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Avionics: Portables

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2011

In-cockpit weather has made the leap from being regarded as a luxury to a near-necessity for pilots flying cross-country trips. From vintage and light sport airplanes to corporate jets, it’s increasingly common for aircraft—or the pilots flying them—to carry satellite receivers and GPS displays that provide a big-picture view of the changing weather around them.

Pilot Products: New Ideas

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2011

Chartflier EFB Chartflier EFB Who: Essential Flight Technology Chartflier EFBWhat: Subscription not required, weather and limited traffic, electronic approach platesWhere: www.essentialflight.usWhy: ADS-B is the future, and Chartflier is a good valueCost: $149 for an annual subscription; tablet and ADS-B receiver options on website Pros: Easy to use, reliable chart backup Free weather and some traffic Inexpensive software Cons: ADS-B not yet available nationwide Our tests were sometimes buggy Electronic approach plate and moving-map hardware and software applications are so ubiquitous now that the choices are getting downright confusing. One of the many options, Essential Filght Technology’s Chartflier Electronic Flight Bag, can be summed up in four familiar letters—ADS-B.

Avionics: Traffic systems

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2011

Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) used to be confined to airline cockpits, cost a fortune, and perform identically. Today, however, that’s changing as a variety of collision avoidance tools (though not necessarily TCAS) have made their way into thousands of general aviation cockpits.

Top of the world

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2010

Flying the Rockies, the top of the world, can be one of the most sublime experiences in general aviation…when it is done correctly. Done incorrectly, it can be deadly.

Never Again: No lights, no alternate

Article | May 01, 2010

The final leg of the wintertime trip to the West Coast was supposed to be easy. The AOPA Let’s Go Flying SR22 was on its way to California, where it would be awarded to the winner of the 2009 AOPA Sweepstakes.

Avionics: AV8OR Ace

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2010

Following on the success of last year’s versatile, touch-screen AV8OR, Bendix/King’s first handheld GPS offering in nearly a decade, the company has followed up with a far larger and more capable AV8OR ACE. The ACE is based on the same software as the original, but its larger hardware platform and additional features make it much more than just an upgrade.

Avionics: The Aera era begins

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2009

Pilots who have memorized Garmin’s peculiar button logic and carried it over from one portable GPS to another for years are in for a shock. The company’s new Aera handheld GPS line ditches it completely.

Avionics

Article | Sep 01, 2009

The technological one-upmanship among avionics firms introducing their latest innovations at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, each summer has, until this year, been a seemingly endless upward progression. More features, greater integration, higher levels of automation—and spiraling prices.