WingX Pro7, the popular EFB app for iPads and iPhones, will be available for Android in the coming weeks, Hilton Software LLC announced at the Sun 'n Fun show in Lakeland, Florida. The Android version will roll out with VFR Sectionals, IFR High and Low Enroute charts, routing, weather, TFRs, and Special Use Airspace overlays.
The National Transportation Safety Board opened the accident docket Friday for the Nov. 29, 2013 crash of a Cessna 208B near St. Mary's, Alaska. Of the 10 people on board, the pilot and three passengers were killed, and six passengers sustained serious injuries. The aircraft was operating under Hageland Aviation Services, Inc., doing business as ERA Alaska (now Ravn Connect), according to the NTSB's reports.
All three students taking part in Redbird Flight Simulations' One Week Ready To Solo campaign at Sun 'n Fun are slated to fly their supervised solo flights Saturday morning. Nik Osterman, Chris Graves and Sherry Rosenkranz, all zero-time beginners, started daily training just before the show.
This year's CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium is set for May 1 and 2 in Santa Rosa, California. The event will feature talks by experts from Pipistrel, Airbus, Bye Aerospace, NASA, Northrop Grumman, PC Aero, Joby Aviation, Stanford University and more. The speakers will focus on recent advances in technology that aim to make it possible to create quiet, emission-free aircraft.
The X-47B unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated the first-ever fully autonomous aerial re-fueling on Wednesday, Northrop Grumman has announced. The X-47B launched from the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Maryland, and flew to a test site offshore. The UAS flew in close formation flight with an Omega K-707 tanker, and upon clearance from the tanker crew, it maneuvered into position behind the tanker and successfully engaged the refueling gear, called the drogue.
Although the portable ADS-B In market has cooled of late, at Sun 'n Fun, Levil Technology is introducing two versions of its ADS-B portables with improved performance and capability. The iLevil 2 SW is a portable intended for glareshield mount and the new version has a larger solar cell area for better battery life, and the improved version now had dual band, so it can can see both UAT and 1090ES traffic operating at any altitudes. The receiver also improved range.
Ask questions, work hard, keep learning, and be yourself: These were among the pieces of advice offered by a panel of prominent women in general aviation at a Women in Aviation, International luncheon April 24.
Storms to the west of Lakeland, Florida, threatened students' progress in One Week Ready to Solo. If any of the flights got scrubbed, would the students be able to refine their landings in preparation for the big day?
Also: Legend Cub, Piper Orders, Postal UAVs?, IMC Club 'Brown Jacket Award', X-47B Refueling The Diamond DA62 has received its EASA Type certificate. After a sunny and warm day Wednesday, the "Sun" portion of "Sun 'n Fun" was kind of scarce on Thursday, but off-and-on rainshowers, and even the occasional thunderstorm, didn't stop people from enjoying the show. Aspen announced the pricing for its Angle of Attack software at the show on Thursday, and ANN's Jim Campbell got a chance to fly with the company's new A-O-A indicator ... which will cost just under two-thousand dollars. That story will be coming up on Aero-TV soon. After a successful first flight on April 9th, Flight Design is set to expand its C4 flight test program. At a news conference at Sun 'n Fun, Matthias Betch, Managing Director of Flight Design, said that EASA's rules for early flight testing are somewhat different than the FAA's. An aircraft is given a "release to fly" with a very specific flight envelope for the first flight, he said, and the C4 was successfully run through all of the parameters listed on the release. Sporty's has updated and expanded its online video training catalog to include four new aircraft transition courses. The course titles are; So You Want to Fly Twins, So You Want to Fly Helicopters, So You Want to Fly Gliders, and So You Want to Fly Seaplanes. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Also: United Bars Security Expert, Airborne Advisors, NTSB Video, Avidyne, Cessna, Airport Access Tempest Plus Marketing Group has announced support for Able Flight as a Platinum Level Sponsor in 2015. With Tempest's backing over the next three years, Able Flight plans to train three pilots designated as recipients of the Tempest-Able Flight Scholarship in Memory of Lloyd Smith. Piper Aircraft announced at Sun 'n Fun on Tuesday that its team member, Technify Motors, has received validation approval from the FAA for their EASA supplemental type certificate in support of the new diesel trainer option, the Archer DX. Now you too can have your own White Knight and SpaceShipOne … sort of. A company formed to develop, manufacture, and distribute innovative radio controlled model aircraft announced its launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the tooling, development and initial production of its first models, which are Burt Rutan's epic, SpaceShipOne and White Knight. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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