Plane & Pilot
Saturday, December 1, 2007

December 2007 Readback

readbackBritish race pilot Paul Bonhomme was victorious at the penultimate stop in the 2007 Red Bull Air Race World Series. More than 50,000 spectators gathered around the San Diego Bay as competing pilots sped around a challenging course marked by inflatable pylons. Bonhomme’s finishing time was 1:23:80; placing second was U.S. pilot and last year’s series winner Kirby Chambliss at 1:24:69, only fractions of a second behind. This year’s series champion will be determined in November at the final race in Perth, Australia.
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readback BATDsNew BATDs Added To ASA Desktop Simulation Fleet
ASA introduces two new On Top BATD (basic aviation training device) systems to complement its existing desktop simulation fleet. Taking advantage of the flexibility provided by On Top’s new compatibility with the ELITE Simulation Solutions flight-control hardware, pilots now have the option of choosing among three different flight-control configurations: ELITE Basic ATD, Cirrus Basic ATD and ELITE Lighted Basic ATD. Each system uses On Top IFR training and proficiency software in combination with various flight-control hardware components. For more info, contact ASA at (800) ASA-2-FLY.

Readback thrill of flightExperience The Thrill Of Flight
…in the comfort of your home. The Dreamflyer flight-motion simulator, launched at EAA AirVenture 2007, allows aviation enthusiasts and gamers to experience realistic flight without ever leaving the ground. From the comfortable replica cockpit seat, the home pilot generates motion through the control stick, which instigates pitch and roll oscillation. Together with the throttle and rudder pedal components, the Dreamflyer allows a pilot to experience flight motion with any simulation software the pilot currently uses. The Dreamflyer requires no power, little space and virtually no maintenance, and can be enjoyed by all armchair pilots, regardless of actual flight experience. To learn more, contact Dreamflyer at (877) IFLYSIM.

Jeppesen and SchweizerJeppesen And Schweizer Helicopter Bundle
Jeppesen is pleased to announce the revision of the Schweizer helicopter training manuals. The kits feature the Schweizer textbook, which meets FAR Part 141 regulations for private and commercial training, and Jeppesen’s 2008 FAR/AIM Manual. The kit provides both students and instructors with materials to enhance learning, and covers principles of flight, the flight environment, helicopter systems and performance, meteorology, navigation, physiology and maneuvers. To learn more, contact Jeppesen at (800) 621-5377.


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