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Garmin Pilot app goes global

Article | Jul 17, 2014

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

P&E Avionics: Synthetic Vision for tablets

Pilot Magazine | May 14, 2014

Garmin didn’t invent GPS-derived synthetic vision, but adding it to the G1000 avionics suite legitimized and popularized the technology.

Dogfight: Flight bags

Pilot Magazine | Dec 23, 2013

Senior Editors Dave Hirschman and Ian Twombly debate the merits of a flight bag—bells, whistles, and a zipper or two.

Proficient Pilot: A bygone era

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2013

When I started with TWA in 1964, the 250-knot speed limit below 10,000 feet did not exist.

Gift Guide

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

AOPA Pilot reviews aviation gadgets all year round. Pilots buy gadgets all year round.

Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2013

Veteran airline captain and GA legend Barry Schiff enters the paper versus electronic chart debate with Senior Editor Dave Hirschman.

Developers offer updates on aviation apps

Article | May 08, 2013

This week, check out updates and enhancements on apps and electronic flight bags that have previously been highlighted on AOPA Online.

Dogfight: Flight bags

Article | Apr 28, 2013

Dogfight: Flight bags Tough, simple, proven By Dave Hirschman The modern flight bag is an over-thought, over-stuffed, and over-priced parody of itself. Trying to use one is like entering a house of mirrors: a semi-comedic and confusing exercise in frustration in which the simple items we look for in flight—batteries, a pack of gum, a note pad—are sure to be hidden in some obscure pocket within a pocket.

Dogfight: Flight bags

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2013

Dogfight: Flight bags Tough, simple, proven By Dave Hirschman The modern flight bag is an over-thought, over-stuffed, and over-priced parody of itself. Trying to use one is like entering a house of mirrors: a semi-comedic and confusing exercise in frustration in which the simple items we look for in flight—batteries, a pack of gum, a note pad—are sure to be hidden in some obscure pocket within a pocket.

ForeFlight crosses a frontier

Article | Mar 13, 2013

When Frontier Airlines announced that it had begun an FAA-approved program to evaluate Apple iPads as electronic flight bags in its cockpits, the news marked a new frontier for a maker of intelligent apps for general aviation pilots.

Club Spotlight: Wings of Carolina

Article | Jan 14, 2013

Fueling up before departing on a dawn patrol flight. Wings of Carolina operates out of Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County Airport, a non-towered filed with a 6,500-foot runway.

Avionics: A CO detector that navigates

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2012

First, the GPS swallowed the radios, and then it ate the transponder and audio panel. Next, audio panels fought back by consuming com radios, and some headsets became mobile phones.

Avionics: Garmin’s tablet solution

Article | Nov 01, 2011

It doesn't surf the net, take pictures, or enable video chat. But Garmin's new aera 796 brings iPad-like features to a dedicated aviation GPS that include geo-referenced charts, a bright "pinch-zoom" screen that shows in both vertical or horizontal modes, and innovative 3D Vision that brings GPS-derived synthetic vision to a portable unit.

Waypoints

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2011

My aha moment occurred while flying northeast between Baltimore and Philadelphia.