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Article: August 2010 Readback

A specially equipped Flight Design CT Supralite is being used by the Duesseldorf Technical University’s Department of Volcanology to measure volcanic ash and assess problems for airliners. Top Stories

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: 10 Top Products

Year in, year out, up economy or down economy, enterprising aviation entrepreneurs always find new and exciting ways to get our juices flowing and our checking accounts draining.

Article: July 2010 Readback

Tecnam Twin FAA Certified The P2006T Tecnam Twin, which made its U.S. debut at 2009 EAA AirVenture, has received FAA certification. Top Stories

Article: June 2010 Readback

Evektor-Aerotechnik Company of the Czech Republic is celebrating its 40th anniversary. More than 1,000 Evektor aircraft fly in over 40 countries worldwide. Top Stories

Article: Top 12 Tech

So much has changed in aviation in the last 15 years. Never mind the fact that LSA and the sport pilot category have instigated innovation rivaled only by the “golden age” of aviation in the ’40s.

Article: May 2010 Readback

On January 29, the Lindbergh Foundation held a ceremony to formally donate a factory-new 180 hp A-1C Husky to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) at the KWS Wilson Hangar in Nairobi, Kenya.

Article: April 2010

Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication & Repair by Louis C. Dorworth, Ginger L. Gardiner and Greg M. Mellema (ASA, 2010, ISBN:...

Article: April 2010 Readback

Pilot Felix Baumgartner will attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound with his own body.

Article: March 2010

FAR/AIM 2010 by the FAA (Skyhorse Publishing, 2009, ISBN: 9781602397286). As all aviators know, the skies have no room for mistakes. In this...

Article: March 2010 Readback

In April 2009, Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam unveiled its P2008 high-wing LSA, which combines an advanced carbon-fiber fuselage with a metal wing and stabilator.

Article: Spot Satellite GPS Messenger

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

Article: January/February 2010 Readback

Britain’s Paul Bonhomme won the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship on October 4 in Barcelona, holding off defending champion Hannes Arch of Austria.

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: FlightPrep ChartBook

Over the years, we’ve reviewed quite a few electronic flight bags (EFBs) and other devices that have claimed to eliminate paper from the cockpit.

Article: December 2009 Readback

The EAA has announced that Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles, known for their emergency landing in the Hudson River, are the new co-chairmen of the EAA Young Eagles.

Article: PilotPlates & Reader Plates

Ten years ago, I started off on my first really long cross-country trip: a two-week flying vacation from my home base in Modesto, Calif., to Parkersburg, W.V. I literally started out with a suitcase full of charts, including approach plates for the...

Article: November 2009 Readback

A Mooney Acclaim M20TN took first prize in Category C of the Ultimate Challenge Air Race, held August 15 in South Africa.

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: Gear Up With BrightLine Bags

If you took one look at my airport car, you’d probably conclude that I’m not the most organized person in the world. If you...

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: October 2009 Readback

Diamond Aircraft has received FAA certification for its Austro Engine AE300. The jet-fuel-burning, 170 hp, turbodiesel piston engine offers single-lever thrust control and electronic engine management.

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: September 2009 Readback

Tour Aviation Chile guides pilots on self-fly tours in Cessna 172s and 182s throughout the scenic South American country. Top Stories

Article: Headset Guide: Technology Still Rules

When I came back to aviation after a 20-year absence, one of the biggest changes was headsets.

Article: August 2009 Readback

Nicolas Ivanoff of France won the second stop of the 2009 Red Bull Air Race World Championship (in San Diego, Calif.) on May 10, narrowing the distance between him and race championship leader Hannes Arch, who placed third after a bird strike cost him...

Article: July 2009 Readback

Article: Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck

Article: June 2009 Readback

The Terrafugia Transition proof-of-concept roadable aircraft...