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Top $100 Hamburgers. If you are planning a trip to the USA soon, MyFlightBlog.com has pointed out that John Purner, the author of The $100 Hamburger, has just released a list of the top 17 US$100 Hamburgers in the USA as voted by his subscribers. His book highlights nearly 1,700 Fly-In Restaurants around the USA.

Protect Your Aircraft From Wind. Meanwhile, General Aviation News has mentioned the C100 Aircraft Anchoring System, a new system that provides protection for aircraft from damaging winds by utilizing the Claw, a patented lightweight and high-strength anchoring system. The kit comes with three Claw anchors (each of which can withstand 1,200 lbs. of force), nine spikes, one hammer and 30 feet of rope.  The price is US$99 and for more information, visit TheClaw.com.

Eagle One Wax As-U-Dry. And if you are looking for a more effective way to clean your aircraft, check out Eagle One Wax As-U-Dry which will react with water to penetrate the surface of your aircraft or car – leaving a wax protection without any haze, streaks or residue. Wax As-U-Dry has a suggested retail price of US$6.49 and for more information, visit EagleOne.com.

Sporty’s Launches Free Online to Help Owners Manage Their Aircraft. In addition, Sporty’s has launched the Sporty’s Plane Manager, an online system that will help aircraft owners track scheduling, maintenance, expenses and usage of general aviation aircraft. Sporty’s Plane Manager may be accessed at Sportys.com/PlaneManager for free.

New Website Clearing Housing for Aircraft Products. Moreover, Enhanced Aircraft Systems (EAS) has also launched a new website, EnhancedAircraft.com, that features a search engine which will allow aircraft owners to easily search for improvement products for their specific aircraft or engine. Specifically, the site will act as a clearing how for all types of aircraft improvement products.

Green Flying Machines Being Funded By NASA. On a green aviation note, General Aviation news has noted that NASA has awarded four industry and academic teams with a total US$16.5 million for additional research into ideas for green aircraft that could reach the marketplace between 2030 and 2035. The article went into further detail about each team and the green aviation projects they are working on. 

Send in Your Favorite Flight Destinations. On a different note, John Fiscus has mentioned that starting next month, the Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association blog will have posts from different instructors of The Flight Academy about one of their favorite destinations to visit. John would also be happy to hear from any readers about their favorite destinations and he invites readers to send in their stories along with pictures.

Flying a Microlight in Korea. Finally, Arty Trost (a female ultralight pilot) has written a wonderful post about flying a Microlight in Korea back in the early 1990s for the Let’s Go Flying Blog. While spending a few weeks in Korea for work, she was able to meet up with the owner of manufacturer of a microlight called the Wizard who allowed her to go up for a spin – back in the days when the freedom-to-fly envelope was still large.

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