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Get the scoop on the latest in aviation products and services. Read aviation product reviews on everything from handheld gadgets to the newest panel-based instruments.

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.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ADS-B Weather In The Cockpit


Sporty’s Stratus with ForeFlight 4.5 for iPad



ADS-B Weather In The CockpitMore than 15 years ago, I found a public-domain app for the late, lamented Palm VII (one of the first pocket-sized wireless digital gizmos) that would let me call up NEXRAD weather radar graphics.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

July 2012 Readback




July 2012 ReadbackThe Cirrus Vision SF50 personal-jet program is fully funded through certification and initial production, thanks to a major investment by its new owner, CAIGA.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

AvMap EKP-V


Handheld GPS and More!



AvMap EKP-VWhen we looked at AvMap's EKP-IV back in 2004, we described it as "the Rolls Royce of portable GPS units," with better features than the competition at a higher price.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

More Sun, More Fun!


Our roundup of the cool, exciting and notable from Sun ’n Fun 2012



More Sun, More Fun!Last year: tornados and wrecked airplanes. This year: sun. Way sun. What a glorious week. Temps in the '80s. Refreshing breezes everyday. Billowy cotton-ball clouds and only one minor afternoon thunderstorm.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Aviation Apps


With the iPad so ideally suited to aviation, we examine today’s top apps



Aviation AppsIt's hard to believe that the iPad was introduced just in 2010. With an estimated 60 million iPads sold since Apple introduced it two years ago, no other device in history has influenced our world the way this clean little tablet computer has.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

June 2012 Readback




June 2012 ReadbackThe Redbird Skyport fleet has expanded with the addition of a new, customized Piper PA-44 Seminole delivered at Sun 'n Fun.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

May 2012 Readback




May 2012 ReadbackAn evolution of the Rotax 912 engine, the new Rotax 912 iS engine from BRP utilizes a modern fuel-injection system and digital engine control unit to ensure optimal fuel and air mixture at any altitude, lower operating costs and CO2 emission reduction.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Flight Guide iEFB For iPad Version 4.1


Electronic flight-bag functionality, now with traffic awareness



Flight Guide iEFB For iPad Version 4.1For no less than 50 years, pilots have relied on the Flight Guide Airport and Frequency Manual for airport information while flying cross-country.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

April 2012 Readback




April 2012 ReadbackTecnam announced the successful first flight of its latest edition to the Tecnam P92 family of aircraft, the Tecnam P92 Tail Dragger. U.S. customers will be able to choose from two engines: the Rotax 912ULS2 and the Lycoming O-233.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

March 2012 Readback




March 2012 ReadbackThe Khaki Flight Timer, Hamilton's new pilot watch designed with Swiss helicopter rescue and transport service Air Zermatt, was officially launched in the ski village of Zermatt, Switzerland, in December 2011.