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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Anywhere Map Quadra


A trendsetter in portable navigators



Anywhere Map QuadraAt first glance there’s not much to the new Anywhere Map Quadra, but therein lies its considerable charm.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jeppesen VFR+GPS Charts


An alternative to sectional charts



Jeppesen VFR+GPS ChartsSince 1930, the standard paper navigation chart for VFR pilots has been the venerable sectional, originally produced by the Coast and Geodetic Survey, whose aviation department has since become the FAA’s National Aeronautical Chart Office (NACO). NACO sectional charts are widely available, and provide key data on terrain, airspace, navigational aids, etc. We all learn to use them in primary flight training.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

September 2010 Readback


More Pounds For Terrafugia



September 2010 ReadbackTerrafugia has received an exemption from the FAA to grant the Transition LSA an additional 110 pounds, allowing for a maximum takeoff weight of 1,430 pounds.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

20 New iPad Apps!


Turn your iPad into the ultimate cockpit resource



20 New iPad Apps!The iPad is slick, dazzling and infinitely upgradeable, with over 100,000 applications in Apple’s App Store.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Spidertracks Aviator & FleetPro


Portable Satellite Tracking Solutions



Spidertracks Aviator & FleetProWhen you’re flying over rough terrain or desolate areas, you tend to have certain thoughts.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Aspen Glow


With Aspen Avionics’ multi-unit flight display, you can go all-glass on a budget



Aspen GlowThe last of the AeroShell Aerobatic Team T-6s lets out a sonorous belch as its propeller spins to a stop, and I walk up to its hefty wing to meet Gene McNeely, slot pilot for the team.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

August 2010 Readback


LSA Measures Volcanic Ash



August 2010 ReadbackA specially equipped Flight Design CT Supralite is being used by the Duesseldorf Technical University’s Department of Volcanology to measure volcanic ash and assess problems for airliners.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

July 2010 Readback




July 2010 ReadbackTecnam Twin FAA Certified The P2006T Tecnam Twin, which made its U.S. debut at 2009 EAA AirVenture, has received FAA certification.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

10 Top Products


The flying/buying season is in full swing: Hop on board!



10 Top ProductsYear in, year out, up economy or down economy, enterprising aviation entrepreneurs always find new and exciting ways to get our juices flowing and our checking accounts draining.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

July 2010




Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Top 12 Tech


With aviation and technology merged forever, we take a look at what’s coming to a cockpit near you



Top 12 TechSo much has changed in aviation in the last 15 years. Never mind the fact that LSA and the sport pilot category have instigated innovation rivaled only by the “golden age” of aviation in the ’40s.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

June 2010 Readback




June 2010 ReadbackEvektor-Aerotechnik Company of the Czech Republic is celebrating its 40th anniversary. More than 1,000 Evektor aircraft fly in over 40 countries worldwide.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Garmin Aera


Touch screen comes to GPS



Garmin AeraPilots tend to be a fairly ethnocentric bunch. We think the world revolves around (under) us, and if it doesn’t, we all know it should.
Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

May 2010 Readback




May 2010 ReadbackOn January 29, the Lindbergh Foundation held a ceremony to formally donate a factory-new 180 hp A-1C Husky to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) at the KWS Wilson Hangar in Nairobi, Kenya.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Buyer’s Guide To Hangars, Doors And More


Time to bring your pride



Buyer’s Guide To Hangars, Doors And MoreUV damage, bird proliferation, easy warm ups, cleanliness, weatherproof loading, privacy and security—these are on the long list of reasons why you might decide to store your airplane indoors and out of the weather.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

SolidFX FX10


Portable aviation information manager



SolidFX FX10For years, U.S. instrument pilots have had a choice between charts from the FAA’s National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) and from Jeppesen, the overwhelming choice among commercial pilots.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

April 2010 Readback




April 2010 ReadbackPilot Felix Baumgartner will attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound with his own body.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Spot Satellite GPS Messenger


The next-generation tracker arrives



Spot Satellite GPS MessengerOn long cross-country flights, I always bring my Spot Personal Tracker along.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

March 2010 Readback




March 2010 ReadbackIn April 2009, Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam unveiled its P2008 high-wing LSA, which combines an advanced carbon-fiber fuselage with a metal wing and stabilator.