AVwebFlash - Volume 19, Number 3c

January 11, 2013

By The AVweb Editorial Staff
ForeFlight.com || Intelligent Apps for Pilots
Flying IFR? ForeFlight Mobile Pro Is for You
ForeFlight Mobile Pro for iPad is a must-have service for instrument-rated pilots flying in IMC. The instrument procedures organizer, the instrument procedure search, and the enhanced situational awareness provided by ForeFlight's best-in-class TrueTaxi and TruePlates geo-referenced airport diagrams and approach charts make each IFR flight a joy.

Visit ForeFlight.com to learn more and upgrade.
Flight Training back to top 

The Training Mix

Advances in technologies and regulations mean the best mix of airplanes, simulators and other resources also is changing and will enhance your training.

In recent years, the general aviation community has complained our activity has grown too complicated and, as a result, applicants for the private pilot certificate now average about 70 or so hours before passing a checkride. Yes, aviation has gotten more complicated, but we should question the notion it takes that many hours in an airplane to become a competent private pilot. A corollary is that existing practices also can be improved to benefit existing pilots and enhance their recurrent training experience.

Thankfully, many are taking positive steps to redesign curricula and learning methods to see if that number can be reduced. These steps involve leveraging regulatory changes along with advances in technology and training practices to flatten and shorten the learning curve. Along the way, we also need to improve the quality and quantity of new private pilots. How can these seemingly mutually exclusive goals be realized?

Click here to read the full article.

Peerless Electronics || Circuit Breakers, 
Switches, Relays, and More
Peerless Electronics E-Commerce Store Now Open!
Peerless Electronics Inc. has been supplying switches, circuit breakers, relays, splices, shrink tubing and connectors to many of the world's largest aerospace manufacturers since 1945! We are an authorized stocking distributor for Sensata Klixon™, Honeywell S&C (including Hobbs & MicroSwitch™), Eaton, OTTO, Leach, TE Connectivity (including AMP™ and Raychem™) and more! Our e-commerce store features spec sheets, photos, movies and one-stop shopping for your aerospace electrical component needs. To shop now, click here.
Aircraft Refurb of the Month by AVweb Staff back to top 

Refurb of the Month: Jerry Yagen's DH98 Mosquito

click for photos

When Jerry Yagen replied to our recent query seeking interesting aircraft refurbs, he said he was working on a light twin restoration and would we be interested? Sure. Shortly, a handful of photos came pixeling into the inbox of a de Havilland DH98 Mosquito. Light twin indeed.

Click for photos.

Compare and Save at the Pilot Insurance Center
Don't pay more for life insurance coverage just because you fly. Contact Pilot Insurance Center to see how you can save. PIC works with A+ rated insurance companies to provide preferred rates for pilots. Call (800) 380-8376 or visit PICLife.com.
Flight Trial back to top 

Video: Flight Design Delivers the Rotax 912 iS

Original, Exclusive Videos from AVweb | Reader-Submitted & Viral Videos

After rolling it out last spring, Rotax is now delivering its new fuel-injected, electronic engine, the 912 iS. Flight Design is now delivering a new variant called the CTLSi that features the new engine. The 912 iS builds on the basic 912 S, but in place of carburetors, it has dual-injector port-type common-rail fuel injection and electronic ignition, powered by a pair of alternators. AVweb recently flew a new CTLSi demo aircraft, and in this brief product video, we run through our findings.

Don't see a video screen?
Try disabling ad blockers and refreshing this page.
If that doesn't work, click here to download the video directly.

Aviation Consumer || The Consumer Resource for Pilots & Aircraft Owners
Love to Fly?
We do! And we want only the best in gear and equipment for our money. We test all of it — and give you the benefit of our experience! Subscribe now and save money on your next aviation purchase!
Today's Exclusive AVweb Podcast back to top 

Podcast: Aviation Legend Col. Joe Kittinger

File Size 12.9 MB / Running Time 14:10

Podcast Index | How to Listen | Subscribe Via RSS

In 1960, Col. Joe Kittinger flew to the edge of space in a balloon and jumped out, setting a record that stood until Red Bull's Felix Baumgartner finally broke it last year, with Kittinger's help. AVweb's Mary Grady talks with the colonel about his unique and adventurous career in aviation.

Click here to listen. (12.9 MB, 14:10)

Names Behind the News back 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:

Tom Bliss

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Russ Niles

Scott Simmons

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Kevin Lane-Cummings

Ad Coordinator
Karen Lund

Avionics Editor
Larry Anglisano

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].

Click here to send a letter to the editor. (Please let us know if your letter is not intended for publication.)

Comments or questions about the news should be sent here.

If you're having trouble reading this newsletter in its HTML-rich format (or if you'd prefer a lighter, simpler format for your phone or handheld device), there's also a text-only version of AVwebFlash. For complete instructions on making the switch, click here.

Aviate. Navigate. Communicate.