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Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) developed its digital flight planning tools into a suite of products that put flight planning capability, airport directory information and aviation weather in pilots’ hands. AOPA partnered with Seattle Avionics to create FlyQ EFB, an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application.

Jul 25, 2014


AOPA exits EFB market

AOPA is exiting the electronic flight bag (EFB) market, and the association’s existing products will transition to Seattle Avionics.

Jul 25, 2014


Guardian Avionics wireless bridge saves engine data in cloud

Guardian Avionics has created a wireless bridge that displays engine and flight data on up to six iPads at a time

Jul 22, 2014 | comments
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Pilot Accessories


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


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


Applications open for Lightspeed Aviation Foundation awards

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is now taking applications for its Pilot's Choice Awards.

Jan 07, 2014
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Aircraft Accessories


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


Lift Reserve Indicator for FAA-certified aircraft

The FAA has approved the BendixKing KLR 10, meant to enhance safety by warning pilots of high angles of attack.

Mar 05, 2014 | comments


FAA streamlines AOA approval

The FAA announced Feb. 5 a policy change that could help put angle of attack indicators in thousands of cockpits.

Feb 06, 2014 | comments
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Apps of the week

Plan flights with these five apps

Plan flights before taking off with these five apps.

Jul 21, 2014


Garmin Pilot app goes global

Garmin has expanded the reach of its Pilot app for tablet computers to cover the entire planet.

Jul 17, 2014

Apps of the week

Developers offer five more aviation apps

Developers pitch their smartphone and tablet aviation apps to AOPA members.

Jul 14, 2014
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Aircraft Components


Propeller captured in action

German scientists have captured the first high-resolution close-ups of an aircraft propeller in flight, revealing exactly how the blades deform under flight forces.

Jul 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Quick Look: Learjet 31/31A

The Learjet 31, one of the fastest, high-flying light jets ever.

Jun 09, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Debonair on deck

I know I’ve said this for each of the four sweepstakes restoration airplanes I’ve overseen, but I’ll say it again anyway: The Debonair Sweepstakes airplane has been the most ambitious project yet.

Jun 04, 2014 | comments
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Portable GPS


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


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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