AVwebFlash - Volume 19, Number 15g

April 14, 2013

By The AVweb Editorial Staff
Sennheiser at Sun 'n Fun
Come to See Sennheiser and Spectacular
Air Show Performers at Sun 'n Fun

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All 108 Survive Bali Crash

All 108 people aboard a Lion Air Boeing 737-800 survived after the aircraft reportedly missed a runway Saturday at Denpasar Airport in Bali and ended up in the rocky shallows of the ocean at the end of the runway. Details are scarce but there are conflicting reports about whether it was an overrun. Early reports say the airplane never touched the runway and "landed" in the sea but the final resting place of the Boeing and more recent reports suggest it failed to stop on the runway and went over a cliff at the end. The main 9,800-foot runway extends about 3,000 feet into the ocean and it appears the aircraft ended up just off the end of the runway.

Photos show passengers able to walk off the wings into waiting rescue boats while rescue personnel secure the aircraft with lines. It was raining at the time of the accident but the weather was described as good by officials.The airplane is new and was on a domestic flight from Bandung in West Java. The hull is cracked in half and part of the horizontal stabilizer is missing but the wreckage is mostly intact and there's no evidence of a fire. There were 101 passengers and seven crew aboard and the flight crew was described as experienced. Of those just 22 were treated in the hospital and injuries ranged from scratches and scraped to broken bones and head injuries. There were five children and one infant aboard.

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PilotMall's Modular Tabletop Sim Environment back to top 

Custom Flight Sim From Pilot Mall

You can custom retrofit an aircraft instrument panel so why not do the same with a table-top flight simulator? That's the idea behind the new Flight Training Panel Advanced Cockpit from PilotMall.com. Using a clean-sheet, 14-gauge steel instrument panel that accommodates the Saitek flight simulator flight instruments, avionics and hand controls, the training panel allows you to add Saitek components by simply removing the pre-configured instrument slots—just as a shop builds a custom panel.

This means you can add instruments or change the layout as your real panel changes. Saitek instruments and radios are popular simuator components but customers have demanded a real instrument panel for mounting them, and Pilot Mall delivers with a panel that even includes a 1/8-inch black ABS glare shield. The instrument panels and radio stacks—which can include an autopilot—are fully functional, and can be configured to work in real-time within the Microsoft Flight Sim X program. A basic panel starts at $299 while a well-equipped panel is around $1000.

PilotMall's Neil Glazer showed us a demo at Sun 'n Fun. Click here for that video.

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Video: Flight Training Cockpit Advanced Panel

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You can build your own custom instrument panel, so why not do the same with your table-top simulator? That's the idea behind the Flight Training Cockpit Advanced Panel product offered through PilotMall.com. AVweb's Larry Anglisano took a look at the simulator at Sun 'n Fun 2013.

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Flying Eyes || Headset-Friendly Sunglasses
Headset-Friendly Sunglasses
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.
Your Next Build Project May Be Shipped from Brazil back to top 

Brazil's Wega 180 Composite Retractables

We can't think of many high-performance retractable kits on the market these days--really any--but that's where a Brazilian company called Wega wants to go with its products. The company made a surprise appearance at Sun 'n Fun with a pair of Wega 180s who performance (and looks) are real head turners.

These airplanes are two-place, composite retractables powered by Superior Air Parts IO-360 and equipped with dual Dynon SkyViews. Wega figures it's at least a year away from delivering kits but has the U.S. export market in mind.

Wega's Jocelito Wildner gave AVweb a briefing on the airplanes. Watch the video here.

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Video: Wega Show Off Brazilian Export Kits

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A Brazilian company called Wega appeared at Sun 'n Fun 2013 with a pair of good-looking retractables they hope to sell as kits. AVweb talked to the company's principle, Jocelito Wildner, about what Wega's plans are.

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Aspen Avionics Introduces ADS-B Solutions
Designed to work with what you already have in your panel, Aspen's affordable NextGen ADS-B solutions provide an easy, cost-effective path to increased situational awareness and meeting the FAA's NextGen mandate. Try our simple ADS-B solution finder to get started, at AspenAvionics.com/EasyADSB.
Looking Fly back to top 

Podcast: Indestructible Sunglasses That Improve Vision

File Size 2.9 MB / Running Time 3:08

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Vedalo sunglasses now come in premium stainless steel/titanium frame with lenses that actually enhance vision. AVweb's Mary Grady spoke with Vedalo's Dan Jacobs at Sun 'n Fun 2013.

This podcast is brought to you by Bose Corporation, XM WX Satellite Weather, Aspen Avionics, and Flying Eyes Pilot Sunglasses.

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WingX Ready for ADS-B back to top 

Podcast: WingX Adds ADS-B Compatibility, New Features

File Size 4.2 MB / Running Time 4:31

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WingX Now works with 10 ADS-B devices and has added some features that make getting around the airport a lot safer. Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano spoke with Hilton Goldstein at Sun 'n Fun 2013.

This podcast is brought to you by Garmin, Lightspeed Aviation, Sennheiser, and Bendix/King by Honeywell.

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Garmin Traffic Solutions
Track More Targets with Garmin GTS™ 825 & 855
The new Garmin GTS 825 and GTS 855 traffic systems keep an eye on even more targets, so you can stay even safer in the skies. They combine active and passive (like ADS-B) surveillance technologies to track up to 75 intruder threats to 40 or 80 nm, respectively, and provide both visual and audible alerts. Learn more.
Photos from Lakeland back to top 

Sun 'n Fun 2013 Photo Gallery: Seaplanes

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No visit to Sun 'n Fun is complete without a day trip to take in everything floats have to offer at the show's seaplane base.

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Sun 'n Fun 2013 Photo Gallery: The In-Flight Feature

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As everyone packs up and prepares to head home from Sun 'n Fun, we serve up a few last photos snapped during AVweb contributor Mariano Rosales's air-to-air sessions yesterday.

Special thanks to Mariano for all the great shots this week. Be sure to check out more of his work at 12OClockLevel.com.

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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

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