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Premier progresses with 172 diesel upgrade

Article | Apr 01, 2014

Premier Aircraft Sales is upgrading Cessna 172s with Centurion 2.0 turbodiesel engines and Garmin glass panels with touch-screen avionics.

Garmin G3X Touch an all-in-one avionics suite

Article | Mar 25, 2014

Garmin’s new G3X Touch for Experimental and light sport aircraft includes synthetic vision with highway-in-the-sky guidance, a color moving map with terrain warnings, weather and traffic, a digital autopilot, a graphic engine monitor, communications radio, and transponder with ADS-B Out.

Aspen introduces new VFR glass cockpit

Article | Mar 13, 2014

Aspen Avionics introduced a new VFR primary flight display at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention this. The new Evolution 1000 VFR PFD is a stripped-down version of the company’s popular Evolution 1000 Pro PFD.

Technique: Rust off

Pilot Magazine | Feb 18, 2014

What do you get when you combine a low-time pilot who can’t afford to fly all that often with complicated airspace that is new to him?

Harley in the sky

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

When Darin Hart hears his Super Legend—the king of the American Legend Aircraft line of Cub-alike tailwheel airplanes—he hears in his heart a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Avionics: L-3 Trilogy - Quietly capable

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

The weak link in most glass cockpits—whether new from the factory or aftermarket—is system redundancy.

Quick Look: Global Express

Pilot Magazine | Dec 19, 2013

The Global Express BD-700 was the first in the series of Bombardier ultra-long-range corporate jets.

The new soverign

Pilot Magazine | Dec 19, 2013

Owner/pilots who’ve reached the top of the single-pilot (SP) jet food chain—most likely in the form of a Cessna Citation CJ4 or Embraer Phenom 300—sometimes wonder, what’s next?

Finding your mental sweet spot

Article | Dec 12, 2013

Frazzled? What if your airplane could sense you're overloaded and take some piloting tasks off your hands?

Five more instrument simulator apps

Article | Nov 15, 2013

Five instrument simulator apps cover everything from improving radio nav skills to showing an altimeter.

Technique: Autobrain

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

The manual for Garmin’s GFC 700 autopilot installed in a Cessna Nav III-equipped airplane is 35 pages.

Bell shows chopper of the people, by the people

Article | Oct 22, 2013

Bell Helicopter is displaying a customer-driven 429WLG helicopter at NBAA2013.

Mentor Matters: Glass cockpits and ILS ‘auto-switching’

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2013

The integrated avionics suites installed in production light jets are true marvels of automation and workload reduction.

Pilots urged to learn limitations of glass-cockpit technology

Article | Aug 22, 2013

Pilots shouldn’t rely solely on in-cockpit avionics such as multifunction displays to keep them out of severe weather or temporary flight restrictions. The avionics systems and subscription services have limitations and may not show real-time weather and temporary flight restriction information.

Flight Design’s C4 gearing up

Article | Jul 31, 2013

Flight Design has chosen Garmin to provide the avionics for its four-seat C4.

Sim developers team up on G1000 AATD

Article | Jul 28, 2013

By replacing actual Garmin hardware with a G1000 simulation created by Flight1 Aviation Technologies, Elite Simulation Solutions hopes its new, more affordable Elite PI-1000 will appeal to flight schools.

IFR Fix: Full steam ahead?

Article | Jul 23, 2013

How should an instrument trainee choose between a "steam gauge" aircraft and a glass cockpit?

Avidyne/Aspen combo approved in Cirrus SR20, SR22

Article | Jun 28, 2013

Avidyne’s DFC90 autopilot can now be paired with Aspen’s EFD1000 PFDs for older Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft, Avidyne officials said.