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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...

Article: The New Peltor 9500 Digital Headset

Headsets are funny things. Even though there are scores of them on the market and their job is essentially the same, each headset has its own “personality” and unique feel. Among professional headsets, I’ve found that the “right” one is different for...

Article: Weather In The Cockpit

Article: May 2009 Readback

Article: April 2009 Readback

On January...

Article: Honeywell Bendix/King AV8OR

By now, almost every pilot has had some experience with a portable GPS unit, and the AV8OR does everything that you’ve come to expect from these devices, and more. Bendix/King’s new MFD integrates GPS, navigation database, graphical terrain and XM...

Article: JH Audio Aerous VX-Series Headsets

Article: Garmin 696: A Giant Leap Ahead

Article: March 2009 Readback

In...

Article: Choosing Your Handheld

Article: Headset How-To

Article: January/February 2009 Readback

Article: December 2008 Readback

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety A...