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Jeppesen expands VFR options for European pilots

Article | Apr 21, 2016

Jeppesen announced that its VFR charts are now available on the Garmin GTN 750 GPS navigator. The introduction makes the famed Bottlang charts available across all Garmin systems that support digital charts in Chartview, including the G1000, G2000, G3000, and certain handhelds.

Garmin amps up European app features

Article | Apr 19, 2016

A new version of the Garmin Pilot EFB app for Apple products includes a host of features common on the previous version for U.S. pilots plus some additional enhancements for all.

SocialFlight offers more 'social' features

Article | Apr 07, 2016

SocialFlight will launch a new release, version 5, on May 1 with features that will let users become even more social, founder Jeff Simon said April 7.

Sporty's stays busy with new app, products

Article | Apr 07, 2016

Sporty's Pilot Shop has introduced a number of new products and services, including a new iPad application that provides training videos in a unique way.

Sun 'n Fun news in brief

Article | Apr 06, 2016

News from the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.

Hartzell acquires Sky-Tec starters, solenoids

Article | Apr 05, 2016

Hartzell Engine Technologies has acquired the Sky-Tec brand of starters and solenoids. Production will be moved to Hartzell next year while Sky-Tec remains in Texas developing new products.

E-Mag works toward FAA certification

Article | Apr 05, 2016

E-Mag is making steady progress on FAA certification of its electronic ignition system for six-cylinder engines, company founder Brad Dement said April 5.

PS Engineering cuts price

Article | Apr 04, 2016

PS Engineering announced a price reduction for the PDA360EX audio panel made for experimental aircraft.

Spin doctor crushes record

Article | Mar 24, 2016

California airshow performer Spencer Suderman popped open the canopy of his Sunbird S-1x and shouted for joy on the ramp after performing 98 inverted flat spins in a modified baby biplane.

L-3 adds terrain and aural traffic to Lynx NGT-9000

Article | Mar 10, 2016

L-3 Aviation Products has added terrain warnings and an aural Traffic Advisory System to its Lynx NGT-9000 touchscreen Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast transponder.

Garmin Pilot updates for Android, iOS released

Article | Feb 25, 2016

Garmin has announced updates of its Garmin Pilot apps for Android and iOS systems, including new integration capabilities and other enhancements.

Topics Apps, Gear

Avidyne teams with Globalstar

Article | Feb 24, 2016

Avidyne Corp. and Globalstar Inc. announced a strategic partnership that aims to create powerful new satellite communication tools for general aviation.

OpenAirplane gains lift

Article | Feb 22, 2016

Fresh investment and a promotional contest in conjunction with Lightspeed Aviation have given OpenAirplane a boost.

Fuel planning, EFB integration added to AOPA Flight Planner

Article | Feb 18, 2016

The latest release of the AOPA Flight Planner, powered by Jeppesen, adds four new features to ease flight planning and improve safety, including a unique fuel-warning system and the ability to send the flight plan to ForeFlight Mobile and WingX Pro7.

FAA announces changes to TIS-B

Advocacy | Jan 04, 2016

The FAA is preparing to implement changes to its Traffic Information Services-Broadcast (TIS-B), which provides traffic information to aircraft using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and In.

Appareo’s Stratus ESG on track for April

Article | Dec 28, 2015

Appareo’s new Stratus ESG ADS-B Out transponder is on track for April 2016 deliveries, and the company’s new dealer network has reached 230.

Flying Musicians Association opens 2016 scholarship

Article | Dec 28, 2015

The Flying Musicians Association has announced its 2016 FMA Solo Program scholarship to help high school musicians and student aviators achieve their goal of solo flight.

Aviation-inspired furniture elevates recycling

Article | Dec 22, 2015

The latest salvaging craze is making usable desktops, loveseats, picture frames, and rolling bars from vintage aircraft and retired jets.

Automatic watchman

Article | Dec 18, 2015

Aircraft parked in the open face many risks, and a Maryland company has developed technology that acts like an electronic security guard.

Aircraft Maintenance: Evaluating control issues

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 18, 2015

Learn how to spot rigging and other control system issues while you fly.

New Breitling watch logs flight time

Article | Dec 17, 2015

Breitling’s new Exospace B55 timepiece, introduced at its New York City boutique Dec. 16, functions as a timepiece and a logbook. With a few button-pushes, it can send flight times and other measurements to smartphones or computers.

Tecnam P2010 gets type certificate

Article | Dec 15, 2015

Tecnam has received a type certificate for its Italian-made P2010 four-seat aircraft that includes approval for a constant-speed propeller.

Avidyne goes wireless

Article | Dec 15, 2015

Avidyne Corp. announced availability of wireless features built into the IFD440/540 series boxes that current owners may unlock with software.

ForeFlight adds logbook functions to EFB

Article | Dec 14, 2015

ForeFlight, the creator of a popular electronic flight bag app for the Apple iPad and iPhone, announced the availability of a logbook component.

Indy car speed with Prius fuel consumption

Article | Dec 14, 2015

Find out how Light Speed Engineering's Klaus Savier, a German-born engineer, has coaxed Toyota Prius fuel consumption from his Lycoming IO-360-equipped Long EZ while posting Indy car speeds.

Aircraft Maintenance: Evaluating aircraft handling

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 09, 2015

You may think of evaluating the handling qualities of an aircraft as entirely subjective, but there is more science behind it that you might imagine.

Sandel Avionics Avilon

Video | Dec 09, 2015

Sandel Avionics demonstrates its new Avilon Flight deck for the King Air.

MyGoFlight offers iPad mounts

Article | Dec 07, 2015

MyGoFlight offered two new mounting products during the recent business jet convention in Las Vegas that put iPads in the cockpit.

New batteries boost Bonanza power

Article | Nov 25, 2015

The benefits of lithium-ion batteries moved one step closer to use in light general aviation aircraft when Transport Canada Civil Aviation approved the installation of the True Blue Power battery for use in the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza.

FAA urges pilots to test headsets

Advocacy | Nov 25, 2015

The FAA is warning pilots that they may be missing important sounds, including cockpit warnings, when wearing noise-canceling headsets.

SocialFlight launches Where2Ride motorcycle app

Article | Nov 24, 2015

Where2Ride, a free mobile app from SocialFlight, the maker of a popular aviation event app, presents motorcyclists with interactive maps of cycling events, destinations, and popular bike rides, the company announced Nov. 17.

Topics Apps, Gear, Tablet

Long days on Long Wings

Article | Nov 23, 2015

A select group of NASA pilots fly the WB-57, a Cold War holdover that operates (strictly for science) much like the more famous U-2.

'Get your bid on'

Article | Nov 23, 2015

Watches for every kind of aviator and two pieces of unique aviation jewelry are available to the highest bidder in the AOPA Foundation’s online auction.

Hartzell offers new props for King Air 350

Article | Nov 23, 2015

You're going to see a lot more futuristic-looking, swept-blade propellers on King Airs next year now that Hartzell is testing them for the King Air 350.

Club Spotlight

Article | Nov 22, 2015

When Al Waterloo bought a 2004 Cirrus SR20, his goal was to operate a flight school on the South Side of Chicago at Lansing Airport (IGQ). The airplane wasn’t flying enough so he decided to form a flying club and looked to the Cirrus Jump Start program as a model. The club is still in formation, but it has about a half dozen members and mixes primary training and cross-country flying. Learn how Al is making the transition to a flying club in this month’s Club Spotlight.

Sennheiser exits pilot market

Article | Nov 20, 2015

Four years after jumping into the high-end pilot headset market, Sennheiser is jumping out entirely.

ForeFlight rolls out graphical briefing

Article | Nov 19, 2015

A new ForeFlight component converts standard text weather briefings into a graphical format.

Garmin systems improve runway safety

Article | Nov 18, 2015

A new combination of Garmin products, dubbed Terminal Safety Solutions, proposes to improve safety on and near the runway by boosting pilot situational awareness.

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.

Cessna turboprop powered by GE's answer to PT6

Article | Nov 17, 2015

GE Aviation has searched for a way to conquer the market now held by rival Pratt & Whitney Canada ever since buying Walter Engines in 2008. Cessna's new turboprop may be the answer.

Lightspeed goes cordless

Article | Nov 12, 2015

Lightspeed has decided to tango with other manufacturers already offering cordless aviation headsets for less clutter in the cockpit, offering the Tango headset for $800.

Topics Gear, Headsets

Aircraft Maintenance: A turn too far

Aircraft Maintenance | Nov 09, 2015

At some point in time, anyone involved in aircraft maintenance is bound to encounter a broken screw or bolt. A&P Jeff Simon explains what it takes to remedy the situation.

Meet the new boss

Pilot Magazine | Nov 06, 2015

Floatplane pilots always want more performance, and that’s the Boss 182’s strong suit.

Flight training providers gather at Redbird's Migration

Article | Nov 04, 2015

Now officially known as Redbird Flight, the simulator and technology company has held its three-day Migration gathering in San Marcos, Texas, for the past five years. And while no two events have been the same, each is a little bit customer meeting, flight training symposium, and creative workshop.

Pilot Briefing: Gift Guide

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

Collapsible, gadget and gear, hangar fliers