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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, 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.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

SkyVision Xtreme


ADS-B, here and now



SkyVision XtremeWe’ve been promised and warned it’s coming. Now, ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast), cornerstone of NextGen navigation, is here.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

FlightPrep ChartBook-S


Daylight-compatible EFB for VFR and IFR



FlightPrep ChartBook-SWhile we’ve yet to see any device that can completely replace paper charts, the latest version of FlightPrep’s ChartBook comes very close—at least in daylight.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Flight Guide iEFB


An iPad app that will radically change your cross-country flights



Flight Guide iEFBSince our review of the Flight Guide iEFB in “Top 20 iPad Apps” [September 2010], we have taken a much closer look at this iPad app.
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Adventure Pilot iFly 700


Handheld, sectional-chart, moving-map GPS



Adventure Pilot iFly 700Imagine this: You’ve just launched on a trip to Las Vegas and have a magic sectional chart taped to your panel.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

11 Best New Products


Innovation continues to drive GA’s heart and soul



11 Best New ProductsThe heart and soul of civilization, if you buy the exhaustively researched conclusions in Matt Ridley’s top-selling book The Rational Optimist, has been trade between the world’s people, from the very beginnings of humankind’s first yearning to explore and occupy the far horizons of planet Earth.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Anywhere Map Quadra


A trendsetter in portable navigators



Anywhere Map QuadraAt 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



Spidertracks Aviator & FleetProWhen 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



20 New iPad Apps!The iPad is slick, dazzling and infinitely upgradeable, with over 100,000 applications in Apple’s App Store.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Aspen Glow


With Aspen Avionics’ multi-unit flight display, you can go all-glass on a budget



Aspen GlowThe 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

Garmin Aera


Touch screen comes to GPS



Garmin AeraPilots 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

SolidFX FX10


Portable aviation information manager



SolidFX FX10For 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



Spot Satellite GPS MessengerOn long cross-country flights, I always bring my Spot Personal Tracker along.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

AV8OR Ace


With its touch-screen interface and loads of new features, the AV8OR Ace is a winner



AV8OR AceWe’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

FlightPrep ChartBook


A digital replacement for most cockpit paper (but keep your clearance pad!)



FlightPrep ChartBookOver the years, we’ve reviewed quite a few electronic flight bags (EFBs) and other devices that have claimed to eliminate paper from the cockpit.