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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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bearhawk LSA Kit Completes Its Maiden Flight To Oshkosh




Bearhawk LSA Kit Completes Its Maiden Flight To OshkoshBearhawk Aircraft announced today the maiden flight of the first kit-built Bearhawk LSA aircraft.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

President Of Wings Of Hope To Retire




President Of Wings Of Hope To RetireDouglas Clements announced that he is stepping down as President in 2015.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ForeFlight Update


Aviation’s premier electronic flight bag gets even better



ForeFlight UpdateWith its new 6.0 release, ForeFlight continues to make a great product even better.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Aspen Avionics EFD1000 VFR PFD


Aspen launches IFR capability for VFR pilots



Aspen Avionics EFD1000 VFR PFDThough glass cockpit technology has brought the general aviation piloting experience closer to what's available on airliners, VFR pilots haven't been taking advantage of glass in huge numbers.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Adventure Pilot iFly GPS For iPad And Android


Full-featured GPS moving map and an electronic flight bag app for tablets



Adventure Pilot iFly GPS For iPad And AndroidFour years ago, Adventure Pilot launched the first in their iFly series of handheld moving-map GPS devices.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Garmin D2 Pilot Watch


A watch with a cockpit full of aviation features



Garmin D2 Pilot WatchWho 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



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.