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Volume 18, Number 41d
October 13, 2012
XM WX Satellite Weather || Weather with 
Weather with Perspective
XM WX Satellite Weather gives you onboard perspective on the weather. Graphical data like Radar, Lightning, Winds and more enhance your situational awareness and is compatible with the industry's leading MFDs, EFBs, glass cockpits, and now the iPad. Additionally, flexible subscription options ensure you get the dataset that's right for you. Come see the latest from XM WX Satellite Weather at booth 802 during AOPA Summit 2012 or visit us online at
AVflash! Van's Vision of Tomorrow?back to top 

The world's most successful manufacturer of kit planes is tentatively entering the OEM market with an initial run of 12 deluxe copies of its RV-12 LSA. In a podcast interview with AVweb at AOPA Summit in Palm Springs, Van's Aircraft founder and president Dick VanGrunsven said it was a market the company was thinking about when it launched the RV-12. The first run will not be built at the company's Aurora factory. They will be built by kit completion specialists Synergy Air. Orders will be taken in November and first deliveries are expected in the new year, VanGrunsven said. More...

ForeFlight Mobile || Intelligent Apps for 
ForeFlight: Intelligent Apps for Pilots™
Best-in-class design, best-in-class pre-flight and in-flight weather, Touch Planning™, auto-routing, geo-referenced approach and enroute charts, aviation documents, and our Fanatical Pilot Support™ make ForeFlight Mobile for iPad aviation's most popular app. Learn more about ForeFlight — including our new Advisor features and support for ADS-B in-flight weather — on the web at

The world's most successful kit aircraft supplier is taking a tentative step toward being an aircraft manufacturer. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Van's founder Dick VanGrunsven about the new direction for the company.

This podcast is brought to you by Bose Corporation, WxWorx XM WX Satellite Weather, Avidyne, and Bendix/King by Honeywell. More...

myWingman Navigator App for Tablets || 
Bendix/King by Honeywell
Bendix/King myWingMan Navigator App
There's no easier way to fly informed.
Ease-of-use is on just about every pilot's checklist. Which makes the new myWingMan Navigator app worth checking out. With full-screen or two- and three-way split-screen views, myWingMan lets you easily modify the screen to provide the information you want. Swap windows with just two fingers: drag and drop. It's completely intuitive. There's no easier way to fly informed. Just touch. And go. Visit
Tamarack's Aerodynamic Acumenback to top 

An Idaho company says it has come up with a way to allow virtually any aircraft to benefit from winglets without affecting the certified load limits of its wings. Tamarack Aerospace President Nick Guida said the patented "active winglets" the company has developed will allow the installation of winglets on hundreds of aircraft types whose wings were not engineered to handle them. The key is turning the effect of the winglets on and off when necessary to mitigate the potential for winglets to overstress wings. More...

Introducing the IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM || 
Introducing the IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM
As the newest member of Avidyne's integrated flight display family, the IFD440 has been designed to be an easy-to-install, plug & play replacement for legacy GNS430-Series navigators. The IFD440 provides powerful navigation, communication, and multi-function display capabilities, and its easy-to-use Hybrid Touch user interface allows pilots to perform virtually all functions using dedicated knobs/buttons or via the touchscreen interface. Now you have a Choice. And the Choice is Easy.

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Winglets improve the aerodynamic efficiency of wings, but they also affect the wing's aerodynamic loading — and that matters. The changes can shorten the life limit of wings. The proper addition of winglets includes consideration of engineering factors, and that's where Tamarack Aerospace comes in. Their new active winglet is specifically designed so that it can be added to any aircraft without further modification to the wing's internal structure.

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Palm Springs Air Museum's T-33back to top 

AOPA Summit 2012 brought together pilots and aviation enthusiasts from across the nation and also provided a stage for local aviation attractions like the Palm Springs Air Museum. The museum contributed three warbirds to AOPA's outdoor display. In this video, Palm Springs Air Museum director of design Richard Grosser talks about the Lockheed T-33 jet trainer.

This video is brought to you by WxWorx XM WX Satellite Weather, Avidyne, and Sennheiser. More...

Bose® A20™ Aviation Headset
Bose® A20® Aviation Headset
The Best We've Ever Made
Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly. Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation Headset. The headset provides acclaimed noise reduction, with a comfortable fit and the clear audio you expect from Bose. It also features Bluetooth® connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and priority switching. Learn more.
Training Smarter, Flying Saferback to top 

The same company that five years ago introduced modern attainable full-motion general aviation flight simulators to flight schools is set to broaden their influence. The company currently has more than 300 simulators working in flight schools and has expanded its attention to training curriculum. Redbird Skyport at San Marcos, Texas, is the company's training facility and research center. On October 22-24, it will host industry representatives to detail the results of its data mining and research regarding specific ways to improve the efficiency of flight training both for flight students and training providers. More...

VoiceFlight || Helicopter Speech 
Helicopter Speech Recogition at AOPA Summit
hands-free vectoring to any latitude/longitude
hands-free entry of Nav/Comm frequencies

The HELO101 uses VoiceFlight's field-proven speech recogntion technology to address the inherent conflicts between safe rotocraft flight operations and the distractions of data entry on modern avionics. See a demonstration at AOPA Summit (booth #1507) or on our web site,

The same company that introduced modern attainable full-motion general aviation flight simulators to flight schools is set to broaden their influence. AVweb speaks with Redbird's Josh Harnagel about the company's San Marcos, Texas research and training facility, Redbird Skyport.

This podcast is brought to you by, Sennheiser, Bose Corporation, and WxWorx XM WX Satellite Weather. More...

Reletex ReliefBand Anti-Motion Sickness 
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Sights from the Showback to top 

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AVweb's daily coverage of the 2012 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association gathering (AOPA Summit 2012) in Palm Springs, California concludes with a gallery of photos from the show. More...

Traditional Tactics Need a Fresh Approach
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The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!back to top 

Our best stories start with you. If you've heard something 255,000 pilots might want to know about, tell us. Submit news tips via email to What have you heard? More...

Names Behind the Newsback to top 


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Tom Bliss

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Russ Niles

Scott Simmons

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Kevin Lane-Cummings

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Karen Lund

Avionics Editor
Larry Anglisano

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