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Exclusive first look: Seneca goes G1000

Article | Feb 20, 2013

Upgrading the venerable Piper Seneca V to a Garmin G1000 panel is a move to take market share from the only other piston twin in regular production, the Beechcraft Baron.

Seeking simplicity

Article | Jan 10, 2013

A California software engineer and pilot hopes to broaden the appeal of general aviation by making avionics “smarter,” simpler, and easy to understand and use.

Apps of the week: Charts and maps

Article | Jan 10, 2013

This week AOPA takes a look at five charts and maps apps recommended by AOPA members, including SkyChartsPro, AeroFlare, Aeronautical Charts, ZephyrCharts, and Anywhere Map.

Pilots submit favorite apps

Article | Jan 03, 2013

This week AOPA highlights member-submitted apps that can be used for flight planning, navigation, and glideslope indications.

Diamond to offer auto landing in 2016

Article | Dec 19, 2012

First, pilots wanted some way to make navigation easier, and got the GPS moving map system that requires them only to keep an aircraft icon on a little pink line. After that pilots wanted a way to fly an approach automatically, and soon the glass cockpit systems were doing that. An automatic landing was next on the list, until now. Diamond Aircraft CEO Christian Dries says he will offer that as an option in three years.

MGL adds Sandia transponder to glass cockpit systems

Article | Oct 10, 2012

MGL Avionics is a name you probably haven't heard before, but will soon get to know it better if you are in the light sport, kitbuilt, or Experimental market.