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Article: Apex Edge Series KSN 770

For many years, Bendix/King (a division of...

Article: High-Tech Buyer's Guide

An interesting trend has...

Article: Tech Talk: Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology

­If there ever was a cross between a computer game and the real world, it was laid out on the panel before me. I was at the 2008 Sun ’n Fun Fly-In in...

Article: Flying the G1000 IFR Like the Pros!

Flying the...

Article: Heads Up On Headsets

Aviation headsets—now that’s a topic that’s...

Article: Aspen Evolution EFD1000 Pilot/Pro PFD

Owners and pilots of...

Article: Lightspeed Zulu

I first learned about the Lightspeed Zulu from a...

Article: Flight Guide Online

Flight Guide Online, by Airguide...

Article: Home Sims Fly To New Levels

The world of flight simulation has...

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: Buyer's Guide: The New Headsets

Over the last decade,...

Also labeled: Buyer's Guide, Headsets

Article: SureCheck TrafficScope VRX

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

Also labeled: Handheld Avionics, Navigation

Article: Zaon PCAS XRX

Zaon’s PCAS (portable collision-avoidance system) XRX is “the first...

Also labeled: Avionics

Article: Handheld Avionics

I’m sold on the concept that using portable avionics in the cockpit will make the flying experience safer and m...

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: Handheld Avionics, Navigation

Article: Just Tires?

When we were student pilots, we were told to ...

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: Handheld Avionics, Navigation

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: Thunderstorms: Managing The Risk

It was June 1977, and I had climbed out of Reading, Pa., in a new Rockwell...

Article: Products to Watch

I love the aviation industry; it’s always innovating and producing newer and better things to help us fly faster/smarter/better/safer, etc. When Plane & Pilot asked me to subjectively investigate “what’s cool and what’s new,” I jumped at the...

Also labeled: New Products

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: Handheld Avionics, Navigation

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: TKS Ice Protection

Publishing an aviation magazine can be a lot ...

Article: Bright Idea!

Every pilot knows...

Also labeled: Altitude Indicators, Safety

Article: High Test Flying

I’m fortunate to be able to fly a late-model Bonanza ...

Article: Garmin GPSMAP 396

Fourteen years ago, when I...

Also labeled: Handheld Avionics, Navigation