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AvCharts Review. In addition, John Ewing of Aviation Mentor has written a detailed review of AvCharts, a useful iPad application for displaying terminal procedures. John noted that the program’s best feature is that it only costs about US$2.99.

Scheyden Sunglasses Review. The Ask a Flight Instructor site has posted a detailed review of the Scheyden Sunglasses. It was noted that the glasses are strong, lightweight and fashionable. However, they start at US$395 in price but Scheyden is also offering reader’s of a 40% discount. Adds Business Directory. On a useful note, the Airport Resource Center which is hosted by, now includes a tab for pilots and aviation professionals to find all companies on a particular airfield. In fact, the entire directory contains links and descriptions to thousands of services and companies. For further information, visit

Beechcraft Bonanza Photographs. On a different note, the Aero Experience blog has posted some great photographs of Beechcraft Bonanzas taken at various recent events in the USA.

Fall Foliage Photographs. In addition, Steve from the “a mile of runway will take you anywhere blog” has posted some more great aerial photographs of the autumn foliage  in the American Midwest.

Cessna Debuts the Citation Ten. Meanwhile, General Aviation News has recently mentioned that Cessna has launched the Citation Ten, a larger and more advanced version of the Citation X. The aircraft’s cockpit features a fully integrated Garmin G5000 system that is centered on three 14-inch LCD primary and multifunction displays and four touch-screen control panels. However, General Aviation News failed to mention a price for the new aircraft (and we can probably assume that its a bit more expensive than than Citation X…).

Surviving a 10,000+ Meter Fall With No Parachute. And finally on an interesting note, the Web Aviation blog has recalled the fascinating story of Vesna Vulovic – a 22-year old Serbian flight attendant who on January 26, 1972, survived a 10,160 meter (33,000 foot) fall after her plane was blown up.  She ended up making a full recovery and entered into the Guinness Book of Records for surviving the highest fall without a parachute.


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