Tech Bytes

www.tsa.gov The Transportation Security Administration recently awarded contracts worth a total of $2.3 million to three companies to test their passenger screening systems at airport security checkpoints in Phoenix, Los Angeles, and New York. The...


“The GO concept responds to a growing demand in the market for a single-source ground transportation company,” says John McCarthy, newly-elected president of GO Airport Shuttle and president of Continental Air Transport in Chicago, which operates GO Airport Express. Local operators will remain independently owned and managed.

www.helicopterannual.org
HAI has enhanced its 2007 Helicopter Annual CD-ROM for HAI members and aviation professionals around the globe. More than 1,000 CDs have been distributed, software can be downloaded from the HAI website.

Version 2 of the CD updates HAI member information weekly. The updated program will routinely install all the updates each year, including PDF pages and new membership data.

The Helicopter Annual is published yearly and includes helicopter specifications, industry statistics, HAI membership directories by class and geographic matrix, listings of international civil aviation contacts, key Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel, association committees, etc.

www.sportys.com
All pilots need to understand and interpret the three common aviation navigation charts. Enter Sporty’s, which introduces the Virtual Nav Chart, a program that explains in depth the World Aeronautical Chart, the Sectional Chart, and the Terminal Area Chart. Program features dozens of tips and little-known facts.

Fully animated tutorial uses 3-dimensional graphics to aid understanding of all the aspects of VFR charts. The program covers airspace classes, chart symbols, legal altitudes, ADIZ, Temporary Flight Restrictions, Military Operations Areas, laser warning signals, and more. Virtual Nav Chart [M144A] is a 90-minute program on two CD-ROMs.

Sporty’s also has added seven new titles to its library of downloadable programs for pilots who need the latest in flexibility and mobility.

Currently available: Airspace Review, Weather Format Review, Pilot’s Guide to Runway Safety, So You Want to Fly Helicopters, Helicopter Cross Country, Advanced Helicopter Flying and Advanced Helicopter Cross Country. Already available for download is the entire collection of 33 Air Facts™ programs, along with other programs on the Garmin G1000, the Garmin GPSMAP 396/496, seaplane flying, gliders and more.

Videos are easily downloaded to a PC, Mac, video iPod, Microsoft Zune, or other personal viewing device, says Sporty’s.

We Recommend