Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

August 2013 Readback


AirSpace Minnesota & Museum Of Flight

Douglas King, Museum of Flight President, and Dale Klapmeier, CEO of Cirrus Aircraft, announced that AirSpace Minnesota and the Museum Of Flight in Seattle have joined forces to create the first Museum of Flight Aviation Learning Center (ALC) outside of the museum. In addition, Klapmeier also announced that Cirrus will donate an SR22 airplane for the AirSpace Minnesota ALC. "We are delighted to help bring more STEM education and career resources to the region where our company is based." Visit www.airspacemn.org, www.museumofflight.org and www.cirrusaircraft.com.

Century Flight Systems Update

Autopilot manufacturer Century Flight Systems announced they've received Supplemental Type Certificates from the FAA for the installation of their Century 4000 Autopilot in Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser, PA-28-150, PA-28-160 and PA-28-180 Cherokee aircraft, and the PA-32-301, -301T, PA-32R-301 and 301T Saratoga aircraft. Century Flight Systems also recently announced the award of Century 4000 Autopilot STCs for most variants of the Cessna 182 Skylane aircraft and the Cessna 421B and 421C Golden Eagle. Expected shortly are the STCs for the Beech Bonanza models. Visit www.centuryflight.com.

Aspen Avionics In Piper Archer & Seminole

Piper Aircraft Inc. has selected Aspen Avionics' Evolution Backup Display system for its Piper Archer and Seminole line of aircraft. The Evolution Backup Display is a fully digital independent flight display system designed to replace mechanical backup instruments used in Part 23 glass panel installations. Previously announced was the approval for delivery of the Piper Seneca V-series aircraft with the Evolution Backup Display onboard. Initial fleet customers for the new, all- glass panel configured Piper Archers include the Florida Institute of Technology, with an order for eight Piper Archer TX training aircraft and CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, taking delivery of 22 single-engine Archers in 2013. Visit www.piper.com and www.aspenavionics.com.

PRODUCT PREVIEWS

Visualized Flight Maneuvers

These maneuvers manuals for high- and low-wing aircraft cover flight maneuvers required for Private, Sport, Commercial and Flight Instructor certification, and are great learning and teaching aids for instructors and students. Each maneuver is depicted in detail according to type of aircraft, states the objective of the task, and lists the practical test standards required. Both books are fully illustrated with fold-out pages that show each maneuver complete on a one-page spread, so readers absorb all the visual and textual information at once. The 64-page softcover books are spiral-bound. Both titles are also available as e-books. Contact: www.asa2fly.com.

Breitling Emergency II

The new wristwatch from Breitling features a built-in personal locator beacon. The high-tech Emergency II is equipped with a dual frequency transmitter compliant with the specifications of the Cospas-Sarsat international satellite alert system, serving both to issue alerts and to guide search-and-rescue missions. Additional microelectronic features include a rechargeable battery and an integrated antenna system. Contact: www.breitling.com.

Bifocal Sunglasses for the Cockpit

Flying Eyes sunglasses are now available in three standard magnifi­cation strengths, with two different bifocal height choices. The higher bifocal segment height may make it easier to view the entire instrument panel, as well as charts or iPad, on your lap without needing to drastically move your head up and down. Normal height bifocals are also available. The glasses are non-polarized, which is important when using them in the cockpit with LCD screens. The Flying Eyes' strap system is designed to be worn comfortably with a headset, with a strap that's soft and flat, minimizing any pressure. Contact: www.flyingeyes.biz.

Flight Guide Solo

Flight Guide Solo for the iPad and iPad Mini has all airport data on one page so that it requires less heads-down time to be viewed. It features nearly 5,000 airport diagrams that are more detailed than FAA diagrams, and all taxiway identifiers are clearly depicted. Field businesses, such as FBOs and restaurants, are indicated, and airport data, including frequencies, fuel prices and NOTAMs, are updated daily via Flight Guide's On-The-Fly Auto Update feature. Contact: www.flightguide.com.



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