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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?

P&E Frugal Flier: Hard-headed pilots

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 05 14

Military aviation helmets are perfectly suited for pointy-nosed jets, but they’ve always been less than ideal in general aviation.

Above the Everglades

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 05 13

The shimmering Everglades landscape is unlike any other.

Briefing: Record-setter

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 05 13

Airshow performer Spencer Suderman appears to have set a new world record with an 81-turn, three-minute-plus inverted flat spin in a Pitts S–2B that took him from 23,000 feet to less than 2,000 feet over the California desert.

Diesel Archer approved in Europe

Article | 2014, 04 09

Piper and Continental have teamed to produce a diesel-powered Archer designed for the international flight training market. The first Archer DX has been flying in Germany since February.

General aviation giants

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 04 08

General aviation has always attracted larger-than-life personalities.

OpenAirplane expands to individual aircraft owners

Article | 2014, 04 03

OpenAirplane has expanded its network of rental aircraft to individual owners who can make their airplanes available to a growing pool of pilots.

AeroShell's Able Flight scholarship honors Alan Henley

Article | 2014, 04 01

AeroShell has funded an ongoing flight training scholarship for Able Flight in honor of Alan Henley, the paralyzed former AeroShell Aerobatic Team leader.

Tecnam starts expansion in United States

Article | 2014, 04 01

Tecnam, an Italian firm well established in Europe, is making significant investments aimed at growth in the United States, including introducing the Astore light sport aircraft.

Experimental avionics in Flight Design C4

Article | 2014, 04 01

Flight Design and Garmin will pioneer the use of experimental avionics with its four-seat, composite C4 aircraft.

Garmin G3X Touch an all-in-one avionics suite

Article | 2014, 03 25

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.

Dynon offers touchscreen SkyView

Article | 2014, 03 19

Dynon Avionics is offering new features for its flagship SkyView suite, including a touchscreen, two new control panels, and upgraded software.

World record attempt for inverted flat spins

Article | 2014, 03 17

California airshow performer Spencer Suderman attempts to set a new world record for flat spins.

Craftsmanship: Where Wacos take wing

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 03 11

There’s nothing about the two-story brick building in the small central Pennsylvania town of Emigsville to suggest that the two master craftsmen inside create some of the world’s finest vintage biplanes.

Cost comparison

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 03 11

A visitor pulled up to my hangar in an S-class Mercedes recently with a few questions—and assumptions—about flying.