Monday, August 24, 2009

EVS-100/600 Certified for Cessna Caravan

Russell, PA (Aug 24, 2009) FORWARD VISION SYSTEMS, INC. is pleased to announce the
availability of an FAA-approved STC kit for installation of the EVS-100 and -600 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) on the Cessna Caravan (models 208, 208B).

The STC was designed and developed by Cary Foster and Sharmaine Vestal, Co-owners of One Sky Aviation, a full service aviation maintenance facility based in Anchorage, Alaska. One Sky Aviation is an authorized dealer/installer of Forward Vision EVS systems, and has worked extensively with the Company on a number of previous STC development projects.

Cary Foster of One Sky Aviation stated, "As an STC developer, pilot, and long-time
EVS operator, I can attest to the enhanced level of situational awareness associated with the use of these products." He added that "Working cooperatively with the Anchorage (FAA) ACO, we have developed an STC to enhance the safety of one of the most operationally diverse aircraft in general/commercial aviation-the Cessna Caravan."

Patrick Farrell, CEO of Forward Vision observed that "The award of this FAA-approved STC for the Caravans brings the total to 162 makes/models of aircraft with the ability to add a certified Enhanced Vision unit. Farrell expressed his appreciation to colleagues at Max Viz (the manufacturer of the infrared cameras) and One Sky, noting their respective roles in bringing these affordable EVS units to the marketplace and, he said, "making flying safer for the broader base of GA operators"

Dave Hirschman, Senior Editor of AOPA Pilot magazine has been flying the EVS-100 equipped Sweepstakes Cirrus since it was installed. He observed, "Having Forward Vision's EVS-100 in AOPA's 2009 "Let's Go Flying SR22" dramatically enhances situational awareness and safety in the cockpit. It literally turns darkness into daylight and allows pilots to see obstacles during taxi, on the runway, and in flight." Hirschman said that, "The unit is simple to use and interpret," adding that "flying the EVS-100 is intuitive and requires no pilot programming or adjustments other than brightness of the display."

The EVS-100 is the most recent generation EVS technology designed, certified and manufactured by Max-Viz, Inc. and refined to Forward Vision specifications for the General Aviation market. Elliott Troutman, CEO of Max Viz, pointed out that, " The EVS-100 and -600 are the perfect choices for the GA pilot who appreciates the value of being able to see at night, or further than the naked eye in reduced visibility conditions."

The EVS-100/600 is a single LRU unit, weighs less than 1.5 pounds and mounts like
any external antenna. EVS units and installation kits are available through Forward
Vision directly or through one of their authorized dealers/installers.

Russell, PA (Aug 24, 2009) FORWARD VISION SYSTEMS, INC. is pleased to announce the
availability of an FAA-approved STC kit for installation of the EVS-100 and -600 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) on the Cessna Caravan (models 208, 208B).

The STC was designed and developed by Cary Foster and Sharmaine Vestal, Co-owners of One Sky Aviation, a full service aviation maintenance facility based in Anchorage, Alaska. One Sky Aviation is an authorized dealer/installer of Forward Vision EVS systems, and has worked extensively with the Company on a number of previous STC development projects.

Cary Foster of One Sky Aviation stated, "As an STC developer, pilot, and long-time
EVS operator, I can attest to the enhanced level of situational awareness associated with the use of these products." He added that "Working cooperatively with the Anchorage (FAA) ACO, we have developed an STC to enhance the safety of one of the most operationally diverse aircraft in general/commercial aviation-the Cessna Caravan."

Patrick Farrell, CEO of Forward Vision observed that "The award of this FAA-approved STC for the Caravans brings the total to 162 makes/models of aircraft with the ability to add a certified Enhanced Vision unit. Farrell expressed his appreciation to colleagues at Max Viz (the manufacturer of the infrared cameras) and One Sky, noting their respective roles in bringing these affordable EVS units to the marketplace and, he said, "making flying safer for the broader base of GA operators"

Dave Hirschman, Senior Editor of AOPA Pilot magazine has been flying the EVS-100 equipped Sweepstakes Cirrus since it was installed. He observed, "Having Forward Vision's EVS-100 in AOPA's 2009 "Let's Go Flying SR22" dramatically enhances situational awareness and safety in the cockpit. It literally turns darkness into daylight and allows pilots to see obstacles during taxi, on the runway, and in flight." Hirschman said that, "The unit is simple to use and interpret," adding that "flying the EVS-100 is intuitive and requires no pilot programming or adjustments other than brightness of the display."

The EVS-100 is the most recent generation EVS technology designed, certified and manufactured by Max-Viz, Inc. and refined to Forward Vision specifications for the General Aviation market. Elliott Troutman, CEO of Max Viz, pointed out that, " The EVS-100 and -600 are the perfect choices for the GA pilot who appreciates the value of being able to see at night, or further than the naked eye in reduced visibility conditions."

The EVS-100/600 is a single LRU unit, weighs less than 1.5 pounds and mounts like
any external antenna. EVS units and installation kits are available through Forward
Vision directly or through one of their authorized dealers/installers.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Airventure - Oshkosh 2009 video

If you didn't make Oshkosh...or you did and didn't get to See everything, this video on YouTube does a great job showing lots of the show. Well worth watching. Maybe you wont miss AirVenture next year!

To watch the video, go here!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Interesting insurance question...

If you have your aircraft insured for "ground not in motion" only, and it is stolen, would it be covered if it was damaged as it was flying away? Or as a further wrinkle, if it is a named pilot only policy and the pilot that steals the plane is not named....what then?

Even if it is not insured for flight coverage the first thing would be the coverage provided from the theft of the plane. If the plane was stolen, it should be covered for the theft. The loss would be caused by the theft, which would be covered, so it shouldn't matter if it was ground not in motion or not.

Check your policy and see what it says about theft?