Neptunus Lex Link of The week

Hypoxia

 

I personally have a very high altitude limit, I guess it’s from going up to fourteen thousand feet fifteen to twenty times a week and wrestling skydiving students.  I can also fly at eighteen thousand feet without O2 for well over an hour without any effects at all  without hitting anything, in theory.  Not that I would ever do that.

New i pad App The i HUD

 

As many of you know the i pad has and is still in the process of revolutionizing aviation.  The ability to electronically store all of the maps and approach plates in the world has definitely made my life as a ferry pilot WAY easier.  In the olden days I would have to bring a stack of paper maps and approach plates that weighed literally POUNDS!  Now all I bring is my i Pad.  The latest gizmo I’ve found is the i HUD.  The i HUD is a virtual heads up display that in the event of the loss of your vacuum pump, followed shortly by your artificial horizon, can give you attitude information for up to eight hours.  You do need to buy the sending unit that costs about $800 but in my opinion if this thing works would be worth it.  The app also claims to give you synthetic vision that, again if works as advertised, would be a great tool when shooting low IFR approaches.  The future is here people and technology is making flying so easy even I can do it.

http://aviation.levil.com/AHRS_mini.htm 

Ferry Flight Pic of The Day

Hula Girl in Brazil

When a ferry pilot delivers an aircraft to it’s new owner more often than not he’s treated pretty damn good, sometimes like a king.  When Cory and I delivered a Bonanza to Brazil last year the owner had us fly it to his ranch where we were treated to a Brazilian style Barbeque and then a horseback tour of the countryside.

Sky Cowboy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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