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Volume 18, Number 42c
October 19, 2012 || Intelligent Apps for 
ForeFlight Mobile —
Now Supports ADS-B In-Flight Weather for iPad!

ForeFlight Mobile — the award-winning, multi-purpose app for pilots — now supports no-subscription-required ADS-B in-flight weather via Stratus. NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, AIRMETs/SIGMETS, PIREPS, and more streamed effortlessly to your iPad via ADS-B. Intelligent Apps for Pilots™ backed by Fanatical Pilot Support™. Visit to learn more.
From the Pages of IFR Magazineback to top 

Saying pilots will deviate around thunderstorms is like stating a heavy metal concert is going to get loud. It's inevitable. As a radar controller working aircraft during thunderstorm season, it can feel like being in that concert's mosh pit when the lights go down and the guitars crank up. There's slightly less noise and grunge, but it still takes awareness and flexibility to work through the chaos. When you're asking ATC for deviations around weather, it's useful to know where they can easily bend and where it'll take some negotiation and planning. Click here to read the full article. 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.
Today's Exclusive AVweb Podcastback to top 

For decades, taking any of a number of brain-active antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) has meant automatic medical disqualification for pilots. For the past two years, pilots on SSRIs have been allowed back in the cockpit and have been doing well. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Dr. Ian Blair Fries, a senior AME, about the program.

This podcast is brought to you by Bose Corporation. More...

U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL || 
January 17-20, 2013
U.S. Sport Aviation Expo
January 17-20, 2013

Sunny Sebring, Florida will hold its 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo this January 17-20, 2013 — the largest sport aircraft-dedicated event in the world. Additions for 2013 range from a twilight air show opened by Patty Wagstaff demonstrating LSA aerobatic aircraft to The Year of the Cub to star-studded Manufacturers Showcases and a contest that will crown sport aviation's most efficient aircraft/pilot duo. Four days in Sebring, Florida to "See, Try, Fly and Buy" ... everything in the world of sport aviation. Visit for details.
What You Missed in AVwebBiz This Weekback to top 

Cobalt has announced that its new Co50 will feature the SmartDeck system, which was bought from L-3 by the Canadian company CMC Electronics, a subsidiary of Esterline. The Co50 was unveiled at EAA AirVenture as a concept aircraft in 2010 and now, two years later, it has come out of the ground with an announced test program, pricing and more performance details. Cobalt's David Loury told AVweb that the Co50 will be a four-place composite design with a canard, the first we've seen on a small production aircraft. The Valkyrie will be powered by a Continental TSIOF-550, the company's latest powerplant equipped with its PowerLink FADEC for single-lever operation. Predicted performance is about 225 knots with typical IFR range of at least 1400 miles. More...

ProActive Safety Systems
Operational Safety Management Seminar
Denver, Colorado, November 13-14
This real-world, two-day operational safety management seminar focuses on the four pillars of SMS: Safety Policy, Risk Management, Safety Assurance and Safety Promotion. 18,000-hour pilot J.R. Russell and guest speaker David Soucie (former FAA official and author) show you SMS applications and case studies from the inside out. "Operationally relevant," says corporate pilot-safety officer Gary Tucker. Stay at Denver's great Inverness Conference Center, where rooms and meals are included — networking, too. Click here for details.
Recent Podcasts You May Have Missedback to top 

Two and a half years ago, a loose-knit group of female pilot advocates organized a remarkably successful effort to celebrate 100 years of women in aviation. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Mireille Goyer, the driving force behind Women of Aviation Week Worldwide, about the natural evolution of those efforts at AOPA Summit in Palm Springs.

This podcast is brought to you by Bose Corporation. More...

Names Behind the Newsback to top 


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Tom Bliss

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Russ Niles

Scott Simmons

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Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Kevin Lane-Cummings

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Karen Lund

Avionics Editor
Larry Anglisano

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