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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.

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

'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.

Persistent, fatal loss in spotlight

Advocacy | Nov 05, 2015

AOPA staff joined a daylong, NTSB-led discussion as the GA community came together to discuss how loss of control can be prevented.

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.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

Buffing out the rust in pilots

Pilot Briefing: Gift Guide

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

Collapsible, gadget and gear, hangar fliers

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2015 FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

News release | Nov 02, 2015

AOPA is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and instructors.

(Back to) the future aircraft battery

Article | Oct 29, 2015

Electric aircraft will need new batteries to realize their potential, and current research is revisiting the use of elements other than lithium.

Red Bull Aces crowns wingsuit race champ

Article | Oct 27, 2015

Forty of the world’s best wingsuit pilots soared side by side over Northern California Oct. 22 through 24 for a series of three-dimensional Red Bull Aces competitions. Defending champion Andy Farrington of the United States won the race.

Sandia 340 certified as primary attitude indicator

Article | Oct 23, 2015

Sandia Aerospace’s solid-state SAI 340 Quattro four-in-one attitude, altitude, airspeed, and slip instrument has been certified as a primary attitude indicator; with its built-in battery, the instrument also can be a backup for glass panels.

Watch your flying

Article | Oct 23, 2015

The Apple Watch needs a lot of help from its iPhone cousin to help you navigate in the air. Not many apps are available, although ForeFlight is the first to try to put flying on your wrist.

Aircraft Maintenance: Bleeding brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 21, 2015

Any time that you replace a component or fix a leak in the system, you must completely purge the system of air by “bleeding the brakes.”

Cool ideas for aviation-related Halloween costumes

Article | Oct 15, 2015

Halloween is around the corner and stylish aviators, whether they are adults or children, should be looking for the perfect costume.

WingX Pro on Fire

Article | Oct 14, 2015

Hilton Software announced Oct. 12 that the WingX Pro7 electronic flight bag will soon be released for Amazon’s Kindle Fire series of low-cost tablets.

Watch worn on moon to be auctioned

Article | Oct 13, 2015

A watch worn by astronaut Dave Scott during one of three moonwalks of the Apollo 15 mission will be auctioned in Boston Oct. 22. It could bring $1 million.

Letters

Pilot Magazine | Oct 13, 2015

Letters from our September issue

Plane Dynamix to offer Mattson STCs for Piper PA-28s

Article | Oct 06, 2015

Plane Dynamix of Wake Forest, North Carolina, announced its acquisition of the late Art Mattson’s line of FAA supplemental type certificates for Piper Cherokee-family aircraft.

Aircraft Maintenance: Brake lining and disc replacement

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 05, 2015

Brake linings, which wear away over time from normal use, will eventually need to be replaced on your aircraft.

Meet the king

Pilot Magazine | Oct 05, 2015

It’s the end of a long day at Sun ’n Fun and Tyson Weihs is geeking out about market growth, user experience, and databases.

New effort launches to cut TFR violations

Advocacy | Sep 29, 2015

AOPA is working with the military, government agencies, and flight planning service providers to help general aviation pilots avoid violating temporary flight restrictions.