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AOPA releases new digital flight planning tools

AOPA has released two new digital flight planning tools—the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, and AOPA GO, a new mobile application.

Aug 27, 2015

Advocacy

Mexico extends ELT exemption

The Mexican government has extended the deadline for installing 406 MHz ELTs in light aircraft. AOPA requested the extension during a March meeting with the leader of the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority.

Aug 11, 2015 | comments

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Back to the future: iFly 740 GPS navigator released

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.

Aug 11, 2015 | comments
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Pilot Accessories

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Tied to aviation history, building the future

From World War II pilots to astronauts and commercial airlines, Breitling has served the aviation community with reliable, efficient timepieces since the early days of flying. Now, the Swiss manufacturer is investing in the next generation of pilots with the Breitling Aviation Scholarship Fund.

Jul 09, 2015

Article

FltPlan Go adds ADS-B support

FltPlan Go for Android has added support for four Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers, matching the ADS-B capability of the iOS version.

Jul 01, 2015

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Lightspeed announces summer headset deals

Pilots, listen up: Lightspeed Aviation is offering discounts of up to $100 on a trio of noise reducing, Bluetooth-capable headsets in its summer headset sale.

Jun 30, 2015
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Aircraft Accessories

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Two new Stratus models announced

The Stratus 1S and 2S, announced July 7, are evolutions of the market’s most popular route to subscription-free ADS-B traffic and weather in the cockpit.

Jul 07, 2015 | comments

Article

Cheap chills

Pilots have options (besides suffering and sweating) when the summer sun drives cockpit temperatures north of comfortable. Air conditioning can cost less than you might think.

Jun 25, 2015 | comments

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Aspen buys leading GPS chip distributor

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.

Jun 24, 2015
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Apps

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AOPA releases new digital flight planning tools

AOPA has released two new digital flight planning tools—the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, and AOPA GO, a new mobile application.

Aug 27, 2015

Article

Back to the future: iFly 740 GPS navigator released

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.

Aug 11, 2015 | comments

Article

SocialFlight app adds 'HotSpots' destinations

SocialFlight, an app for finding events and interesting places to fly, has added a new "HotSpots" category.

Jul 20, 2015
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Aircraft Components

Pilot Magazine

P&E: ADS-B

What early ADS-B Out adopters have to say

Aug 10, 2015

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ADS-B collaborations mean more options for pilots

Collaborations between manufacturers in the ADS-B space were among the product news highlights during EAA AirVenture 2015. Do they portend a trend?

Aug 03, 2015

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New prop, alternators from Hartzell

Hartzell Engine Technology and Hartzell Propeller announced a number of new products at this year's EAA AirVenture, including a propeller and a number of alternators.

Jul 24, 2015
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Portable GPS

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Back to the future: iFly 740 GPS navigator released

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.

Aug 11, 2015 | comments

Article

Apple squashes GPS bug

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.

Jun 30, 2015 | comments

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Apple update nixes GPS connection

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

Apr 15, 2015
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