Here is Plane & Pilot’s round up of the newest and most interesting gear and products for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Robinson R66 Cargo Hook The recently FAA-approved Robinson cargo hook gives R66 fliers the ability to carry heavy external loads—up to 1,200 pounds’ worthwhile easily managing them from the cockpit. Thanks to the presence more »
Examining the ups and downs of Garmin’s revolutionary retrofit autopilot system.
Over the past couple of decades and change, I’ve flown behind a staggering variety of autopilots, from the always-active Mooney positive control, single-axis “wing-leveler” model to the remarkably sophisticated autoflight system in the Boeing 777, which will autoland the airplane in conditions too low for a human pilot to see to even taxi back to more »
There are a number of good options for owners of CJs and King Airs to consider.
Last week we ran a story in which we discussed a big announcement by Avidyne at NBAA of a new ADS-B solution package utilizing its IFD 550 multifunction navigator as a solution to the ADS-B equipage mandate. In the story, entitled, Did Avidyne Strike Gold At NBAA?, we outlined Avidyne’s package, which included the aforementioned more »
As soon as CitationJet and King Air owners started hearing about the so-called G.L.A.S. package, they began to overrun Avidyne’s NBAA exhibit space.
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! ADS-B are four letters (and a hyphen) that strike fear into the hearts of aircraft owners, at least those who have yet to equip their birds with the next-gen surveillance gear, which the FAA is mandating be in more »
Gear and products for pilots and aviation enthusiasts.
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! Check out some of the latest gear, products, and equipment for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger The SPOT X 2-way satellite messenger is geared toward helping travelers stay safe and keep in touch more »
The app, which runs on phones or tablets, on iOS or Android, will amaze you with its features, flyability and stunning realism.
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! The most popular flight simulator in the world is X-Plane, but for those folks who don’t want to be tethered to their computer, there’s a powerful and rewarding alternative, Infinite Flight, a flight sim you can play on more »
Plus, the company has a first-of-its-kind upgrade program.
Get the latest news and notes from EAA AirVenture 2018 by signing up for our newsletter. At the company’s Oshkosh press conference, Aspen Avionics president and CEO John Uczekaj announced a new lineup of electronic flight displays that in at least one important detail changes the way that avionics companies do business with the FAA. more »
The emerging flat-panel solution for Part 23 and Experimentals is long on features and affordable, too.
Sign up for our newsletter for the latest news from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh2018! Bendix-King was showing off its AeroVue Touch suite at OSH this week and has now firmed up the pricing for the glass panel suite, which includes the 10.1-inch display and the controller, the ADAHRS sensors, the system controller and the magnetometer, all more »
Features include extensive aviation and non-aviation goodness.
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! Garmin on Sunday introduced a new lineup of their popular D2 aviation watches, including one that has a first-ever feature for an aviation watch. (“D2,” in case you were wondering, stands for “Direct To,” so changing it to more »
Is it possible to have a perfect weather week at OSH? We’ll find out.
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more delivered straight to you! Oshkosh AirVenture 2018 got off to a grey start on Sunday, the day before the official start, and very few airplanes got into Wittman Regional until skies began to clear in the early mid-afternoon. And once they did, more »
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more! These are official summaries from the NTSB. They are printed in their entirety and verbatim. CESSNA 172N Moss Beach, CA Injuries: 1 fatal, 1 serious The private pilot and a passenger were approaching the airport to land with a 70° right crosswind more »
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and more! Few accessories are as essential in the cockpit as a reliable headset. While a sub-par model can direct attention away from more pressing matters in the cockpit, a great headset lets you focus on what’s important while also more »