The latest iteration of the app gives pilots several great new features… but there’s one that’ll really make you grin.
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more delivered straight to you! ForeFlight’s latest version of its app, ForeFlight 10, has dropped and it raises the bar in the app game yet again with features that add real quality of life improvements for the user. I’ll save the best for more »
New and useful gear and supplies for general aviation pilots.
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for reviews on the latest aviation gear! 360fly 4K Video Camera Capturing 360-degree video footage just got a lot easier thanks to the 360fly 4K ($499.99) camera. Packaged in a sleek black eye-ball design, the 360fly delivers both style and functionality for adventurers looking to record their experiences in more »
Innovative lightweight product targets jet and turboprop cockpits.
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and more delivered to you! At an invitation only press event two weeks ago, Bose announced a new headset, designed for pro pilots who fly turbine aircraft. The lightweight and comfortable—we tried it!—new ProFlight headset is FAA TSO’ed (an FAA requirement for most commercial planes) more »
Sporty’s Air Scan Aviation Scanner Lots of pilots like to listen in on ATC transmissions when they’re at home or in the hangar, and handheld air band scanners are a great way to do that. But they have their limitations, most notably a lot of dead airtime between transmissions. With its ingenious new Air Scan more »
From finding airports to planning flights, this augmented reality app is a wealth of useful information
Augmented reality apps, like FlyQ InSight from Seattle Avionics, are just beginning to take off in the aviation world. InSight overlays a view of the real world with data—in real time—just by turning on the mobile app (on either a smartphone or tablet) and pointing the device at the scenery. Using the device’s camera—to show more »
Check out some of the coolest aviation products from 2017!
Lightspeed Zulu 3 It might seem as though Lightspeed has been around forever, but compared to most of its headset competitors, it’s a newbie. That hasn’t stopped the company from continuing to up its game and, to its great credit, try new things, too. The Zulu 3 ($850) active noise canceling headset, introduced early in more »
The latest products from the flight training leader are its best and most integrated yet
Sporty’s, the company that has made its name for more than 50 years with an ever-increasing number of ever more technologically advanced training products, has spent the last year-plus overhauling its most popular courses by updating the video to 4K, so it’s even better quality than many of us can even display right now (the more »
F-4 Phantom II Engine Blade The F-4 Phantom II Engine Blade ($120) is a little piece of aviation history. This isn’t a replica—it’s the actual blade of a General Electric J79 turbojet engine that once kept a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter jet airborne. As one would expect from a piece of metal that more »
Electronic E6B Flight Computer From weight and balance to navigation, the Sporty’s Electronic E6B Flight Computer ($59.95) is designed to make quick, accurate flight planning calculations simple for longtime pilots and flight students alike. In addition to 20 temperature, weight, distance and pressure conversions, it has 24 separate aviation-related functions. These include calculations for crosswinds, more »
Garmin D2 Charlie Pilot Watch Since it introduced the first model five years ago, the Garmin D2 (for “Direct To”) has been a popular item for the company, and every year or two it comes out with a new model that’s slimmer, better looking and more feature-rich. This year’s D2 watch is up to Charlie more »
Handheld devices give pilots a way to ensure that, if they survive a crash, searchers will be able to find them, and quickly
Nobody really wants to think about what happens when their plane goes down, but, as pilots, it’s our job to plan for every eventuality. According to the most recent data available from the NTSB, only about 19 percent of general aviation accidents are fatal. That gives you roughly a four in five chance of surviving more »
Brimstone Laptop Fire Containment Bag These days, nobody leaves their personal electronic devices at home. While uncommon, the lithium-ion batteries powering many devices have been known to catch fire. The Brimstone Laptop Fire Containment Bag ($595) provides protection in case that happens in the cockpit. Just put the overheating device into the bag and seal more »
A new flight training ground school option that does things a little differently
Learning the basics of aviation is anything but easy, especially for people coming to aviation with little to no knowledge of how our complex corner of the world works. Don’t believe it? Just crack open the FARs for a second and discover how much you’ve forgotten or never knew. Taking all of that knowledge and more »
Surprise: Garmin Now Makes HuDs Available on the new Cessna Citation Longitude, the Garmin Head-up Display is an eye-opening product in a number of ways. At the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, Garmin unveiled its first head-up display. The first plane to get the new HuD will be the Cessna more »
Dipstick Removal Tool Nobody wants to spend valuable flight time standing on the ramp struggling with an oil dipstick that the helpful individual who took the plane out flying earlier secured past the point of usability. The Dipstick Removal Tool ($14.95) is there to help. The removal tool slots easily over the dipstick cap, providing more »
Garmin inReach Explorer You can stay in touch no matter where you travel with the Garmin inReach Explorer ($449.99). Making use of the Iridium satellite constellation, it offers two-way text messaging, location sharing and interactive emergency assistance anywhere on the globe. The Explorer’s built-in GPS provides on-map guidance and allows you to create waypoints, mark more »
Smart Anchor Tie-Down Kit Securing a plane off the tarmac can be a bit of a hassle without the right equipment. At just 8 pounds, the Smart Anchor Tie Down Kit ($79.95) provides a lightweight, easily portable solution. The three-pin anchoring system and unique swivel design enable the user to set tie-down points either vertically more »
Here’s why it’s a revolutionary, not evolutionary, headset
One thing good about having an older airplane with a big engine is that its noisy cockpit is a great laboratory for trying out headsets. I went flying the past couple of days expressly to try out the new Lightspeed Zulu 3 active noise canceling headset, introduced just last month. I was expecting a good more »