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Bad Elf launches ADS-B Kickstarter

Article | Nov 18, 2015

Bad Elf has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of a new Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receiver it plans to sell for $299.

Budget-friendly aviation gift guide

Article | Nov 18, 2015

The holiday season is here, and there are a variety of aviation-oriented gifts to keep pilots happy and safe without breaking the budget of friends, loved ones, or fellow pilots.

Two new Stratus models announced

Article | Jul 07, 2015

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.

Cheap chills

Article | Jun 25, 2015

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.

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.

Climbing higher

Article | Jun 11, 2015

A quarter century after Micro AeroDynamics Inc. introduced its vortex generators for general aviation, the list of aircraft kits—and benefits—still grows.

Tuned exhaust marks milestone

Article | May 15, 2015

Power Flow has logged 1,500 customers for a tuned exhaust system that boosts Cessna 172 performance.

TKM Avionics offers new replacement navcoms

Article | Mar 26, 2015

TKM Avionics is reintroducing a navigation/communications radio series to replace King, Narco, and Cessna/ARC series radios in general aviation aircraft.

Be prepared

Article | Jan 08, 2015

As one family’s tragedy in the Kentucky woods on Jan. 2 captured worldwide attention, air safety experts renewed a call for pilots to be prepared.

Stratus adds synthetic vision

Article | Jan 07, 2015

The portable Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver has added several new features in recent months, and synthetic vision is the latest.

Top tech of 2014

Article | Dec 29, 2014

From laser guns to laser defenses, twisting wings and cameras that capture a propeller in action, 2014 was a busy year on the cutting edge.

Garmin updates GDL 69

Article | Dec 15, 2014

Garmin has updated the GDL 69 datalink receiver to take advantage of the SiriusXM G4 network, providing pilots with weather data and music.

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.

Stratus now records

Article | Nov 20, 2014

A ForeFlight update to version 6.4 also updates a connected Stratus ADS-B receiver, enabling a new flight data recording feature.

Companies offer upgrades on remote electrical boxes

Article | Sep 26, 2014

Remote electrical outlet makers SwitchBox and Regal have introduced new models in time for winter's chill.

FreeFlight receives FAA approval of RANGR FDL-978-RX

Article | Jul 28, 2014

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.

Spot simplifies with new Trace tracker

Article | Jul 28, 2014

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.

FreeFlight cuts ADS-B prices

Article | Apr 02, 2014

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.

Lift Reserve Indicator for FAA-certified aircraft

Article | Mar 05, 2014

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

FAA streamlines AOA approval

Advocacy | Feb 06, 2014

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

Aircraft Spruce: Pick up your orders at Oshkosh

Article | Jul 01, 2013

Aircraft Spruce customers going to EAA AirVenture can order merchandise online and pick it up at the show.

Efficiency: The next big thing

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

With such rapid advances in technology, big things in avionics seem to come faster and faster.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2012

For months I had been planning a dive trip at Cayman Brac, one of the Cayman Islands. My nonpilot "co-pilot" Lynn and I have gone on many dive trips in my Piper PA–32-260 Cherokee Six.

Dogfight | Time on their hands

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2012

Over the past decades I've had a number of wristwatches. Many were cheapo digital models that cost $20 to $50. I always found them characterless and needlessly complex.