Overwhelmed by the selection of pilot and aviation supplies on the market? Trust the reviews below for to find the best general aviation products on the market.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
There’s More To Oil Than You Think!
Taking care of your engine with aviation lubricants
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, 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
It was called the Aircraft Spruce Annual West Coast Super Sale and Fly-In, and it was definitely a different kind of marketing event.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
ADS-B Buyers' Guide
Today’s solutions for tomorrow’s mandate
By 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, October 2, 2012
Garmin’s GDL-39 ADS-B Receiver
ADS-B for under $1,000
One 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, April 24, 2012
With the iPad so ideally suited to aviation, we examine today’s top apps
It's hard to believe that the iPad was introduced just in 2010. With an estimated 60 million iPads sold since Apple introduced it two years ago, no other device in history has influenced our world the way this clean little tablet computer has.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Headsets On Parade
Newer colors, better performance and more upgrade options lead the headset pack
It's ironic that even in a multimillion-dollar aircraft, the ultimate cockpit situational awareness comes through a pair of headsets that can be anything from an $80 pair of eBay budget buys to $1,100 ANR big-namers.
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
Once 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, 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
I’m meandering along a quiet perimeter road at Clermont County Airport near Batavia, Ohio, on a frigid morning.
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
Ah, 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
Headsets: The Critical Component
Defining your mission is the key to finding the right headset
On 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.