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AVweb Normandy Visit: Gliders Of D-Day

The combat glider was an integral part of Operation Neptune, the airborne component of Operation Overlord which celebrates its 75th anniversary this week in Normandy.

Icarus Instruments’ SatTalk

Airborne telephones are nothing new - they've been around for years, mostly in higher-end turbine equipment with the space to mount them and owners willing to pay the bills. And, airliners have been carrying passenger phones for more than a decade. Yet, "affordable" airborne telephone technology has been slow coming to the lighter end of the general aviation fleet. But, with the advent of the Iridium satellite system and the specialized cellular technologies, piston-twin and -single owners can benefit from an airborne telephone also. AVweb's Publisher, Carl Marbach, takes a look at this market as he prepares to install an Iridium-based system in his Aerostar.

Free Demo of Destination Direct

Download a free demo of Destination Direct Flight Planning software from Deltatec.

Destination Direct Flight Planning Software

Planning a cross-country flight has been revolutionized by the PC and remarkable software packages from companies like Delta Technology, MentorPlus, and RMS. Here's an in-depth look at PC flight planning package I've been using for the past couple of years - it's called "Destination Direct" from Delta Technology. Includes moving map and logbook capabilities.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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How Daher Builds the TBM Turboprop

Daher's factory in Tarbes, France, is one of the most modern aerospace facilities in the world. In this long-form video, AVweb explains...