Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

June 2010 Readback

Introducing The FX8!
The latest additions to SolidFX’s line of portable aviation information managers—the FX8 and FX8-3G—offer crisp 8.1-inch-diagonal displays, instant-on performance and 24-hour battery life. Weighing less than 13 ounces, each of these chart readers runs FXview software (for viewing Jeppesen charts) and is easily mounted. The FX8 is recommended for Part 91 and Part 135 operators and will be tested for high-altitude operation. The FX8-3G adds 3G wireless capability. [See “Tech Talk: SolidFX FX10” in P&P April 2010 and on our website.] Contact: SolidFX, (508) 316-8078,

Breathe Right
Sporty’s Single Place Oxygen Systems are a cost-effective backup for built-in systems. The three-pound, 12.5x3.25-inch Large System holds 113 liters of oxygen; it provides oxygen for just under four hours with a cannula and one hour with a mask. The 9.5x2.5-inch Small System holds 42 liters and provides oxygen for under two hours with a cannula and 30 minutes with a mask. Contact: Sporty’s, (800) SPORTYS,

Keep It Clean
Sporty’s Collapsible Trash Can pops up for use and collapses for storage, providing a convenient trash bin when you need it, and removing an eyesore when you don’t. Constructed with treated nylon for easy cleaning and spill resistance, the unit measures 13x9.5 inches. Contact: Sporty’s, (800) SPORTYS,

Regs At Your Fingertips
Reference, study and review have become much more portable and as close as your iPhone. ASA’s new FAR/AIM iPhone App has complete, up-to-date information from 14 and 49 CFR pertinent to pilots, flight instructors and flight crew, combined with the AIM and Pilot/Controller Glossary. Also available are free updates, color AIM figures, ASA’s combined FAR/AIM index and “Study by Certificate” lists so aviators can hone in on the pertinent rules for their particular area of interest. Contact: ASA, (800) 272-2359,

Sitting Pretty
The portable Super Cushion, customized by Oregon Aero for Powder Puff Pilot, is light and easy to carry. It’s constructed out of viscoelastic foam with a removable nylon-pack-cloth cover. The 13x13-inch pink cushion offers pain-free seating in an airplane or anywhere else—stadium bleacher, boat, chair or picnic bench. Additionally, the cushion floats! Contact: Powder Puff Pilot, (720) 256-3442,


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