The drop-dead date for being ADS-B Out equipped is Jan. 1, 2020. Here's what you need to know.
We’re here to answer your ADS-B questions, and we know what they are, as well as what they aren’t. We’re starting with the latter. You already know that the deadline is near. In a matter of months. You already know what you need to do. Install ADS-B Out in your plane. You already know what more »
New gear and products for pilots and aviation enthusiasts.
Blue Angels Cologne This fragrant cologne from the Blue Angels demonstration team allows aviation buffs to stay fresh while also celebrating one of the most venerable aerobatic teams in U.S. aviation. The cologne features citrus and aquatic notes and comes in a custom glass spray bottle with the team’s classic blue and gold colors as more »
Garmin has announced FAA approvals for the installation of its new lower-cost autopilots in some popular airplanes.
Garmin has announced FAA approvals for the installation of its new lower-cost autopilots in some popular airplanes. The company’s GFC 500 got the okay for a host of Mooneys (Models J, K, M, R and S) and for the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza (models 36, A36 and A36TC). Its GFC 600 model autopilot aslo won FAA more »
The introduction of a number of products by the GA avionics giant gives owners of light GA planes many new and more affordable options.
At the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in early April, it was like old times. I climbed into a Grumman Tiger, just like one I flew as my regular ride some 20 years ago (and loved a lot). But this wasn’t that Tiger. This particular bird was the best-equipped Grumman Tiger in the world. Ever. The more »
See what new items designed for pilots and aviation enthusiasts are hitting the market.
In each issue of Plane & Pilot magazine, we feature new gear and products we believe pilots and aviation enthusiasts will want or need. In our May 2019 edition, we featured the Breitling Aviator 8 Curtiss Warhawk Edition watch, a new emergency water filtration system, aviator sunglasses from Ascent, and more. Read below, and click more »
A roundup of new gear for pilots and items aviation enthusiasts will love.
Click through the photo gallery below to learn about new products and gear for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. The items featured all appeared in the April 2019 issue of Plane & Pilot, subscribe today to learn about more new products.
Click through the photo gallery below to learn about new products and gear for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. The items featured all appeared in the March 2019 issue of Plane & Pilot, subscribe today to learn about more new products.
Take a look at some of the latest products designed for pilots and aviation enthusiasts.
Thule Subterra Travel Backpack The Thule Subterra Travel Backpack provides an easy way to organize gear on the go. The versatile backpack comes with a packing cube that can be removed and even serve as a second bag, allowing users multiple sections to compartmentalize their belongings. Using the large rolltop opening and a magnetic closure, more »
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 »