective,
according to a report issued last Thursday by the Transportation
Department Office of Inspector General. "Failure to address potential
deficiencies in transparency and accountability may lead to the
perception that the Air Traffic Safety Action Program is an amnesty
program," the report says. For example, although the reports are meant
to reveal safety issues while protecting the controllers who submit
them, the OIG says reports have been accepted in the program that
address "air traffic controller conduct issues," rather than performance
concerns. For example, these include controllers falling asleep, viewing
a personal video player while on position, and refusing to take
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SMA DIESEL: LYCOMING WILL SUPPORT IT
Fresh off the
announcement that Cessna will offer a Skylane with an SMA diesel engine,
SMA said Tuesday that Lycoming will support the engine in the field with
parts and services. SMA's CEO Thierry Hurtes said in an interview with
AVweb that the chief lesson SMA learned from marketing its
original SR305 10 years ago is that a service and repair network is a
must for any new engine entering the market. Although SMA doesn't have
its own, Cessna and Lycoming -- both Textron units -- do and the
companies have struck an agreement for SMA support parts to flow through
the Lycoming parts chain. More...
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UPBEAT ON BIZ MARKET TRENDS
This year could be "a pivotal
year to recover market growth" for jet sales, said Ernie Edwards,
president of Embraer Executive Jets, at a news conference at EAA
AirVenture on Wednesday. "There were record corporate profits in the
first quarter 2012 in the U.S.," he said. Buyers still seem reluctant to
spend, he said, but he added that pre-owned aircraft sales are slowing
down and bizjet traffic is "trending in the right direction," which he
hopes are signs of "pent-up demand" and imminent recovery. Edwards also
provided an update on the company's bizjet line and progress on new
The Best We've Ever Made
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Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation
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CONDITIONING FOR PILOTS
ExtremeO2 Aviator has developed an
aviation-focused conditioning process that trains the body to maintain
oxygen blood saturation at altitude. The ExtremeO2 altitude contrast
conditioning is said to help protect pilots from hypoxia and its effects
on night vision while restoring brain function, increasing reflex speed,
improving G-force recovery and enhancing tolerance to higher altitudes.
It might also improve the quality of sleep while traveling and fight the
effects of jet lag while offering stress remediation. More...
When It Has to Work
276 Lives Saved and Counting
Join us at AirVenture Friday, July 27
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ballistic parachute systems
: a Cirrus SR-22 Bahamas splashdown after
engine failure and a low-altitude Cessna 182 save from 400 feet
AGL over dense forest. More than 5,500 Cirrus SR-20s and SR-22s,
hundreds of Cessna 172s and 182s, and thousands of experimental,
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LASER HUD FOR LSA, EXPERIMENTAL
New from Italian avionics
manufacturer PAT Avionics is the G-HULP head up display system. HUD
technology is common in military aircraft applications where pilots need
to be looking out the windscreen while also monitoring critical flight
data. The G-HULP HUD uses laser projection technology that superimposes
on a transparent display postioned in front of the pilot and is designed
for an easy and customizable attachment to the aircraft glareshield.
Three Things You Should
Never Say to ATC
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Avoid these common mistakes and make your interactions more efficient
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BULL JUMPS FROM 96,640 FEET, PREP FOR RECORD
skydiver Felix Baumgartner successfully jumped from a capsule at 96,640
feet above New Mexico on Wednesday morning, in a final test jump prior
to an attempt to break the all-time freefall record of 102,800 feet, set
in 1960. According to preliminary data, Red Bull said, his jump from a
5.3 million cubic-foot balloon achieved an altitude of over 96,640 feet.
Baumgartner free-fell for 3 minutes and 48 seconds, reaching speeds of
536 mph. He landed in the desert about 15 minutes (by helicopter) away
from the launch site in Roswell. "It's hard not to get emotional about
today," said Art Thompson, technical director for the project. "We are
just so glad to have Felix back on the ground after a long week with
significant weather challenges. The crew did a great job."
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