Garmin has launched worldwide coverage of the Garmin Pilot application for iPad and iPhone, which provides flight planning capabilities, weather information and navigation. Pilots also have access to expanded coverage of European charts in a single application, including geo-referenced FliteCharts and SafeTaxi airport diagrams.
ASA’s 2015 Test Prep books for pilots and Test Guides for mechanics are available and shipping now.
Baron, a weather technology company, offers an extensive list of global weather and domestic aviation products for integration into avionics and apps. The Baron Weather API was specifically designed for use by developers who want to include weather data into their products and services, according to company officials.
Aircraft: Beechcraft Duke. Injuries: 3 Fatal. Location: Sedona, Ariz. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: According to several witnesses, the airplane appeared to be having difficulty accelerating for takeoff. It did not liftoff. It continued down the 5,132-foot runway, went off the end of the runway and down a steep slope where it crashed and burned.
The quest for the World Cup has come to an end. Germany took home the title after working their way up through the ranks, win by win. In the end they took out Argentina in a 1–0 contest that left billions of people around the world glued to their television sets.
Incidentally, this column doesn’t have the first thing to do with soccer. So read on with confidence. If you’re into aviation, this one’s for you.
The best way to use an engine preheat system is to plug it in 10 to 12 hours before a flight. But driving to the airport to plug in the preheater costs time and money. Some pilots avoid that by letting the preheater run continuously between flights, but this wastes electricity ($20 to $70 per month depending on the system).