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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fly-In With A Purpose


Started as a small aircraft-parts store in Fullerton, Calif., Aircraft Spruce now thrives in three locations



Fly-In With A PurposeIt was called the Aircraft Spruce Annual West Coast Super Sale and Fly-In, and it was definitely a different kind of marketing event.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

March 2013 Readback




March 2013 ReadbackArnold Pistorius from Pretoria, South Africa, recently completed construction of his Lancair Evolution in Redmond, Ore.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

ADS-B Buyers' Guide


Today’s solutions for tomorrow’s mandate



ADS-B Buyers' GuideBy 2020, aircraft operating in airspace currently requiring a transponder must be equipped with a certified Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out transmitter, a key component of the FAA's NextGen Air Transportation System.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

January/February 2013 Readback




January/February 2013 ReadbackWorld-class aviators, including U.S. Air Force Thunderbird fighter pilots, commanded a legendary World War II P-51 Mustang and Cessna Citation Mustangs in formation over New York Harbor to commemorate the historical, cultural and economic contributions that aviation has provided.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lightspeed FlightLink For Zulu.2


In-flight audio recording on an iPad



Lightspeed FlightLink For Zulu.2Connect a headset to your iPad?
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Aspen & Avidyne: Working Together




Aspen & Avidyne: Working TogetherAlbuquerque-based Aspen Avionics (www.aspenavionics.com) is a creative company that works with the general-aviation industry to make better tech products at more affordable prices.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

December 2012 Readback




December 2012 ReadbackCessna Aircraft announced the first Cessna-owned Citation Service Center in the U.K., located at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Garmin’s GDL-39 ADS-B Receiver


ADS-B for under $1,000



Garmin’s GDL-39 ADS-B ReceiverOne of the truly outstanding benefits of shows such as Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., and AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., is that pilots have the opportunity to examine and often get some hands-on experience with many of the latest technologies in avionics.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dynon D1 Pocket Panel


A glass panel (uncertified) for any airplane



Dynon D1 Pocket PanelTwenty-first-century private pilots benefit enormously from technologies like GPS, WAAS and iPads.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

November 2012 Readback




November 2012 ReadbackIcon Aircraft and Cirrus Aircraft announced that Cirrus will become one of the key strategic supplier partners for the Icon A5 amphibious light-sport aircraft.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

iFly 720


The portable iFly 700 FAA sectional display GPS was way cool; now check out the new model!



iFly 720Two years ago, I came across a new avionics company: Adventure Pilot.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Oshkosh 2012: Airborne Excitement


Aviation’s Mecca thrills again with a Cub homage, 200 mph electric flight and super-new goodies



Oshkosh 2012: Airborne ExcitementSixty years and half-a-million airplane lovers per year can't be wrong.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

October 2012 Readback




October 2012 ReadbackCessna is moving its 162 Skycatcher out of the light-sport-aircraft category and into the primary aircraft category in an effort to aid in the certification process with countries worldwide.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Flight Bag For All Needs


Brightline’s new Flex system transforms the flight bag



Flight Bag For All NeedsI must own seven or eight different flight bags.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

September 2012 Readback




September 2012 ReadbackICON Aircraft is collaborating closely with Lotus Engineering USA on key areas of the production design of the ICON A5 amphibious light-sport aircraft.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sennheiser S1 Passive


Digital features and BMW design set a new standard in passive headsets



Sennheiser S1 PassiveI love passive headsets. Before our readers start scratching their heads wondering if I know about all the benefits of ANR (active noise reduction), I will assure you that I do.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cockpit Cameras


Which point of view is right for your flying adventures?



Cockpit CamerasAs pilots, we always want to tell everyone about our latest flying endeavors, whether it's a cross-country adventure or our best-ever landing.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

August 2012 Readback




August 2012 ReadbackOn April 18, The Airplane Factory received its S-LSA Airworthiness certificate for the first Sling LSA (N511NG).
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Handheld Buyer’s Guide


Technological advances are revolutionizing the GA cockpit



Handheld Buyer’s GuideSmarter, faster and ever smaller, handheld devices for aviation are undergoing a revolution that surpasses anything we've seen before.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

iFlightPlanner For iPad By Sennheiser


Web-based flight planning with iPad display



iFlightPlanner For iPad By SennheiserFor some time now, iFlightPlanner.com has offered a web-based service combining flight-planning and logging features with a mobile version that's supported on many smartphones.