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FSWidgets GMap for Android. For Android users, the Planegrazy website has mentioned that FSWidgets has announced the release of GMap Android edition which turns your Android phone or Android tablet into a moving map for your favorite desktop flight simulator. For more information, visit FSWidgets.

iFlightPlanner Free Debuts. Meanwhile, General Aviation News has noted that iFlightPlanner, LLC has recently debuted the latest release of its, giving pilots free access to a wide array of flight planning tools. For more information, visit

Coradine Launches LogTen Pro for iPad. General aviation News has also noted that Coradine Aviation Systems has launched the latest addition to its logbook applications: LogTen Pro for iPad. The application will automatically track currency and duty limits; track certificates, ratings, endorsements, medicals, and flight reviews; create reports and official logbooks for 37 countries and much much more. LogTen Pro iPad is priced at US$79.99 and is available  at and in the App Store.

imageNew iPad Kneeboard from Atlanta Flight. And speaking of the iPad, Atlanta Flight has introduced a new line of injection molded holders for the iPad called the “iPro Aviator.” The iPro Aviator is currently available in black while a navy blue version will become available in January. Prices for either color are US$79.95 and for more information, visit

New iPad Kneeboard from In addition,, a website dedicated to the use of the iPad in aviation, has launched the iPad Kneeboard Pro and Pro C. The Kneeboard is made of anodized aluminum that is padded with a layer of neoprene foam to hold the iPad in place. For more information, visit

New Tire Pressure Gauge. On a maintenance note, Tool Testing Lab has added a digital, full-range (0-300 psi) and full-featured tire pressure gauge to its line of tools for professional mechanics and technicians. The gauge kit is priced at US$295 and for more information, visit

Free Charts from the FAA. For USA based pilots, the Jetwhine blog has mentioned a recent e-mail from the FAA Safety Team that said a variety of  products were now up for no-charge download from the  FAA’s Aeronautical Navigation Products web page. It was further noted that infrequent fliers would most likely be interested in the VFR charts and the Airport/Facility Directory.

The Jeppesen Cessna 172 Total Training solution. On a training note, General Aviation News has noted the new Jeppesen Cessna 172 Total Training solution. The program incorporates learning situations from all phases of flight and is intended to provide a bridge to cover the gap between traditional training courses and supplement guides that provide general flying principals (but without providing details on flying specific aircraft). The program will be available for purchase in early December and for more information, visit or

The Barefoot Bandit Pleads Not Guilty. And finally on an odd note, Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called “barefoot bandit,” has pleaded not guilty last November 18 in a USA federal court to a series of charges, including the stealing of several GA airplanes. Among other charges, he had been indicted on charges of interstate transportation of a stolen aircraft and spent more than two years on the run until July when police in the Bahamas arrested him after he allegedly stole a US$340,000 private plane from an Indiana hangar and then crash-landed it on the island of Eleuthera. No word on how many years in jail (and in what jurisdiction!) the 19 year old could face.

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