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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

December 2010




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.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

December 2010 Readback


LSA Fly-In To The Bahamas



December 2010 ReadbackLight-sport aircraft pilots refusing to tolerate winter flying doldrums have a perfect outing: the first-ever LSA Fly-In to the Bahamas on December 10-12.
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Adventure Pilot iFly 700


Handheld, sectional-chart, moving-map GPS



Adventure Pilot iFly 700Imagine this: You’ve just launched on a trip to Las Vegas and have a magic sectional chart taped to your panel.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hearing Loss: Could It Happen to You?


The right headset and a little knowledge can save your hearing



Hearing Loss: Could It Happen to You?A 2008 study by hearing expert Sergei Kochkin found that 35 million Americans have permanent hearing impairment.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

November 2010 Readback


Fly A Warbird



November 2010 ReadbackThe Pacific Prowler, a Texas-based nonprofit organization, is looking for GA pilots who can fly the group’s North American B-25 Mitchell bomber and a C-47 Gooney.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

11 Best New Products


Innovation continues to drive GA’s heart and soul



11 Best New ProductsThe heart and soul of civilization, if you buy the exhaustively researched conclusions in Matt Ridley’s top-selling book The Rational Optimist, has been trade between the world’s people, from the very beginnings of humankind’s first yearning to explore and occupy the far horizons of planet Earth.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

October 2010 Readback


Sport Pilots In The Bahamas!



October 2010 ReadbackThe Bahamas has changed its rules to allow U.S.-based sport pilots to operate in its airspace.
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