Plane & Pilot
Monday, December 5, 2011

January/February 2012 Readback



PRODUCT PREVIEWS

iPad Kneeboard

ASA's new portfolio-style iPad kneeboard features an elastic strap that secures the binder-like case to your leg for in-flight use. The inside sleeve holds the iPad on the right side with full access to iPad buttons. The left side has pockets to store documents, and provides a writing surface. The cover folds into a flap to serve as a vertical or horizontal desktop stand, providing easy landscape viewing and full keyboard access. The black leatherette case fits both iPad and iPad 2. Contact: www.asa2fly.com.

Customizable Headset

The HS 800 Digital headset can now be ordered as a customized version. You can select from a wide range of materials and colors for different components including laser-engraved text. Ear cups can be selected high- gloss black, basalt-grey metallic or burl wood. The leather of the headband pad can be either black or brown, and metal parts such as decorative rings can be anodized in different colors. Contact: www.beyerdynamic.com.

Swiss Watch

The Swiss-made Torgeon T10103 features Swiss Quartz three-hand calendar movement, a high-grade stainless steel case and an Italian leather strap. It's water- resistant for 330 feet. Contact: www.banyanair.com.

Flight Bag For Paperless Cockpit

The Flight Bag PLC series of flight bags from MyGoFlight are designed for paperless cockpits. The Pro has a specially-designed protective pouch to hold an iPad or laptop computer, and can also be used as an overnight bag. The Slim is a one-pocket bag that's just an inch thick. There's also an outer pocket to hold accessories. The Slim EX is a two-inch-thick, three-pocket bag for pilots, also with an outer pocket. Contact: www.mygoflight.com.

Bluetooth GPS Receiver

The Dual SGPX150 universal Bluetooth receiver works with the iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and other Bluetooth-enabled smart phones, tablets and laptops. Its rechargeable battery lasts up to 8.5 hours and will recharge in 2.5 hours. The unit weighs 1.8 ounces and measures 2.5 inches square by .75 inches deep. It features a Bluetooth status indicator, GPS status indicator, battery level indicator and an on/off switch. A free app provides the user with data on location, satellites and their signal strength, and battery level. Contact: www.wicksaircraft.com.

2012 Test Prep Materials

ASA's 2012 Test Preps, Fast-Track Test Guides, Prepware and Virtual Test Preps are now available. The Test Prep Series includes representative questions and answer choices available, supported with explanations for correct and incorrect answers, references for all aircraft categories, and are arranged in chapters based on subject matter. Each Test Prep comes bundled with the same Computer Testing Supplement applicants will receive at the Computer Testing Centers, with the figures needed to take each exam. Contact: www.asa2fly.com.

 





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