Van's RV-12 Now Available with Dual Dynon Skyview Touchscreen Displays

If one of the standard Dynon Skyview displays is good, two must be better… so Van’s Aircraft and Dynon have worked to create a dual display option for the popular RV-12.

Van's RV-12 with dual Dynon Skyview

It’s shown here in a brand new RV-12 S-LSA .  Both screens are individually configurable. A simple “swap” command will flip the right side display to the left, and vice versa.

Perfect for giving instruction or just taking maximum advantage of the large panel, the dual Skyview option adds to the already outstanding value of the RV-12.

The dual touchscreen is an option on the RV-12 Skyview Avionics order form for E-LSA builders, and is available as an option on S-LSA RV-12s. An optional kit that adds a second screen to a flying RV-12 with a single screen is also available.

A POH Tray mounted under the right side panel is included to replace the mapbox.

For more information the dual Dynon, or the RV-12 , call Van’s Aircraft or visit

Belite Altitude and Vertical Speed in One Instrument

Belite Digital LCD Altimeter/VSI
Belite Digital LCD Altimeter/VSI

Belite's new digital LCD Altimeter/VSI is now shipping. It features a digital altimeter and VSI combined for easy viewing on one screen.

And, it has a slew of additional features which pilots want:

  • One button access to Density Altitude
  • System voltage
  • VFR cruising alarm
  • and more!

Like Belite's other instruments, this one sets the new low standard for weight and size. It's less than an inch thick, and weighs less than 2 ounces.

For complete specifications and to buy online, CLICK HERE.

The next production batch ships in late November. Order yours now; use coupon code SHIPFREE at checkout and it will ship without charge. Or order from Aircraft Spruce.

Call  316-253-6746 with questions or email

Two Bearhawk Aircraft Receive Workmanship Awards

Bearhawk one Bearhawk twoAUSTIN, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 4, 2014 - Bearhawk Aircraft announced today two award wins for customer-built Bearhawk airplanes. Bearhawk co-owner/builders Hatcher Ferguson and Don Aldridge of Virginia, and Mark Scott of Connecticut, were awarded Outstanding Workmanship for fabrication of two separate aircraft at recent fly-in events. The awards recognize the builders for their craftsmanship, technique and level of finish on their completed aircraft.
Bearhawk Patrol N22HD operated by Green Valley Flyers LLC won a Plans Outstanding Workmanship award at AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The finished aircraft was on display in the Bearhawk booth during AirVenture. Co-owners and builders Hatcher Ferguson and Don Aldridge accepted the award.
"For the second year in a row, one of the Bearhawk models featured in our booth at Oshkosh has won an Outstanding Workmanship award," commented Mark Goldberg, president of AviPro and manufacturer of Bearhawk aircraft kits. This particular Bearhawk, N22HD, is a Patrol model. It’s a two-place, tandem aircraft with a high wing and single engine. The Patrol has a generously proportioned interior and is typically outfitted with a Lycoming O-360 engine with power ranging from 180–210 HP.
Goldberg continued, "The Patrol got the attention of the judges for its classic lines and beautiful fit and finish. N22HD cruised to KOSH at a TAS of 162 MPH at 24/2400 (75%). It's able to jump on and off short rough runways like a PA18 Super Cub. With its 210 HP Lycoming and Whirl Wind constant speed propeller, it is likely the fastest Patrol yet to fly. This Patrol was built using QuickBuild wings from Bearhawk Aircraft and a scratch built fuselage." Ferguson and Aldridge had previously built and flown another Patrol. It appeared on the December 2013 cover of Sport Aviation magazine. "Their second Bearhawk Patrol turned out extremely nice," concluded Goldberg.
The second award winner, Mark Scott, attended the first ever 2014 Meriden Markham Airport Fly-In and Public Safety Festival held in Meriden, Connecticut. Remarking on the 4-Place Bearhawk he built, "Picked up some hardware last Saturday… First place overall at the Meriden Airport Fly-in. I did not have a lot of competition but it was still nice." Scott is an aeronautical engineer with Sikorsky Helicopters. The hardware he was referring to was a trophy he received for his work on the Bearhawk build. Scott articulated, "I have about 55 hours on it and it flies like everyone else says they do. I have been invited to fly with a couple guys to Alaska next summer."
Bearhawk Aircraft manufactures high-quality quick-build aircraft kits for the four-place Bearhawk, two-place Bearhawk Patrol and Bearhawk LSA (with tandem seating). The Bearhawk designs, crafted by engineer Bob Barrows, have in common excellent performance and superb flying characteristics. Bearhawks are known for their short field capability, higher than expected cruise speeds, and very gentle slow speed manners. For utility and recreational use, Bearhawk aircraft are flown by customers around the world.
For more information on Bearhawk Aircraft, visit, or contact Bearhawk at or 1-877-528-4776.

Superior XP360 Engine new factory option on Safari 400 helicopter kit

SUPERIOR XP-360 ENGINECoppell, TX, November 04, 2014 — Scott Hayes, V.P. Sales and Marketing for Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that Safari Helicopters has selected its 180-horsepower XP-360 Engine as an option for its Safari 400, two-place, kit helicopter.

“Safari has become the premier name in the kit-built, personal helicopter market and to have them to make our XP-360 Engine a factory option for the Safari 400 is a point of great pride for everyone at Superior,” Hayes stated. “We look forward to our XP-360 Engines providing Safari builders around the world with years of pure flying enjoyment.”

“Safari Helicopters have always been powered by very dependable aircraft engines. In fact, a number of our builders have opted to use the Superior engines for a long time,” stated Megan Wright, Sales and Marketing Manager, Safari Helicopter. “Now with Superior’s strong re-entry into the experimental engine market they are now providing us with an attractive and economical 180-horsepower engine option for the Safari 400’s complete build kit.”

“With the proven history, power and reliability to compete with other available engines, combined with the added benefits of aggressive pricing and excellent customer support, we are extremely pleased to offer Superior’s engines to our customers,” she said.