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Pilot eLog 2.2 Released. General Aviation News has noted that SHEALD Inc. has just released version 2.2 of Pilot eLog. The program contains 17 different reports and endorsements plus online links to FAA and FAR reference sites and the complete text of many logbook-related FARs. Further information can be found on SHEALD.net.

FAR and AIM Flashcard iPhone Application. In addition, General Aviation News has noted that ASA2Fly.com has released FAR/AIM Flashcards for the iPhone. The application was written by airline pilot instructor and author Ron McElroy and was designed to help student pilots prepare for their tests, checkrides or interviews. FAR/AIM Flashcards is available from the iTunes App Store for US$9.99.

Aviation eBook Bundle. ASA2Fly.com has also created a new eBook bundle that is meant to be an introduction to the world of flying as well as a flight training manual for prospective pilots. The eBook bundle includes editions of “You Can Fly!” by authors Greg Brown and Laurel Lippert along with the FAA’s Student Pilot Guide. The eBook bundle is available from ASA2Fly.com for US$9.95.

cessna seat New Seat Options for Caravans. And if you are tired of those factory installed seats, Cessna is now offering new seat options for its existing fleet of Caravans. General Aviation News has quoted Peter Wilkinson, the VP of Cessna’s Parts Distribution, as saying that: “The seat height will allow passengers a better view. They also include optional tray tables, forward and aft tracking, adjustable headrests, retractable armrests and the ability to recline.” No word on the cost of the new seats though.

SDASM Launches the Largest Online Collection of Aviation Images. Meanwhile, General Aviation News has noted that the San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM), which houses one of the world’s largest collections of aviation related images, has launched what could be the largest online collection of aviation images in the world. By using Flickr.com, 64,000 images from the SDASM Library & Archives digitized photo collection have already been uploaded and more than 100,000 digitized images should be online before the end of the year.

More Pictures from the USAF Museum. However and if you are looking for just a few good images of aircraft, Steve has posted more pictures from his visit to the USAF Museum on his A mile of runway will take you anywhere blog.

LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com Taking off. Meanwhile, a new website called LadiesLoveTaildraggers.com has been created to help connect women across the US who love their taildraggers. The site contains a combination of pictures, pilot profiles and a GoogleMap marking the location of each lady taildragger.

Rescuing a Popsicle Plane. On a different note, the Alaska Dispatch has noted a two part series (Part 1 and Part II) in The Redoubt Reporter which tells the story of what happens when a pilot lands on thin ice and needs to be rescued – after being completely buried in snow and ice.

Weather Technology in the Cockpit Survey. And finally and if you are a US based pilot, General Aviation News has noted that three universities (the University of North Dakota, the University of Alaska and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University) have created a survey to find out what the needs of general aviation pilots are in the cockpit for weather. This survey is part of the NextGen effort that is intended to transform the National Airspace System and airports through the use of 21st century technologies to meet forecast needs. The survey can be accessed here and responses will not be linked back to survey takers.

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