Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

July 2013 Readback

Jeppesen e-Books

Jeppesen now offers delivery of its e-book training textbooks and materials directly through its site for use with Apple iOS and Android devices, as well as for PC and Mac computers. Two new e-book titles, Aviation Dictionary, and Aircraft Gas Turbine Powerplants, supplement Jeppesen's training solution for student pilots and mechanics, flight schools, universities, current pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. "Offering multiple platform options for training e-book delivery through enhances the interactive learning experience that we provide for our customers," said Julie Filucci, senior manager, Jeppesen Aviation Training Solutions. "Expanding from iPad and iPhone delivery allows us to provide our e-book material on the preferred device of the customer received directly from the source." Visit and

Pipistrel Panthera

The new Pipistrel Panthera logged a flight over the Alps to the Aero Friedrichshafen expo. It took off from an airfield in Ajdovšcina, and an hour and a half later, landed successfully at the airport in Friedrichshafen. The four-seat composite-design Panthera cruises at 200 knots and burns 10 gph. Visit and

Spidertracks Sponsors Safecon

Spidertracks will be one of the sponsors of Safecon 2013, organized by The Ohio State University and the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA). Safecon is an annual NIFA Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference that brings together more than 300 students from 30 colleges and universities from across the country to compete for both team and pilot honors. Visit and


iLevil SW

This new portable device gives attitude information; has a WAAS GPS for charts and synthetic vision; displays information from external hardware such as an engine monitors; and is an ADSB-in receiver. Its three-hour battery is rechargeable through a USB port or by its built-in solar panel. The iLevel is compatible with a number of apps including WingX Pro7, which displays Synthetic Vision, in-flight weather and also supports ADS-B traffic information. It weighs eight ounces and dimensions are 4.5x3x1 inches. Contact:

Rotax 912 Engine DVD

This second-edition DVD by Paul Hamilton provides tips and techniques for operation of an LSA with a Rotax 912 engine and provides an introduction to important aspects of maintaining the 912 and 912S. Experts Phil Lockwood and Dean Vogel outline typical procedures every owner, operator and mechanic should know. Learn about vital engine fluids, selecting fuel and proper filters, coolant options, cold weather operations and more. This new edition also addresses an oil-pressure sensor update, best types of oil to use, frequency of oil changes, tips on finding updated Rotax information, automobile gas and avgas options and extended TBO information. Running time is 68 minutes, plus 28 minutes of extras. Contact:

F-100 Conference Table

An icon that once served 47 airlines worldwide can now be at the center of your office. The MotoArt F-100 Conference Table's edgy, functional design is completed in mirror-polished finish and accented with backlit fuselage windows. It features custom-fabricated aluminum legs and is topped with 1⁄2-inch tempered glass. Data ports are hidden underneath. This table is available in both Boeing and Fokker fuselage configurations. Contact:

iPad Mini Kneeboards

Sporty's has three new styles of kneeboard for the iPad Mini to suit any pilot's preference. The Mini Bifold Kneeboard is held in place with four elastic bands, and the kneeboard straps to your leg via a contoured back and elastic straps. It can be used in either portrait or landscape format. The BiFold Kneeboard features two internal mesh pockets and a zippered pocket with a protective flap to protect the iPad screen. The Leather Mini Kneeboard has a leather cover that unfolds to create a rotating kneeboard, with elastic strap and low-glare viewing angle. The Mini Slimline Kneeboard is the smallest solution, with a simple mounting surface with elastic straps to hold the Mini. The knee strap can be oriented for portrait or landscape viewing. Contact:


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