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How green was your Commander?How green was your Commander?

How green was your Commander?
Plus - Video of the Chelton glass panel in action!

So much for the avocado green primer. The AOPA Sweepstakes Commander Countdown airplane is now snow white. There's that deadline coming up, you know, less than two weeks until the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida, where thousands of people will be admiring your, yes, your airplane.

And ever wondered what it's like to fly behind a glass panel? Here's your chance to experience the revolutionary new Chelton FlightLogic system in AOPA's Commander Countdown. This 1.5-minute video shows just some of the highlights of the system at the heart of AOPA's grand prize in the Commander Countdown Sweepstakes.

Climb aboard the Commander 112 to see how the FlightLogic system's synthetic terrain display compares to real terrain. Be among the first to see a Highway-in-the-Sky (HITS) system at work as the airplane flies through a series of frames leading it to the synthetic runway depiction. (Broadband connection recommended.)

Through much of this video, we've combined the primary flight display (PFD) and the view out the windscreen. It's pretty impressive.

If you'd like a copy of Chelton's two-hour FlightLogic training DVD, visit Chelton's Web site. See the latest restoration updates.

April 1, 2005

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