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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

Article: Hearing Loss: Could It Happen to You?

A 2008 study by hearing expert Sergei Kochkin found that 35 million Americans have permanent hearing impairment. A 2008 study by...

Article: A New Lease On Flying

He hasn’t been out of GA for very long, but as far as the developments he’s missed, nothing comes close to the strides made in avionics over the last few years.

Article: November 2010 Readback

The Pacific Prowler, a Texas-based nonprofit organization, is looking for GA pilots who can fly the group’s North American B-25 Mitchell bomber and a C-47 Gooney. Top Stories

Article: October 2010 Readback

The Bahamas has changed its rules to allow U.S.-based sport pilots to operate in its airspace. Top Stories ...

Article: 11 Best New Products

The heart and soul of civilization, if you buy the exhaustively researched conclusions in Matt Ridley’s top-selling book The Rational Optimist, has been trade between the world’s people, from the very beginnings of humankind’s first yearning to...

Article: Jeppesen VFR+GPS Charts

Since 1930, the standard paper navigation chart for VFR pilots has been the venerable sectional, originally produced by the Coast and Geodetic Survey, whose aviation department has since become the FAA’s National Aeronautical Chart Office (NACO). NACO...

Article: 20 New iPad Apps!

The iPad is slick, dazzling and infinitely upgradeable, with over 100,000 applications in Apple’s App Store.

Article: September 2010 Readback

Terrafugia has received an exemption from the FAA to grant the Transition LSA an additional 110 pounds, allowing for a maximum takeoff weight of 1,430 pounds. Top Stories

Article: August 2010 Readback

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

Article: Aspen Glow

The last of the AeroShell Aerobatic Team T-6s lets out a sonorous belch as its propeller spins to a stop, and I walk up to its hefty wing to meet Gene McNeely, slot pilot for the team.

Article: 10 Top Products

Year in, year out, up economy or down economy, enterprising aviation entrepreneurs always find new and exciting ways to get our juices flowing and our checking accounts draining.

Article: July 2010 Readback

Tecnam Twin FAA Certified The P2006T Tecnam Twin, which made its U.S. debut at 2009 EAA AirVenture, has received FAA certification. Top Stories

Article: June 2010 Readback

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

Article: Top 12 Tech

So much has changed in aviation in the last 15 years. Never mind the fact that LSA and the sport pilot category have instigated innovation rivaled only by the “golden age” of aviation in the ’40s.

Article: May 2010 Readback

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.

Article: Buyer’s Guide To Hangars, Doors And More

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.

Article: April 2010

Essentials of Advanced Composite Fabrication & Repair by Louis C. Dorworth, Ginger L. Gardiner and Greg M. Mellema (ASA, 2010, ISBN:...

Article: April 2010 Readback

Pilot Felix Baumgartner will attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound with his own body.