Full Coverage Life Insurance with No Aviation
Exclusions If you are a pilot, it is likely you are paying more for your life insurance than you should. This could be a great time to compare your current insurance plan to the new
products and rate plans Pilot Insurance Center (PIC) has available from A+ rated carriers. Pilot Insurance Center obtains special rates for pilots from student to ATP
from top-rated, well-known carriers that are not available through other agents. A+ RATED CARRIERS NO AVIATION EXCLUSIONS Quick and Easy Application Process. Call (800)
380-8376, or visit online.
Visit the Pilot Insurance Center
at EAA AirVenture Booths #2065-2066
The Top Headlines From AVweb's Expanded, Illustrated News Coverage At AVweb's NewsWire
Diamond Aircraft announced Sunday that its D-Jet personal jet will have
an introductory price of $1.38 million -- 40 percent more than the $850,000 figure that was named when the plane first went into development. Company officials also told reporters attending the annual
Diamondfest at the company's North American headquarters in London Ontario, Canada, that the price jump is tied closely to buyers seeking all available options and among those, the company now intends
to offer a whole-plane parachute system as an option on the 315-knot five-place single-engine jet. The cockpit will also come adorned with a massive glass panel display -- two 12-inch PFDs and a
central 15-inch MFD. AVweb contributor Rick Durden was there for the unveiling. Click here to find access to his personal observations and incisive opinions along with access to AVweb's
complete NewsWire. Of course, there were lots of questions about the big price hike and company officials said it was in response to customer demand. They said most customers are ordering the planes
loaded with every possible option, anyway, so they might as well all be built that way. The first 50 airplanes are slated for delivery by the end of 2008.
Diamond also used the event to unveil a jazzed-up version of the DA40 that might be a competitor for the likes of Cirrus, Mooney
and maybe Columbia (if you don't mind going slower with Diamond). With a Powerflow exhaust and a new composite three-bladed Scimitar prop, Diamond's been able to coax a maximum speed of 160 knots out
of the new DA40XL, which is about 30 knots faster than the standard DA40 and might be enough to make future owners of high-performance singles to look at the Diamond with its $329,800 price tag, as
opposed to airplanes that are 20 or 30 knots faster but also cost about $150,000 more. And, in these fuel-conscious times, it's worth noting the Diamond will burn about 10 gph at 150 ktas at 6,000
feet. There'll also be no lack of electronics on the Diamond. The DA40XL will come with a new Garmin GFC700 Digital Automatic Flight Control System, which includes a flight director, altitude
pre-select, GPS roll steering, overspeed protection and two-axis autopilot all integrated with the G1000. There will also be an Avidyne TAS and a satellite datalink system. Again, Diamond officials
said they developed the DA40XL because customers were already ordering the standard DA40 with every option they could hang on the airframe.
396 Is Now $2,195 from JA Air Center, Your Garmin Source FIND GARMIN FIND JA AIR CENTER at EAA AirVenture 2006. Update the Jeppesen database for your Garmin portable
GPS or purchase the hot GPSMap 396 with XM weather JA Air Center is Your Garmin Source. We buy used portable GPS units. For Exceptional Customer Service, visit us at the
show, call (800) 323-5966, or order online. Flying to the show? PITSTOP for fuel at our Dekalb Taylor Municipal Airport (KDKB) FBO location in Dekalb, IL (123 nm to OSH).
Sell your used portable GPS to JA Air Center at EAA AirVenture Booths #2088-2089
The FAA has turned down a request by the International Cessna 120/140 Association to allow certain modified versions of the
singles to be flown under the rules governing light sport aircraft (LSA). The popular taildraggers, in normal configuration, have a gross weight of 1450 pounds, 130 pounds heavier than the maximum of
1320 pounds allowed under LSA designation. It's the only limitation they don't naturally meet. A couple of years ago, the owners group applied for, and received, a Supplementary Type Certificate that
would allow owners to reduce the gross weight to 1320 pounds in hopes that the FAA would then allow the aircraft to be flown by those with Sport Pilot certificates, which have much less stringent
medical requirements. The FAA saw it another way, however, according to a report in Sport Pilot magazine. Earlier this
month, the agency rejected the owners group's logic that since the planes have such a good safety record they should be natural candidates for LSA status. The FAA countered that the safety record is
due, in large part, to the training and skill required of pilots who fly certified aircraft. The agency also said the STC application backfired on the owners because it led to the inclusion of a
clause in the LSA final rule that prohibits modification of existing designs to meet LSA limitations. In the end, the FAA determined that lightened-up 120s and 140s simply don't qualify. "Granting the
petitioner's request would not be consistent with the intent of the rule," the FAA said. Several types of certified aircraft do qualify as LSAs, however, including certain Aeroncas, Cubs, Taylorcrafts
The fact that owners of standard category aircraft are actively campaigning to have their planes included in the LSA movement
is an indication that naysayers who predicted LSA/Sport Pilot would attract the same level of interest as the recreational certificate (virtually nil) may be looking up crow recipes. By all accounts
the new category, initially spurred by the introduction of some pretty slick European airplanes, is taking off the way its promoters predicted (and it doesn't hurt having EAA's PR and lobbying machine
behind it). While the majority of fixed-wing LSAs certified in the U.S. still arrive from overseas, American companies are catching up. As we've previously reported, Cessna will unveil its concept for
an LSA next week at EAA AirVenture and some of the better-known U.S. kit builders are getting into the act. Cubcrafters recently got FAA approval for its Sport Cub and RANS Aviation, which was a
pioneer in light aircraft manufacturing in the 1980s, is also reported to be planning an all-metal, factory-built LSA. The country's third-largest fly-in, EAA's Northwest Fly-In in Arlington, Wash.,
is now raising money to build a permanent Sport Aviation Park at the field. Pilot Journey has added a Sport Pilot section to its Web site, complete with a $99 introductory flight offer.
Share Your Thoughts on Aviation Headsets Pilots have many choices when considering aviation headsets. So we'd like to know: What features lead you to purchase? How do
you choose between brands? In short, we want to know what's important to you. Please take a few moments to complete this survey and help influence the future of the aviation headset industry. Go to survey.
Groups representing cargo pilots are calling on the FAA to give fire
safety the same priority on cargo aircraft as in passenger planes. During a
two-day hearing into the fire that destroyed a UPS DC-8 just after it landed in
Philadelphia last February, Shannon Jipsen, a UPS pilot and official with the
Independent Pilots Association, the union representing UPS pilots, said cargo
aircraft should have mandatory fire suppression systems like those in passenger
planes. "We have a double standard here," Jipsen told the hearings. The Air Line
Pilots Association joined the call for better training for airport firefighters
for cargo aircraft fires. Firefighters took more than four hours to douse the
flames, which may have started 25 minutes before the aircraft landed. The crew
was four minutes out before the smoke alarm sounded and didn't have much time to
spare in getting out of the burning plane. Philadelphia Fire Capt. Gary Loesch
said his department's response was slow because firefighters had no training in
cargo plane fires. They also were unsure of the contents of the plane and
concerned about toxic substances that might be on board. Loesch told the
hearings that Philadelphia firefighters are now getting training on fighting
Although UPS has so far declined to confirm just what was on board the DC-8, the NTSB probe is looking at whether lithium ion
batteries, of the type used to power laptop computers, might have caused the fire. Although problems are statistically rare (339 battery-related fires out of the tens of millions of batteries in
service) they can have spectacular results. An exploding cellphone battery is blamed for causing $100,000 in damage to a California home last year and two years ago the FAA banned non-rechargeable
lithium batteries as cargo on passenger planes because it found that halon, the fire suppressant used in jetliners, couldn't put out a lithium fire. The rechargeable type most commonly found in
consumer electronics are made differently and are considered safer but, according to the Chicago Tribune, the FAA said it had "concerns" about carrying the rechargeable type on airliners. UPS says it
followed all the rules when it loaded the DC-8, including notifying Philadelphia airport authorities of the hazardous materials on board. The company would not disclose the list, however. "We operated
according to federal regulations," Frank Skubis, UPS's director of safety, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We intend to continue to do that."
Meanwhile, the NTSB says that earlier fixes aimed at preventing sparks from igniting vapors in aircraft fuel tanks don't work.
In a news release last week, the board said the wing tank of a Transmile Boeing 727 exploded even though it had been properly
fitted with electrical shields designed to prevent the electrical arcing that most likely ignited the vapors. An airworthiness directive required the wiring harness in question to be inspected,
repaired and then wrapped in plastic before being returned to the conduit in the wing tank. "This accident illustrates that ignition sources continue to exist and fuel tank explosions continue to
occur in both wing and center wing fuel tanks despite the corrective efforts of government regulators and industry," the board concluded. The accident happened while the plane was on the ground at
Bangalore, India, and no one was hurt. But the blast wrecked the wing and the plane would have crashed had it been airborne, the NTSB said. The board continues to press the FAA to require systems that
displace the explosive vapors in fuel tanks with inert gases, such as nitrogen. Boeing has already designed and installed systems on several aircraft and can retrofit airliners for between $100,000
and $300,000 each, depending on the size.
Trade-A-Plane & See Why 96% of Their Subscribers Choose Trade-A-Plane as their primary aviation shopping tool. Thousands of classifieds (updated daily), product and
advertiser indices, NAAA Evaluator, and aviation weather Trade-A-Plane is everything that keeps you flying! To order, call (800) 337-5263 or order online.
For a complimentary copy, visit
Trade-A-Plane at EAA AirVenture Booths #1121-1124
AVweb always pulls out all the stops for its coverage of AirVenture and this year we've added a new dimension
to our coverage. In addition to our four complete AvwebFlash and NewsWire editions from Oshkosh (Monday, July 24; Wednesday, July 26; Friday, July 28; and our wrap-up on Monday, July 31) we're
producing three in-depth podcasts (Tuesday, July 25; Thursday, July 27; and Saturday, July 29) filled with interviews with the movers and shakers of the industry. Knapinski said more than 10,000
airplanes and 700,000 people are expected to attend and for pilots, getting there is half the fun. If you intend to fly in and you don't have the NOTAM, download one now or phone EAA and get them to
fax you one. Knapinski said flying to Oshkosh isn't as hard as it looks but it does require some preparation and concentration.
Last year we watched the rarest and coolest airplanes by day and then watched for tornadoes at night. There's never a dull moment at EAA AirVenture and, while it'll be some time before the lineup of last year's show (SpaceShipOne, GlobalFlyer) can be matched, if ever, the world's largest aviation event continues
to pack in the best of the aviation world for a week in Oshkosh, July 24 to July 30. In a special podcast interview that will be available for download on Friday, EAA Communications Director Dick
Knapinski told AVweb that this year's show is shaping up to cater to virtually all interests in aviation. "What we're seeing coming in this year is perhaps the broadest and best developed
lineups that we've seen in a long time," Knapinski said. Opposite ends of the GA spectrum will have major prominence at this year's show. The light sport aircraft (LSA) category will have its
strongest showing to date as more than 30 aircraft are now certified. Very light jets (VLJs) will also take the spotlight, with the debut of Diamond's D-Jet and news about the continued development of
at least four others. Watch for some major announcements in avionics, too.
Buy 2 Cases of Exxon Elite In July & Get a Complimentary $20 ExxonMobil Cash Card! For every two cases of Exxon Aviation Oil Elite 20W-50 you
purchase between July 1 and July 31, ExxonMobil will give you a Cash Card worth $20.00. Purchase Exxon Elite online or at the ExxonMobil Aviation Lubricants exhibit booth (#S-35) at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.
Both AOPA and EAA are lobbying Congress to exempt aviation gasoline from two proposed amendments to the Clean Air
Act. The bills propose making it mandatory for all motor vehicle gasolines (with a few exceptions for collector cars) to contain at least 10 percent "renewable fuels" by 2010. About the only viable
alternative fuel now available is ethanol fermented from corn and it gives airplanes a major hangover. Separate studies by EAA, the FAA and Cessna have conclusively determined that ethanol damages
everything from engines to fuel systems in airplanes, but the bills, as they stand now, would require the 10 percent quota for avgas. The groups are also hoping to get some relief for those with mogas
STCs. In addition to exempting avgas, the groups want Congress to allow premium automotive fuel to be made without ethanol. The addition of ethanol invalidates the mogas STCs. Several states have seen
the wisdom of having some alcohol-free fuel available, not only for airplanes but for boats and recreational products, and have exempted premium fuel from their own 10-percent rules.
The co-pilot of the Challenger business jet that crashed at Montrose, Colo., in 2004, killing Teddy Ebersol, youngest
son of NBC Sports head Dick Ebersol, and two others says the manuals for the jet should have been more specific about the dangers of flying the Canadair Challenger 601 in icing conditions. Eric Sloan
Wicksell, of Daytona Beach, claims the flight and training manuals for the plane should have spelled out the icing dangers more explicitly. The NTSB concluded that the crash, which occurred on
takeoff, was most likely caused by the pilot failing to manually check for ice contamination on the wings. The pilot, Luis Polanco-Espaillat, and flight attendant Warren Richardson III, were killed
while Ebersol, his older son Charlie and Wicksell were injured. Wicksell is also suing the owners of the airplane saying they were aware that the pilot was not qualified to fly in winter weather. The
runway was covered in slush and snow and Dick and Charlie Ebersol both told investigators they saw it on the aircraft, too.
Nonin FlightStat Pulse Oximeter At Aeromedix.com The Nonin FlightStat is the world's smallest and lowest-cost precision instrument for measuring
oxygen saturation in the bloodstream. Think of it as a "hypoxia meter" that warns when you're becoming hypoxic and measures precisely how much supplemental oxygen you need to avoid impairment of your
pilot skills. Aeromedix carries Nonin's full line of prescription-only pulse oximeters. Aeromedix is one of Nonin's largest distributors, and nobody beats their pulse-ox prices. Order by
calling (888) 362-7123, or go online. OSHKOSH SPECIAL!!! Stop by
Aeromedix's AirVenture booth to receive a $25 instant rebate on your purchase of the Nonin FlightStat!
Visit Aeromedix at EAA AirVenture
Boeing engineers say its 787 Dreamliner is gaining weight as they figure out ways to shed the enormous shock a
lightning strike would bring to the airliner's (nearly) all-composite composite airframe. Lightning strikes one or two airliners every year and it's not normally a big deal. The big charge just passes
through the very conductive aluminum. But in a mostly composite airplane like the Dreamliner, the enormous charge looks for a relatively few conductive paths, such as hinges, attachment points and
wiring, and it can vaporize or fuse them. The answer is to provide conductive routes through the composite and that's where the weight gain comes in for the efficiency-driven design, according to a
report in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Metal strips or mesh can be added to the layers of composite to ensure the electricity has a place to go. That has pushed the airliner 2.5 percent beyond its
"target weight," although Boeing officials insist the plane will not weigh more than what was promised customers. Most of the weight gain is in the wings, which carry the fuel and where electrical
arcing is particularly dangerous. "We always planned to deal with this issue, but we did not anticipate the complexity," Boeing's Scott Strode, head of 787 development and production told, the
Northrop Grumman says it has developed a laser-based system -- a laser "bubble" -- that can knock just about any
kind of airborne threat out of the air within a five-mile radius of an airport and is effective against shoulder-fired missiles up to 20 miles away. And, once it starts selling the systems in
quantity, it's predicting a fully-installed price of "only" $25 million to $30 million, which it claims will be popular at airports in countries that are having neighborhood disputes, such as South
Korea, Taiwan and Japan. "If it goes that [price] path, it's a very large market," Northrop spokesman Dan Wildt told Reuters. The first systems might cost as much as $200 million and will be available
in about 18 months. Wildt said the laser "bubble" will destroy "rockets, mortars, artillery shells, unmanned aerial vehicles, short-range ballistic missiles, as well as cruise missiles," according to
the Reuters story. So, we can imagine the short work it would make of, say, an errant Cessna 150 over Washington. Israel is reported to be working on development of the system with Northrop Grumman.
Garmin 396 vs. Flight Cheetah with XM Weather Comparison How does the Garmin 396 really compare to the Flight Cheetah with XM Weather? Check out this link to find out. (866) 443-3342
American Airlines says it has fixed all the damage a rampant mouse infestation caused to one of its
A320s but not soon enough for maintenance workers who discovered the rodents. According to documents obtained by KARE TV in Minneapolis, the first mouse sighting was in early May and the plane was
only cleaned, repaired and returned to service last week. According to the TV station, maintenance workers in Los Angeles shot video of the damage (which included dead mice in emergency oxygen masks
and chewed insulation) and called the FAA's safety hotline. At the time, an exterminator apparently told the whistleblowers that there could be up to 1,000 mice on the plane but the airline said only
17 live mice were found. The airline also insists that the plane was safe to fly with all the extra passengers on board (which it did on numerous occasions) and that mouse infestations are rare in
In Thursday's editions of AVweb's news, a Cessna display ad was published without a contrasting border, suggesting it was part of a news story about the cargo industry. The ad was unrelated to
the news story. We apologize for the oversight.
Remember the guy who got to 16,000 feet in a lawn chair with 400 helium balloons attached? Well, now Flight of the Lawnchair Man has been turned into a musical that, according to press notes, "reminds the world that dreams can come true if you believe in yourself." (and place considerable faith in latex,
aluminum and plastic webbing)...
Patience has its rewards and the owners of 66 new Columbia aircraft damaged in a hail storm last month will get theirs. The company that the deposit holders will be enrolled in an avgas
promotion the company began after their orders were received and that finance rates will be set according to the time the planes should have been delivered...
There will be no criminal charges filed against a teenage pilot who is alleged to have buzzed his school last month.
However, the FAA is still investigating allegations that Daniel Morrison busted altitude minimums when he gave a "final salute" to Pinkerton Academy in New Hampshire...
A glider pilot was found alive and in remarkably good shape after spending 30
hours in the wreck of the aircraft in England last week. John Russell couldn't get out of the cockpit because of a broken leg and he's now recovering in hospital.
Drop us a line. If it caught your attention, it will probably interest someone else, too. Submit news tips via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. You're a part of our team ... often, the best
Join NAA and Help Shape the Next Century of Flight It's a great time to join the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), the nation's oldest
aviation organization. At $39 a year, NAA membership is a terrific value for any aviation enthusiast! Members receive the Smithsonian's Air & Space and NAA's Aero magazines, plus
access to aviation records, product discounts, and much more. Call (703) 527-0226 to become an NAA member, or sign
Offering up Christiansen, Phil Hanson told us, "Tremendous t-storm blew into Tulsa, and they put my Skylane in their hanger among the Citations, Pilatus', etc. Staff is always very friendly and
Click here to nominate your favorite FBO and here for complete contest rules
AVweb is actively seeking out the best FBO's in the country and another one, submitted by you, will be spotlighted here next Monday!
Attention, Cessna Owners Do you need to modernize your old, tired RT359A or RT459A transponder? Narco Avionics proudly announces the availability of
their all-new AT165/C and AT165/C Value Series digital display transponders. The AT165/C and AT165/C Value Series are designed as direct slide-in plug & play replacement transponders for the old
ARC units. Both units feature instant VFR recall with quick and easy one-knob code entry. The AT165/C also features pressure altitude display with hold alert, along with three independent timers with
audible alert. For more information, visit Narco Avionics online.
Visit Narco Avionics at EAA AirVenture Booth #2115
COLUMNS The Pilot's Lounge #102: The Last 10 Feet
The dreaded 709 ride -- it's just the FAA "here to help you," but your ticket could be on the line. AVweb's Rick Durden helped one pilot brush up on his skills and remind himself the best way to land.
Online Now: Listent to, or take today's news with you. Find exclusive interviews featuring TCM president Bryan Lewis, NATCA president John Carr, New
Piper CEO Jim Bass, Hal Shevers for Sporty's Pilot Shop, Light Sport guru Dan Johnson, Excel Jet's Bob Bornhofen, Adam Aircraft's Joe Walker, FAA administrator Marion Blakey, Cirrus Design's Alan
Klapmeier and more. AVweb's Podcast index, is available online -- pick and choose your pleasure, or subscribe free and receive AVweb's podcasts automatically for listening on your computer, iPod, or while traveling with any MP3 player.
ASO Is Giving Away a Week of Advertising! Selling your aircraft? Advertise it on Aircraft Shopper Online for four weeks and get one week at no cost to
you! Your ad includes six photos, full specs, and a selling paragraph highlighting your bird's best features. Take advantage of this limited-time offer today! Call (888) 992-9276 and tell them
you saw this AVwebFlash mention or visit online.
HAVE YOU SIGNED UP yet for AVwebs NO-COST twice monthly Business AVflash? Reporting on breaking news, Business AVflash also focuses on the companies, the products and the industry leaders that
make headlines in the Business of Aviation. Business AVflash is a must read. Watch for a Business AVflash regular feature, TSA WATCH: GA IN THE "SPOTLIGHT". Sign up today at http://www.avweb.com/profile/ .
Your #1 Source for Cessna Aircraft Parts CessnaParts.com CessnaParts.com offers exceptional service and support to Cessna Aircraft owners and
operators. With competitive discounts on everything for Cessna Single- and Multi-Engine aircraft, which means savings to you! Go online and see for yourself!
Seeing is believing... Overheard while in the pattern at FNT:
Tower: N12345 traffic at your one o'clock.
N12345: Looking for traffic.
Tower: N12345 traffic now ... your traffic at three o'clock.
N12345: Still looking. I only see birds over there.
Tower: Well, look close. One of them has a transponder in it.
AVWEB APPRECIATES YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR SPONSORS, WHO BRING YOU TODAY'S NEWS AND FEATURES AT NO COST TO YOU
Maximum MPG ... Maximum MPG ... Maximum MPG! LoPresti Speed Merchants, the world's leading provider of aviation PERFORMANCE solutions,
converts brilliant design into more miles per gallon. LoPresti offers highly efficient engine cowlings, wing tips, fairings, seals, and shapes designed to reduce drag caused by less-than-optimum
aerodynamic shapes on stock aircraft. The comprehensive cowl kits not only cool the engine but significantly reduce drag, providing more range and better fuel efficiency. AVweb
Special: Save $300 on new LoPresti Zip Tips. Call LoPresti at (866) 397-4757, or go
online. Visit LoPresti Aviation/Speed Mods at EAA AirVenture Booth #238
Bonanza & Baron Owners: Learn to Save Thousands on Maintenance The 10,000-member American Bonanza Society is sponsoring a weekend-long Savvy Owner
Seminar by maintenance expert Mike Busch November 4-5 in Mobile, Alabama (BFM), including a TCM factory tour. Seminars are open to all GA aircraft owners! In one information-packed weekend,
Mike teaches how to save literally thousands on maintenance costs, year after year. For details and to reserve your space, go online.
AVweb Flight Explorer Personal Edition 5.0 Online Now! New features include: FAA airport delays; enhanced terrain/elevation map depictions and updated
Airways; NAVAIDs; Fixes; Special Use Airspace; Sector boundaries; Flight Service Stations; and more. Current subscribers will need to download and install the new version of AVweb Flight Explorer. For more information about the
AVweb Flight Explorer upgrade, check out the FAQ page.
IFR Refresher's July Issue Brings Some Summer Refreshments "Building Blocks" breaking down the complicated approach procedures components;
"Copying Clearances" plan well, learn to anticipate, and you'll be ready for changes; "Standardizing for Safety" to be a safer, better, and more proficient pilot; "VOR/DME to Bay Bridge"
planning makes a perfect landing; "Learning from Mistakes" more than once; and a Quiz on Lost Comm. Make IFR Refresher a part of your summer flying. Order online.
Need a Ride to Oshkosh? Have an Extra Seat Flying to Oshkosh? PilotShareTheRide.com is the perfect site to share the ride with someone in your
plane or in theirs. Like AVweb, the site and services are at no-cost to you ever! So go share a ride to Oshkosh. With the price of fuel, it's a win-win! Click here.
Comm1 Radio Simulator Special Offer to AVweb Subscribers Receive a complimentary Communications Reference Card with the purchase of any Comm1 Radio
Simulator. Fly confidently by training with Comm1 Radio Simulators unique, interactive CD-ROMs designed to teach pilots how to communicate safely and professionally with Air Traffic
Control. Available in VFR, IFR, and Clearances on Request versions. Experience real flight situations through high-quality audio and graphics from the safety and privacy of your desktop. Also
Available: VFLITE's Garmin GPSMap 396 Interactive Guide. Order online.
Better than an IFR Refresher, This Manual Is Real-World Flying! With Rod Machado's Instrument Pilots Survival Manual, private pilots can
learn: mimicking pro pilot thinking strategies; developing IFR self-talk skills; managing cockpit resources; planning for unanticipated changes; a three-step instrument scan; IFR charting secrets;
insights into flying GPS approaches; and techniques for avoiding thunderstorms and handling icing conditions. Pilots claim, "You can't find some of this information anywhere else!" Order online. Visit Rod Machado at EAA AirVenture Booths
Aviation Consumer's July Issue Reviews Include: "Chelton FlightLogic Is Top EFIS Display"; "What a Gear Up Costs" costs are up since there are
fewer shops capable of doing the work; "The Bulb's Life: Landing Light Duration Test"; "Lowrance 600c" a new bargain-priced product with excellent terrain depiction and warning features;
"Wheels at the Airport: We Like Go-Peds"; and the "Used Aircraft Guide" for the Mooney M20. You'll make up the subscription costs plus in buyer savings! Order Aviation Consumer online.
AVwebFlash is a twice-weekly summary of the latest news, articles, products, features, and events featured on AVweb, the internet's aviation magazine and news service.
Today's issue was written by news writer Russ Niles (bio).
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
Have a product or service to advertise on AVweb? A question on marketing? Send it to AVweb's sales team.
If you're having trouble reading this newsletter in its HTML-rich format (or if you'd prefer a lighter, simpler format for your PDA or handheld device), there's also a text-only
version of AVwebFlash. For complete instructions on making the switch, click here.