More portable, more powerful, more plentiful: Pilots today have a growing choice of handheld avionics that make flying safer, more efficient and more enjoyable. ...
Four years ago, Adventure Pilot launched the first in their iFly series of handheld moving-map GPS devices.
Time matters, and in today's fast-paced world, Internet connectivity can be vital.
ForeFlight is a classic American success story and a proven innovator in the world of aviation. I
Who would've dreamed even 10 years ago that you could wear a full-featured WAAS GPS navigator on your wrist?
If somebody's listening, we aviators are happy to talk about our aerial adventures, and we love to spend time with other pilots, obsessing over modifications, the latest cockpit goodies or comparing notes on techniques and procedures.
The DeLorme inReach SE isn't designed to be used in an airplane, but it can provide text messaging and tracking.
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....
When German manufacturer Sennheiser created their Digital Adaptive S1 headset a few years ago, they had a hit on their hands.
The iLevil SW from Levil Technology Corp.
I knew this headset was different the minute I took it out of the box.
Spring without the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo would be like Christmas without Santa, LSA without Rotax, GA without Cessna and Piper ...
In October 2012, I updated you here on the latest enhancements for the revolutionary, portable, affordable ($750), iFly 720 moving-map GPS. ...
Fortunately, airplanes don't deal much in real mousetraps, but every once in a while, someone comes along and invents a better one.
Connect a headset to your iPad?
Twenty-first-century private pilots benefit enormously from technologies like GPS, WAAS and iPads.
Two years ago, I came across a new avionics company: Adventure Pilot.
I must own seven or eight different flight bags.
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.
As pilots, we always want to tell everyone about our latest flying endeavors, whether it's a cross-country adventure or our best-ever landing. ...
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.
Smarter, faster and ever smaller, handheld devices for aviation are undergoing a revolution that surpasses anything we've seen before.
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.
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. ...
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.
It's hard to believe that the iPad was introduced just in 2010. With an estimated 60 million iPads sold since Apple introduced it two years ago, no other device in history has influenced our world the way this clean little tablet computer has.
For no less than 50 years, pilots have relied on the Flight Guide Airport and Frequency Manual for airport information while flying cross-country. ...
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.
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. ...
Orange plastic barrier fences and blue tent tops shiver in the light breeze.