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Article: NextGen ADS-B Update 2014

I've been covering the development of ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance–broadcast) technology for quite a while, and my advice to readers has been the same as what I was planning.

Article: DeLorme inReach SE

The DeLorme inReach SE isn't designed to be used in an airplane, but it can provide text messaging and tracking.

Also labeled: Gadgets, Pilot Supplies, Tech Talk

Article: ADS-B From Portable Equipment

For 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....

Also labeled: Gadgets, Pilot Supplies, Tech Talk

Article: Sennheiser S1 Noisegard

When German manufacturer Sennheiser created their Digital Adaptive S1 headset a few years ago, they had a hit on their hands.

Also labeled: Gadgets, Pilot Supplies

Article: iLevil SW

The iLevil SW from Levil Technology Corp.

Also labeled: Gadgets, Pilot Supplies, Tech Talk

Article: David Clark DC PRO-X Headset

I knew this headset was different the minute I took it out of the box.

Also labeled: Gadgets, Pilot Supplies, Tech Talk

Article: No Ghosts In The Air…No Privacy, Either!

After speaking with people in a position to know how the system works, now I can confirm that ADS-B won't make U.S. airspace less secure—far from it. ...

Article: Dual Electronics XGPS170

With deployment of ground stations for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), part of the FAA's Next Generation air traffic control system well underway. ...

Also labeled: Features, Gear, Tech Talk

Article: Bendix/King Update

The name "Bendix/King" conjures up a long legacy in aviation.

Also labeled: Aviation News, Glass Cockpits

Article: A Visit With Aspen Avionics

On a vast mesa west of Albuquerque, N.M., where the signs of civilization begin to dim, the terrain looks not unlike the surface of Mars.

Article: Lightspeed FlightLink For Zulu.2

Connect a headset to your iPad?

Article: Dynon D1 Pocket Panel

Twenty-first-century private pilots benefit enormously from technologies like GPS, WAAS and iPads.

Article: Garmin’s GDL-39 ADS-B Receiver

One of the truly outstanding benefits of shows such as Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., and AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., is that pilots have the opportunity to examine and often get some hands-on experience with many of the latest technologies in avionics....

Article: iFly 720

Two years ago, I came across a new avionics company: Adventure Pilot.

Article: Flight Bag For All Needs

I must own seven or eight different flight bags.

Article: Sennheiser S1 Passive

I 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.

Article: iFlightPlanner For iPad By Sennheiser

For 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.

Article: Handheld Buyer’s Guide

Smarter, faster and ever smaller, handheld devices for aviation are undergoing a revolution that surpasses anything we've seen before.

Article: ADS-B Weather In The Cockpit

More 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.

Article: AvMap EKP-V

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. ...

Article: Flight Guide iEFB For iPad Version 4.1

For no less than 50 years, pilots have relied on the Flight Guide Airport and Frequency Manual for airport information while flying cross-country. ...

Article: Control Vision Anywhere Map Septa

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. ...

Article: Field Of Electric Dreams

Orange plastic barrier fences and blue tent tops shiver in the light breeze.

Article: Upgrading Your Instrument Panel

The majority of airplanes in the general- aviation fleet were built before glass panels and digital displays became standard equipment.

Article: Telex Ascend

Among turbine pilots, Telex makes some of the most popular headsets in the world.

Article: Rugged Radios RA950

One market segment generally ignored in aviation-headset makers is the rough-and-tumble world of flight schools and industrial operations.

Article: Aspen Has Connections

It’s becoming an interactive world. Like many of you, I own an airplane that’s a legitimate antique but that will probably outlive me.

Article: ForeFlight Mobile Version 4.0

In the brief time since its introduction, the iPad has become a runaway hit among pilots.

Article: The Next Step In Glass Panels

Pilots 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. ...

Article: Advanced-Degree Autopilot

We familiarly call them “George” or “Otto.” But Avidyne’s DFC90 autopilot makes a strong case for being called “Doctor” George or “Professor” Otto.