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2013-09-24 23:35:59

CarpenterDev announces its Wireless AirData System™ for the general aviation market and the FAA certification of its Aircraft Device Cradle™ as it kicks off a major marketing campaign to identify companies interested in adding true air data capabilities to their products. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 CarpenterDev, LLC announced today that the FAA Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) has recently issued the company a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its...

2013-08-21 10:12:12

Flight safety experts studying recent high-profile plane crashes found sudden autopilot disconnection to be a design flaw that creates unnecessary emergencies by surprising pilots during critical, high-workload episodes. “The sudden disengagement of autopilot is analogous to a pilot suddenly throwing up his or her hands and blurting to the copilot, ‘Your Plane!’” says Eric E. Geiselman, lead author of a recently published two-article Ergonomics in Design series, “Flight Deck...

2013-08-19 23:23:33

AFIT, known and referred to as The Most Respected Name in Aviation and the nation's largest and most effective Accelerated Flight Training Organizations in the US, today announced the opening of a new location in Rexburg, Idaho offering Accelerated Private Pilot Training (PPL) and Instrument Flight Training (IFR) courses. Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 AFIT known and referred to as "The Most Respected Name in Aviation" and the nation's largest and most...

2013-08-13 23:01:26

Laversab Aviation Systems will be exhibiting at the Air Carriers Purchasing Conference (ACPC) held in Orlando Florida on August 17th – 20th 2013. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Laversab Aviation Systems will be exhibiting at the Air Carriers Purchasing Conference (ACPC) held in Orlando Florida on August 17th – 20th 2013. All the Laversab RVSM Pitot Static testers will be on display, including the versatile Model 6300 Automated Pitot Static Tester. Like the other Air data testers...


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2010-11-15 18:22:54

A radar altimeter measures altitude above the terrain beneath an aircraft as opposed to a barometric altimeter which provides the distance above a pre-determined datum, usually sea level. Radar is the underpinning principle of the system. Radio waves that are reflected back from the ground are timed in order to calculate speed, distance, and time which are related to the each other and can be used to calculate the distance from one point to another. Lloyd Espenschied invented the radar...

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