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Article: Avionics Academy: Which Data Link Should You Get For ADS-B Out?

A local pilot who reads these columns recently called me for advice.

Article: APPS For Aviators

It's no secret that iPads—and tablet computers in general—have revolu­tionized aviation in much the same way that GPS navigation has. ...

Article: Avionics Academy: How Will The FAA Monitor ADS-B Compliance?

It's actually easier to answer the second part of that question than the first.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Avionics Academy: Why Panel-Mount (TSO) Avionics Cost So Much

The answer has a lot to do with the way the avionics industry has developed in the last century.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Avionics Academy: Planning For Avionic Obsolescence

That's just one symptom of a larger problem—modern avionics simply can't be expected to last as long as old radio stacks.

Also labeled: Columns, Pilot Talk

Article: Touch-Screen Baron

David Shaw is a bit of a perfectionist. His hangar has a wide collection of tools and parts, and all are neatly arranged.

Article: ADS-B Coming To A Panel Near You

As we ease into 2015, we're less than five years away from the 2020 mandate that will require all aircraft operating in class A, B or C airspace (and Class E airspace at and above 10,000 ft. MSL) in the contiguous U.S. to be equipped with a certified...

Also labeled: Features, Gear, What's New

Article: What Good Is ADS-B Out?

What good is ADS-B Out, and why is the FAA adding a requirement for it?

Also labeled: Pilot Talk, What's New

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. ...