Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

June 2012 Readback

Sensenich Prop At 80% Off

ensenich Propeller will be celebrating 80 years in business at the EAA AirVenture 2012 by giving one of its next 80 customers an 80% discount on his or her new prop. To be eligible, a private customer must be one of the first 80 to buy and pay for a Sensenich prop between the close of Sun 'n Fun and the opening of Oshkosh. Any new or rebuilt Sensenich prop purchased from the factory—wood, metal, or composite—is eligible. The winner will be drawn at Sensenich's Press conference at AirVenture, but the winner need not be present to win. Visit

Showstopping Video

Nflightcam has partnered with National Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland to bring the ultimate air show experience to Holland's fans by capturing footage from never-before-seen angles. The Nflightcam+, a high-definition five-ounce camera with built-in GPS and aviation audio recording, will fly with Holland during every practice and performance. Visit and

LSA Over Everest

Slovene pilot Matevž Lenarcic, who's flying around the world in his modified Pipistrel Virus SW 914 Turbo with an Intercooler unit, made a successful flight over the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. On March 29, Lenarcic flew by the Nepal side of the Mt. Everest summit at an altitude of 29,344 feet, which is higher than the peak of the mountain. The temperature was relatively high, "only" -27°C, north-westerly wind of 40 knots and, from time to time, some turbulence. Lenarcic's trip around the world takes him over all seven continents, 120 national parks and three oceans. Visit and

BrightLine Flex System

BrightLine Bags announced its new modular flight-bag system called "The Flex System," which contains five different-sized interchangeable modules, along with four interchangeable external pockets. A pilot can create a customized bag that's the exact size and has the exact functionality he or she wants, according to the needs of their next flight. "We developed this new Flex System because of one powerful notion," said Ross Bishop. "A basic truth in aviation is that every pilot flies different types of missions in different types of conditions, and therefore has constantly changing flight-gear needs on an almost daily basis. We designed this system of modules and pockets to allow every pilot to once-and-for-all have a bag that actually works to control and organize their flight gear, no matter the nature of their next flight." Visit

Quest Aircraft & Northrop Grumman

Quest Aircraft and Northrop Grumman have signed an agreement to develop the Air Claw, a special-mission demonstrator aircraft based on the Kodiak airframe. Northrop Grumman will serve as the U.S. Federal dealer for the KODIAK, as well as their preferred special-mission aircraft integrator. "Quest is very excited to more actively pursue the special- mission aircraft market," said Steve Zinda, Quest's Director of Sales and Marketing. "We see a lot of market potential in the government and military sector for the Air Claw, and are confident the aircraft will be well received." Visit


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