New and useful supplies for general aviation pilots.
Sign up for our newsletter, full of aviation news, gear and product reviews and more! iOximeter Smartphone Pulse Oximeter iOximeter’s Smartphone Pulse Oximeter offers high-altitude flyers the opportunity to track their oxygen and pulse levels directly from their smartphones. The finger-clip oximeter, which is compatible with iPhones and iPads as well as many Android devices, more »
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 »
SocialFlight launches a sweepstakes offering a free flight in a Titan T-51D Mustang.
Are you an aviation enthusiast or pilot? Sign up for our newsletter, full of tips, reviews and much more! SocialFlight is launching a sweepstakes to win a ride in a Titan T-51D Mustang, to promote its video documentary following its construction of a Titan Aircraft T-51D Mustang. The Titan Aircraft T-51D Mustang is a three-quarter scale 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 »
Subscribe today to Plane & Pilot magazine for industry news, reviews and much more! A hangar at Houston Hobby airport was destroyed by a microburst on Tuesday, which resulted in what appears to be the loss of six high-end bizjets, four in the hangar and two on the ramp just outside of it. The storm was more »
Based on the easy-to-install Evolution displays, the new E5 is the next step in affordable avionics
Bright, feature-packed primary flight displays are the cat’s pajamas of the retrofit market, and on Monday at the Aircraft Electronics Association gathering in Las Vegas, Aspen Avionics President John Uczekaj told reporters about the company’s new E5 display, which slashes the price point for an approved primary flight display. The thing that Uczekaj commented upon more »
The team at EPS Diesel is reporting progress on its turbo-diesel clean sheet Graflight Flat 8 engine. The company expects to wrap up initial certification later this year. Over the past year, EPS has completed tests of the engine to simulated altitudes of 30,000 feet in a re-activated Air Force altitude chamber. It also tested more »
The 29th annual International Women in Aviation Conference had a lot to offer attendees
More than 3,200 people from 21 countries showed up for the 29th annual International Women in Aviation Conference. The conference, which is hosted by Women in Aviation International (WAI), was held March 22-24 in Reno, Nevada. In addition to sessions on everything from military flying to maintenance, the conference included a special outreach day for more »
DUATS, the automated weather and flight plan filing tool, is going away soon, a move that Plane & Pilot editor Isabel Goyer reflected on in his Going Direct column. How do you feel about it? Is its demise a big deal to you? Or not so much. Weigh in on what DUATS is, or used to more »
With new permissions to fly at a couple of the country's busiest airports, drones are beginning to find a place in the National Airspace System
Wherever you might fall on the ‘willingness to share the skies’ spectrum, one thing is clear: drones are here to stay. Work to safely integrate them into the National Airspace System is picking up speed and the FAA has begun—slowly—allowing professional drone operators to fly in high-traffic, controlled airspace. As it stands, drones can’t fly more »
One dog’s heart-warming connection to his owner’s Robinson helicopter
In a heart-warming video, pilot Bradley Friesen shares the story of his pup, Bentley, who goes through the world seemingly afraid of every other thing he comes into contact with, from an electrical cord lying across the ground to the shiny surface of a polished floor. As it turns out, the cure is nothing else but flying. more »
The new retrofit system transforms older King Airs
Plane & Pilot recently visited with BendixKing at its Albuquerque, New Mexico-headquarters and got to fly with the new AeroVue flat-panel retrofit system in the company’s King Air 200. In a nutshell, the system is transformative. The title of this piece is a play on words. BendixKing’s parent company, Honeywell, is famous for developing the more »
New engine technology might might mean taking steps to deal with new icing risks
In partnership with engine manufacturer Honeywell, the team at NASA’s Glenn Research Center has launched a study taking a closer look at a specific type of high-altitude engine icing called ice crystal icing. Ice crystal icing occurs when ice crystals get into an engine’s core, combine and grow. The accumulation can result in an engine more »
The crew at Flite Test has taken up a new project that you’ll have to see to believe. The group—whose stated goal is to share experiences and engage people in their passion for building and flying remote controlled (RC) aircraft—showcases a wide range of projects on their website and Youtube channel. One of their newest more »
The prop of a landing Cirrus SR22 sliced through the roof of a Cirrus SR20 landing in front of it at a Florida airport on Friday
We earlier reported on the crash of two Cirrus SR-series singles, an SR20 and an SR22 at Lt. Kay Larkin Field in Palatka, Florida, which is about midway between Orlando and Jacksonville. The NTSB is investigating the crash. A photograph of the planes after the accident, in which no was injured, showed the textbook signature more »
Miraculously, no one was injured in the collision that destroyed two Cirrus singles
The occupants of two Cirrus aircraft, an SR22 and an SR20, were all unhurt when the SR22 landed on top of an SR20 landing in front of it. One of the planes was part-owned by former Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Kyle Brady, but Brady was not onboard the aircraft. Reports from local media were that more »
All official responses and replies to the two informal Part 13 complaints made last August are now in
Every side has now had its say in two Part 13 complaints filed by AOPA and seven pilots last August. The complaints were filed with the FAA against FBOs located at Asheville Regional Airport (North Carolina) and Key West International Airport (Florida), both run by Signature Flight Support. A third complaint against the FBO at more »
For air traffic controllers looking to keep themselves occupied, the FAA has a few spots available at one of the busiest facilities in the world. According to its website, the agency is looking for qualified controllers for the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) and other ATC positions around the country. The New York more »