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Textron boosts King Air performance on two models

Article | 2014, 10 20

The Beechcraft King Air flies into its second half century with a new round of improvements that boost performance for the C90GTx and the 250 models.

Avionics: Status of Stratus 2

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 10 07

While this is a long-term review of the Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver, we could have written it after just one flight—that’s how simple the product is to use.

High hopes

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 10 02

The headline on the press release caught my eye for two reasons: “Textron Aviation Independence facility delivers 10,000th single-engine aircraft.”

Cessna announces extended range for Latitude

Article | 2014, 10 01

The Cessna Latitude business jet will range farther and takeoff shorter than originally announced, Textron Aviation officials announced Oct. 1. Flight test data reveals improved performance in several phases of flight.

Waypoints: New again

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 09 04

By the time you read this, some lucky pilot will be contemplating a future flying our Debonair Sweepstakes airplane, the twentieth such sweepstakes airplane we have delivered to a member since 1993.

New generation of ADS-B receiver brings new features

Article | 2014, 08 25

Stratus 2 is a partnership among manufacturer Appareo, Sporty's Pilot Shop, and Foreflight. Because Stratus 2 was built with Foreflight in mind, the level of integration is slick and complete. However, that partnership also is the product's Achilles' heel.

Lightspeed PFX gets personal

Article | 2014, 08 20

With all the recent attention to in-the-ear and on-the-ear headsets, Lightspeed has fired back with a cutting edge new over-the-ear model that takes noise attenuation and audio processing to new levels.

Waypoints: Get out of jail free

Pilot Magazine | 2014, 08 05

ASRS is a partnership between the FAA and NASA whereby pilots, controllers, flight attendants, mechanics, ground personnel, and just about anyone who has anything to do with aviation safety can report a safety situation without fear of retribution.

New options lower Jeppesen data costs

Article | 2014, 08 04

Jeppesen at EAA AirVenture introduced simplified data subscriptions for general aviation customers, dramatically lowering costs for many IFR pilots.

Happenstance leads to WWI film

Article | 2014, 08 04

A chance sighting in a book store led to the making of a documentary film about a group of college students who formed what became the basis for U.S. air power in both world wars.