Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

March 2013 Readback


Inogen Aviator G2-1050

Windblade, the exclusive distributor for the Inogen Aviator, announced the release of the Inogen Aviator G2-1050, an in-flight oxygen concentrator for use in general aviation aircraft. The G2-1050 replaces heavy oxygen bottles and provides an unlimited supply of oxygen without the need to ever refill an O2 bottle. It provides an additional 17% oxygen output over the current system, concentrating oxygen from ambient air for a single user up to 17,999 feet by stripping nitrogen and storing the O2 for on-demand use. The G2-1050 meets FAA guidelines for supplemental oxygen and is also approved for use during all phases of a flight. Visit www.inogenaviator.com.

Survival Products

Survival Products had another aircraft emergency rescue using model No. 1400-3, a four-man inflatable life raft that weighs 12 pounds. In January 2012, a father/daughter team were flying their Cirrus SR22 from Miami to Haiti when they were forced to make an emergency landing in the Bahamas. From the wing of their plane, they deployed the SPI raft, which inflates in 10 seconds. They were picked up by a U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter. Visit www.survivalproductsinc.com.

PRODUCT PREVIEWS

Flex System

BrightLine Bags' new modular flight bag system, The Flex System, starts with the basic modular-design concept of the BrightLine Bags flight bag and creates an entire system that contains five different-sized interchangeable modules, a front and rear end cap, and a collection of four interchangeable external pockets. A pilot can create a customized bag that's the exact size and has the exact functionality needed for their specific flight. Contact: www.brightlinebags.com.

Cockpit Fun

Amuse your passengers with humorous placards that lighten the mood and are designed to look just like their real counterparts. Placards include a Panic Button; one that reads, "No Smoking: If you must smoke, please step outside" and one that reads, "Intentional Straight and Level Flight Prohibited." Each placard is engraved and includes an adhesive back. Contact: www.sportys.com.

Children's Book

The Spirit of Lindy, by Kermit Weeks, is the story of Charles Lindbergh's famous flight from New York to Paris to win the Orteig Prize in 1927 and emphasizes going beyond oneself. The story takes place at the Fantasy of Flight and features airplane-based characters, including Geoffrey D. H., an enthusiastic DeHavilland 4 mail plane with a grand idea, and Lindy, based on Lindbergh's plane, Spirit of St. Louis. The story takes place at Fantasy of Flight, where familiar characters from Weeks' first book, All Of Life Is A School, work together to help Geoffrey pursue his dream and learn a valuable life lesson in the process. Contact: www.fantasyoflight.com.

Top Gun In 3D

Now available in 3D Blu-ray, Top Gun is the story of an elite group of pilots competing to be the best in their class and earn the title of "top gun" that captured the imagination of a generation. The film stars Tom Cruise as Maverick and Kelly McGillis as his civilian instructor, and also stars Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan. The Blu-ray 3D disc presents the film with pristine high-definition picture and sparkling sound in spectacular 3D for the ultimate home-viewing experience. Contact: www.amazon.com.



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