Monthly Archives: July 2011

Flying Private to Key West


Over the years, I have traveled to the Florida Keys many times, starting when I was a teenager. Back then I, my Dad and brother would drive down to Miami to meet my uncle and three cousins. From there, we … Continue reading

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Could the iPad be Outlawed in the Cockpit?


From AOPA: Use an iPad or other electronic flight bag (EFB) in the cockpit to pull up charts or instrument approaches? A proposed advisory circular could limit their use in the cockpit and stunt their growth potential under the Next … Continue reading

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WingX Pro Announces Synthetic Vision for the iPad


From the Aero News website: SynthViz Comes To iPad | Aero-News Network As of Tuesday, aviation synthetic vision is available on the iPad. Hilton Software LLC announced the addition of Synthetic Vision to its flagship WingX Pro7 for iPad product. WingX Pro7’s … Continue reading

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Escaping the Heat


Summertime, or more specifically the 4th of July, is vacation time. And there is no better vacation than leaving the heat and humidity of Florida and heading a thousand miles north for the cool, dry air of Michigan.   We … Continue reading

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Do Personal Electronics Interfere with Cockpit Instruments?


This is from AVWEB: http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/avflash/1930-full.html#204798 An International Air Transport Association report suggests cellphones and other personal electronics, notably the iPad, can cause alarming disruptions to aircraft systems. The report, obtained by ABC News, is said to document 75 instances between … Continue reading

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