Ah, the flight bag. What, in the air-mail days, was a lowly canvas sack into which was stuffed a bedraggled map, a candy bar and a dime for a phone call if the weather got bad has become a cockpit staple.
On a recent cross-country on a busy day in the skies above California, I got a firsthand look into the importance of a good headset, and how a headset that’s good in one airplane might be completely wrong in another.
Not long ago, handheld devices for in-cockpit use broke down into neat categories: GPS moving-map units kept pilots from getting lost.
On November 10, the FAA certified the Tecnam P2006T, a four-seat piston twin aircraft. Top Stories ...
Light-sport aircraft pilots refusing to tolerate winter flying doldrums have a perfect outing: the first-ever LSA Fly-In to the Bahamas on December 10-12. Top Stories
We familiarly call them “George” or “Otto.” But Avidyne’s DFC90 autopilot makes a strong case for being called “Doctor” George or “Professor” Otto.
The Bahamas has changed its rules to allow U.S.-based sport pilots to operate in its airspace. Top Stories ...
When you’re flying over rough terrain or desolate areas, you tend to have certain thoughts.
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
Tecnam Twin FAA Certified The P2006T Tecnam Twin, which made its U.S. debut at 2009 EAA AirVenture, has received FAA certification. Top Stories
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
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.
UV damage, bird proliferation, easy warm ups, cleanliness, weatherproof loading, privacy and security—these are on the long list of reasons why you might decide to store your airplane indoors and out of the weather.
Pilot Felix Baumgartner will attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound with his own body.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Once upon a time, intrepid pilots rapped with their oil-stained, gloved knuckles on balky steam gauges; needles quivered unstuck, and all was right across the skies. ...
A Mooney Acclaim M20TN took first prize in Category C of the Ultimate Challenge Air Race, held August 15 in South Africa.
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.
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...
Avidyne’s Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck has been selected by Lancair International of Redmond, Ore., as an option for the Lancair Evolution aircraft.
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.
Tour Aviation Chile guides pilots on self-fly tours in Cessna 172s and 182s throughout the scenic South American country. Top Stories
When I came back to aviation after a 20-year absence, one of the biggest changes was headsets.