OFFERS FREE PILOT'S GUIDE TO AVIONICS AT AIRVENTURE
Considering an upgrade to your airplane's radio stack? Need to know
what's available on today's avionics market? Look no further than the
Aircraft Electronics Association's (AEA) booth at EAA AirVenture 2010,
where AEA has free copies of the latest edition of its annual Pilot's
Guide to Avionics.
The publication serves as an avionics
consumer's directory, with buyer's guides, educational articles, and
timely information about the avionics industry, its products and its
people. Included is a directory of AEA member certified repair stations
and associate members.
Some of the articles featured in the 2010/2011
Pilot's Guide include: "New Products for 2010,"
"Dream Panel Installations & Repair," "Wi-Fi in the
Sky," "Hand-Held GPS," "Adapting ADS-B,"
"In-Flight Entertainment," and "Choosing an FAA-Certified
This year's edition also marks the debut
of AEA's Pilot's Guide to Avionics website, www.AEApilotsguide.com,
where pilots and consumers will find an avionics glossary, repair
station directory by state and country, archives of past Pilot's
Guide articles, and much more.
LAUNCHES CUSTOM DESIGN DECAL KITS FOR CIRRUS AIRCRAFT
Scheme Designers Inc., the world's largest provider of aircraft paint
schemes and decal designs, said this week it has developed a new product
for older Cirrus aircraft: a range of new decal designs, sold as a kit,
for quick, easy, and efficient replacement of old, faded appliqués. The
company developed this new product line in conjunction with LoPresti
Cirrus aircraft are commonly sold with
vinyl decal designs over a white, silver, or gold base. As the fleet
ages, the factory installed decals reach the end of their service life
well before the base paint, sometimes resulting in cracked, faded, worn,
or eroded decals.
In response, Scheme Designers created 12
new decal designs specifically for Cirrus airframes. Each design is
available in five standard color combinations, providing a total of 60
options from which a Cirrus owner can choose.
Scheme Designers has developed a network
of paint shops to replace older decal schemes, or clients can choose to
have Scheme Designers apply the new decals.
AMERICAN LEGEND OFFERS
YOU $2,000 DURING AIRVENTURE
The American Legend Aircraft Company, maker of the Legend Cub line of
light-sport aircraft, is offering a $2,000 spending bonus if you buy one
of its airplanes during AirVenture 2010.
The $2,000 spending bonus can be applied
to the purchase of equipment options or for purchases made at the
company's online store, http://Shop.Legend.aero.
The Legend Cub is an upgraded version of
the venerable Piper Cub and can be equipped with a wide variety of
avionics and navigation equipment, glass panel installations, an
autopilot, night VFR equipage, interior choices and paint schemes, plus
various wheel, ski, and float configurations.
The Legend Cub incorporates many features
of the J-3, PA-11, and PA-18 Piper Cubs. Pilots can operate the Legend
Cub under sport pilot rules or with a private pilot certificate. The
Legend Cub sells for $112,895, ready to fly.
The spending bonus offer expires at the
close of AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 on August 1.
INEXPENSIVE MOVING MAP
WITH IN-COCKPIT SECTIONALS DEBUTS AT AIRVENTURE
Pilots looking for a low-cost, fully functional alternative to
high-priced moving map GPS displays may have an answer in the new iFly
700, a sectional chart-based GPS moving map display listing for $499.
The iFly 700 features a 7-inch touch-screen display and weighs only 0.8
pounds. A data subscription of $69 to $89 per year keeps all charting
current and includes software/feature upgrades every four months.
In addition to sectionals, the iFly 700
includes terminal area charts and can be configured in either north-up
or track-up orientation.
The iFly 700 hardware features an
external GPS antenna, input for an external power source, a USB
connector, an SD/MMC memory card slot, audio-visual in/out ports, a
headphone jack, and more.
Other charting features include IFR
arrival charts, approach/departure plates, and taxi diagrams. Airport
details, including data on private airports, are provided, as is
information on temporary flight restrictions.
The iFly 700 has no knobs to twist or
mechanical buttons to push. Instead, it uses large, on-screen
"virtual" buttons. For more information, visit online at www.AdventurePilot.com.
ASPEN AVIONICS HOSTS
WELCOME CENTER IN NORTH 40
For the third year, glass-panel manufacturer Aspen Avionics is operating
its North 40 Welcome Center in the popular airplane camping area during
EAA AirVenture 2010.
Located adjacent to the North 40
Admissions Gate and tram stop, the Aspen Avionics Welcome Center is the
place to cool off, rehydrate, and visit with fellow pilots.
"The North 40 is truly the heart of
AirVenture," said Brad Hayden, Aspen's vice president of marketing.
"It's important for us as a company to find ways to be closer to
our customers and foster a feeling of community.
"Partnering with the EAA to create
the North 40 Welcome Center has been a great way to do this."
This year's expanded partnership with the
EAA will bring some additional creature comforts to the camping area,
including an EAA merchandise tent, wireless Internet, e-mail kiosks, and
picnic tables. The Aspen tent will also have available an XM weather
station and a Jeppesen flight-planning kiosk.
Several customer aircraft, along with the
Diamond DA40 of Aspen President John Uczekaj, will also be on display
for visitors to see examples of the Evolution flight display system in
The Aspen Avionics North 40 Welcome
Center opened Saturday, July 24, and will close at the end of the show
on Sunday, August 1.