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New aviation products help you fly faster, smarter, better and faster. Read our reviews of new products for general aviation pilots and improve the functionality of your cockpit.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

July 2012 Readback




July 2012 ReadbackThe Cirrus Vision SF50 personal-jet program is fully funded through certification and initial production, thanks to a major investment by its new owner, CAIGA.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ADS-B Weather In The Cockpit


Sporty’s Stratus with ForeFlight 4.5 for iPad



ADS-B Weather In The CockpitMore than 15 years ago, I found a public-domain app for the late, lamented Palm VII (one of the first pocket-sized wireless digital gizmos) that would let me call up NEXRAD weather radar graphics.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

More Sun, More Fun!


Our roundup of the cool, exciting and notable from Sun ’n Fun 2012



More Sun, More Fun!Last year: tornados and wrecked airplanes. This year: sun. Way sun. What a glorious week. Temps in the '80s. Refreshing breezes everyday. Billowy cotton-ball clouds and only one minor afternoon thunderstorm.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

June 2012 Readback




June 2012 ReadbackThe Redbird Skyport fleet has expanded with the addition of a new, customized Piper PA-44 Seminole delivered at Sun 'n Fun.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

May 2012 Readback




May 2012 ReadbackAn evolution of the Rotax 912 engine, the new Rotax 912 iS engine from BRP utilizes a modern fuel-injection system and digital engine control unit to ensure optimal fuel and air mixture at any altitude, lower operating costs and CO2 emission reduction.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

April 2012 Readback




April 2012 ReadbackTecnam announced the successful first flight of its latest edition to the Tecnam P92 family of aircraft, the Tecnam P92 Tail Dragger. U.S. customers will be able to choose from two engines: the Rotax 912ULS2 and the Lycoming O-233.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

March 2012 Readback




March 2012 ReadbackThe Khaki Flight Timer, Hamilton's new pilot watch designed with Swiss helicopter rescue and transport service Air Zermatt, was officially launched in the ski village of Zermatt, Switzerland, in December 2011.
Monday, December 5, 2011

January/February 2012 Readback




January/February 2012 ReadbackRemos Aircraft CEO Theo Paeffgen has completed a series of site visits to all North American dealers
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

December 2011 Readback




December 2011 ReadbackHawker Beechcraft is incorporating new interiors in its Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza airplanes. The new interiors improve cabin comfort and functionality, and feature an automatic climate-control system and an LED external lighting package.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Field Of Electric Dreams


If you fund it, they will come—and change the world



Field Of Electric DreamsOrange plastic barrier fences and blue tent tops shiver in the light breeze.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Upgrading Your Instrument Panel


Panel-mount retrofit buyer’s guide



Upgrading Your Instrument PanelThe majority of airplanes in the general- aviation fleet were built before glass panels and digital displays became standard equipment.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

November 2011 Readback




November 2011 ReadbackSportairUSA, a U.S. marketer and distributor of light-sport aircraft, announced price reductions in the entire Zlin Savage line of aircraft.
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

October 2011 Readback




October 2011 ReadbackThis year, Rotax Aircraft is celebrating 40,000 912/914 four-stroke engines and the 15th anniversary of the 914 line.
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, August 23, 2011

Aspen Has Connections


Aspen’s latest product emphasizes connectivity



Aspen Has ConnectionsIt’s becoming an interactive world. Like many of you, I own an airplane that’s a legitimate antique but that will probably outlive me.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Oshkosh 2011


Inventive ingenuity triumphs again



Oshkosh 2011Economies rise and fall like ocean waves. Headlines blare about this debt crisis and that stock market selloff, and through it all we keep on keeping on: That’s what humans do.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

September 2011 Readback




September 2011 ReadbackThe Cirrus SR20 has been selected as the aircraft of choice for the U.S. Air Force Academy's Powered Flight Program.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Next Step In Glass Panels


Garmin’s new G2000 flat-panel display introduces total touch screen—almost



The Next Step In Glass PanelsPilots who attended the 2011 Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla., were introduced to the newest generation of Garmin avionics installed in the Cessna Corvalis 400TTX.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

August 2011 Readback




August 2011 ReadbackGoodyear is working with German manufacturer ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik to build three new blimps beginning in 2013.