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, 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.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
With the introduction of the new S-1 and its adaptive, four-microphone sampling technology, Sennheiser sets a new headset standard
It's been a long time since I've been really excited about a headset.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
ADS-B, here and now
We’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
Daylight-compatible EFB for VFR and IFR
While 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
Since 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
Imagine 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
The 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
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.