Pilot Journal
Monday, November 1, 2004

Nov-Dec 2004 On The Radar


on the radarAfter nearly a decade of many birthing pains, the new sport pilot’s license as well as light-sport aircraft category has become a reality. The new 4,700 pages added to the FAA rules and regs went into effect on September 1st of this year, and while no one quite knows what’s next, aviation’s general consensus is positive.
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on the radarStrong-Armed Hangar Space
The prices of renting a hangar seem to be going nowhere but up. Pilots have little or no negotiating power because many airports have a waiting list. Fortunately, there’s an alternative to the high price and shortage of hangars while doubling the usefulness of existing space: It’s called high-density hangaring, or HDH.

What makes it possible is a device developed by ARM Aerospace of Tucson, Ariz., makers of the Aero-Lift. The lifts allow you to add a second airplane without having to rent a second hangar. The device can easily almost double the amount of usable space in your hangar. For more information, contact ARM Aerospace at (520) 886-7329 or log on to www.armaerospace.com.

on the radarWeather Rain Or Shine
Got a favorite runway that has no weather-reporting service? WeatherHawk makes a wireless weather system that you can access day or night via UHF/VHF radio or even your cell phone. Install a WeatherHawk weather station, then add the new WeatherTalk module. Pilots approaching a field can call the station via their cell phone or merely key the microphone to get a voice-synthesized and complete weather report, including winds, surface temps, relative humidity and barometric pressure. To find out more, call WeatherHawk toll-free at (866) 670-5982 or log on to www.weatherhawk.com.

on the radarFrom Russia, With Love
For those of you who have read “The Bears Of Kamchatka” in the July/August 2004 issue, you’ll be pleased to know that Charlie Russell was back in his cabin in the Russian wilderness this past summer. He’s now raising five new cubs!




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