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Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2005

Garmin GPSMap 396 Garmin's new GPSMap 396 may be a handheld unit, but it provides the weather avoidance features you might expect to find in the panel-mount gear of today's high-end general aviation aircraft. The 396 taps into XM WX Satellite Weather's datalink weather products.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2005

Pilot My-Cast Since we first looked at Digital Cyclone's Pilot My-Cast service for cellular phones (see "Pilot Products: Digital Cyclone Pilot My-Cast," December 2002 Pilot), the company has expanded both its service and availability by leaps and bounds. Pilot My-Cast uses Internet service on Java- or Get-It-Now-enabled cell phones and certain personal digital assistants to access weather and notam data from the National Weather Service.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2005

Aloft Technologies: Clarity Aloft Aviation Headset In-the-ear headsets have become increasingly popular in the past five years and the attention is well deserved. These svelte designs provide superior long-haul comfort and excellent noise-canceling properties that negate the need for battery-hungry noise-canceling gear.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2005

Sennheiser lightweight headsets Professional pilots who fly primarily turbine equipment gravitate toward lightweight headsets because the relative quiet in turbine cockpits doesn't require the use of a hard-clamping, around-the-ears headset typically found in piston airplanes. Sennheiser has two answers for the professional pilot with its HMEC25-KA and HMEC45-KA headsets.

Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2004

We departed Paine Field in Everett, Washington, around noon on a warm Saturday, my fiancée Suzanne and I in a 1967 Cessna Skyhawk. Winds were light from the south with scattered cumulus along the west side of the Cascades as we climbed eastbound to 7,500 feet.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2004

Peltor Series 7000 Sport LE headset Peltor Communications has provided a lightweight alternative to head-clamping headsets for more than 15 years, and the company recently introduced its latest entry-level headset, the 7000 Sport LE. According to the manufacturer, the headset features 24 decibels of passive attenuation, which is the product of a four-point ear-cup suspension system that holds the ear cups in place rather than muscling them onto your head.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2004

NavAirWx NavAirWx is a portable moving-map and flight-planning software package that runs on a personal digital assistant (PDA), tablet PC, or electronic flight bag with the added feature of in-flight weather data and radar overlays from WxWorx. A GPS receiver is used to keep track of your location.

The driving fallacy

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2004

Bruce Landsberg, ASF executive director, has taught dozens to fly and confused thousands. "If you can drive a car, you can fly an airplane." It was a great marketing idea concocted during one of general aviation's golden ages.

Pilot Products

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2004

Lowrance AirMap 500 Lowrance has held a consistent place in the aviation handheld-GPS market with its AirMap 100. Now it brings a host of new features to the first of its two latest products, the AirMap 500.

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Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2003

WxWorx on Wings Don't have your own uplinked weather data or radar? Ever wish there was a portable weather receiver for cloud tops, lightning strikes, winds, Nexrad radar maps, storm cell tracking, sigmets and airmets, METARs, and terminal area forecasts? As one million listeners know, XM Satellite Radio offers 101 digital channels of news, sports, and music, but it can do more than entertain. A Huntsville, Alabama, company called WxWorx now uses XM Satellite Radio resources to broadcast weather, WxWorx on Wings, anywhere in the continental United States (Alaska and Hawaii are not included).