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Article: Something Xtra Special

For years, GA manufacturers have left the upgrade aftermarket to STC (supplemental type certificate) holders and mod shops—the entities that developed or acquired an approved process of altering a certificated aircraft, and aircraft repair stations t...

Article: Oshkosh 2011

Economies rise and fall like ocean waves. Headlines blare about this debt crisis and that stock market selloff, and through it all we keep on keeping on: That’s what humans do.

Article: Masters Of Glass: LSA Avionics Roundup

The economy hasn't dampened the resolve or enthusiasm of the avionics industry, which continues its feverish develop-ment of ever-more-spectacular instrumentation to help us fly with greater awareness, safety and simplicity.

Article: September 2011 Readback

The Cirrus SR20 has been selected as the aircraft of choice for the U.S. Air Force Academy's Powered Flight Program. Air Force Selects Cirrus

Article: ForeFlight Mobile Version 4.0

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

Article: The Next Step In Glass Panels

Pilots who attended the 2011 Sun 'n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla., were introduced to the newest generation of Garmin avionics installed in the Cessna Corvalis 400TTX. ...

Article: Sennheiser S-1

It's been a long time since I've been really excited about a headset.

Article: August 2011 Readback

Goodyear is working with German manufacturer ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik to build three new blimps beginning in 2013. New Zeppelin Airships For Goodyear

Article: It’s The Little Things: Refurbishing On A Dime

With recent news of declining new-aircraft sales, it's pretty clear that we may be in it for the long haul when it comes to a full economic recovery. ...

Article: Easy Ownership: The Great LSA

Herewith, the Essential Question: What's great about owning and flying an LSA?

Article: July 2011 Readback

A new promotion has launched to encourage pilots who have left the market in the past few years to return to being active pilots. Top Stories

Article: Garmin Introduces The Touch-Screen 650 And 750

I've been fortunate to have access to many of the avionics innovations introduced in the last 40 years. (function(){ var flashvars = {affiliateSiteId:"85996", widgetId:"108329", mediaType_mediaID:"video_1589425",...

Article: Great New Products!

In the middle of the best of Spring Break air show times it became, for a day, the very worst of times.

Article: June 2011 Readback

At Sun ’n Fun, American Legend Aircraft introduced their new Super Legend, the latest in their lineup of two-place sport aircraft. Top Stories

Article: The Best Of Books And Training Kits

Once upon a time in aviation, studying for the written and practical exams was anything but easy or convenient. Most likely, you'd sign up for ground school ...

Article: May 2011 Readback

In a milestone development, Cirrus announced that Cirrus Aircraft will be sold to China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. (CAIGA). Top Stories

Article: Keeping It Real

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

Article: April 2011 Readback

A firefighting department based at 8,300 feet in the Ecuadorian Andes has acquired a Flight Design CTLS light-sport aircraft as its aerial support unit. Top Stories

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: March 2011 Readback

Aircraft has sold six Piper Seminole multi-engine aircraft to Airline Transport Professionals (ATP), for airline pilot training. Top Stories

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: The Flight Bag Is A Pilot's Best Friend

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.

Article: Headsets: The Critical Component

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.

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: January/February 2011 Readback

On November 10, the FAA certified the Tecnam P2006T, a four-seat piston twin aircraft. Top Stories ...

Article: December 2010

Fly Navy by Erik Hildebrandt (Vultures Row, 2010, ISBN: 0967404088). This coffee-table picture book commemorates 100 years of naval aviation with...

Article: 2010 Grab Bag

Get a bunch of pilots together, and the talk will eventually turn to gear. Aviators tend to be folks who embrace technology, or at least the technology that centers on aviation.

Also labeled: Features, Gear, New Products

Article: December 2010 Readback

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

Article: Advanced-Degree Autopilot

We familiarly call them “George” or “Otto.” But Avidyne’s DFC90 autopilot makes a strong case for being called “Doctor” George or “Professor” Otto.

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: Handheld Gadgets, Tech Talk