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Diamond debuts autoland system

Article | Sep 22, 2015

Diamond Aircraft reports that it has successfully demonstrated a fly-by-wire autoland system in its DA42 four-seat twin.

FlyQ 2.0 gets streamlined, enhanced

Article | Sep 11, 2015

FlyQ, an electronic flight bag for the iPad by Seattle Avionics Software, has gone through major revisions to speed and simplify its operation and make it more reliable.

P&E: Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Sep 03, 2015

Editor at Large Dave Hirschman and frequent contributor Chip Wright debate the merits of glass versus steam.

Proficient Pilot: Avionics evolution

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

In the beginning, a flight instructor sat in the front seat of an open-cockpit biplane and communicated with his student in the rear using hand signals and occasionally yelling over wind and engine noise.

Waypoints: Can we tech?

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

Technology has a way of sneaking up on us. Something new shows up. We adapt and use it. Life goes on. But when you look back over even a relatively short period of time, the change is astounding.

Back to the future: iFly 740 GPS navigator released

Article | Aug 11, 2015

Don't count out the dedicated handheld GPS units just yet. Adventure Pilot recently introduced the iFly 740, a device it said customers were itching for.

Mentor Matters: Databases on top of databases

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

As turbine aircraft host more and more sophisticated flight decks, they become more dependent on a humble item all too often taken for granted—the database.

P&E: Avionics

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

Bringing a legacy Skyhawk into the twenty-first century

P&E: Frugal Flier

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

Nonaviation units show the way

Dynon offers $590 ADS-B GPS source

Article | Jul 20, 2015

Dynon SkyView and Advanced AF-5000 customers may now add an ADS-B Out GPS source for experimental and light sport aircraft for $590.

Avidyne joins the wireless game

Article | Jul 20, 2015

Avidyne is the latest to transmit data wirelessly from your airplane panel to phones and tablets.

Garmin offers ADS-B component for noncertified market

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Garmin is offering the GPS 20A, an ADS-B Out compliant WAAS GPS position source for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft.

Apple squashes GPS bug

Article | Jun 30, 2015

Thirteen weeks after Apple’s iOS 8.3 update cut the connection between many Bluetooth GPS accessories and navigation apps, version 8.4 brought relief June 30.

Aspen buys leading GPS chip distributor

Article | Jun 24, 2015

Aspen Avionics solidified its position as a major player in the general aviation avionics world with the acquisition on June 19 of GPS chip distributor Accord Technology, LLC.

P&E: On Instruments

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

Let’s talk about nonprecision approaches: those without glideslope or other vertical guidance.

Apple iOS 8.3 bug solution coming soon

Article | Jun 02, 2015

An update to the Apple operating system 8.3 that shut down data between GPS receivers and aviation navigation programs is near, Apple officials promise.

FAA issues emergency AD on Avidyne flight displays

Advocacy | May 19, 2015

The FAA is notifying owners and operators of aircraft equipped with Avidyne integrated flight displays (IFDs) of an emergency airworthiness directive.

Aspen lowers ADS-B transceiver prices

Article | Apr 20, 2015

Aspen Avionics has lowered the prices of its single-band Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transceivers. Both offer ADS-B In and Out capability; the ATX100G adds a WAAS-compliant GPS receiver.

Apple update nixes GPS connection

Article | Apr 15, 2015

Users, application developers, and portable GPS receiver manufacturers report iOS 8.3 causes older-model, portable GPS receivers to stop communicating with navigation apps.

Universal announces InSight Integrated Flight Deck

Article | Apr 08, 2015

Universal Avionics’ InSight Integrated Flight Deck uses synthetic vision and Jeppesen’s Airport Mapping Database to create high-resolution airport diagrams.

Dynon announces pricing, product offers

Article | Apr 08, 2015

Dynon announced new pricing of its D2 Pocket Panel Portable EFIS, a new remote magnetometer for its SkyView air data attitude heading reference system, and a new SkyView software release.

Appareo launches transponder with ADS-B Out

Article | Apr 08, 2015

Appareo’s first ADS-B Out product is a 1090-MHz Extended Squitter all-in-one ADS-B Out solution, combining a certified WAAS GPS with a Mode S transponder.

P&E: Avionics

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

It seems like the tail wagging the dog, but iPad apps that sell for $150 a year or less are beginning to drive avionics purchases that may total tens of thousands of dollars.

Letters from our March 2015 Issue

Pilot Magazine | Apr 03, 2015

Everybody loves their mother—especially when she’s a tough-talking pilot like Dave Hirschman’s mom.

Topics GPS, Avionics

Aspen ATX100G ADS-B transceiver gets FAA OK

Article | Mar 17, 2015

Aspen Avionics has received FAA certification for its ATX100G ADS-B transceiver, which provides both ADS-B In and Out capabilities using a 978-MHz UAT datalink.

P&E: On Instruments

Pilot Magazine | Mar 10, 2015

To many instrument-rated pilots, the Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach rates as the gold standard.

Club Spotlight

Article | Feb 15, 2015

When someone is willing to travel 90 miles to become a member of your club and take flight lessons, you must be doing something right. The Pocono Mountains Flying Club in northeast Pennsylvania is doing a lot right, and has a model worth replicating if you are interested in starting a club with low rates and a focus on flight training.

P&E Dogfight: Making Training Relevant

Pilot Magazine | Feb 05, 2015

Editor in Chief Thomas B. Haines and Editor at Large Dave Hirschman debate the merits of pilot education—old-school rules or new-school style?

My toughest student

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

My most challenging flight student was the one I wanted most to succeed: My mom, Wilma Melville.

P&E Proficiency

Pilot Magazine | Feb 04, 2015

Knowing where you are, where you came from, and where you are going is a core tenet of good airmanship.

IFR Fix: One hour to burn

IFR Fix | Feb 02, 2015

What would you choose to work on if offered a complimentary hour to tackle the IFR proficiency challenge of your choice?

P&E On Instruments

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

What’s the most invaluable instrument in the cockpit?

P&E Technique

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

“Simulated electrical fire,” I said. “What are you going to do?”

10 jet pilot errors

Pilot Magazine | Jan 09, 2015

After thousands of hours of instruction given to new jet pilots, certain patterns in errors and knowledge gaps become apparent.

New Garmin release enhances 'connected cockpit'

Article | Dec 03, 2014

Garmin, training its sights anew on “the connected cockpit,” announced the availability of the Flight Stream 110/210 Bluetooth wireless gateway.

Letters: GA Aircraft Reimagined

Pilot Magazine | Nov 06, 2014

Memories rushed back to members when they read of our 2015 sweepstakes aircraft, a Reimagined Cessna 152, and many shared their recollections with us.

Avionics: Status of Stratus 2

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2014

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.

Gift guide: Gifts for the digital pilot

Pilot Magazine | Oct 03, 2014

Pilots are on the forefront when it comes to adapting to the possibilities of the digital age. Like no other group, they’ve shaped smartphones and tablets to serve their specific needs in aviation.

High hopes

Pilot Magazine | Oct 02, 2014

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

Navigation by touch

Article | Sep 25, 2014

The complexity of engineering and testing a navigator designed to anchor an instrument panel helps explain why Avidyne’s IFD 540 has only just arrived.

‘Direct to’ and other gotchas: Flying in to Frederick

Article | Sep 23, 2014

Do your homework before you head to AOPA’s Homecoming Fly-In Oct. 4 in Frederick, Maryland, to ensure you’re safe and legal.