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XM satellite for the GTN650

With an optional XM satellite receiver and subscriptions, the Garmin GTN series can display NEXRAD radar, lightning data and other aviations weather information. It can also play satellite radio stations.

For pilots who want a fully integrated solution in a small, 2.64-in.-tall package, the GTN 650 is the perfect choice. The system combines GPS, COMM and NAV functions with powerful multifunction display capabilities like high-resolution terrain mapping, graphical flight planning, satellite weather, traffic display and much more.

This is just one of […]

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Flight Control Problems

The following is a post by Bob Martens of the “Pilot Workshop tip of the week”.

You can get PilotWorkshops Tip of the Week free at http://pilotworkshop.com/tips.htm

 

Subscriber Question:

“What should you do if you encounter any kind of flight control problem in-flight (aileron, rudder, etc.)?”       Mike R.

“Any flight control issues are VERY serious. Don’t hesitate to declare an emergency with ATC. They can help you a lot!

Ideally, they are discovered on the ground, which leads me to my first key point. […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Maneuvering Flight

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education
The Do’s and Don’ts of Maneuvering Flight

Notice Number: NOTC2999

Nearly one-third of all fatal accidents occur during maneuvering flight, in part because maneuvering at low altitude limits the amount of time a pilot has to recover. Maneuvering flight is basically any type of flying performed close to the ground — even the traffic pattern is considered maneuvering!

Do’s and Don’ts that can help keep you safe.

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Flying The Piper Arrow.

I had an awesome opportunity to go flying with my long time friend Al Hillman of Hillman Motors in Winter Haven, FL. Al Hillman, a successful business man in the automotive sales industry is also a successful private pilot. Acquiring his pilot licences almost 10 years ago Al enjoys the freedom of just a short hop to the Florida Keys or even a little east to the Bahamas.

Thank you for watching as Al and I enjoyed a short afternoon flight […]

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SouthWest Airlines Pre-Flight Passenger Brief.

I think I going to hire this guy to do the pre-flight passenger briefing on our airplane.

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IFly 700 GPS Customer Review

The iFly 700™ by Adventure Pilot ™ is the most affordable, 7´´touch screen moving-map GPS. Designed for private pilots, by private pilots; the new iFly 700™ GPS is the perfect combination of affordability, capability, and usability. You can never be too safe in the air and the IFly 700 GPS is a must have tool to keep you flying. Click HERE and purchase your very own IFly 700 GPS. Ordering is easy and shipping is quick. Also check out the additional […]

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Too young or Too old?

This week I have been at the hospital with my ageing father
whom is having a rough time with his health. I was called very early now 5 days
ago and had to rush to his bed side. I am very pleased however to be able to
announce that today his condition is improving rather quickly. As I and some
other family members sat, waiting for results we could not help but noticed how
young most all of the medical staff appeared to be. I’m […]

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IFly 700 GPS

 

 

Private Pilot Insider is happy to announce that we are now offering the IFly 700 GPS for sale online at www.ifly700.com The best mobile aviation GPS around. All touch screen over laid on FAA sectional maps.

 

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Porsche Aircraft Experience

WOW! What a day it was at the Porsche Aircraft Experience this year at Peachtree Dekalb Airport (KPDK) in Atlanta, GA. I was there with the Super Hawk as a static display. Sean Hachem with Hawk Avionic and Mo Holcombe with Discovery Flying Club was also on hand as many interested spectators poked their heads in the door to view all the Super Hawk had to offer.

This year the Super Hawk sported it’s new Garmin GTN650. I am truly amazed at […]

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Porsche Aircraft Experience

For all of you that live in the Atlanta, GA area, come out and visit me this Friday May 6th at Peachtree Dekalb Airport (PDK). I will be there along with the “SuperHawk” in a static display at the Porsche Aircraft Experience. You will be able to meet Sean Hachem with Hawk Avionics and Mo Holcombe with AV8Rtraining.com

Free Event – Porsche Aircraft Experience – May 6th
www.lanierflightcenter.com
On Friday May 6th, 2011, Epps Aviation at Peachtree Dekalb Airport is hosting the 2011 Porsche Aircraft Experience […]

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