Maximum Manuals has developed an automated process for manual creation. Operators are able to create, purchase, and receive their customized MELs and RVSM manuals in as little as two hours, according to company officials.
One of the music world’s legendary bands will be back at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013, as Chicago will take the stage on Monday, July 29, for the event’s opening-night concert.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has just made the FlyQ EFB (electronic flight bag), an in-cockpit iPad application, smarter with the release of version 1.1.
New features include Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in-flight weather with support for the new Dual XGPS 170 ADS-B + WAAS GPS receiver. When paired with the Dual ADS-B receiver, FlyQ EFB automatically begins downloading free weather from ADS-B stations around the country.
FlyQ 1.1 also now offers CSC DUATS support (in addition to existing DTC DUAT support) for weather information and flight plan filing, as well as new flight planning enhancements, including “Direct To” and “Add to Plan” buttons everywhere airports and navigational aids are listed.
There are also streamlined methods to access instrument approach procedures in FlyQ’s IFR version, including the ability to view an approach plate in full screen quickly and efficiently from the split-screen mode and a button to switch airports by entering a new identifier without leaving the “Procedures” tab. FlyQ now also offers rental car booking through Enterprise Rental Cars.
Version 1.1 retains FlyQ’s most popular features, including multiple auto-routing options based on forecast winds aloft; split-screen; moving map; airport information and diagrams; approach procedures; Track Up/ North Up views; 3D synthetic vision and flight simulator; and FlyQ’s patent-pending graphical wind optimizer displays.
Pilots with existing FlyQ subscriptions can upgrade to version 1.1 for free by accessing FlyQ on the iTunes App Store. First-time FlyQ users are eligible for a free, 30-day trial subscription.
AOPA members are eligible for discounted FlyQ subscriptions. To explore special FlyQ pricing for AOPA members, visit AOPA.org/FlyQEFB. FlyQ EFB is built for the iPad 2 or newer, including iPad mini. It is not compatible with iPad 1.
AOPA developed FlyQ EFB with Seattle Avionics.
Aircraft: Beech 18. Injuries: 1 Fatal. Location: Miami Gardens, Fla. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The pilot held an ATP certificate and had in excess of 6,400 hours of flight experience. He was the president and director of operations for the company that maintained the airplane, which was kept outdoors when not flying. The local area had been experiencing large amounts of rain during the week before the accident.
By RAEANN SLAYBAUGH
More than 60 years elapsed before 87-year-old Karl Klingelhofer of Tucson, Ariz., revisited his love of aviation and earned his sport pilot’s license.
Further evidence that consumers demand an ethanol-free alternative has been provided in recent weeks by actions at both state and federal levels. As reported by this blog on Feb. 20, Florida State Representative Matt Gaetz has led an effort to repeal his state’s mandates on the use of ethanol blends in vehicles.
Pilots fueling up general aviation aircraft in Indiana can expect to see savings of $100, $250, or more each time they taxi to the pumps now that lawmakers have passed a package of aviation tax exemptions and restructurings. According to a report at AOPA.org, the joy also will extend to lower sales-tax line items on their aircraft maintenance bills — and that should provide a shot in the arm to the state’s aviation industry and even rid Indiana of a reputation for imposing the highest fuel taxes in the nation.
During the 2013 Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week — March 4-10 — that attracted more than 17,000 girls and women to air and space facilities across four continents, pilots flew balloons, ultralights, airplanes, seaplanes, and helicopters to introduce 5,316 girls and women to the magic of flight in a small aircraft with the hope to spark many vocations.
More than 77% of the girls and women attending said they would consider undertaking an activity in aviation for pleasure or for a career as a result of their experience.
To encourage them to take the next step, the Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide holds an annual First-to-Solo Challenge to reward the first eligible girl or woman that solos with a prize.
In an unprecedented move, Angel Flight West is making its new software system and database program, Angel Flight Information Database System (AFIDS) 2.0, available to all volunteer pilot organizations at no cost. First users include four independent organizations based in California, Texas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.