Tour Air Force One

Air Force One, the Flying White House, is fully described in photos and art in a laminated folder released recently by Scarfo Productions LLC, publishers of earth and space science material.

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US AERO becomes Aviat rep

Aviat Aircraft has signed on US AERO as a factory representative for the Husky A-1C. US AERO will be responsible for Husky sales and service in Southern California, Southern Nevada and Colorado.

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Tools to practice risk management

asaThe new FAA Risk Management Handbook is a tool chest of information and resources on the methods pilots use to assess risk.

This handbook presents methods pilots can use to manage the workloads associated with each phase of flight, resulting in a safer, more enjoyable and less stressful experience for both themselves and their passengers.

The manual covers subjects such as human behavior, identifying and mitigating risk, aeronautical decision-making, single-pilot resource management, automation, and risk management training. Appendices contain a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) checklist and sample risk management scenarios to aid in setting personal minimums.

Price: $16.95.

For more information: 800-ASA-2-FLY or

Wicked designs for helmets

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Wicked design to its Elite and Digital Elite series of auto-darkening arc armor welding helmets.

elite-wickedThese helmets are designed for professionals and hobbyists who use Stick, MIG, TIG and plasma cutting applications.

For more information: 800-4-A-Miller (800-426-4553) or

Dads get free admission to Fantasy of Flight

Fantasy of Flight is offering free admission for Dad when accompanied by a paying guest Thursday, June 18, to Sunday, June 21.

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AOPA Airport Directory on iPhone

AOPA’s Airport Directory is now available for the Apple iPhone or iPod touch.

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VC Jets gains IS-BAO registration


Baldwin Aviation, which became the first firm of its kind to successfully obtain IS-BAO registration in 2007, recently accomplished another first – assisting VC Jets of Carlsbad, Calif., in earning IS-BAO certification, as well.

VC Jets was the first flight department to utilize the Baldwin program to gain IS-BAO registration, according to company officials. [Read more...] Re-Designs Website has recently undergone a re-design of its on-line aviation retail store. The new website showcases portable aviation electronics, pilot supplies, training materials, cockpit accessories, apparel and safety equipment from manufacturers such as Garmin, David Clark, Telex, ICOM, Bose, and Lightspeed.

The new site offers web pages that are cleaner and more concise. Drop-down/fly-out menus allow people to find products and information quickly and easily. In many cases a person can navigate directly to a specific product or manufacturer in just one click. [Read more...]

Offer extended for Laminar Flow Speed Pants


Laminar Flow Systems, Inc. has extended the pre-production deposit program on their new Speed Pants for Beech fixed gear Sundowners, Musketeers and Sports. The special introductory price of $3,750, a $500 savings, is now available until August 31, 2008.

Weighing less than 20 pounds, the Laminar Flow Speed Pants provide a minimum five knot increase in cruise speed. Tests have shown that they also improve slow speed controllability by reducing drag. The new Speed Pants modernize the appearance of the Beech Sundowners, Musketeers and Sports, which have never before had pants available. The pants for all three wheels are easily installed and come in a white gel coat finish. For more information visit or call 1.386.253.8833.

Aircraft Spruce introduces Mag-It

The Mag-It pick-up tool, developed by Steelmax, is available now at Aircraft Spruce.Aircraft Spruce has added a tool for removing metal chips and debris from machinery and work areas. Manufactured by SteelMax and called the Mag-It magnetic pick-up tool, the wand-like probe quickly and easily picks up steel filings and shavings from drill presses, lathes, and from the surfaces of metal being worked on in aircraft. It is also very useful in removing items like screws that fall into an aircraft fuselage and are difficult to reach.

Once removed, the metal scraps or parts can be dropped from the tool with a slide action lever that demagnetizes the tip of the probe. Available with 10-inch and 15-inch wands, the Mag-Its are available for $24.95 and $39.95.

Mag-It pick-up tools can be ordered online at or by calling 866.4-SPRUCE; overseas call 1.951.372.9555.