General Aviation Modifications
Modifications for general aviation allow you to increase your plane's speed and trim weight, and make other changes to truly personalize your flying experience. Customize your aircraft with the professional modifications from Plane & Pilot and Pilot Journal Magazines.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Way Of Active Winglets
It’s not cheap, but it adds performance and safety to a variety of airplanes
Fortunately, airplanes don't deal much in real mousetraps, but every once in a while, someone comes along and invents a better one.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Choice Aftermarket Stops for Turboprops
Put new life in your legacy turboprop or bring a high-performance piston into the jet age! Aftermarket specialists can upgrade your engines, retrofit your interior, install a glass panel and more.
American Aviation Inc. American Aviation at Coeur d'Alene Airport in Idaho offers modifications for Beechcraft King Airs, Piper Cheyennes and Cessna Conquests.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Something Xtra Special
Upgrading Legacy Bonanzas the factory way
For years, GA manufacturers have left the upgrade aftermarket to STC (supplemental type certificate) holders and mod shops—the entities that developed or acquired an approved process of altering a certificated aircraft, and aircraft repair stations that specialize in installing STC upgrades, respectively.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
It’s The Little Things: Refurbishing On A Dime
A dozen ideas to upgrade your airplane without breaking the bank
With recent news of declining new-aircraft sales, it's pretty clear that we may be in it for the long haul when it comes to a full economic recovery.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Saddling Up A Colt
A novice rebuilds a Piper classic
It's not the biggest, strongest or fastest stallion in the paddock. But the spirited two-place Piper Colt PA-22-108 serves as a perfect mount for pilots seeking a trusty, uncomplicated steed over a high-strung, pricey thoroughbred.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
A New Lease On Flying
Retrofit avionics can add a lot of capability for not a lot of money
He hasn’t been out of GA for very long, but as far as the developments he’s missed, nothing comes close to the strides made in avionics over the last few years.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Electric flight is no longer an “if” but a “when”
In 2007, a quintessential “garage inventor” named Randall Fishman showed up out of nowhere at Oshkosh AirVenture with an electric-powered ultralight—and quietly turned the aviation world on its ear.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
FADEC Comes Of Age
Simplifying engine management with Teledyne Continental
Face it. Computers are taking over the world. Like it or not, more and more of those functions we used to perform manually are being accomplished faster and more efficiently with electronic assistance.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Upgrade Your Plane! Part II
A new panel
While having a modern, state-of-the-art panel may be a dream, this is no dream article. Given today’s economy, we’re taking a practical look at the best real-world solutions for getting maximum functionality without having to sell a kidney for financing.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Upgrade Your Plane! Part I
Part I: A new exterior
From time to time, Plane & Pilot embarks on a proverbial aircraft-upgrade project and chronicles the progress for the enjoyment and edification of readers.