Dave Hirschman

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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.

Dogfight: Simulators

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 03 10

The young dog is ready for the future; the old dog, not so much. Senior editors Ian J. Twombly
and Dave Hirschman debate the viability of simulation in training.

Rare Aircraft acquires Stearman inventory

Article | 2014, 03 07

In a major deal between two of the best-known U.S. antique aircraft firms, Rare Aircraft has purchased a huge inventory of Stearman parts from Air Repair and will begin producing as-new Golden Age biplanes.

BendixKing KLR 10 warns of high angles of attack

Article | 2014, 03 05

The FAA has approved the BendixKing KLR 10, meant to enhance safety by warning pilots of high angles of attack.