VISION EVS EARNS INSURANCE DISCOUNT
Forward Vision Systems, Inc., and Aggressive Insurance, a Texas-based
aircraft insurance company, announced this week at EAA AirVenture 2010
that aircraft equipped with Forward Vision's DO-160E-certified enhanced
vision system (EVS) will be eligible for a discount on their policies.
Effective immediately, Aggressive will
provide a five-percent credit applicable to both liability and hull
coverage premiums when this approved EVS system is installed. A maximum
credit of 15 percent will be applied when up to three safety features
(i.e., EVS system, aircraft parachute, and airbag systems) are installed
in the aircraft.
AFI, ASA LAUNCH
UPDATED SPORT PILOT GUIDE
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and aviation
publisher Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA) announced this week at
EAA AirVenture 2010 a revised edition of the CFI's Guide to Sport Pilot
and Light-Sport Aircraft.
The new version updates an edition
released more than five years ago to reflect changes in regulations
A committee of NAFI members active in
sport pilot training and the light-sport aircraft community updated the
guide to reflect current regulations and practices.
The CFI's Guide to Sport Pilot and
Light-Sport Aircraft is available
in a digital format on NAFI's Web site, www.NAFInet.org,
in the near future.
FLIGHT DESIGN ADDS
AMPHIB, FULL-MOTION SIM
German airframer Flight Design GmbH this week brought two new
developments to EAA AirVenture 2010, helping round out its popular line
of light-sport aircraft.
In addition to announcing a full-motion
simulator for its CTLS model, the company is offering its new CTLS-Lite
model on amphibious floats.
Flight Design distributor Airtime
Aviation, in cooperation with Clamar Floats, developed the seaplane
In association with Iowa Flight Training,
Flight Design developed its Dreamflyer full-motion flight simulator
based on the popular X-Plane software platform for Windows, Mac, or
Panel layouts and flight characteristics
reportedly are very true to the actual aircraft.
By using gravity to generate motions,
Dreamflyer eliminates the need for and costly maintenance of hydraulics
Retail price for a ready-to-use
single-monitor Dreamflyer with computer and X-Plane software for CTLS is
$6,000 in the continental United States and Canada. An optional
three-monitor assembly kit is available for an additional $199.
Meanwhile, the company said the float
system on its amphibious CTLS-Lite model is constructed from carbon
fiber, Kevlar and S-glass, making the floats substantially lighter than
aluminum or composite floats of the same displacement.
Each float has four compartments and can
support 1,430 pounds, which is the legal limit for a light-sport
seaplane. Landing gear is operated by an all-electric 12-volt system.
Installed price on a customer's airplane
has been set at $38,000 for the amphibious float option, a price which
includes all component parts, the mechanical work, and all FAA
For more information on Flight Design's
line of light-sport aircraft, visit the company's website www.flightdesignusa.com.
BELITE OFFERS LOW-COST
VERSION OF ITS "SUPERLITE"
Wichita-based Belite Aircraft this week at EAA AirVenture 2010
introduced a low-cost version of its "Superlite"
high-performance single-seat Part 103 ultralight.
The new model is priced at $28,655 and
features a flying weight of 254 pounds, complete with a Hirth 50-hp
engine. The low-cost version of the Superlite deletes options that many
pilots don't require, including carbon fiber wings and interior options
plus a ballistic parachute.
The new low-cost Superlite features a
Hirth 50-hp engine de-rated to 38 horsepower for Part 103 compliance,
turning a two-blade prop. The machine also sports dual ignition, a fully
welded 4130 aircraft steel fuselage, four-point safety harness, Belite
Avionics panel with air speed, AGL Altimeter, CHT/EGT, and inclinometer,
along with four-position flaps with high lift Riblett airfoil wing
design; and a five-gallon spun aluminum fuel tank.
Additional features, pricing,
availability and information is available by visiting the Belite website