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Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2009

EZ Clear EZ Clear is distributed by Plastek LLC and is primarily a polymer-based cleaner (no alcohol) for aircraft windows, instruments, and LCD screens. Although the large manufacturers of glass-cockpit technology have not yet endorsed the cleaner, the ingredient that can damage glass-cockpit screens is alcohol.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2009

Sennheiser HMEC 250 Headset A long trip in a Cirrus SR22 with a propeller turning 2,500 rpm is a tough test for any headset. A recent four-hour trip provided an opportunity to test Sennheiser’s new noise-cancelling HMEC250.

Lock, load, liftoff

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2009

Headset? Check.Kneeboard? Check.Charts and checklists? Check.Flack vest, M-16 rifle, side arm, extra ammunition, and survival gear? Check. That’s not what a flight instructor would normally carry out to a Cessna 172 for a training flight with a primary student.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2009

Aerous VX3 by JH Audio It’s not often that a completely new headset design comes along, so we were excited when we first heard about the Aerous VX3 from JH Audio. The VX3 is an in-ear headset with custom molded earpieces designed by longtime music engineer Jerry Harvey.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2008

Nav Monster There is a plethora of flight planning resources available to pilots, each with its own niche and presentation, including right here at aopa.org. A relatively new swimmer in the pool is Nav Monster, a free Web-based application offering flight planning, weather, and airport and airspace resources.

Pilotage: Cockpit conversations

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2008

Mark R. Twombly is a charter pilot on a Citation II based in southwest Florida.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2008

Lightspeed Zulu Headset Not since Bose introduced its first noise-canceling aviation headset in the late 1980s has there been such a buzz over an active noise-reduction headset. The Lightspeed Zulu is the company’s best headset ever, and by all indications Lightspeed has knocked the competition out of the park.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2007

Beyerdynamic HS 300 headset Not often does a new player come into the aviation headset market, so we were excited to hear about Beyerdynamic, a well-established German audio headset company, joining the fray. Since headsets are notoriously personal, we welcome another option in the search for the perfect fit.

On Display

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2006

A real looker When the word got out in late July that Garmin would debut its latest handheld GPS, the GPSMap 496, we editors at AOPA Pilot already knew — because we had one of the brand-new units in our hands. Replete with loads of updated features, including AOPA's Airport Directory data for more than 5,300 public-use airports, the 496 was ready to go for our annual pilgrimage to Oshkosh.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2006

Close friends for 30 years, John and I had flown together a few times in my Beechcraft A36 Bonanza. We both had busy medical practices so we decided to fly to South Dakota to participate in a pheasant hunt rather than drive the distance and take the additional time away from work.