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Flying February 2017

The sharp wit and experienced judgment of Flying’s experts cover all the challenges and rewards that aviation offers to all flying enthusiasts. From industry news updates, regulations, trends, air shows and events to carefully researched reports on all categories of airplanes, helicopters, avionics, products, technology, accessories and equipment to pilot technique, flight training, safety, weather, operations and maintenance.

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United States
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Bonnier Corporation
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rewarding excellence

For many years we’ve presented our annual Editors’ Choice Awards in recognition of the outstanding accomplishments of companies and individuals who have succeeded in bringing to the market game-changing technologies and ideas. You can walk through the doors of leading aviation companies and find Flying Editors’ Choice trophies prominently on display. Past winners have included groundbreaking products such as Honeywell’s enhanced ground proximity warning system, Garmin’s GNS 430 navigator, the Cirrus SR22, the Daher TBM 900 Gulfstream’s enhanced vision system and many more. The list of award winners is a living history of aviation accomplishments as covered in the pages of Flying. Recipients are rightfully proud of the recognition from a 90-year-old aviation brand, just as we approach it with a sense of honor and responsibility. This year we’re changing the rules,…

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flying throwback

BRIAN NEIDHARDT NICOLAS LIVERY Friend or Foe? The “pilot passenger” turns a foe when the PIC does not clarify who is in charge [“Sky Kings: Pilot Passenger — Friend or Foe?” Dec. 6, 2016]. And that, my friends, is part of your preflight briefing. Keep in mind that most of the time, your passengers want to be useful and part of the game. Give them some tasks that don’t badly interfere with your duties. Just make sure your passenger doesn’t do something you never asked for. Your Shots YOGAIRFORCE Share your flying adventures with #FlyingMagazine. Remembering John Glenn Readers responded to the news of John Glenn’s death at 95 years old. Glenn was a Mercury 7 astronaut and U.S. senator. LARRY REED Along with many of my Kennedy Space Center colleagues, I had the immense privilege of working with Senator…

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skynext

BREITLING AEROSPACE EVO CIRRUS AIRCRAFT WATCH Breitling teamed up with Cirrus Aircraft on a limited-edition aviator’s timepiece. The Aerospace Evo Cirrus Aircraft watch highlights the one component that helped catapult Cirrus into the number one position of light-aircraft manufacturers: the BRS parachute. A parachute symbol adorns the case back as well as the back of the minute hand. In addition, the hour hand has three slots signifying Cirrus’ SR20, SR22 and SR22T piston models. The watch face itself is embellished with the outline of a piston Cirrus as well as the company’s logo. Serialized to No. 220, the $4,930 watch offers Breitling’s renowned quality and aviation features, such as a second time zone, an NVG-display-compatible backlighting system, a countdown timer and a minute repeater.…

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uavionix ads-b products

TINY ADS-B RECEIVER FOR GA How would you like it if you could get traffic and subscription-free weather data sent to the cockpit through a unit smaller and much lighter than a Tic Tac box? The possibility is here with Palo Alto, California-based uAvionix’s teenytiny pingBuddy ADS-B In unit, which measures 2.4 inches long, including the antenna, 1.4 inches wide, and less than half an inch thick. PingBuddy weighs in at a mind-blowing 12 grams. It can receive ADS-B, ADS-R and TIS-B traffic information over the 1090 MHz and 978 MHz frequencies, as well as FIS-B and TIS-B targets transmitted via a ground station. PingBuddy receives power from a micro-USB cable, which can be plugged into a cigarette lighter port or a portable power source. A 10,000 mAh power source will run the…

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boom unveils supersonic prototype

Denver-based Boom Technology recently unveiled a demonstrator for its supersonic airliner, which is expected to enter the market in 2023. The prototype, XB-1, affectionately referred to as “Baby Boom,” is a one-thirdscale version of the passenger jet, but it is expected to match its stellar Mach 2.2 top speed. First flight for Baby Boom is planned for later this year, while the commercial Boom version is not expected to fly until 2020. The initial subsonic flights of XB-1 will be conducted near the company’s headquarters at Centennial Airport. Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Company will assist Boom with the super sonic flight-test program, which will be conducted at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Boom has not yet selected an engine manufacturer for its passenger aircraft, but it will have three medium- bypass turbofan…

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tcas ii

For the past 30 years, aviation has benefited from traffic collision avoidance systems (TCAS) installed in large airplanes. The newest version of this safety technology, TCAS II, provides aural and visual warnings to pilots as well as resolution advisories instructing, for example, one airplane to climb and another to descend to avoid a midair collision. Here’s how TCAS II works. RADIO INTERROGATION Aircraft equipped with TCAS send out and receive radio signals several times per second over two frequencies. Signals received in the 1.03 GHz radio frequency from the transponders aboard other aircraft provide a constantly changing 3-D map of the traffic picture, which allows TCAS to perceive and react to target threats. At the same time, TCAS sends out signals over the 1.09 GHz frequency that can be received and interpreted…