Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

October 2013 Readback


AOA In Embry-Riddle Cessnas

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has installed Angle of Attack (AOA) indicators in its fleet of 61 Cessna training aircraft at its Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses. This action dovetails with a recent report from an FAA/industry panel that recommends the use of AOA-based systems by general aviation as the best method for reducing fatal loss-of-control accidents in the approach and landing phase of flight. The new Alpha Systems AOA indicator in Embry-Riddle aircraft is a stand-alone aftermarket device installed in the cockpit and on an airplane's wing. It continually communicates to the pilot, via a grouping of colored lights, the available lift and margin above an actual stall. Visit www.erau.edu.

Pro Aviation Trainers

Pro Aviation Trainers offers live online private pilot seminars and instrument pilot seminars to all levels, including two-day accelerated course programs for the FAA private knowledge test and the FAA instrument rating written test. Seminars include videos, animations and practice exams. Visit www.proaviationtrainers.com.

Piper Sells 10 More Trainers to ATP

Airline Transport Professionals has exercised options for 10 new Piper Archer TXs, bringing to 25 the total number of the single-engine training aircraft ordered by ATP so far in 2013. These 10 Archers will be delivered in 2014. Under the 100-airplane deal announced earlier this year, ATP has options for 75 more Piper Archers. "Clearly, this large follow-on fleet transaction demonstrates that ATP values economy, performance and reliability. It also reinforces Piper's recommitment to providing future pilots with excellent learning platforms as they become aviation professionals or just enthusiasts," said Piper president and CEO Simon Caldecott. Visit www.piper.com and www.atpflightschool.com.

Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR Solution

Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR is a new iPad-based navigation and planning solution to enhance the flying experience for private pilots operating under visual flight rules conditions. It's available with numerous charting navigation coverage options, including full U.S. VFR coverage with a $49 annual data subscription. The app includes interactive features and functions designed for VFR flying, including true data-driven en route navigation, route-planning capabilities, planning and flying modes, and access to NOTAMs and text and graphical weather data. Visit www.jeppesen.com.

Precision Airmotive Assets Acquired

Turn and Bank Holdings acquired the assets of Precision Airmotive. Manufacturing and customer support operations will be conducted under the newly reorganized Precision Airmotive. The manufacture of OEM-certified RSA and Experimental Silver Hawk EX fuel-injection systems, including factory-rebuilt units, overhauled units and replacement parts, will remain in Marysville, Wash. This assures that the name Precision Airmotive continues to be identified as the preeminent OEM factory source for general aviation RSA fuel-injection systems, kits, parts, service and support. "We are excited about the opportunity this reorganization presents the global general aviation marketplace," stated Turn and Bank Holdings president Mike Allen. Visit www.precisionairmotive.com.

Aspen and Redbird

Aspen Avionics announced that it is partnering with Redbird Flight Simulations to integrate a retrofit glass panel solution for the new RedHawk training aircraft. The RedHawk fleet will consist of remanufactured Cessna 172s outfitted with new avionics to include Aspen's Evolution 2000 system, as well as a new diesel engine, and new interior and exterior upgrades. "We're excited to be working with Redbird to develop certified, retrofit flight training solutions," says Mark Ferrari, Aspen's Vice President of Sales and Customer Support. "Our product portfolio is an ideal fit for the modernized, yet affordable, product that Redbird is developing." Visit www.redbirdskyport.com and www.aspenavionics.com.

Win a Day with John and Martha King

John and Martha King of King Schools announced a new sweepstakes to honor, celebrate, and promote mentoring in aviation. The sweepstakes winner will enjoy an all-expense-paid vacation for two to San Diego, California, where they will spend an day with John and Martha, including starring in their own King video segment. The winner will also travel to Palm Springs with the Kings in their Falcon Jet, where they will enjoy mentoring and share hangar flying over dinner at a top-chef restaurant before returning to San Diego. The sweepstakes winner will receive lodging for 4 nights, rental car, $1,000 in spending money and a King Schools Get-It-All kit of their choice. "We would like to use this sweepstakes to honor all mentors and bring attention to the opportunity that every pilot has to help friends and acquaintances become safe, competent pilots that are long-term members of the aviation community," commented John. Visit www.kingschools.com/sweepstakes.



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