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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

April 2010




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.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

March 2010




Tuesday, December 1, 2009

AV8OR Ace


With its touch-screen interface and loads of new features, the AV8OR Ace is a winner



AV8OR AceWe’ve reached the point in aviation GPS technology where we’re no longer comparing “bad” units to “good” ones. Instead, we examine a unit’s overall look and feel (i.e., its quirks, nuances and exclusive features) to see if it fits our specific needs—the quality of the unit is a given.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

January/February 2010 Readback




January/February 2010 ReadbackBritain’s Paul Bonhomme won the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship on October 4 in Barcelona, holding off defending champion Hannes Arch of Austria.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

January/February 2010




Monday, October 26, 2009

FlightPrep ChartBook


A digital replacement for most cockpit paper (but keep your clearance pad!)



FlightPrep ChartBookOver the years, we’ve reviewed quite a few electronic flight bags (EFBs) and other devices that have claimed to eliminate paper from the cockpit.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

December 2009 Readback




December 2009 ReadbackThe EAA has announced that Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles, known for their emergency landing in the Hudson River, are the new co-chairmen of the EAA Young Eagles.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The LSA Glass Menagerie


Start Christmas shopping now: There are tons of glass to choose from!



The LSA Glass MenagerieOnce upon a time, intrepid pilots rapped with their oil-stained, gloved knuckles on balky steam gauges; needles quivered unstuck, and all was right across the skies.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

PilotPlates & Reader Plates


Approach plates meet electronic books



PilotPlates & Reader PlatesTen years ago, I started off on my first really long cross-country trip: a two-week flying vacation from my home base in Modesto, Calif., to Parkersburg, W.V. I literally started out with a suitcase full of charts, including approach plates for the entire route.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

November 2009




Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Best Handheld Products!


Your guide to the newest portable gear



Best Handheld Products!Like many pilots, I carry a little insurance against the possibility of an alternator failure. I have a portable GPS on my Skylane’s yoke, a handheld VHF NAV/COM in a seat-back pocket and a cell phone where I can reach it.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

November 2009 Readback




November 2009 ReadbackA Mooney Acclaim M20TN took first prize in Category C of the Ultimate Challenge Air Race, held August 15 in South Africa.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sept-Oct 2009 On The Radar




Sept-Oct 2009 On The RadarAvidyne’s Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck has been selected by Lancair International of Redmond, Ore., as an option for the Lancair Evolution aircraft.