AOPA Online Members Only -- AOPA ePilot Flight Training Edition --Vol. 3, Issue 10AOPA Online Members Only -- AOPA ePilot Flight Training Edition --Vol. 3, Issue 10

 Volume 3, Issue 10 • March 7, 2003 In this issue: Another approach to upset training Aviation, A&P scholarships offered AOPA unveils Airport Watch to national audience

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 Training Products SHED SOME LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT Pilots who fly at night are always looking for the most convenient, easiest-to-use flashlight to provide auxiliary cockpit lighting or as an easily accessible backup should electrical power fail. A new contender is the Zipka LED Head Light, which employs three light-emitting diodes and attaches to the user's forehead with a retractable headband. The light directs a broad beam of light in the direction its wearer is looking. Powered by three AAA cells, it weighs only 2.2 ounces including batteries. The Zipka light sells for \$26.95 and is available online from AvShop.
 Final Exam Question: Why don't I see runway headings marked on the runway for specific magnetic headings such as 043 degrees? Answer: According to Section 2-3-3 (b) of the Aeronautical Information Manual , runway numbers are the whole number nearest one-tenth the magnetic azimuth of the centerline of the runway, measured clockwise from the magnetic north. To put it in simpler language, the runway numbers represent the first two digits of the runway's magnetic direction, rounded to the nearest 10 degrees with the last zero left off. For example, a runway with a heading of 137 degrees is rounded to 140 degrees and becomes Runway 14. A runway heading of 043 degrees would be rounded to 040 degrees, the first and last zeros would be dropped, and the runway marked as 4. For more information on runway markings, see "Lines and Signs" in the April 1993 Flight Training magazine. Got a technical question for AOPA specialists? E-mail to [email protected] or call 800/872-2672. Don't forget the archive of questions and answers from AOPA's ePilot and ePilot Flight Training. FAQs are searchable by keyword or topic.
 Picture Perfect The AOPA Online Gallery allows you to download your favorite images to use for wallpaper, send a personalized e-card, and order high-quality prints to be shipped directly to your doorstep. Search the hundreds of fabulous images in our archives and select your favorites today! For more details, see AOPA Online.
 What's New At AOPA Online You're tired of using the flight school's beat-up loaner headset, and you'd like to buy one of your own. But the selection is huge, the technology is unfamiliar (what does "ANR" mean anyway?), and prices are all over the map. Check out AOPA's Aviation Subject Report on headsets. You'll find a buyer's guide, product reviews, and FAA advisory circulars on noise and hearing damage.
 Weekend Weather See the current weather on AOPA Online, provided by Meteorlogix.
 ePilot Calendar WEEKEND FLYING DESTINATIONS Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Women Fly! will take place March 13 through 16 at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. This tribute to female aviation pioneers will include Patty Wagstaff, members of the military, women graduates of the Wright Flight program, women aircraft mechanics, members of the Women's Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) organization, and pilots from a variety of fields. For more information, contact the First Flight Centennial Planning Office at 252/441-6291, ext. 224. To submit an event to the calendar, or search all events, visit AOPA Online. For airport details, see AOPA's Airport Directory Online . For comments on calendar items, contact [email protected]. ASF FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR REFRESHER CLINICS (All clinics start at 7:30 a.m.) The next AOPA Air Safety Foundation Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic is scheduled in Norfolk, Virginia, March 22 and 23. Clinics are also scheduled in Baltimore; Orlando, Florida; and Ontario, California, March 29 and 30. For a complete schedule, see AOPA Online. Can't make it in person? Sign up for the CFI Renewal Online. ASF PINCH-HITTER GROUND-SCHOOL COURSES (Pinch-Hitter courses start at 9:30 a.m.) The next Pinch-Hitter® Ground School will take place in Ontario, California, March 30. For more Pinch-Hitter courses, see AOPA Online. ASF SAFETY SEMINARS AOPA Air Safety Foundation Safety Seminars are scheduled in Rockford, Illinois, March 17; Batavia, Illinois, March 18; Peoria, Illinois, March 19; and Northbook, Illinois, March 20. The topic is "The Ups and Downs of Takeoffs and Landings." For the complete schedule, see AOPA Online.