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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

20 Great Aviation Apps


Enhance your cockpit with an iPad



20 Great Aviation AppsThe iPad scene shifts faster than coastal weather, with new products and amazing updates from old friends.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

July 2011 Readback


Welcome Back!



July 2011 ReadbackA new promotion has launched to encourage pilots who have left the market in the past few years to return to being active pilots.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

June 2011 Readback


Super Legend



June 2011 ReadbackAt Sun ’n Fun, American Legend Aircraft introduced their new Super Legend, the latest in their lineup of two-place sport aircraft.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

June 2011




Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Great New Products!


A selection of gadgets and gear from Aviation’s Spring Break 2011: Sun ’N Fun



Great New Products!In the middle of the best of Spring Break air show times it became, for a day, the very worst of times.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Best Of Books And Training Kits


New editions of aviation classics, high-tech study kits and aviation technology books to fill out your aviation library



The Best Of Books And Training KitsOnce upon a time in aviation, studying for the written and practical exams was anything but easy or convenient. Most likely, you'd sign up for ground school
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

May 2011 Readback


Cirrus Acquired By Chinese Company



May 2011 ReadbackIn a milestone development, Cirrus announced that Cirrus Aircraft will be sold to China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. (CAIGA).
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

April 2011 Readback


Flight Design Fights Fires



April 2011 ReadbackA firefighting department based at 8,300 feet in the Ecuadorian Andes has acquired a Flight Design CTLS light-sport aircraft as its aerial support unit.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

FlightPrep ChartBook-S


Daylight-compatible EFB for VFR and IFR



FlightPrep ChartBook-SWhile we’ve yet to see any device that can completely replace paper charts, the latest version of FlightPrep’s ChartBook comes very close—at least in daylight.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

March 2011 Readback


More Piper Seminoles For ATP



March 2011 ReadbackAircraft has sold six Piper Seminole multi-engine aircraft to Airline Transport Professionals (ATP), for airline pilot training.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sporty’s 50 Years On The Pulse Of GA


A look at our collective pilot philosophy through the gear we buy and why



Sporty’s 50 Years On The Pulse Of GAI’m meandering along a quiet perimeter road at Clermont County Airport near Batavia, Ohio, on a frigid morning.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Aviation Handhelds


Buyer’s guide to the latest high-tech handheld devices



Aviation HandheldsNot long ago, handheld devices for in-cockpit use broke down into neat categories: GPS moving-map units kept pilots from getting lost.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Headsets: The Critical Component


Defining your mission is the key to finding the right headset



Headsets: The Critical ComponentOn a recent cross-country on a busy day in the skies above California, I got a firsthand look into the importance of a good headset, and how a headset that’s good in one airplane might be completely wrong in another.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Flight Bag Is A Pilot's Best Friend


Modern design and computer engineering have transformed the humble flight bag into a cockpit necessity



The Flight Bag Is A Pilot's Best FriendAh, the flight bag. What, in the air-mail days, was a lowly canvas sack into which was stuffed a bedraggled map, a candy bar and a dime for a phone call if the weather got bad has become a cockpit staple.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Flight Guide iEFB


An iPad app that will radically change your cross-country flights



Flight Guide iEFBSince our review of the Flight Guide iEFB in “Top 20 iPad Apps” [September 2010], we have taken a much closer look at this iPad app.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Evolution Of Navigation


Flying from A to Z is no longer as simple as it used to be. It’s simpler.



The Evolution Of NavigationFor better or worse, I learned to fly in the days when there were still A-N ranges up and running, not many, but a few.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

January/February 2011 Readback


Tecnam P2006T FAA Certified!



January/February 2011 ReadbackOn November 10, the FAA certified the Tecnam P2006T, a four-seat piston twin aircraft.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

2010 Grab Bag


Our picks for the most impressive products of the year



2010 Grab BagGet a bunch of pilots together, and the talk will eventually turn to gear. Aviators tend to be folks who embrace technology, or at least the technology that centers on aviation.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Advanced-Degree Autopilot


The DFC90 completes Avidyne’s integrated avionics suite with an increase in performance and safety



Advanced-Degree AutopilotWe familiarly call them “George” or “Otto.” But Avidyne’s DFC90 autopilot makes a strong case for being called “Doctor” George or “Professor” Otto.