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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

April 2013 Readback


Vulcanair Update

In 1996, Vulcanair purchased all of the assets and type certificates then-bankrupt GA manufacturer Partenavia. Three years later, Vulcanair began production of a heavily renewed P68 Series, reintroducing the aircraft and support. The company's latest developments include the introduction of a retractable-gear version of the P68C series, called P68R, which has EASA approval and is currently undergoing validation by FAA; the addition to the Garmin G950 to their product line and 200 modifications including carbon- fiber parts and a redesigned cockpit. Vulcanair has also re-introduced a heavily modified AP68TP-600 "Viator" aircraft that features a glass cockpit and two Rolls-Royce turbines. Visit www.vulcanair.com.

Cessna & Chip Ganassi Racing

Cessna has entered a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) for races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the IZOD IndyCar Series and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. "Clyde Cessna founded this company on our customers' need for speed. Today, performing with precision to drive success is the purpose of business aviation," said Scott Ernest, Cessna's President. "The racing industry is built on those same principles...which is why this partnership is such a natural fit for both Cessna and CGRT. The scope and success of CGRT across all components of racing gives us a strong presence as we invest in the sport." Visit www.cessna.com.

PRODUCT PREVIEWS

Flight Instructor Manual

Edited by William C. Kershner, The Flight Instructor's Manual is a reference for flight instructor applicants and serves as a guide for both new and experienced certified flight instructors (CFI). This revised fifth edition is organized so that each chapter serves as a stand-alone reference for a particular phase of instruction, allowing each to be used as "how-to," instructive guides on topics such as fundamentals of flight instruction, pre-solo instruction, first solo to the private certificate, advanced visual flight rules instruction (VFR) and more. The book also features a comprehensive spin syllabus, material on multi-engine airplanes, instructing international students, teaching ground school and setting up tests. The 560-page, softcover book is also available as an e-book. Visit www.asa2fly.com.

LEDs For Your LSA

AeroLED's upgraded version of their AeroSun for use in light-sport aircrafts (LSA) is designed for wing-mounting in aluminum and composite aircraft for landing, taxi and recognition purposes. It has built-in wig-wag and pulsing modes in addition to its standard steady beam. Each AeroSun uses 1/4 the power of an equivalent 100-watt halogen bulb while producing an equal amount of light. The LED has a life of 50,000 hours, meaning it can be on at all times and will never have to be replaced. AeroSuns are completely sealed and will operate in temperatures ranging from -55C to +70C. They are 2.25x5x1.5 inches deep and weigh eight ounces. Contact: www.aeroleds.com.

C-119 Bookshelf

Motoart's dual C-119 rudder bookshelf is designed using two salvaged C-119 Flying Box Car rudders, commonly used during the Korean War for cargo and paratroopers. Standing more than eight feet tall, the height, width and color of these bookshelves can be customized to match your hangar, office or home decor. This is a limited edition product. Contact: www.motoart.com.

New Pilot Backpack

For those who prefer a backpack as a flight bag, Sporty's Cross Country Backpack fits all the flight gear that pilots typically carry. Specific pockets organize headsets, iPad, flashlight, fuel tester, handheld radio and more. The padded headset pocket has built-in battery holders, while an internal iPad sleeve keeps iPads protected. The transceiver pocket features a patented split flap at the top to allow the antenna to stick up. Inside, a custom sleeve will store the antenna when not on your radio. Constructed with heavy-duty nylon, the backpack measures 18x14x7 inches. Contact: www.sportys.com.




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