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Apps of the week

Specific apps for general aviation

An aviation dictionary of pilot terms, advanced avionics handbook, airport identification codes, and more are available at your fingertips through Google Play and iTunes apps.

Aug 25, 2014

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New generation of ADS-B receiver brings new features

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.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments

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Lightspeed PFX gets personal

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.

Aug 20, 2014 | comments
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Pilot Accessories

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A hotspot for everywhere

Sporty’s Pilot Shop is offering a solution for pilots who need to stay in touch everywhere: a mobile hotspot delivering voice and data via satellite.

Aug 05, 2014

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Garmin pilotizes the VIRB camera system

Garmin's VIRB action camera now includes a host of accessories to make it more useful in the cockpit. An audio cable captures intercom and ATC communications, and a new removable filter reduces propeller blur.

Apr 01, 2014 | comments

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VFR cockpit app enhanced

Interactive airspace alerts, notam organization, enhanced flight tracking, and expanded European coverage have been added with the latest release of Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR.

Mar 12, 2014 | comments
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Aircraft Accessories

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FreeFlight receives FAA approval of RANGR FDL-978-RX

FreeFlight Systems announced July 28 that it had received technical standard order approval from the FAA for its RANGR FDL-978-RX ADS-B receiver.

Jul 28, 2014

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Spot simplifies with new Trace tracker

Rather than upping the feature set, as seems the norm these days with new products, Spot decided to simplify. The Trace is just a satellite-based tracker, automatically sensing motion and turning on.

Jul 28, 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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Apps

Apps of the week

Specific apps for general aviation

An aviation dictionary of pilot terms, advanced avionics handbook, airport identification codes, and more are available at your fingertips through Google Play and iTunes apps.

Aug 25, 2014

Apps of the week

Aviate, navigate, communicate—and calculate

With all of the calculations pilots are required to do for every flight, here's a look at five apps that can help with that process.

Aug 18, 2014

Article

EasyFBO founder a finalist in 'Entrepreneur' contest

John Hill’s EasyFBO app puts him in the final round of Entrepreneur magazine’s College Entrepreneur of 2014 contest.

Aug 13, 2014
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Aircraft Components

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Ignition gains approvals

Electroair’s fuel-saving electronic ignition systems are an option for more certified aircraft than ever.

Aug 05, 2014 | comments

Pilot Magazine

Return of the Astore

Luigi Pascale is the head designer at Tecnam and he designed the Astore, Tecnam’s new luxury Light Sport aircraft with an all-metal airframe.

Aug 05, 2014

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Whelen upgrades LED lighting

Whelen Engineering, the leading manufacturer of lighting products for general aviation aircraft, has introduced its Parmetheus Plus landing and taxi LEDs.

Aug 01, 2014
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Portable GPS

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Antenna taps weather services

Garmin has announced a new antenna designed to capture Sirius XM weather and feed it to Garmin devices, starting with the aera 796.

Feb 24, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Counsel: Reexamination

One of the tools that the FAA uses in its enforcement efforts is a request to reexamine a pilot’s qualifications to hold his or her FAA certificate or ratings.

Feb 12, 2014

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New Garmin unit offers ADS-B, GPS, attitude

Garmin has introduced a new portable ADS-B and GPS receiver that displays aircraft attitude information alongside mapping, traffic, and weather.

Jan 22, 2014 | comments
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