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Volume 19, Number 15b
April 9, 2013
 
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AVflash! AVweb Settles in for Sun and Funback to top 
 

COMING UP IN LAKELAND -- BLUE SKIES AND LEMONADE
Every airshow, no matter where or when, has its share of challenges, and hopefully its share of good luck, too, and this year's edition of Sun 'n Fun, in Lakeland, Fla., seems to have plenty of both. No military jet team will appear to split the sky with a pure booming roar, thanks to the federal sequester. No military aircraft at all will make it to the show, but Sun 'n Fun CEO John "Lites" Leenhouts has no gripe with that. "I understand that, I was in the military, and when you have to cut back, you cut down on the stuff that's not mission-oriented," he told AVweb on Monday. He said the organization put out a call to warbird fliers around the country to come to the show and fill in that void, and quite a few are flying in from around the nation. "Our vintage ramp is fuller now than it was last year, two days in," Leenhouts said. "The campground is fuller. This year looks to be a banner year." More...

 
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The Long Road to This Year's Sun 'n Funback to top 
 

AT SUN 'N FUN, CHALLENGES, CHANGES, AND HIGH HOPES
The FAA's decision to delay its tower shutdowns until June was a save for Sun 'n Fun, but the federal government still has declined to pay all the expenses of sending 50 extra controllers and 20 technicians to cope with the traffic, so the bill -- an estimated $285,000 -- is going to the Sun 'n Fun organization. "That's a pretty substantial chunk of money," Sun 'n Fun CEO John "Lites" Leenhouts told AVweb on Monday. To raise the funds, Sun 'n Fun has put together a coalition of donors in the state and local area who are pitching in to support the event. Leenhouts also said the focus of Sun 'n Fun this year is on the pilot community, with more attention to workshops and sport flying, lower ticket fees for anyone who flies in, and less emphasis on the airshow. More...

 
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PODCAST: SUN 'N FUN PREVAILS OVER CHALLENGES
It's not easy running an aviation event like Sun 'n Fun at the best of times, but with everything that was thrown at organizers this year, it was an even bigger challenge. AVweb's Mary Grady spoke with SNF President Lites Leenhouts about how it all got done.

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Top Tech: Sagetech's ADS-B Offeringback to top 
 

SAGETECH'S ROLLS OUT IMPRESSIVE NEW ADS-B
Sagetech, a company little known among general avation pilots, has introduced a new portable ADS-B box at Sun 'n Fun that combines weather, traffic and a compact, sophisticated AHRS with synthetic vision. If it sounds like this gadget can turn your iPad into a basic EFIS, that's exactly what it does, according to Sagetech. Measuring about two inches square and an inch or so high, the Clarity is powered by an internal rechargeable lithium ion battery and from a perch on the glaresheild—or perhaps elsewhere in the aircraft—the Clarity transmits its data through a dedicated wireless network, similar to other ADS-B devices already on the market. It works with about five popular tablet apps, including WingXPro. More...

 
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VIDEO: SAGETECH'S CLARITY SV ADS-B/EFIS


Portable ADS-B is all the rage these days, including a new class of products that provide not just ADS-B weather and traffic but also turn an iPad into an EFIS. AVweb just flew with the first of these products this week, and Paul Bertorelli prepared this video report.This video is brought to you by Sennheiser, Garmin, Aspen Avionics, and Flying Eyes Pilot Sunglasses. More...

 
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Russian Workhorse on Holiday in Lakelandback to top 
 

RUSSIAN-DESIGNED FLYING PICKUP
Well, it's not entirely new, but it's the first time this no-nonsense pick-up-truck of an airplane has appeared at Sun 'n Fun and in the U.S. The Discovery 201 is an offshoot of a Russian design called the Akord 201, which found some service in Russia as a heavy-hauling utility airplane. The aircraft has a pair of Continental IO-360s (210 hp each) mounted on a high wing close to the centerline, vaguely reminiscent of a PBY or a Grumman Goose. It's got a pair of clamshell doors in the back for loading heavy or large cargo and can easily accommodate more than eight feet if the rear seats are removed.Question is, what's it doing here? More...

 
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A private pilot in sunny California, tired of sunglasses becoming uncomfortable on long flights and causing noise leaks in his headset seal, has designed a completely unique pair of sunglasses. Flying Eyes exist for one specific purpose: to be the best, most comfortable sunglasses to wear with a headset. Prescription lenses available by special order. Standard bifocal/readers in stock. Visit us at Sun 'n Fun at the MyGoFlight booth (#C-049, C-050). Watch the video review and take advantage of our special introductory price.
 

VIDEO: DISCOVERY AVIATION'S NEW AERIAL PICKUP TRUCK
At Sun 'n Fun 2013, Discovery Aviation showed off its new Russian-designed Discovery 201.

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Underestimating LSAs?back to top 
 

LIGHT SPORT COUNTS UP ITS IMPACT
The president of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association says the industry has been underreporting the impact of the LSA sector on aviation as a whole and is remedying that with new numbers. Dan Johnson told AVweb at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, FL that his group took a conservative approach to reporting LSA numbers by relying solely on completed registrations with the FAA. That, he said, left out whole segments of the industry that are legitimate contributors to its overall contribution. "We've been kind of underreporting the size of the community," he said. In fact, he said, there are about 8,000 Light Sport aircraft flying in the U.S. More...

 
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PODCAST: LSA BIGGER THAN YOU THINK
The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association says it's been underreporting the true impact of the Light Sport sector on the industry as a whole. LAMA's Dan Johnson spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida.

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