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FlightTrackMapTurn Your Flights Into Art. Using data from Flight Aware, Sporty’s can now create a custom framed print showing the track map of all IFR flights you made in a time period up to one year. The print will show all IFR flights, including departure and destination airport identifiers and the actual route flown. The Custom Flight Track Map [4713A] is available for $499 and may be ordered at Sportys.com.

The Golden Age of Flight Registries. Delta Mike Airfield has launched five websites celebrating the aircraft and the people who landed and signed the Golden Age Airfield Registers (between the years 1920 and 1940) at Clover Field, Santa Monica, California, Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, California, Parks Field, East St. Louis, Illinois, Peterson Field, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Pitcairn Field, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Delta Mike Airfield President Gary W. Hyatt told General Aviation News that the websites offer “a compelling mix of history, biography, stories and engineering that breathes life back into the tens of thousands of people, aircraft and events recorded in the registers.”

SortieSerengeti Releases the Sortie Aviator Glasses. If you are looking for a new set of aviator glasses, Sortie is the newest addition to Serengeti’s selection of aviator sunglasses and incorporates technologies to optimize common interactions with light, reducing eye strain and improving visual acuity. Serengeti also says it consulted with a retired F16 fighter pilot for its design. Sortie is available for $269.99. For more information, visit Serengeti-Eyewear.com.

MyGoFlight Unveils New iPad Mini Kneeboard. MyGoFlight has unveiled the iPad Aviator Folio, a first kneeboard for the iPad mini. The iPad Aviator Folio is a leather, rotating aviation kneeboard, lapboard and everyday case that can be strapped to either leg with the clipboard on the outside. For more information, visit MyGoFlight.com.

Teams to Push a Helicopter Across Wales. Teams will be pushing a wooden replica of a helicopter from Aberystwyth to Cardigan to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance from June 28th to 30th. The Wales Air Ambulance is an all-Wales charity providing emergency air cover for those who face life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Currently, they are looking for teams of eight to join the South West Wales part of the push from Aberaeron to Cardigan as well as for people to help with bucket collections at the half-way point of the event. For more information about the event or to get involved, contact Ann Evans on 01239 614366.

More Airports Charging for “Kiss and Drop.” The Telegraph has a story about figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) which show that holidaymakers are facing “kiss and drop” charges at nearly half the country’s airports with the steepest charges being at the London City Airport which demands £5.50 for only half an hour or more than twice the price of leaving a car in the heart of Mayfair.

Boeing’s Current Market Outlook. Finally, Randy Tinseth, the vice president, marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle and the blogger behind Randy’s Journal, has posted excerpts from (including several interesting graphics) along with a video of Boeing’s new Current Market Outlook (CMO) which he just unveiled in Paris.

Boeing has forecasted demand for 35,280 airplanes over the next two decades (up from 34,000 a year ago) with a dollar value of $4.8 trillion. Much of this demand will be in the Asia-Pacific region and especially in China.

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