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AOPA releases new digital flight planning tools

Article | Aug 27, 2015

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

Mexico extends ELT exemption

Advocacy | Aug 11, 2015

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.

Back to the future: iFly 740 GPS navigator released

Article | Aug 11, 2015

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.

Aircraft maintenance: Volunteers to the rescue

Aircraft Maintenance | Aug 10, 2015

When a maintenance issue threatens to delay a pilot's departure from EAA AirVenture, volunteers from EAA Chapter 75 jump into action offering tools and help to get the pilot on his way right on schedule.

Pro Line Fusion Touch

Video | Aug 10, 2015

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Tom Horne takes a look at the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion Touch.

Touch and go

Pilot Magazine | Aug 10, 2015

Enter the Pro Line Fusion Touch. Rolled out earlier this year, the launch platforms for this avionics suite will be the Beech King Air 350i, 250, and C90GTx.

P&E: Avionics

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

Bringing a legacy Skyhawk into the twenty-first century

P&E: Frugal Flier

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

Nonaviation units show the way

Pilots scour the sea for missing Florida teens

Article | Aug 05, 2015

General aviation pilots have made many flights searching for two Florida teens who vanished after setting out on a fishing trip July 24.

PS Engineering celebrates its 30th birthday

Article | Jul 30, 2015

Mark Scheuer was tired of yelling at his wife across the noisy cockpit of their Grumman Yankee, and he thought there had to be a better way of communicating. PS Engineering Inc. was born out of that necessity and is now celebrating its third decade of forging new ground in cockpit communication technology.

Bendix King KI 300

Video | Jul 28, 2015

Bendix King announced a new electronic replacement for mechanical attitude indicators.

Aspen AOA Receives FAA Certification

Video | Jul 28, 2015

Aspen receives certification for it's integrated Angle of Attack indicator sooner than expected.

New prop, alternators from Hartzell

Article | Jul 24, 2015

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.

Bose adds Bluetooth capabilities to A20

Article | Jul 24, 2015

Bose announced a number of upgrades to its popular A20 high-end active noise reduction headset at EAA AirVenture.

Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Article | Jul 23, 2015

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Taste of Valdez

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Joe Dory IV is an accomplished backcountry pilot, but he admitted he was a little nervous about the task at hand: competing in the short takeoff and landing (STOL) event at EAA AirVenture before thousands of pilots July 21.

Trig adds Garmin compatibility, expands AML STC

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Trig Avionics announced that its 1090ES transponders, which offer ADS-B Out, are compatible with Garmin navigators. The TT31’s approved model list supplemental type certificate now covers 600 aircraft.

L-3’s Lynx NGT-9000 receives AML STC

Article | Jul 21, 2015

L-3 Aviation Products’ Lynx NGT-9000 MultiLink Surveillance System models have been added to a lengthy approved model list supplemental type certificate, simplifying installation in many GA aircraft.

Aspen, L-3 partner on ADS-B options

Article | Jul 21, 2015

Aspen Avionics and L-3 Aviation Products are integrating Aspen displays and L-3’s Lynx NGT-9000 transponder.

Textron Aviation to use McCauley props on several models

Article | Jul 20, 2015

Textron Aviation says it will get performance enhancements for the Cessna Grand Caravan EX, Cessna TTx, and Beechcraft Baron by using McCauley propellers.

SocialFlight app adds 'HotSpots' destinations

Article | Jul 20, 2015

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

Aircraft maintenance: Tips for cleaning your aircraft's interior

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 17, 2015

When it’s time to clean your airplane’s interior, start with a clean slate—empty out all of those flashlights, batteries, pens, paper charts, and foggles that are stuffed everywhere and put them in a box—and then get to work.

Garmin showing new products at Oshkosh

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Garmin has released details on several new products it will show during EAA AirVenture, including an electronic logbook and a Bluetooth audio panel.

‘Top Prop’ winner to be named at AirVenture

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Pilots may sign up through July 21 for a chance to win a three-day backcountry flying adventure or a seaplane rating in Hartzell Propeller's Top Prop Trailblazer Sweepstakes.

Proposed 406-MHz ELT mandate for Canada opposed

Advocacy | Jul 16, 2015

AOPA has registered its strong opposition to a Transport Canada proposal to mandate 406-MHz emergency locator transmitters in aircraft currently required to carry ELTs.

ForeFlight to pair with Garmin avionics

Article | Jul 16, 2015

In a move that brings together two former rivals, ForeFlight and Garmin announced a close collaboration that pairs ForeFlight’s market-leading iPad app with Garmin’s dominant panel-mount avionics.

152 pilot wins second quarter Learn & Earn Safety Challenge

Article | Jul 15, 2015

California pilot Nathan Parker became the lucky recipient of a Stratus 2 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receiver, courtesy of Sporty’s Pilot Shop.

Mobile FliteDeck VFR 2.1 introduced

Article | Jul 09, 2015

Jeppesen’s new Mobile FliteDeck VFR 2.1 for iOS features audio airspace warnings and automatic flight logging capabilities, in addition to a seamless transition from aerial charts to airport diagrams.

Tied to aviation history, building the future

Article | Jul 09, 2015

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.

NASA tests ELTs

Article | Jul 07, 2015

A Cessna Skyhawk was very much the worse for wear after NASA finished testing four off-the-shelf ELTs.

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.

P&E: Ownership

Pilot Magazine | Jul 07, 2015

Remaking a middle-aged Cessna 172—on a budget

Aircraft maintenance: Tips to clean your engine compartment

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 06, 2015

Serious problems can arise when attempting to clean an aircraft engine and cowl if proper care isn't taken.

Aircraft Spruce co-founder Bob Irwin remembered

Article | Jul 01, 2015

Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. announced the death of co-founder Bob Irwin on June 26 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was 95.

FltPlan Go adds ADS-B support

Article | Jul 01, 2015

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

Lightspeed announces summer headset deals

Article | Jun 30, 2015

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.

Apple squashes GPS bug

Article | Jun 30, 2015

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.

Eclipse 500 factory refresh

Article | Jun 30, 2015

ONE Aviation, formed by the merger of Eclipse Aerospace and Kestrel Aircraft announced in April, is offering a "factory renewed" Eclipse 500 for $2.2 million.

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.

Avidyne completes stack

Article | Jun 22, 2015

Avidyne Corp. announced June 18 the long-awaited certification of the IFD440 and a free software update that fixes a bug in IFD540.

Aircraft maintenance: Tips for refinishing, protecting your bird

Aircraft Maintenance | Jun 22, 2015

Depending on the condition of your aircraft's paint, you may want to remove the oxidation and stained paint that lies close to the surface of the paint layer.

How to clean an airplane, part 1

Aircraft Maintenance | Jun 11, 2015

Keeping your aircraft clean has significant benefits to its performance and long-term health.

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.

P&E: Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

I got my DUATS briefing through my electronic flight bag flight planning program—72 pages, including some presidential TFRs in Chicago.

A crossing gone wrong

Pilot Magazine | Jun 09, 2015

It’s become widely accepted in aviation that nearly every accident can be traced not to one single cause, but rather a chain of threats and errors that all contribute to the final outcome.