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, August 3, 2010
Anywhere Map Quadra
A trendsetter in portable navigators
At first glance there’s not much to the new Anywhere Map Quadra, but therein lies its considerable charm.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Spidertracks Aviator & FleetPro
Portable Satellite Tracking Solutions
When you’re flying over rough terrain or desolate areas, you tend to have certain thoughts.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
20 New iPad Apps!
Turn your iPad into the ultimate cockpit resource
The iPad is slick, dazzling and infinitely upgradeable, with over 100,000 applications in Apple’s App Store.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
With Aspen Avionics’ multi-unit flight display, you can go all-glass on a budget
The 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, April 6, 2010
Touch screen comes to GPS
Pilots tend to be a fairly ethnocentric bunch. We think the world revolves around (under) us, and if it doesn’t, we all know it should.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Portable aviation information manager
For years, U.S. instrument pilots have had a choice between charts from the FAA’s National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) and from Jeppesen, the overwhelming choice among commercial pilots.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Spot Satellite GPS Messenger
The next-generation tracker arrives
On long cross-country flights, I always bring my Spot Personal Tracker along.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
With its touch-screen interface and loads of new features, the AV8OR Ace is a winner
We’ve reached the point in aviation GPS technology where we’re no longer comparing “bad” units to “good” ones. Instead, we examine a unit’s overall look and feel (i.e., its quirks, nuances and exclusive features) to see if it fits our specific needs—the quality of the unit is a given.
Monday, October 26, 2009
A digital replacement for most cockpit paper (but keep your clearance pad!)
Over the years, we’ve reviewed quite a few electronic flight bags (EFBs) and other devices that have claimed to eliminate paper from the cockpit.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
PilotPlates & Reader Plates
Approach plates meet electronic books
Ten years ago, I started off on my first really long cross-country trip: a two-week flying vacation from my home base in Modesto, Calif., to Parkersburg, W.V. I literally started out with a suitcase full of charts, including approach plates for the entire route.