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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

July 2013 Readback

July 2013 ReadbackAt Aero 2013, Friedrichshafen, Tecnam premiered its next-generation LSA, the Astore.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

There’s More To Oil Than You Think!

Taking care of your engine with aviation lubricants

There’s More To Oil Than You Think!If you own an airplane, using the right oil and knowing when change it are some of the most significant things you can do to keep an engine running to (or beyond) the manufacturer's recommended TBO.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

June 2013 Readback

June 2013 ReadbackBertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the Swiss founders of Solar Impulse, announced that their solar-powered airplane will attempt a coast-to-coast crossing of the U.S. this spring without using a single drop of fuel.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dual Electronics XGPS170

A new portable passive ADS-B receiver

Dual Electronics XGPS170With deployment of ground stations for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), part of the FAA's Next Generation air traffic control system well underway.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bendix/King Update

The Pioneer In Avionics Sets Its Sights On The Future

Bendix/King UpdateThe name "Bendix/King" conjures up a long legacy in aviation.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

May 2013 Readback

May 2013 ReadbackCessna Aircraft's Cessna TTx completed its first production flight on Saturday, March 2, departing from the Cessna facility in Independence, Kan.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Adventure Pilot iFly 720

A major update on the affordable portable moving map GPS

Adventure Pilot iFly 720In October 2012, I updated you here on the latest enhancements for the revolutionary, portable, affordable ($750), iFly 720 moving-map GPS.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

April 2013 Readback

April 2013 ReadbackCirrus Aircraft's new 2013 SR22 and SR22T feature an increased certified gross weight to 3,600 pounds, which allows an extra person, extra baggage or cargo while carrying more fuel.
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.