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Volume 19, Number 9c
March 1, 2013
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.
Bonanza Rebornback to top 


It cruises easily at better than 165 knots, can carry six (provided at least two aren't large), and has a range of 1,000 miles. The pilots who fly it generally love it, and the pilots who don't generally respect it. Samples can be found on the used market today in decent shape and for less than $150,000 -- a price that undercuts some higher-end LSAs. It's an aircraft with decades of history and a following to match.

But this is aviation. Pilots always want more. Fortunately, the aftermarket for Bonanza owners offers many ways to grow.

In seeking today's most popular mods for the A36 Bonanza, we found pilots who wanted more of the same -- changes that let the Bonanza fly farther, fly faster, fly safer, and carry more in more comfort. That was perhaps predictable, but we also learned that "predictable" doesn't apply to everything when it comes to Bonanza mods.

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Flying IFR? ForeFlight Mobile Pro Is for You
ForeFlight Mobile Pro for iPad is a must-have service for instrument-rated pilots flying in IMC. The instrument procedures organizer, the instrument procedure search, and the enhanced situational awareness provided by ForeFlight's best-in-class TrueTaxi and TruePlates geo-referenced airport diagrams and approach charts make each IFR flight a joy.

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Behind Craig Fuller's Big Announcementback to top 

AVweb speaks with AOPA's departing president and CEO Craig Fuller about his time at the organization, his greatest challenges and achievements, the responsibility of an AOPA president to the organization's members, and where he'll go from here.

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Sennheiser S1 Headset
Sennheiser S1 Digital Aviation Headset
It is time to look beyond the ordinary and treat yourself to the most technologically advanced headset in the market. Offering revolutionary adaptive digital noise cancelation and customizable comfort features such as headband contact pressure adjustment, the S1 Digital redefines customization and comfort in the cockpit. Be bold, be different, and join Sennheiser in the pursuit of perfect sound! Learn more.
Champion vs. Tempest Originalback to top 

An oil filter is an oil filter, right? Generally, yes — but there are some subtle differences between the two aviation oil filters on the market, Champion's line and the newer Tempest product. Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano recently compared the two brands, and this video summarizes his findings. More...

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From the Pages of IFR Magazineback to top 


Deviations happen, even to the best pilots. Some also may come with a heart stopping "call this number on the ground." Knowing how to handle the call can improve your odds of keeping it from becoming a violation.

Even pros flying hundreds of hours a year slip up once in awhile. Those of us who fly fewer hours, however, clearly have increased odds of doing so. Nevertheless, when you do goof, a request to call ATC doesn't have to become a license altering event if you follow some time-tested advice.

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AVweb Audio — Are You Listening?back to top 

Barrington Irving, whose Experience Aviation nonprofit helps to inspire kids in Miami to pursue science and engineering careers, aims to reach millions of kids with his next project -- a six-month flight around the world, via all seven continents, communicating with kids via satellite along the way. AVweb's Mary Grady spoke with Irving about his plans and his recent designation as an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society.

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Names Behind the Newsback to top 


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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