Also: New iPad APP, Enstrom Grows, United Offers USAFA Freebie, Glasair III at 400 MPH!, Last AOPA Summit, TSA Flunks... Again
It was only a matter of time, Folks, as Garmin makes ready to intro a Pilot Watch... and like the recently intro'd Dynon Portable EFIS, They Call It "D2." Garmin’s aviation-oriented GPS watch features include a 'direct-to' and 'nearest' function, as well as a built-in adjustable altimeter, altitude alerting capabilities, the option to display both local and Zulu/UTC time, and the ability to integrate with (naturally) various other Garmin products like the Pilot, VIRB, and others. Dynon has introduced a second model to the Pocket Panel product line, the true attitude indicators that can be used by ALL pilots. Dynon’s new D2 adds WiFi connectivity to allow flight data to be sent to popular iPad, smart phone, and tablet aviation applications, and has a second screen with a G-Meter. The D2 retails for $1,425, while the original D1 has a new lower price of $1,195. If you are planning to take an FAA knowledge examination, you’ll have to wait until the government shutdown mess has been resolved. The FAA has closed the doors at AFS 630; the Airman Testing Standards branch of its operation. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 10.08.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, October 8th, 2013... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
#1 D2--Garmin’s New Pilot Watch
#2 D2--Dynon Announces New D2 Pocket Panel Portable EFIS
FAA Online Exams Shuttered By Shutdown
Enstrom Helicopter Growing Facility, Staff
New iPad App Makes Flight Planning Free
United Offers Free Flight To Air Force Cadets
AVW: Reno At 400 MPH IN A Glasair III
Frequent Flyers Give TSA Failing Grade For The Second Year Running
Damaged Cropduster To Stay Where It Lies
LAST AOPA Summit Convenes, Rumors of Fly-In Returning
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