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Article: A New Lease On Flying

He hasn’t been out of GA for very long, but as far as the developments he’s missed, nothing comes close to the strides made in avionics over the last few years.

Article: Aspen Glow

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.

Article: SolidFX FX10

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.

Article: Spot Satellite GPS Messenger

On long cross-country flights, I always bring my Spot Personal Tracker along. On long cross-country flights,...

Article: AV8OR Ace

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...

Article: The LSA Glass Menagerie

Once upon a time, intrepid pilots rapped with their oil-stained, gloved knuckles on balky steam gauges; needles quivered unstuck, and all was right across the skies. ...

Article: Best Handheld Products!

Like many pilots, I carry a little insurance against the possibility of an alternator failure. I have a portable GPS on my Skylane’s yoke, a handheld VHF NAV/COM in a seat-back pocket and a cell phone where I can reach it.

Article: Beyerdynamic HS 600 DANR Headset

There still are a few older pilots who fly without headsets—and most have hearing damage as a direct result.

Article: 21st-Century Technology For Every Cockpit!

The world of panel-mount avionics has changed almost beyond recognition in the past 10 years, with glass panels and digital displays rapidly taking over from the “steam gauges” of the 20th century.

Article: Honeywell’s KFD 840

Eight pounds. Doesn’t sound like much. But aviators understand the significance of weight—particularly decreasing it. Eight pounds. Doesn’t sound like much....

Article: Qref Books & Checklists

For most general aviation pilots today, a GPS is standard equipment, whether it’s in the panel, on a yoke mount or in a flight bag as a backup device. For m...

Article: Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck

Article: Tech Talk: Garmin G600 Glass Panel

Article: Flight Management Systems

Airline and bizjet pilots have been using flight management system (FMS) technology for...

Article: Top New Products

Article: Synthetic Vision

Over the past decade, new...

Article: High-Tech Buyer's Guide

An interesting trend has...

Article: Cirrus Perspective

When the engineers at Cirrus Skunk Works branded the...

Article: Aviat Husky A-1C

The lights of Lakeland, Fla., sparkle a thousand feet...

Article: Ab Initio Training With A Touch Of Glass

If you were to drive across the country, you could point your car in the right direction and eventually you’d get to your destination, though perhaps not by a straight-line route. Before leaving, you’d need to consult a map to ensure that you’re headi...

Article: Redressing A Skylane: Project 182, Part II

Someone in the aircraft...

Article: Project 182, Part I

Here at Plane & Pilot, we seem to enjoy...

Article: Flight Guide Online

Flight Guide Online, by Airguide...

Article: Zaon PCAS XRX

Zaon’s PCAS (portable collision-avoidance system) XRX is “the first...

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Article: Staying Safe

Remember when CB radios were actually useful? Like CBs...

Article: Synthetic Vision

For instrument flight, the glass panels that are increasingly common in...

Article: October 2007 Readback

More than 560,000 visitors and 10,000 airplanes...

Article: November 2007 Readback

After introducing the 300 Knot Club, Columbia...

Article: Handheld Avionics

I’m sold on the concept that using portable avionics in the cockpit will make the flying experience safer and m...

Article: Buyer’s Guide: The Active Pilot’s Flight Bag

Flight bags have certainly changed over the years, but what has changed most is what today’s pilots...