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June 2009 Readback

The Transition’s First Flight!

readbackThe Terrafugia Transition proof-of-concept roadable aircraft successfully completed its first flight at Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on March 5. The Transition took off from runway 17; after 37 seconds, it landed and taxied to a full stop.
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PEA Graduates First Class For Middle East Airlines
Phoenix East Aviation (PEA) has graduated the first group of new airline dispatchers for Middle East Airlines Air Liban (MEA). The intense six-week training course took place in Beirut, Lebanon, at the MEA facility and was conducted in accordance with curriculum provided by PEA, developed to meet ICAO and Lebanese aviation authority requirements. Visit and

readbackCessna 400 Corvalis TT Gains EASA Type Certification
Cessna Aircraft Company has gained full type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the 400 Corvalis TT. “This is a significant milestone for Cessna, opening a market that has been clamoring for a new high-performance aircraft like the 400 Corvalis TT,” said John Doman, vice president, worldwide propeller aircraft sales. Visit




Strength & Security
HydroSwing has introduced its new LiD (light industrial door) product line. Available in sizes up to 20x16 feet, the LiD delivers unequaled power, strength and security in a compact, economical package. It can replace weaker, more cumbersome roller-, shutter- and slider-access doors on existing buildings, and reduce building and heating costs by requiring significantly less building height on newer buildings. Contact: HydroSwing Hydraulic Doors & Walls, (866) 60-HYDRO,

readbackNew Cirrus Checklists
Qref has released 14 new titles covering the entire line of certified Cirrus aircraft and avionics. The new series covers procedures for both the Avidyne Entegra and Garmin Perspective systems. Also, there are checklists addressing every aspect of flight (plus a comprehensive emergencies/abnormals section). Contact: Qref, (877) 660-QREF,

readbackResolution x 300
The UltraTAWS expansion pack increases the resolution of Anywhere Map terrain rendering while also improving the map’s update speed. UltraTAWS features over 300 times the resolution of any previous Anywhere Map version. Terrain rendering is accomplished in a resolution of 90 meters, resulting in dramatically improved resolution of fine terrain details. The upgrade comes on a DVD ROM and can be added to Anywhere Map PRO systems for Microsoft Windows XP/Vista. Contact: Control Vision, (800) 292-1160,


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