Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

June 2014 Readback


New Garmin G3X Touch

The G3X Touch is a touch-screen, glass flight display system for installation in experimental amateur-built and light-sport aircraft. The noncertified G3X Touch system offers pilots easy-to-read, easy-to-use, high-resolution 10.6-inch flight displays with split-screen functionality and a host of advanced interface options. "Our dedicated experimental engineering team, better known as 'Team X,' continues to raise the bar with the introduction of G3X Touch," said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. Synthetic vision is a standard feature on G3X Touch, which also displays VFR Sectionals and IFR Enroute Charts. Options include SiriusXM weather and radio, which allows pilots to receive NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, winds aloft and more. It's also compatible with the GDL 39R ADS-B receiver. Visit www.garmin.com.

Aspen Avionics Certified Glass PFD for VFR Pilots

The new Aspen EFD1000 VFR PFD combines situational awareness and safety into a single display that can be upgraded to a fully IFR-capable Evolution Pro PFD. "Aspen has done a great amount of market research and our findings were that VFR pilots, and IFR pilots that are not current, represent over 50 % of the flying population. This is a segment of the flying public that at best, has been underserved," said John Uczekaj, CEO, Aspen Avionics. Visit www.aspenavionics.com.

New Dynon SkyView With SkyView Touch

The latest edition of Dynon's flagship product includes SkyView Touch, two new control panels and dozens of new features in the SkyView 10.0 software. Michael Schofield, Marketing Manager at Dynon Avionics, says, "We've focused on creating an incredible pilot interface with SkyView Touch and new dedicated control panels. From the simplest LSA to the most complex IFR aircraft, there's a SkyView for every panel." SkyView Touch adds the convenience of touch when you want it, but keeps a full set of buttons and joystick knobs for precise control in turbulence. Capacitive multi-touch technology allows actions such as two finger pinch-to-zoom on the map. Visit www.thenewskyview.com and www.dynonavionics.com.

PRODUCT PREVIEWS


Protect Your Hearing

Hearing loss is cumulative, with a slight loss over a long period of time. In the air, this can be dangerous. Tactical Hearing's digital hearing devices can boost sound in the frequency bands where the ear is lacking or where the hearing has been damaged. They also operate as effective hearing protectors. When a too-loud sound is detected, a tactical hearing device shuts down, blocking rather than amplifying the sound—it acts like a custom-fit earplug to save your hearing. Contact: www.tacticalhearing.com.

Video Your Flights

The Strut Camera Mount was designed to mount industry standard action cameras to the wing strut on Cessna Aircraft including the 150, 152, 170, 172, 180, 182 and 210. Experimental aircraft utilizing Cessna wing struts can also use this Strut Camera Mount, which can be reconfigured to attach to tubular structures between 1.13 inches and 2.80 inches in diameter. The camera mounts to a ¼-20 stud attached to a ball mount. Contact: www.aircraftspruce.com.

Managing Risk

Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots uses actual aircraft accident examples, statistics, aviation safety studies, and the authors' 60 years of experience as pilots and flight safety educators, to document and describe the 10 most significant accident threat categories and shed light on the applicable human-factor issues that make pilots vulnerable to them. This book provides strategies that you can use to avoid or effectively manage risks during crucial phases of flight. Contact: www.asa2fly.com.

Keep Calm And Fly On

Sporty's latest humorous product line plays off the British slogan in use during World War II of "Keep calm and carry on." These new aviation products are a fun way to show your enthusiasm for aviation, even when you're not at the airport. Constructed of 100% cotton, the T-shirt is available in royal blue for $16.50 in sizes small through XXL. Made of wood, the Keep Calm and Fly On sign adds charm to any room. Contact: www.sportys.com.



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