Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

October 2011 Readback


PRODUCT PREVIEWS

Zulu.2

The next-generation headset from Lightspeed Aviation, the Zulu.2, features improvements in the areas of quietness, comfort and clarity. The premium headset offers full-function Bluetooth compatibility for phone and music devices, and the design features plush ear seals and reduced side pressure. Contact: www.lightspeedaviation.com.

Small PLB

The ResQLink from ACR Communications measures just 3.9 inches and weighs only 4.6 ounces. The unit uses three levels of signal technology—GPS positioning, a 406 MHz signal, and 121.5 MHz honing capability—to relay emergency position data to the Cospas-Sarsat worldwide network of rescue satellites. Two built-in tests allow users to verify that their ResQLink is functioning and ready for use. Contact: www.acrelectronics.com.

Airplane Tug

The battery-powered AircraftCaddy 4K Jr. from the Lindbergh Aircraft Tug Company is designed for one person to safely and easily push and pull an airplane in and out of a hangar. It features smooth acceleration and braking systems that eliminate rough starting/stopping of gas-powered clutching systems. Contact: www.lindbergh.com/aircraft-tug.

Link Up

The Clarify Aloft Link is geared toward the demands of connecting cell phones and media devices to the aviation headset wirelessly. Via Bluetooth technology, pilots can link two devices simultaneously, instead of having to choose between devices. Based on pilot-set preferences, priority muting allows music to automatically fade for incoming cell phone calls or for radio transmissions. Contact: www.clarityaloft.com.

CFI Lesson Plans

This new book from ASA is the follow-up text and companion to Train Like You Fly, and the latest title written by Arlynn McMahon, 2009 National Flight Instructor of the Year. Lesson Plans To Train Like You Fly presents lesson plans for flight instructors in the form of “maneuver briefings.” Illustrations throughout let instructors know exactly what to draw and what to say to teach every flight maneuver covered in the private and commercial training programs. Each maneuver briefing concludes with a fill-in-the-blanks template to be used for the student’s airplane and location. The book also includes templates, checklists and student assignments to help determine the student’s readiness to act as pilot in command. Contact: www.asa2fly.com.

Protect Your Pitot

Sporty’s Pitot Glove wraps securely with a Velcro strap around angled pitot tubes to keep insects out and protect your aircraft’s pitot tube. Its durable construction will withstand bad weather conditions, including wind and freezing temperatures. A bright-red “Remove Before Flight” streamer provides high visibility. Contact: www.sportys.com.

Altura Headset

If you don’t need a premium headset, the less-expensive Alura is for you. The sturdy yet comfortable headset features smart ANR activation, which automatically stops and starts the ANR electronics to save battery power, dual ANR microphones, and 47 dB active noise reduction. Its large gel ear seals are great for pilots who wear eyeglasses or sunglasses. Contact: www.aluraheadsets.com.

Pilot Watch

The Swiss-made Torgoen T26105 features a stainless-steel case, back and buckle and an Italian-leather strap. It’s water-resistant for 330 feet, and has been tested under conditions including temperature variation, dust, humidity and vibration. TropicAero.com stocks a wide variety of Torgoen Swiss watches in addition to the T26. Contact: www.tropicaero.com.




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