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TALL TALE [ that’s true ]

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 07 31

Hang around aircraft restorers and you’ll inevitably hear tales of priceless historical relics hidden in barns, buried in shrink wrap, or otherwise stuck in time awaiting discovery.

Light Sport Aircraft: Soul-stirring airplane

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 07 31

Like a duck that switches from sitting placidly atop the water to a furiously splashing, flapping, quacking master of flight, the Amphibious Carbon Cub leaps into air with a burst of raw energy.<

Ice protection, gross weight increase for Lancair Evolution turboprop

Article | 2014, 07 30

Ice protection and a gross weight increase are improving the utility of the Lancair Evolution turboprop, according to Doug Meyer, CEO of the Oregon aircraft kit manufacturer.

Mike Busch writes his first book

Article | 2014, 07 30

Well-known aviation writer Mike Busch’s “Manifesto” is to be the first of a maintenance series.

American Champion Aircraft to produce a diesel bush airplane

Article | 2014, 07 30

American Champion Aircraft will pair its Scout bush plane with an Austro Engines diesel to increase speed, extend range, and allow its aircraft to fly in remote regions where avgas is unavailable.

An iPad based HUD from MyGoFlight

Article | 2014, 07 30

Tablet computers are quickly becoming essential avionics.

Flight Design says four-place aircraft on schedule

Article | 2014, 07 29

Flight Design says production and testing of its four-seat C4 is on target despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Cessna to offer diesel-powered Skyhawk

Article | 2014, 07 28

Topping a list of Cessna Aircraft news released at EAA AirVenture is a 155-horsepower diesel-powered Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A.

Beyond stall avoidance: Safe Flight AOA system

Article | 2014, 07 28

Safe Flight has developed an angle-of-attack system that does much more than help pilots fly precise approaches and avoid stalls.

Pelton hits FAA delays on third class medical

Article | 2014, 07 28

EAA Chairman Jack Pelton called FAA delays on third class pilot medical reform “deeply frustrating.”

Avidyne Avionics gets FAA certification for IFD540 nav/com

Article | 2014, 07 28

Avidyne Avionics has received FAA certification for its long-awaited IFD540 nav/com and agency approval for its smaller 440 touchscreen unit is imminent.

Flight testing moving forward on the Cirrus SF50 Vision jet

Article | 2014, 07 28

Flight testing is moving forward on the Cirrus SF50 Vision jet and customer deliveries are expected in late 2015, Cirrus officials said.

Garmin G3X Touch gets smaller

Article | 2014, 07 23

Garmin is offering a downsized version of its popular G3X Touch designed for tight experimental and light sport panels.

Surveillance by Cirrus

Article | 2014, 07 23

Cirrus Aircraft is adapting its popular SR22-series aircraft for surveillance and related missions.

Guardian Avionics wireless bridge saves engine data in cloud

Article | 2014, 07 22

Guardian Avionics has created a wireless bridge that displays engine and flight data on up to six iPads at a time

Garmin Connext links tablet computers with Garmin avionics

Article | 2014, 07 19

Garmin has created a wireless bridge to connect tablet computers running the Garmin Pilot app with panel-mount avionics.

Garmin Pilot app goes global

Article | 2014, 07 17

Garmin has expanded the reach of its Pilot app for tablet computers to cover the entire planet.

Flying Eyes Sunglasses looks to crowd-funding for new product

Article | 2014, 07 09

Flying Eyes has launched a crowd-funding effort to launch its new sunglasses line.

Savvy Analysis: Early warning of valve trouble

Article | 2014, 07 08

Savvy Analysis founder Mike Busch has developed an automated warning system for impending exhaust valve failures.

Fly more often, have more fun with SocialFlight 4.0

Article | 2014, 07 01

The just-released SocialFlight 4.0 app provides detailed information about destinations as well as reviews of area restaurants, hotels, and attractions. The free mobile app also shows current trip planning material such as airport information and weather forecasts.

Garmin G3X Touch takes on the Mountain West

Article | 2014, 07 01

The Mountain West and a Carbon Cub test the new Garmin G3X Touch avionics system.

Craftsmanship: Yellow marvel

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 06 05

Pilots find breathtaking beauty in the curve of a propeller, the shape of a wing, even the thoughtful interface of a piece of avionics. But who makes this stuff and, in some cases, keeps it beautiful for decades?

Sporty's awards sweepstakes RV-12

Article | 2014, 05 21

The purchase of a simple airport/facility directory turned out to be a lot more than that for John Ballard of Midlothian, Texas.

P&E Avionics: Synthetic Vision for tablets

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 05 14

Garmin didn’t invent GPS-derived synthetic vision, but adding it to the G1000 avionics suite legitimized and popularized the technology.

P&E Ownership: Anatomy of a valve failure

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 05 14

New, digital borescopes allow aircraft mechanics to thoroughly inspect the inner workings of piston engines without removing cylinders, but who knows how to interpret the images they see?