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Article: A Portable Feast

More portable, more powerful, more plentiful: Pilots today have a growing choice of handheld avionics that make flying safer, more efficient and more enjoyable. ...

Article: The Hot 10 Spring Roundup

Spring without the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo would be like Christmas without Santa, LSA without Rotax, GA without Cessna and Piper ...

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: Aviation Apps

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.

Article: Aviation Handhelds

Not long ago, handheld devices for in-cockpit use broke down into neat categories: GPS moving-map units kept pilots from getting lost.

Article: Garmin 696: A Giant Leap Ahead

Article: Choosing Your Handheld

Article: Emergency Locator Transmitters

Like most of you, I've been flying with one or another ELT for years, hoping I'd never have a reason to use one. In truth, I took them for granted, assuming the technology would save my life if it ever became necessary.

Article: Buyer's Guide: Gotta-Have-It Cockpit Gear

Believe it or not, there are still lots of pilots out there who are flying without a GPS. There are many portables, such as the Airmap 500, Garmin 196 and 295 and the Skymap IIIC, that will not only make flight navigation easier, but also help you find...

Article: SureCheck TrafficScope VRX

For those of us who routinely fly in busy airspace, the...

Also labeled: Navigation, Pilot Supplies

Article: Mastering The Panel-Mounted GPS Part 1: VFR Use

Learning to use even one ...

Article: Garmin GPSmap 296

I count myself lucky that I’m allowed to fly with virtually all t...

Also labeled: Navigation, Pilot Supplies

Article: Mastering The Panel-Mounted GPS Part 2

Article: AvMap/Navigation’s EKP-IV GPS

AvMap’s EKP-IV—which is an enhanced version of its predecessor, called the EKP-IIIC—can most likely best be described as the Rolls-Royce of portable GPS units for in-cockpit use. It’s bigger than your...

Also labeled: Navigation, Pilot Supplies

Article: 10+ Most Useful Cockpit Gadgets

Almost every pilot searches for the right tools to make any flight a safe and enjoyable one. Whether...

Article: Great Handheld Gadgets!

Most airplanes in the...

Article: Mercury Computer Systems VistaNav

If you’re like me—a pilot who mainly flies airplanes with “steam gauge” instruments that look increasingly out of date—you probably salivate over the glass flight decks that are common in new airplanes. Even the latest (smallest) singles from Cessna...

Also labeled: Navigation, Pilot Supplies

Article: Face Weather With More Confidence

The trip was to be a long one: Watsonville, Calif., to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was supposed to take...

Article: Garmin GPSMAP 396

Fourteen years ago, when I...

Also labeled: Navigation, Pilot Supplies