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AeroCharts.com Releases iTerps. General Aviation News has noted that AeroCharts has just released iTerps, a new application that allows iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users to download and store the entire FAA Terminal Procedures Publication (TERPS) library of instrument approaches, departure procedures and STARS onto their hand-held devices. iTerps is available on the iTunes App Store for US$4.99 and subsequent 28-day cycles may be downloaded for 99¢ each.

Understanding WAAS & LPV Video Series. General Aviation News has also mentioned that Duncan Aviation has recently released a new five-part video series entitled “Understanding WAAS & LPV” which covers the technical questions about WAAS/LPV Upgrades. Some of the topics covered include legacy interface problems, field approvals, annunciators and NextGen criteria as well as how to determine if an aircraft is a candidate for an upgrade. The series is available for viewing at DuncanAviation.aero/waas.

GlobalAir.com’s New Comparison Tool. However and if you are in the market for an aircraft, GlobalAir.com has launched an aircraft comparison tool that will allow prospective buyers to contrast an unlimited number of a type of aircraft to identify certain features they wants such as a particular interior layout, an avionics suite or maintenance updates. For more information, simply visit GlobalAir.com.

Conklin & de Decker’s 2010/2011 Aircraft Performance Comparator. In addition, Conklin & de Decker has also released its 2010/2011 Aircraft Performance Comparator, a database containing comparative data for anyone interested in buying a business jet, turboprop, helicopter or piston airplane. Prices for the latest edition of the Aircraft Performance Comparator is US$695 for jets, US$595 for turboprops or helicopters and US$450 for the piston database while discounts for multiple databases run from US$100 to US$300 and customized reports for individual aircraft are priced at US$100 per aircraft with a 20% discount for multiple aircraft. For more information, visit ConklinDD.com.

Cirrus Custom Decal Kits. However and if you already own an aircraft and you just want it to look new again, Scheme Designers, Inc., a provider of paint and decal scheme designs for aircraft, and LoPresti Aviation have developed a range of new decal design kits for Cirrus aircraft. Instead of spending US$13,000 to US$17,000 to repaint an aircraft, an owner can remove the old decals, buff the aircraft and then replace the decals with their kit. Prices range from US$2,500 to US$2,800 with installation costs of about US$2,500. For further information, visit SchemeDesigners.com or LoPrestiAviation.com.

2010 Summer Flying Adventure. On a different note, Steve, the blogger behind “A mile of runway will take you anywhere” blog, has written a great trip report summarizing the series of post he wrote about his 2010 summer flying adventure in the Great Lakes region of the USA.

EAA AirVenture Videos. Meanwhile, AirVenture in Oshkosh is underway and Max Trescott has written a two part post (See part 1 and part 2) complete with links to videos about new products that have debuted at this year’s Oshkosh. 

New Bose A20 Aviation Headset. In addition and on the opening day of AirVenture in Oshkosh, Bose introduced its new A20 Aviation Headset – a result of more than 30 years of Bose research into noise reduction technology. The A20 replaces the Aviation Headset X and is available for US$1,095 with a Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity feature and US$995 without. For more information, visit Bose.com.

AirVenture in Oshkosh. And finally, the Nuts About Southwest blog and AirlineReporter are also at Oshkosh (AirlineReporter has posted a link to a great interactive magazine about the show) while Steve from “A mile of runway will take you anywhere” has posted a great short video featuring the aircraft from the show and Robert Mark has posted a compilation of pictures showing the people who are in attendance.    

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