Archive for the ‘AOPA Summit’ Category

AOPA Summit — Crashing the Goulian Shoot

Jeff Ward and I tried to crash the Mike Goulian photo shoot at the AOPA Summit Airportfest. (*) We were lurking in the background of this shot. But they asked us to move away. Amazingly they didn’t seem to think we were adding anything to the view. (*) OK, not really. We were accidentally in the [...]

AOPA Summit — Tie Down

I can’t remember, was this one of the tie-downs that Jeb tested way back when?

AOPA Summit — Flight Design C4

Mockup of the new 4-seater C4.

AOPA Summit — Subliminal Surprise

Wandering the aisles during my final minutes at the Summit, this booth caught my attention for some reason I didn’t immediately understand. Looking more closely I saw the sweatshirt with mutliple autographs and the big block letters on it. I looked more closely. Hmmm it says UCAP… hey wait! it says UCAP! Turns out this is the [...]

AOPA Summit — Pretend flying in the hot seat

The “HotSeat Chassis” is a somewhat low-tech solution (as compared to some motion sim platforms that is) to the age-old desire of making your flight sim experience as real as possible. This tube frame seat and monitor stand will support multiple screens to simultaneously show multiple views of your sim experience. A quick look at [...]

AOPA Summit — Garmin Aero 796 Tablet EFB

Garmin introduced their new touch tablet EFB the Garmin 796. I seldom meet a gadget that I don’t like, but I’m not sure if, at $2,500 this is a better value than an iPad with Foreflight and other av apps. Having said that, it does have some nice features. The screen is bright enough to [...]

AOPA Summit — Kestral Lurking?

One of the major sponsors here at AOPA Summit is the highly respected Cirrus Aircraft. As you might imagine, they have their booth at the front of the exhibits hall. It certainly means nothing, but I can’t help but be tickled by the fact that at the other end of the very same exhibit row [...]

AOPA Summit — Girls With Wings

AcroCamp Pal and “Girls With Wings” Founder Lynda Meeks is here at the Summit spreading the word about getting girls into aviation. Their slogan: “Women in Aviation Role Models for Girls” (and boys too, if you ask me). Some good loot here, and a great message. This is good stuff. Even if you’re not here [...]

AOPA Summit — Just arrived

Arrived at the AOPA Summit here in Hartford about 90 mins ago. I’ve already crossed paths with a couple friends. People are telling me that the crowd is smaller than expected. This is my first AOPO in a long time so I’m no judge. I’ve heard good things about the Administrator’s Keynote this morning. Sorry [...]

AOPA Aviation Summit 2011

Well, here I am in Hartford Connecticut for AOPA Summit.  I got here in time to register tonight, so I don’t have to deal with that in the morning.  I took a walk around the Convention Center, and found this interesting prop out front: Pretty cool, although I’d rather see one that flew in! There [...]