Monday, November 21, 2005

New Sectional Charts

New Edition of Sectionals Charts with a release date of November & December 2005 include: Anchorage, Brownsville, Cincinnati, Fairbanks, Green Bay, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, St. Louis, San Antonio, Seattle and Seward.

Christmas Pilot Gift Ideas

Beat the rush & shop for Christmas pilot gifts while stock is plentiful. Check out our Pilot Gifts Section. Here are some pilot gift ideas:

FOR THE STUDENT PILOT:Jeppesen Student Flight Bag
Tri Lite Pilot Flashlight
ASA Long Trifold Kneeboard
aAvComm 200V2 PNR Aviation Headset

Torgoen Aviator Watch
Randolph Aviator Sunglasses
Sky High Discovery Flight Bag
David Clark H10-30 Aviation Headset

FOR THE PROFESSIONAL PILOT:Jeppesen Captain Flight Bag
Torgoen T6 Zulu & E6B Flight Computer Watch
Van Heusen Aviator ShirtVXA-210 Nav Comm Transeiver

Vertex VXA-710 Nav Com Transceiver

Vertex VXA-710 Nav Com. Airband operation, VOR Navigation, Amateur Radio Communications (reception only)—all in one. Comes with Lithium Ion Battery, Wall Charger, Headset Adapter, & Rubber Duck Antenna. New full color strobe. Accessories available.

The VXA-710 is Vertex Standard's newest Air Band transceiver featuring both VOR Navigation and Amateur Radio transceiver operation, all in one. Many pilots are also FCC-licensed Amateur Radio operators, as well, and the VXA-710 provides 5 Watts of AM P.E.P. power on the Aviation band, along with 5 Watts of FM power on the 2-meter Ham band, to keep you in touch wherever you operate.New to the VXA-710 is the full color Strobe LED, which provides indication of a number of transceiver status items using different colors. Different colors may be selected for each of condition. A total of 256 color shades are available for customizing. Also new to this model is Business Radio Service Reception.

Features of the Vertex VXA-710 Spirit Nav Comm Transceiver:
Power Output: 5 watts Airband, 5 watts 144-148 Mhz FM Receive: Airband 108-137 Mhz, NOAA Weather, FM Broadcast 88-108 Mhz Lithium-Ion Battery powered with 1400 Mah of battery capacity (rated battery life 14 hours using IEE standard 5%, 5%, 90% method) Rugged Magnesium Die Cast Casing Submersible (3 ft for 30 Minutes) Multi-colored strode LED for status Indication High Resolution Dot Matrix Display VOR/CDI Navigation Display DCS/CTCSS operation for 144-148 FM band 160 Memory Channels with 8 character Alpha Numeric Display Back-Lit Keypad and Display with Dimmer Direct Frequency Entry PC Programmable RX Battery Saver (prolongs battery life) One Touch Emergency Frequency (121.5 Mhz) Access NOAA Severe Weather Alert Accessories included with the Vertex VXA-710 Spirit Transceiver: LI-ion Battery Pack FNB-80LI (7.4V, 1300 mAh) Battery Wall Charger NC-72 Rubber Duck Antenna ATV-9 Headset Adapter Cable CT-96 Operating Manual Warranty Card

Can't decide? See our Nav Aviation Transceiver Comparison Chart.

List Price $550. Our Price $389

Flightcom Aviation Headsets

Flightcom is a leader in aviation headset design and engineering and develops the most innovative aviation headsets on the market.

We have added the complete line of Flightcom Headsets.The Denali Active Noise Reduction headsets are very popular but check out the more economically priced but still excellent quality and value!: Classic ANR Headset (Our Price $385), the 5DX Classic Headset (Our Price $179.95), the 4DLX Classic (Our Price $129.97) and 4DX (Our Price $115).

Monday, October 24, 2005

Aviation Checklists

Checklists are used for all aircraft - from ultralights to the most modern commercial aircraft. Although pilots understand each step, regulations require that checklists always be used.

Touch & Go proudly carries a large selection & sizes of aviation checklists. We offer Surecheck Pro, Surecheck Full Version for Multi & Single Engine, CheckMate Checkbook Checklists for all training aircraft, for Single & Twin Engines, Tom Rubin Compact & Pocket Lists & more.

Maycom Airband Scanner Special

Order 2 of the Maycom Airband Scanners and get them for $99.95 each. This popular airband scanner is small & easy to operate. It comes complete with antenna, wrist lanyard, belt clip, earphone & manual. Can scan the entire aircraft frequency band or selected frequencies. Has 99 memory & 10 weather channels among other great features. List $114.94. Sale Price: Order 2 and get them for $99.95 each.

Product Spotlight: Vertex 210 Lite Nav Comm Aviation Transceiver

Vertex VXA-210 Lite Nav-Comm Transceiver provides the features, performance & toughness to get your message through. It comes with a Cigarette Adapter, alkaline battery case, belt clip, headset adapter & antenna.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Gleim 2006 FAR/AIM Now Available

Gleim's FAR/AIM 2006 is now available.

A great feature of Gleim's new 2006 FAR/AIM is that it is now Flight bag size - smaller, more compact and lightweight measuring 7" x 9" inches.

Gleim's FAR/AIM consolidates the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) into one easy-to-use reference book. We provide an expanded FAR index and an expanded AIM index.

Most books create additional work for the user. In contrast, Gleim's FAR/AIM simplifies and facilitates your effort. The text format, bigger and darker type, indentations, two-column structure, and spacing are designed to make it easier to read, learn, and understand.

A comprehensive FAR index in front of the book and AIM index at the back of the book make it easier to find pertinent portions of the FARs and/or AIM than do government indexes.

NEW!! The 2006 Gleim FAR/AIM now includes all SFARs, as well as all new additions and changes to the Federal regulations.

The 2006 Gleim FAR/AIM Product Features:
Flight bag size - smaller, more compact and lightweight (7" נ9") book
Expanded and easy-to-use indexes for both the FAR and the AIM
SFARs now included!
A comprehensive reference for all pilots
NTSB Part 830 also included
Full color AIM images

FAR/AIM is part of the Gleim Private Pilot Kit and is essential for student pilots.

2006 FAR/AIMs to be Released

The 2006 FAR/AIMs 2006 are scheduled to be released in early October, 2005.

The FAR/AIM 2006 handbooks present the latest civil aviation directives gathered from the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) for pilots, flight crew, and aviation maintenance technicians.

All aviation regulations that have changed since the last FAR/AIM release are precisely marked and indexed to provide a clear listing of subject matter and to refer pilots and staff to the correct paragraph or regulation number.

The FAR and AIM sections are reproduced in reset type for easier reading, and the AIM features detailed, full-color graphics. A suggested study list is provided, along with a helpful list of the addresses and phone numbers for the FAA, National Transportation Safety Board, National Ocean Service, and Flight Standards District Office.

Various pilot supply company's, like Touch & Go Pilot Supply, are currently taking pre-orders for the 2006 FAR/AIMs.

Time to Update Aviation Charts!

The new edition of Sectionals for release in September & October 2005 include:
Albuquerque, Atlanta, Billings, Cape Lisburne, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Dawson, Detroit, Halifax, Hawaiian Is., Houston, Jacksonville, Klamath Falls, Lake Huron, Las Vegas, Memphis, Miami, Montreal, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, & San Francisco.

New Lightspeed Mach 1 Aviation Headset

It weighs less than your car keys. It weighs less than your wristwatch. Made with magnesium alloy, the new LightSpeed Mach 1 Aviation Headset weighs less than 1 ounce.

LightSpeed's Mach 1 lightness gives you a comfort and freedom while flying that's unlike anything you've experienced before. The In-The-Ear platform provides the quiet of a full size headset, with the tiny, digital speakers giving you the rich sound of a concert hall. The featherweight boom contours to your face, picking up your voice with crystal clarity as you talk with ATC or on your cell phone. After years of relentlessly looking for ways to make a quieter, more comfortable headset, we're proud to have so little to show for it.

The Mach 1 Aviation Headset from LightSPEED is proof that smaller can be much better.

Features of the LightSpeed's LightFlight Mach 1 Aviation Headset include:
• Lightweight: Magnesium Alloy Construction Makes This Product Incredibly Lightweight Yet Rugged and Durable • Comfortable: No Earcups, No Hot Spots, No Clamping, No Sweat! • Stereo Hi-Fidelity Sound: For Maximum Music and Speech Reproduction
• Music Interface: Plug in a Portable CD Player, or Any Digital Music Player • Cell/Satellite Phone Interface: Make a Call Using Your Headset
• Pilot Isolate:For Conversation Privacy When Cell Phone is in Use
• Replaceable Foam Plugs: Comes Standard with Patented MATRIX No Roll Foam Ear Plugs by Howard Leight. Other Plugs Available For Optimal Customer Fit and Performance

General Data
Connectors: .250" Stereo Headphone Plug .206" Stereo Microphone Plug
Weight: under 1 oz

Earphone Data
Receivers: Metal Diaphragm, Nickel Plated Steel Enclosures
Frequency Response: 40-16 KHz

Earplug Data
Howard Leight MATRIX Foam: NRR 29

Microphone Data
Transducer Principle: Noise Cancelling ElectretImpedance: 1-2 KHz

This new LightSpeed Mach1 Aviation Headset will begin shipping at the end of September 2005.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Choosing a Transceiver

Choosing a Transceiver can be a difficult and confusing process. There are so many manufacturer's and variables to consider.

To help you decide on which one is right for you, Touch & Go Pilot Supply has put together a Aviation Transceiver Comparison Chart for all units with Nav Function.

ASA Adds New Flight Bags

ASA has added a couple of great flight bags to their inventory.

ASA Pilot Flight Bag:
For everyday flying. Big enough to hold everything you need yet compact. ASA's Pilot Flight Bag is the one you want for your everyday flying. It's big enough to hold everything you need yet compact enough to carry and store easily. This is the flight bag that flight instructors will select for themselves and for their students. Made to last forever with durable ballistic nylon, non-slip wrap-around carry straps and strong zippers.

ASA's AirClassics Flight Bags bring pilot gear to a new level — they're among the most functional pilot bags available, classy enough to be taken straight from the airplane to the boardroom. With a clean, sophisticated and professional look, these bags have been designed and engineered to be supremely functional — able to stand up to the toughest treatment possible and still look great at the end of the day. Count on ASAs Flight Bags to bring many years of utility and pride.
11”Tall x10” Wide x 8” Deep.

ASA Trip Flight Bag:
This is the flight bag you need for your overnight and weekend cross-country flying adventures! Carry your aviation headsets, charts and approach plates with room left over for snacks, toiletries and a change of clothes.

Designed for maximum utility with durable ballistic nylon, non-slip wrap-around carry straps, solid reinforced bottom, convenient right-sized pockets, and easy-access open chart slots designed for pilots.

Reinforcing straps extend around the flight bag and the solid bottom is reinforced for added strength. The main compartment features high-quality single-pull zippers. There are two generous sized front pockets. The full height open slots behind the front pockets provide quick-access to items. Open slot pockets are on both sides for pens, flashlight, cell phone. Flat zipper pocket on back for charts and flight plans is big enough for file folders. The ASA Trip Flight Bag is black with the ASA wings logo tastefully silver-embroidered on the front.

11” Tall x 16” Wide x 8.5 “ Deep.

Listen to Air Traffic Control Communications

AM/FM/Airband Digital Auto Tuning Receiver. Listen to all aircraft communication with this affordable model. Receives AM/FM Stereo Broadcasts plus aircraft band communications. Auto tuning with LCD Display. Memory feature to recall popular frequencies. Great for training purposes too!

Electronic Flight Computers Assist Students

Ace all of your written exams! Eliminate errors in flight planning & reduce your workload. Electronic Flight Computers combine all the necessary tools to calculate your flight planning. They are also fully approved for all FAA Exams in the U.S.A. & Canada.
Touch & Go Pilot Supply carries the Jeppesen TechStar Electronic Flight Computer & the ASA CX-2 Pathfinder Electronic Flight Computer.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Protect Your Aircraft

Introducing the “CLAW” Aircraft Anchoring Tie Down System. The Claw is easy to install and has tremendous holding power. The harder you pull, the more it grips the earth. This is the only tie down with a mechanical advantage.

The Claw Aircraft Anchoring System was designed exclusively for aircraft. Protect your investment with this Revolutionary new aircraft anchoring tie down system.

Personal Emergency Locator Transmitters Save Lives

What should every cockpit contain? Survival in the palm of your hand in the form of Personal Emergency Locator Transmitters. We have added 2 ACR Aerofix ELTs (with GPS or without onboard GPS). Durable, waterproof, & operates at extreme temperatures. ACR’s Fast ACQ Technology relays accurate GPS information to satellites faster than all other internal GPS P-ELT’s providing your exact location within 110 yards or 100 meters.

The ACR Aerofix ELT is the smallest and most functional Personal ELT available; can be easily carried in a pack or pocket; small enough to be worn by not only pilots but also hikers, hunters, kayakers or any outdoor enthusiast.

Time to Update Aviation Charts!

Here are the next edition of Sectionals Aviation Charts that will be released in July & August, 2005 - Bethel, Charlotte, Cheyenne, Cincinnati, Denver, El Paso, Great Falls, L.A., McGrath, Nome, Omaha, St. Louis, Twin Cities & Washington.
New Releases of WAC Charts include: CD-12, CF-17, CG-18, CG-20.

Airband Civil Aviation Scanner

The Airband Civil Aviation Scanner has become the best selling airband scanner on the market today. It comes complete with antenna, wrist lanyard, belt clip, ear-phone, and operations manual. It's capable of scanning the entire aircraft frequency band or selected frequencies the user programs into its 99 user memory locations. The Airband Civil Aviation Scanner also features 10 Weather Channels, Dual Watch Feature, Volume & Squelch Control, Battery Life Indicator, Back Lit LCD Display, Key Lock and a 1 year manufacturer's warranty.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Pilot Training Kits

Touch & Go Pilot Supply supports continued pilot training. During the month of June, 2005, we will take an additional 5% off all pilot training kits and maintenance training kits. Plus they will ship for free within the Continental U.S.
You won’t find a better deal out there!

Touch & Go Pilot Supply Toll Free

Touch & Go Pilot Supply has established a Toll Free Number 1-877-627-8395. Feel free to call us if you have any questions or need help sourcing a product not currently listed on our website.

New Flashlight for Pilots

The Tri-Lite Aviator LED Flashlight features 3 colors—red, green, white—handsfree, superbright LED light. Mounts onto headsets, kneeboards, side panel, control yokes and lap boards. A must-have for pilots in training.

Noral Flight Bag Colors Discontinued

Noral manufactures the highest quality flight bags & cases in the widest variety of colors. Starting July 1, 2005, Noral will discontinue the following flight bag colors: Hunter Green, Royal Blue, Burgundy & Brown. If you’ve always wanted a great flight bag in any of these colors, we still have them in stock. Check out our wide selection of Noral Flight Bags and Headset Bags!

2006 ASA Test Preps Available Soon

ASA Test Preps are invaluable study guides when preparing for FAA Knowledge Exams. They include all FAA Q & A’s supported by explanations and organized into chapters based on subject matter for efficient studying. The FAA Computer Testing Supplement is bundled with each test book.
The 2005 ASA Test Preps are available until June 13th and the 2006 versions will be available after July 11th, 2005.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Release of 2006 ASA Test Preps, AMT Test Guides & Prepware

It's that time of year again! The release of the 2006 ASA Test Preps, AMT Test Guides & Prepware will be available effective June, 2005.

These manuals and software help pilot training students prepare for the FAA Knowledge Exams. The ASA Test Preps include all questions in the FAA Knowledge Tests, answers and explanations, arranged by subject matter.

The AMT Test Guides are geared for Aviation Maintenance Technicians. There are 3 guides to choose from: Powerplant Test Guide, Airframe Test Guide and General Test Guide. Each guide contains all the FAA questions and answer stems, with answers, explanations, FAA figures and references for the Airframe/Powerplant/General sections of the FAA exams required for A&P certification.

Pilot Test Prepware provides comprehensive preparation and study software for all levels of pilots. Realistic test simulation, study and review models, detailed performance graphs, comprehensive study guides and built-in timers give you the confidence you need to ace your FAA exam. Whether you choose to simulate an actual FAA test, or study specific subjects and questions, ASA Prepware has the tools you need.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Airplane Ownership

If your are thinking about owning your own airplane, there are many variables to consider - cost, type of plane, sole ownership or partnership, legal and insurance issues and more. Aircraft Partnership is an aviation book that explores every aspect of airplane ownership to help you realize this dream.

Sport Pilot Certificate

The FAA has created and approved the new Sport Pilot Certification to cater to those aviation enthusiasts wishing to fly primarily for recreation purposes. Individuals seeking a sport pilot certificate will be able to fly single engine airplanes, gliders, lighter-than-air ships, rotorcraft (gyroplane only), powered parachutes and weight-shift controlled aircraft (trikes) with as little as 20 hours of flight instruction. Sport Pilot applicants must meet certain age, literacy and medical requirements. For more information, please refer to the FAA website.
To assist with Sport Pilot training, there a number of new pilot supply resources available.
The Sport Pilot: Choosing the Light Sport Aircraft That's Right for You
Gleim's Sport Pilot Training Kit
Weather to Fly for Sport Pilots
Sport Pilot Test Prep
Sport Pilot Logbook