October 19, 2010
By Alton K. Marsh
Sirius Technologies, doing business as Flight Display Systems, offers an airplane cabin iPad arm mount for aircraft cabin seats. Passengers can mount their iPads for use during flight and watch movies, play games, or play their iTunes library over the aircraft cabin speaker. No price has been determined.
The company also offers an upgrade package for Citation Mustang and Embraer Phenom owners called the Club CMS that provides a complete in-flight entertainment package. It costs $25,000. In addition to a moving map flight display, it allows connection of an iPod, iPhone, or iPad that will charge batteries and share music.
There is also a DVD/CD player with USB media inputs. Six audio channels provide up to 90 hours of MP3 music. Passenger switching panels and a headphone jack offer passenger control of the system.
Flight Display Systems is located in Alpharetta, Ga.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Alton Marsh has been a pilot since 1970 and has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates, aerobatic training, and a commercial seaplane certificate.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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