Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

July 2010 Readback


PRODUCT PREVIEWS


Faster & Easier Waxing
Eagle One Gel Wax delivers a glorious, glossy shine that will last as long as paste but is easier to use than liquid wax. Apply the wax, immediately wipe it off and enjoy the mirror-like shine. Environmentally friendly Gel Wax uses natural carnauba and unique polishers, which produce durability and water beading. There’s no white residue or harmful petroleum solvents. Contact: Eagle One, (800) 432-4531, www.eagleone.com.

South Of The Border
Years of experience flying to, from and within Mexico inform Caribbean Sky Tours’ 2010 Pilot’s Guide to Mexico. Included are updated Mexico and U.S. regulations, and applicable telephone numbers for DGAC, weather briefers, airport operators, fuel suppliers, immigration and customs for each airport. The 2010 guide has all Mexico international airports and many popular secondary airports. Contact: Caribbean Sky Tours, (866) 420-9265, www.caribbeanskytours.com.

Aviation Wristwatch
The Khaki X-Landing by Hamilton Watch is a sophisticated GMT chronograph with design touches reminiscent of early all-metal planes. A top of descent feature marks the transition from a flight’s cruise phase to its descent phase. Printed on the bezel’s surface are 24 different time zones. Founded in 1892, Hamilton Watch boasts a strong aeronautical heritage. Contact: Hamilton Watch, www.hamiltonwatch.com.

Deluxe Cockpit Organizer
Sporty’s Deluxe Flight Desk is a combination binder and kneeboard with room for everything a busy pilot needs. The desk has a three-divider file section to organize charts, flight plan forms and other documents. Also included is a seven-ring binder for storing approach charts and notepaper. The front flap has a handy mesh pocket, and there’s a dedicated cell phone/iPod pocket with a slot for your earphones. Contact: Sporty’s, (800) SPORTYS, www.sportys.com.

Master The Wiz Wheel
To help pilots learn the many functions of the manual E6B, Sporty’s has released its Virtual Tips & Tricks for the Manual E6B training course. Through detailed graphics and narrated animations, every calculation is demonstrated and explained. Available as a CD or download, the course covers all aspects of manual E6B flight computers, with step-by-step audio guidance. Contact: Sporty’s, (800) SPORTYS, www.sportys.com.

Protect Your Headset
Store your aviation headset in a stylish Powder Puff Pilot headset bag. The hand-sewn and shock-insulated bag is made exclusively for Powder Puff Pilot by Oregon Aero. It’s customized with a Powder Puff Pilot patch on one side and an Oregon Aero logo on the other. The bag’s outside pockets stow checklists, charts, keys, lip gloss…anything you might need. Contact: Powder Puff Pilot, (720) 256-3442, www.powderpuffpilot.com.

A Touch Of Aviation Charm
Good-Natured Aviation Signs from Sporty’s offer a humorous approach and an antique appearance. The signs are offered in a variety of sizes and colors. Choose the maxim that suits you best; for example, “Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the 1st.” Contact: Sporty’s, (800) SPORTYS, www.sportys.com/signs.



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