PUFF PILOT DEBUTS CHILDREN'S BOOK AT AIRVENTURE
Denver-based publisher Powder Puff Pilot this week announced the release
of its newest book Claire Bear Explains… What Pilots Fly, just
in time for visitors to EAA's AirVenture 2010 to take it home to their
The new title is third in a series of
full-color picture books by Sue Hughes designed to make learning about
They feature Claire Bear, a pink-clad aerobatic performer and mentor for
aspiring young pilots.
The Claire Bear series is the brainchild
of Hughes, a pilot since 1996 and a current flight instructor and
aviation technical writer. Her goal: introduce the thrills and
excitement of aviation to a new generation.
In Claire Bear Explains… What Pilots
Fly, a young girl asks Claire Bear what she flies.
The accomplished aviatrix takes the
opportunity to teach the youngster the wide range of aircraft and
missions pilots fly-from gliders and hot air balloons to jet fighters
and spacecraft-ending with the query, "What will you fly?"
To learn more visit the company's website www.powderpuffpilot.com.
RUNWAY LIGHT OFFERINGS WITH REMOTE ACTIVATION
Tektite Industries, makers of lighting products for remote runways and
landing zones, announced a new remote-control option for its product
line. The company said the latest addition to both its Remote Landing
Strip Light and ELZ Light Kits provides greater safety and functionality
when landing in underdeveloped areas at the push of a button.
Tektite's remote landing strip lights are
available in 40- and 10-light kits. The Remote Landing Strip Light Kit
contains 40 clear-lens lights along with the remote control in a
wheeled, rugged carrying case. The Remote Landing Strip Light Kit Jr.
contains 10 lights. The Remote ELZ Kit and Helicopter LZ Light Kits come
with a remote control and lights that feature red and blue lenses.
The battery life of the remote products
is about a week on standby and 25 hours of operation or two weeks on
standby and 12 hours of operational use.
For more information visit their website www.ez-lz.com.
GREENER, SUSTAINABLE DE-ICING FLUID
Kilfrost, manufacturer of de-icing fluids used in the popular TKS
systems installed on many different general aviation aircraft types,
announced it received FAA approval for its new TKSsustain fluid.
According to the company, TKSsustain is a
more environmentally friendly product than other options.
The FAA's approval is for use with Quest
Aircraft Kodiak 100 models and comes after the new fluid passed
flammability, compatibility and in-flight testing.
The new fluid, TKSsustain, is based on
DuPont Tate & Lyle's corn sugar-based glycol product, Susterra.
"Because the fluid is based on
glycol from a sustainable source it's much more environmentally
friendly," explained Kilfrost's Chief Executive, Gary Lydiate.
"But it also boasts significant handling benefits and ease of
storage-in fact the toxicity is so low that containers don't even have
to be marked with a hazard symbol."
According to Kilfrost, the new fluid also
performs better: The fluid's freezing point is -70°C rather than the
-60°C expected from generic TKS fluids.
For more information on Kilfrost's new
de-icing fluid, visit www.kilfrost.com.
TCW ANNOUNCES NEW
BACK-UP ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FOR HOMEBUILDERS
TCW Technologies this week announced its Integrated Back-up Battery
System (IBBS), a self-contained system providing back-up electrical
power for today's high-tech aircraft.
TCW Technologies said its IBBS provides
the homebuilt aircraft builder a pre-engineered solution to back-up
power requirements in a simple, easy-to-install package.
The company said its IBBS provides, in a
single enclosure, a re-chargeable battery, a smart charging system and
an automatic transfer switch for conditioned back-up power supporting
systems such as EFIS, GPS, Autopilots, and Electronic Ignition systems.
The system provides more than an hour of
back-up run time for typical EFIS or GPS systems, and additionally
allows for critical systems to be fully operational before and during
The IBBS provides four amp-hours' of
power in a form factor weighing only 2.5 pounds.
The IBBS is available for immediate
shipment via the company's website, www.tcwtech.com,
and the company's distributors.
FLIGHT GUIDE ANNOUNCES
Airguide Publications, publisher of the popular Flight Guide series of
in-cockpit references, earlier this month announced their new
application for the Apple iPad tablet, Flight Guide iEFB.
The new application is the latest in the
company's line of electronic airport, flight planning and en route data
A variety of data plans are available
with the new application, according to Garcia, including sectionals,
terminal area charts and approach plates, plus low- and high-altitude en
route charts for the lower 48, Alaska, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
"Each airport also includes a
'content list' feature, allowing quick and easy access to all of the
current airport's associated charts with just a touch," Garcia
Flight Guide iEFB is available from the
Apple App Store as a free download. Data plan pricing ranges from $9.95
to $19.95 per month.
For more information visit the company's website www.flightguide.com.