What are pilots saying about the latest aircraft accessories? Our flight accessory and electronics reviews shed light on some of the latest electronics for pilots.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Garmin D2 Pilot Watch
A watch with a cockpit full of aviation features
Who would've dreamed even 10 years ago that you could wear a full-featured WAAS GPS navigator on your wrist?
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
DeLorme inReach SE
In-flight text messaging and tracking
The DeLorme inReach SE isn't designed to be used in an airplane, but it can provide text messaging and tracking.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
ADS-B From Portable Equipment
SkyGuardTWX Vision-Pro and Adventure Pilot iFly 720
For more than a year now, we've been seeing portable devices that receive ADS-B weather, and in some cases traffic, but none provide the ADS-B out functionality required by the FAA for operation in controlled airspace beginning in the year 2020.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Sennheiser S1 Noisegard
Sennheiser adds a more affordable ANR headset to their S1 line
When German manufacturer Sennheiser created their Digital Adaptive S1 headset a few years ago, they had a hit on their hands.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Solar-Powered GPS-WAAS, ADS-B And AHARS
The iLevil SW from Levil Technology Corp.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
David Clark DC PRO-X Headset
With a retro design and superb performance, the DC PRO-X sets a new standard
I knew this headset was different the minute I took it out of the box.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Dual Electronics XGPS170
A new portable passive ADS-B receiver
With 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, March 12, 2013
Adventure Pilot iFly 720
A major update on the affordable portable moving map GPS
In October 2012, I updated you here on the latest enhancements for the revolutionary, portable, affordable ($750), iFly 720 moving-map GPS.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Lightspeed FlightLink For Zulu.2
In-flight audio recording on an iPad
Connect a headset to your iPad?
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Dynon D1 Pocket Panel
A glass panel (uncertified) for any airplane
Twenty-first-century private pilots benefit enormously from technologies like GPS, WAAS and iPads.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The portable iFly 700 FAA sectional display GPS was way cool; now check out the new model!
Two years ago, I came across a new avionics company: Adventure Pilot.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Flight Bag For All Needs
Brightline’s new Flex system transforms the flight bag
I must own seven or eight different flight bags.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Sennheiser S1 Passive
Digital features and BMW design set a new standard in passive headsets
I love passive headsets. Before our readers start scratching their heads wondering if I know about all the benefits of ANR (active noise reduction), I will assure you that I do.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
iFlightPlanner For iPad By Sennheiser
Web-based flight planning with iPad display
For some time now, iFlightPlanner.com has offered a web-based service combining flight-planning and logging features with a mobile version that's supported on many smartphones.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Handheld GPS and More!
When we looked at AvMap's EKP-IV back in 2004, we described it as "the Rolls Royce of portable GPS units," with better features than the competition at a higher price.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Flight Guide iEFB For iPad Version 4.1
Electronic flight-bag functionality, now with traffic awareness
For no less than 50 years, pilots have relied on the Flight Guide Airport and Frequency Manual for airport information while flying cross-country.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Control Vision Anywhere Map Septa
Fully integrated yoke-mount GPS with plates and many extras
I've been following Control Vision's Anywhere Map line of products for many years now, and the Septa addresses most of the issues with previous models.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A new slim-design, modular-headset for turbine pilots
Among turbine pilots, Telex makes some of the most popular headsets in the world.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Rugged Radios RA950
This street-tough ANR headset can take anything you throw at it and save you money in the process
One market segment generally ignored in aviation-headset makers is the rough-and-tumble world of flight schools and industrial operations.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
ForeFlight Mobile Version 4.0
Turning your iPad into an EFB
In the brief time since its introduction, the iPad has become a runaway hit among pilots.