Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

December 2012 Readback


Citation Calculator App

Cessna's Citation Performance Calculator (CPCalc), part of the CESNAV flight planning and performance suite, is now available from the Apple App Store for current production Citation business jets, as well as many out-of-production Citations. The program maximizes takeoff and landing data, and determines engine-out performance, taking into consideration user-inputted obstacles or minimum climb gradients. "The new Cessna CPCalc app unquestionably gives us, as pilots, the ability to maximize the performance of our aircraft in conjunction with a tool like the iPad," said Steve Workman, Cessna Flight Operations Manager. "We don't have to round up, round down or interpolate the data. The app allows us to demonstrate all our models to their maximum capability." Visit www.cessna.com.

Saving Pearl Harbor

The 4,000-foot runway on Ford Island, in the heart of Pearl Harbor, was part of Naval Air Station Ford Island from 1921 to 1961. It has been part of the Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark since 1964 and on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976. The U.S. Navy is proposing to cover the runway and 14 acres of adjoining land with 60,000 photovoltaic panels. It will require inverter stations between the former runway and ramp area, and the area will be surrounded by a black chain-link fence. To date, the Pacific Aviation Museum (PAM) has welcomed more than 800,000 visitors. PAM's mission is to educate young and old alike, honor aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in the Pacific region and preserve Pacific region aviation artifacts. The museum feels that the Ford Island runway, which played a key role in World War II, is one such artifact. At its meeting on July 19, 2012, PAM's Board of Directors voted unanimously to oppose the Navy's plans and encouraged the Navy to relocate the project to a far larger tract of Navy land at Waipio Peninsula. Visit www.pacificaviationmuseum.org.

PRODUCT PREVIEWS


Pilot Sunglasses

Designed by pilots for pilots, Flying Eyes sunglasses are made to be comfortable while wearing headsets in the cockpit. The strap on Flying Eyes is soft, flat and unnoticeable between your head and the headset, so there's no pressure or pain, even after a long day of flying. A better seal between the headset and your head will make your noise-cancelling headsets even quieter. Non-polarized lenses provide clear viewing of LCD multifunction displays on the instrument panel and through acrylic aircraft windows. Contact: www.flyingeyes.biz.

Holiday Cub

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Piper Cub with Sporty's crystal holiday ornament. The limited-edition collector's item features an elegantly etched Cub in flight. It comes with a bright-red ribbon for hanging and is boxed for gift giving with some historical notes about the airplane. Contact: www.sportys.com.

RenoAir RacesDVD

Chasing Reno Gold is a four-hour feature that's packed with information and personality, as director Mark Chiolis interviews every living Unlimited Gold winner of the National Championship Air Races. These remarkable men, aged from the low 20s to their 70s, are among the fastest humans on the planet, and the fastest-ever behind a spinning propeller. Chasing Reno Gold is available on DVD and high-definition Blu-ray. Contact: www.justplanefunvideos.com.

Multi-Engine Oral Exam Guide

Michael Hayes' guide is written to help prepare applicants for the oral-exam portion of their multi-engine checkride with FAA examiners, and has been updated to reflect the latest regulations, procedures and technology. Using a question-and-answer format, it lists the questions most likely to be asked by examiners and provides succinct, ready responses. Immediately following each question line is a reference to the specific FAA source from which the answer is derived. It's also available as an eBook. Visit www.asa2fly.com.



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