AVwebFlash Complete Issue: Volume 19, Number 23c

June 7, 2013

By The AVweb Editorial Staff
 
XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver || From Dual Electronics
Weather Where You Want It the Most — In the Cockpit!
The XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Receiver delivers no-subscription weather (FIS-B) & traffic (TIS-B) services to many EFB apps on Apple and Android devices. See NEXRAD radar imagery, NOTAMs, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds aloft, TFRs, and SUA updates right on your tablet! The XGPS170 features a WAAS GPS and USB-rechargeable battery that lasts over five hours and connects to two tablets using Bluetooth. Non-slip mount included. Click here to learn more.
 
Aviation Insurance back to top 
 

Insurance for Seniors: 70 is the New 65

The insurance market for older pilots isn't as grim as it once was. Stick with the same company, fly often and get recurrent training.

The insurance market cycle has come a full 180 degrees from where it was in 2003, from very hard to very soft. The number of insurers competing for every GA insurance dollar has never been higher.  As a result, rates are historically low.  Underwriting guidelines are more relaxed than they have been in years.

On the other hand, aircraft insurance becomes more expensive and less available as pilots get older. But what exactly is the magical age that raises red flags in an insurance underwriters computer? The short answer: It depends on what you fly and the relationship you have with your carrier.

Click here to read the full article.

 
ForeFlight || Hazard Advisor
New Terrain: Terrain and Obstacle Hazard Awareness for iPad
ForeFlight's new Hazard Advisor swiftly and elegantly highlights hazardous terrain and obstacles, making you more aware of the granite clouds and threatening obstacles in your path. A worldwide terrain database keeps you informed wherever you fly, from Aspen to Auckland. Obstacle data covers North America, the Caribbean, and U.S. territories.

Upgrade to ForeFlight Pro today and keep hazards at bay.
 
AVweb Classics back to top 
 

Leading Edge: Choosing Your Takeoff

If a nonpilot asks you "How do you take off?" how would you answer? Line up with the runway, add power, accelerate to liftoff speed, raise the nose and go. But is it really as simple as that? Every year airplanes fail to get off wet or muddy runways, or to clear obstacles past the departure end. Every summer we hear of airplanes that can't get airborne or, if they make it into ground effect, don't have the power to climb any higher. The answer to "How do you take off?" is "I have to choose the technique to match the takeoff conditions." So how do you choose your takeoff?

Click here to read the full article.

 
AEA Pilots Guide || Aircraft Electronics Association
Pilot's Guide to Avionics Now Available
The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association's Pilot's Guide to Avionics is now available. To request a complimentary copy, visit AEAPilotsGuide.net.

This special 10th anniversary edition is a consumer's directory containing buyer's guides, educational articles and timely information about the avionics industry, its products and its people. The publication helps pilots make better buying decisions and locate more than 1,300 AEA member companies, including government-certified repair stations around the world.
 
AVweb Video: Look, Listen, Laugh and Learn back to top 
 

Video: Maverick Flying Car Crash

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

When a Maverick Flying Car crashed in Vernon, British Columbia in May of 2013, on-board cameras helped determine the causes of the accident. AVweb's Russ Niles assembled this report from the various media used in the investigation.

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Podcast: Think Global Flight Counting Down

File Size 4.8 MB / Running Time 5:15

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A circumnavigation flight that will launch from Sun 'n Fun 2014 is aiming to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to high school students. AVweb spoke with pilot and founder Judy Rice.

Click here to listen. (4.8 MB, 5:15)

 
Light Plane Maintenance || Practical Maintenance Advice for Mechanics and Pilots
40 Top Maintenance Tips at No Cost to You!
Subscribe to Light Plane Maintenance now and receive these time- & money-saving tips! Find out how much money you can save on annuals and overhauls!

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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:

Publisher
Tom Bliss

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Editor-in-Chief
Russ Niles

Webmaster
Scott Simmons

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Contributors
Kevin Lane-Cummings

Ad Coordinator
Karen Lund

Avionics Editor
Larry Anglisano

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