Women in aviation to be honored April 19 at WWII Heritage Days

Real Rosie the Riveter

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – The women who worked at the factories to produce warplanes and war materials in the 1940s will be honored Sunday, April 19, with “Rosie the Riveter Day” at World War II Heritage Days, hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field (KFFC).

Several women who participated in the war effort will be present to talk about their experiences, and anyone who is interested is invited to dress the part with traditional clothing worn by Rosie the Riveters. All Rosie the Riveters are invited for a group photo at 2 pm.

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Levil Technology upgrades line of wireless avionics

iLevil2  SW and AW

Levil Technology Corp., which manufactures GPS/ADS-B/AHRS/SV portable systems for iOS and Android tablets, has launched an upgrade to its existing line of Wireless Integrated Avionics Module (WIAM) systems.

The new, portable iLevil2 SW and the permanent-mount iLevil2-AW will provide the foundation for a virtual IFR panel display on any iPad or Android device. Their dual-band design will allow pilots to see more ADS-B traffic at any altitude, according to company officials. [Read more…]

Stratus ESG debuts

Stratus_ESG_box

Stratus ESG, a 1090 Extended Squitter (ES) all-in-one ADS-B Out solution with certified WAAS GPS, was recently introduced by Appareo.

Priced at $3,490, which includes the transponder, GPS antenna and install kit, the Stratus ESG is a panel-mounted 1090ES transponder with a built-in WAAS GPS. It will provide pilots with a solution to comply with the 2020 ADS-B mandate and seamless integration with their Stratus ADS-B portable receivers and ForeFlight Mobile app, according to Appareo officials. [Read more…]

FBO tales

Cut Bank, Montana

Talking about flying with non-pilots reminds me of just how foreign the concept of general aviation is to most people.

The ease of traveling in one’s own airplane is wildly different from most non-aviators’ experiences of flying. I remember being in the front row at a comedy show, and the comedian began his routine about how painful commercial travel had become by asking the audience “who likes flying?” Without thinking, I nodded and smiled — of course I like flying! Cue the relentless teasing and heckling.

But what many non-pilots don’t know is that there is an exceptional network supporting the flying community and making air travel enjoyable and convenient.

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