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Article: Headsets Update 2014

We live in a time where there are over 30 brands of aviation headsets to choose from.

Article: Retrofit Roundup: 15 Hot Panel Upgrades

It's comical that when we look at an instrument panel today, the array of gear that would have launched waves of envy 10 years ago looks, sadly, like a thrift-store bargain.

Article: Sun ’n Fun Roundup 2014

Fantastic weather, thrilling shows by the Blue Angels, record-setting crowds and a visit from the governor: The 40th Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, held April 1-6 in Lakeland, Fla., had much to celebrate this year.

Article: Jets And Turboprops Buyer's Guide 2014

There are a few new models such as the Cessna M2, the Eclipse 550, and the HondaJet coming on line this year and a lot of incremental improvements being introduced. ...

Also labeled: Turboprops

Article: Adventure Aircraft Buyer's Guide 2014

Many adventure aircraft are among the most docile machines in the sky.

Also labeled: Adventure Aircraft

Article: Twin-Engine Pistons Buyer's Guide 2014

The market for piston twins will probably never die as long as the airlines continue to need pilots, and that need is predicted to become even more prevalent in the near future.

Also labeled: Piston Twins

Article: Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2014

The prognosis for single-engine sales in 2014 remains mixed, but there are signs of improving times.

Also labeled: Piston Singles

Article: Owners’ Analysis: Eclipse, Mustang & Phenom

Pilot reports can only tell you so much. Back in the glory days of aviation, when the industry was selling 18,000 units a year, manufacturers used to provide airplanes to magazines for several days or even a week for evaluation.

Article: 2013 LSA Buyer’s Guide

The economy is resurgent, and light sport has weathered the storm.

Article: Shopping In The Fast Lane

The market for turbine aircraft is slowly turning around, used inventories for many models are decreasing and some manufacturers are starting to cautiously ramp up production.

Also labeled: Turbine Singles, Turbine Twins

Article: ADS-B Buyers' Guide

By 2020, aircraft operating in airspace currently requiring a transponder must be equipped with a certified Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out transmitter, a key component of the FAA's NextGen Air Transportation System.

Article: Headsets: Choosing The Right Tool

The year 2013 brings with it subtle changes in the headset world. Aviation leader Peltor has been bought by 3M Corporation, and their aviation line has all but disappeared.

Also labeled: Headsets

Article: LSA Buyer’s Guide 2013

Perhaps the biggest LSA (light-sport aircraft) story this year invokes the letters FAA (the Federal Aviation Administration).

Also labeled: LSAs

Article: Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2013

Piston twins have gradually dwindled down to a precious few. Back in general aviation's mod

Also labeled: Piston Twins

Article: Piston Singles Buyer's Guide 2013

The good news for 2013 is that a new model was added to the production ranks late in 2012.

Also labeled: Piston Singles

Article: Soloy Cessna 206 Mark II

There's something that's both a little primeval and 21st century about starting a turbine engine.

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: 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.

Article: Co-Own A Plane!

There was one specific moment when I knew I had made the right decision to join an aircraft partnership.

Article: Headsets On Parade

It's ironic that even in a multimillion-dollar aircraft, the ultimate cockpit situational awareness comes through a pair of headsets that can be anything from an $80 pair of eBay budget buys to $1,100 ANR big-namers.

Article: The Lure Of The Backcountry

Hiding far beneath the surface of aviation's well-known conservative demeanor are those who find their flying excitement off the beaten path. ...

Article: Top 20 LSA

The sky isn't falling on the LSA phenomenon, though daily reports of global financial megadoom continue apace.

Article: Dream Machines

Whether you're just one lottery ticket away from your dream machine or you've got cash burning a hole in your pocket, turbine power is the ultimate way to go. ...

Article: Piston Twins Buyer's Guide 2012

Back in the '70s and '80s, there were nearly two dozen twins on the market.

Article: Piston Singles Buyer’s Guide 2012

Despite what some folks believed was a down economy for piston aircraft, there are still nearly four dozen models on the market, and all 11 manufacturers seem to be standing strong against the recession.

Article: 10 Sexiest Airplanes

We thought we were doing something really clever when we came up with the "10 Sexiest Airplanes" idea. It wasn't until we delved into making up the list that we came face-to-face with the need to define the term "sexy."

Article: Field Of Electric Dreams

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

Article: Choice Aftermarket Stops for Turboprops

American Aviation Inc. American Aviation at Coeur d'Alene Airport in Idaho offers modifications for Beechcraft King Airs, Piper Cheyennes and Cessna Conquests. ...

Article: Telex Ascend

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

Article: The Game Changer

In the relatively short span of aviation history, invention—usually driven by the necessity of war and/or competition—has accelerated the growth of aircraft performance at an amazing pace.