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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: 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: ForeFlight Mobile Version 4.0

In the brief time since its introduction, the iPad has become a runaway hit among pilots.

Article: Keeping It Real

I’m weaving my Bell Jet Ranger helicopter through the labyrinthine Hong Kong skyline.

Article: FlightPrep ChartBook-S

While we’ve yet to see any device that can completely replace paper charts, the latest version of FlightPrep’s ChartBook comes very close—at least in daylight. ...

Article: Flight Guide iEFB

Since our review of the Flight Guide iEFB in “Top 20 iPad Apps” [September 2010], we have taken a much closer look at this iPad app.

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: Adventure Pilot iFly 700

Imagine this: You’ve just launched on a trip to Las Vegas and have a magic sectional chart taped to your panel.

Also labeled: Pilot Supplies, Tech Talk

Article: Anywhere Map Quadra

At first glance there’s not much to the new Anywhere Map Quadra, but therein lies its considerable charm.

Also labeled: Columns, Gadgets, Navigation, Tech Talk

Article: Spidertracks Aviator & FleetPro

When you’re flying over rough terrain or desolate areas, you tend to have certain thoughts.

Also labeled: Columns, Navigation, Pilot Gear

Article: Garmin Aera

Pilots tend to be a fairly ethnocentric bunch. We think the world revolves around (under) us, and if it doesn’t, we all know it should. Pilots tend t...

Also labeled: Columns

Article: SolidFX FX10

For years, U.S. instrument pilots have had a choice between charts from the FAA’s National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) and from Jeppesen, the overwhelming choice among commercial pilots.

Article: Spot Satellite GPS Messenger

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

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: 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: 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: Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck

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: 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: Choosing Your Handheld

Article: December 2008 Readback

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety A...

Article: November 2008 Readback

Randall Fishman’s E...

Article: Tech Talk: Spot Satellite Personal Tracker

Article: October 2008 Readback

On July 30, 2008, the PiperJet made its...

Article: Control Vision Anywhere Map XP & ATC

For years now, Control...