Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

November 2013 Readback

AceCFI Online Course

New startup venture AceCFI has received FAA approval to conduct an online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC). The course costs $99, and after completion, flight instructors can return year after year and retake the course for free. Considering that an average flying career can last anywhere from 20 to 40 years, this course has the potential to save flight instructors in excess of $2,000 over a lifetime. Furthermore, for a small fee of $25, flight instructors can take advantage of the course's certificate renewal process that's conducted entirely online. This process enables flight instructors to receive their temporary airman certificates by email instead of having to visit an FSDO. Visit


RescueMe PLB

The small rescueME PLB1 is easy to activate and transmits your position and unique ID from its 66- channel GPS to the rescue satellite network operated by Cospas-Sarsat. It has a seven-year battery, seven-year warranty, and comes with a cradle mounting and lanyard cord that can be used to secure the PLB1 to clothing or life vest. Contact:

Training With Microsoft Flight Sim

The new second edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator as a Training Aid provides general suggestions, specific advice and practical tools for making effective use of Microsoft Flight Simulator in a training environment. The companion CD contains more than 150 VFR and IFR practice flights to assist using Microsoft Flight Simulator to practice specific skills, from basic flight maneuvers to instrument approaches. The CD also includes reference documents, charts and additional tools. Visit

Rugged Radios Headset

The new RW-RA900 connects to a Bluetooth cell phone for hands-free calls and music streaming. After pairing a Bluetooth cell phone, calls can be answered and ended with the single press of a button on the headset. The headset features dual volume controls, backup ATC push to talk, Foam Fit ear seals, and a stainless-steel headband. Contact:

Thru-View Checklist

Sporty's new Thru-View Checklists are available for many models of aircraft and are printed on high-quality, transparent static-cling vinyl. The checklist can be placed on a window, a clear visor or any smooth surface and requires no adhesive. It includes a takeoff checklist, a before-landing checklist and several emergency checklists. Contact


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