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MORE FLYING, LESS HASSLE
Aviation entrepreneur Rod Rakic's
idea for OpenAirplane has earned the support of some big names in the
aviation industry who believe it could simplify access to aircraft,
improve pilot safety, increase profits for flight schools and FBOs, and
generally boost the aviation industry -- all by changing how we rent
airplanes. OpenAirplane is nearing its public rollout, expected before
year-end. If the concept catches on, Rakic believes it won't just put
more pilots in the air more often, it will also lower accident rates for
a segment of the industry that is notoriously worse than average. And it
might just make him rich. Maybe. But Rakic's idea isn't revolutionary or
even all that new. His approach might be. And, so far, that's made all
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IPAD MINI WILL IGNITE PILOT SALES
With this week's news that
Apple we release the iPad Mini on Nov. 2, aviation app providers are
almost certain to see increased sales as a result. "After every new
Apple device release, we've always seen a wave of new pilots and new
customers. There's always a group of pilots waiting to see what new
technology brings," said Tyson Weihs of ForeFlight, a leading aviation
app. AVweb spoke to Weihs at Redbird Flight Simulations' industry
training conference on Wednesday. Although the iPad has achieved
impressive penetration in the GA market as an all-purpose navigator,
plate reader, E6B and pre-planner, many users have complained that it's
just a bit too large for the cockpit. The Mini measures 7.9 by 5.3
inches and is barely a quarter inch thick. It weighs .68 pounds,
according to Apple. Base price is $329. By comparison, the iPad2
measures 9.5 by 7.3 inches, with a base price of $399.
NEW APPS FOR PILOTS
The iPad Mini starts to ship on November
2, providing a new option for pilots to access apps and information in
the cockpit. AVweb editorial director Paul Bertorelli talks with
Foreflight's Tyson Weihs about the impact of the new tablet and
other new products and innovations in the works for
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EAA WILL KEEP ON COURSE
The departure of Rod Hightower on
Monday from the helm of EAA doesn't signal any major change in the
direction of the organization, chairman of the board Jack Pelton told
AVweb on Wednesday. "This all happened kind of quickly and
unexpectedly," Pelton said. "We're still focused on our core mission,
which is supporting our EAA membership, volunteers, and employees." He
said he will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the
organization, and no timeline has been set for finding Hightower's
replacement. "Transitions are never easy," he said. "My real goal here
is to keep everybody on the track that we've been on
and get the
day-to-day stuff done while we focus on getting to an airshow in July."
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