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Jeppesen Unveils an iPad Application. Jeppesen has introduced the “Jeppesen Mobile TC” terminal chart application which is designed for searching and viewing terminal charts through the Apple iPad. The application is available for download online at the Apple iPad App Store.

Debut of the iFlyWhere Application. In addition, AeroCharts is offering a free iPad and iPhone application that allows users to map all available airports in any radius from any airport. The application offers information about runway lengths, paved or turf airports, public or private airports, land or sea airports and map or satellite hybrid views. The application is available on iTunes while the developers offer support on its website at www.AeroCharts.com/a/iFlyWhere.

Readers Poll: What Hardest Part of a Checkride?. Meanwhile, Vincent, the blogger behind Plastic Pilot, has noted that when he passed his private pilot checkride, the part he was most afraid of were the steep turns. Hence and for this month’s reader’s poll, he has posted a poll question asking what part of the checkride that made you the most nervous.

Private Pilot 101 Online Course. In addition, Jason Schappert from m0a.com will be launching a free Online Ground School. Until then, he has developed Private Pilot 101 – a course that will give you one video every other day (about 30 minutes in length) until the Online Ground School Launches. For more information, visit Private Pilot 101

Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prizes Announced. On a different note, General Aviation News has reported that Erik Lindbergh, the founder of the Creative Solutions Alliance (CSA) and grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, has awarded the first Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prizes (LEAP) at the World Electric Aircraft Symposium at AirVenture. LEAP awarded a total of US$25,000 in prize money, an amount equal to the Orteig prize won by Charles Lindbergh for his 1927 solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The prize for the Best Electric Aircraft was awarded to Yuneec, the prize for Best Electric Aircraft Sub-System or Component Technology was awarded to Sonex while the Individual Achievement Award was awarded to Axel Lange.

Oshkosh Airventure 2010 Recap. And speaking of Oshkosh, Vincent of PlasticPilot has a great post recapping the event along with plenty of links to coverage of the event by other bloggers. The AirlineReporter blog has also posted a picture of a Harrier hovering at Oshkosh while Max Trescott has a new selection of videos showing the latest aviation product that were announced at the event. In addition, Lynda Meeks, the Founder and Executive Director of Girls With Wings, Inc., has posted her thoughts about Oshkosh on her Life on the Road as a Pilot blog. 

Oshkosh From a Mechanic’s Point of View. However, if you want to know what was hot at Oshkosh from a mechanic’s point of view, check out the Boomer Aviation Blog where Steve Ells, a former writer for AOPA Pilot and an airframe and powerplant mechanic, has posted his pictures and thoughts.

An Oshkosh Engagement. And finally on a romantic note, General Aviation News has reported that Brandon Scott, of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, proposed to his girlfriend at Oshkosh, during a flight on EAA’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast.” Scott, a member of the 147th Aviation Regiment of the Wisconsin National Guard, had wanted his marriage proposal to be unique. The full story can read on the Oshkosh website here.

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