Avionics

Avionics

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Managers buy Chelton, S-Tec

The management team running Chelton Flight Systems and S-Tec Corp. in Mineral Wells, Texas, for parent Cobham Avionics saw an opportunity and bought in.

Apr 22, 2014 | comments

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Vulcanair announces four-seat piston single

Italian twin-engine airplane manufacturer Vulcanair stepped into the single-engine certified aircraft market April 9 with the announcement of a 180-horsepower, four-seat single.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

How we'll fly in 2089

General aviation’s future depends on dealing with higher costs and on making do with less, says industry analyst Richard Aboulafia.

Apr 08, 2014
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Glass Cockpit

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Managers buy Chelton, S-Tec

The management team running Chelton Flight Systems and S-Tec Corp. in Mineral Wells, Texas, for parent Cobham Avionics saw an opportunity and bought in.

Apr 22, 2014 | comments

Article

Vulcanair announces four-seat piston single

Italian twin-engine airplane manufacturer Vulcanair stepped into the single-engine certified aircraft market April 9 with the announcement of a 180-horsepower, four-seat single.

Apr 10, 2014 | comments

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Premier progresses with 172 diesel upgrade

Premier Aircraft Sales is upgrading Cessna 172s with Centurion 2.0 turbodiesel engines and Garmin glass panels with touch-screen avionics.

Apr 01, 2014
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GPS

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: A full-scale deflection

When the CDI became fully deflected, time was up for troubleshooting a glitchy GPS.

Apr 01, 2014 | comments

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FreeFlight ADS-B installation list grows

FreeFlight Systems announced several ADS-B installations and approvals during the Aircraft Electronics Association convention, held in Nashville March 12 through 15.

Mar 18, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Waypoints: Before the magenta line

An important anniversary passed in mid-February without fanfare.

Mar 06, 2014
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Nav/Comm

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Drop-in ADS-B Out

Avidyne’s new ADS-B transponder is ready for certificated aircraft in the U.S. and Europe.

Feb 07, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Avionics: Buyer beware

Nowhere is the old expression “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” more appropriate than when buying used avionics. Good deals are out there, but getting one takes a lot of homework and a bit of patience.

Jan 22, 2014

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Answers for Pilots

Getting there does take some preparation, as does flying within each of the countries, but with your homework done, you’ll find the trip was work the effort.

Jan 17, 2014
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Autopilot

Pilot Magazine

Leaping forward

When the Cessna Citation M2 was first announced, I was skeptical.

Feb 19, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Nothing automatic about it

Even if there is no automation in your cockpit yet, your day may come.

Jan 14, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Technique: Autobrain

The manual for Garmin’s GFC 700 autopilot installed in a Cessna Nav III-equipped airplane is 35 pages.

Nov 01, 2013 | comments
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ADS-B Transceiver

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Stratus adds animated radar, split-screen attitude

The Stratus Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receiver from Sporty’s Pilot Shop has added a split-screen attitude view, animated radar, and an iPad-battery-saving feature, Sporty’s announced April 2.

Apr 03, 2014

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FreeFlight cuts ADS-B prices

To encourage more aircraft owners to invest in ADS-B technology sooner, FreeFlight Systems is cutting the price of its universal access transceiver kit through the end of the year.

Apr 02, 2014

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What portable ADS-B receivers don’t tell you

Portable, receive-only ADS-B devices may not provide a complete picture of traffic near your aircraft.

Apr 02, 2014
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