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Aircraft Accessories

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, November 5, 2013

DeLorme inReach SE


In-flight text messaging and tracking



DeLorme inReach SEThe 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



ADS-B From Portable EquipmentFor 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



Sennheiser S1 NoisegardWhen German manufacturer Sennheiser created their Digital Adaptive S1 headset a few years ago, they had a hit on their hands.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

iLevil SW


Solar-Powered GPS-WAAS, ADS-B And AHARS



iLevil SWThe 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



David Clark DC PRO-X HeadsetI 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



Dual Electronics XGPS170With 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



Adventure Pilot iFly 720In 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



Lightspeed FlightLink For Zulu.2Connect a headset to your iPad?
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dynon D1 Pocket Panel


A glass panel (uncertified) for any airplane



Dynon D1 Pocket PanelTwenty-first-century private pilots benefit enormously from technologies like GPS, WAAS and iPads.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

iFly 720


The portable iFly 700 FAA sectional display GPS was way cool; now check out the new model!



iFly 720Two 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



Flight Bag For All NeedsI 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



Sennheiser S1 PassiveI 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



iFlightPlanner For iPad By SennheiserFor 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

AvMap EKP-V


Handheld GPS and More!



AvMap EKP-VWhen 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



Flight Guide iEFB For iPad Version 4.1For 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



Control Vision Anywhere Map SeptaI'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

Telex Ascend


A new slim-design, modular-headset for turbine pilots



Telex AscendAmong 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



Rugged Radios RA950One 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



ForeFlight Mobile Version 4.0In the brief time since its introduction, the iPad has become a runaway hit among pilots.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sennheiser S-1


With the introduction of the new S-1 and its adaptive, four-microphone sampling technology, Sennheiser sets a new headset standard



Sennheiser S-1It's been a long time since I've been really excited about a headset.