Aviation’s Top Websites
Avidyne Corporation: www.avidyne.com
Makers of the FlightMax all-glass panel.
Honeywell Bendix/King Avionics: www3.bendixking.com
Now a part of the Honeywell family, Bendix/King’s avionics include communication and navigation, flight-information services, flight controls, weather radar, Integrated Hazard Avoidance Systems (IHAS) and multi-function displays for the general-aviation, experimental and light business aviation communities.
Chelton Flight Systems: www.cheltonflightsystems.com
Singular makers of true “highway in the sky” technology.
This is the online home of Garmin’s aviation products. It offers free firmware updates for portable GPS receivers and database updates for $35 (one-time fee), as well as free simulators for ground-based training before using the 400- and 500-series panel-mount units in flight.
Makers of a variety of cockpit enhancements, including TAS and Strikefinder.
L-3 Communications: www.as.l-3com.com
Makers of high-end flat-panel avionics, situation awareness enhancement, traffic alert and collision avoidance systems, Stormscope and more.
It offers primary flight displays, navigation displays, engine display units, (ADAHRS) and S-TEC autopilots.
Narco Avionics: www.narco-avionics.com
This is one of the world’s oldest general-aviation avionics manufacturer, offering nav/coms and transponders.
Ryan International Corporation: www.ryaninternational.com
It’s one of the industry leaders for TAS, TCAD and multi-hazard displays.
Sandel Avionics: www.sandel.com
Makers of electronic HSIs, now featuring TAWS, weather and EFIS capabilities.
Eastern Avionics International: www.avionix.com/guide.html
Yes, these guys sell radios and GPS receivers, but they also provide a valuable service with overviews and tips. The company also covers older models as well as state-of-the-art stuff. If you’re looking at old radios and trying to decide whether or not to upgrade (and to what), this site can be a big help, whether or not you buy from them!
Jeppesen Sanderson Inc.: www.jeppesen.com
This is a key site for users of Jeppesen charts and nav data. Database updates are available online, along with subscription services and free aviation weather.