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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.

Aircraft Maintenance: Evaluating control issues

Aircraft Maintenance | Dec 18, 2015

Learn how to spot rigging and other control system issues while you fly.

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.

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.

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

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.

ForeFlight rolls out graphical briefing

Article | Nov 19, 2015

A new ForeFlight component converts standard text weather briefings into a graphical format.

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.

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.

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.

Pilot Briefing: Gift Guide

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

Collapsible, gadget and gear, hangar fliers

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.”

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.

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.

Aircraft Maintenance: Beware common points of failure on brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 22, 2015

Loss of fluid and the introduction of air into the brake system are the two most common causes of failures in aircraft braking systems.

ForeFlight now connected to Garmin data

Article | Sep 17, 2015

You first heard in July that certain Garmin avionics will talk to electronic flight bag ForeFlight. Now,45 days later, ForeFlight has announced what the two will talk about.

Aircraft Maintenance: Take a break to learn about your brakes

Aircraft Maintenance | Sep 16, 2015

Aircraft brake systems don't usually get too much attention until something fails. That's risky because a failure in the brake system can cause a lot of damage.

FlyQ 2.0 gets streamlined, enhanced

Article | Sep 11, 2015

FlyQ, an electronic flight bag for the iPad by Seattle Avionics Software, has gone through major revisions to speed and simplify its operation and make it more reliable.

King Schools adds choice to FIRC

Article | Sep 02, 2015

King Schools has added a number of new electives to its flight instructor refresher course.

Back to the future: iFly 740 GPS navigator released

Article | Aug 11, 2015

Don't count out the dedicated handheld GPS units just yet. Adventure Pilot recently introduced the iFly 740, a device it said customers were itching for.

Aircraft maintenance: Volunteers to the rescue

Aircraft Maintenance | Aug 10, 2015

When a maintenance issue threatens to delay a pilot's departure from EAA AirVenture, volunteers from EAA Chapter 75 jump into action offering tools and help to get the pilot on his way right on schedule.

P&E: Frugal Flier

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

Nonaviation units show the way

Aspen, L-3 partner on ADS-B options

Article | Jul 21, 2015

Aspen Avionics and L-3 Aviation Products are integrating Aspen displays and L-3’s Lynx NGT-9000 transponder.

Aircraft maintenance: Tips for cleaning your aircraft's interior

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 17, 2015

When it’s time to clean your airplane’s interior, start with a clean slate—empty out all of those flashlights, batteries, pens, paper charts, and foggles that are stuffed everywhere and put them in a box—and then get to work.

Garmin showing new products at Oshkosh

Article | Jul 16, 2015

Garmin has released details on several new products it will show during EAA AirVenture, including an electronic logbook and a Bluetooth audio panel.

ForeFlight to pair with Garmin avionics

Article | Jul 16, 2015

In a move that brings together two former rivals, ForeFlight and Garmin announced a close collaboration that pairs ForeFlight’s market-leading iPad app with Garmin’s dominant panel-mount avionics.

Mobile FliteDeck VFR 2.1 introduced

Article | Jul 09, 2015

Jeppesen’s new Mobile FliteDeck VFR 2.1 for iOS features audio airspace warnings and automatic flight logging capabilities, in addition to a seamless transition from aerial charts to airport diagrams.

Aircraft maintenance: Tips to clean your engine compartment

Aircraft Maintenance | Jul 06, 2015

Serious problems can arise when attempting to clean an aircraft engine and cowl if proper care isn't taken.

FltPlan Go adds ADS-B support

Article | Jul 01, 2015

FltPlan Go for Android has added support for four Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers, matching the ADS-B capability of the iOS version.

Apple squashes GPS bug

Article | Jun 30, 2015

Thirteen weeks after Apple’s iOS 8.3 update cut the connection between many Bluetooth GPS accessories and navigation apps, version 8.4 brought relief June 30.

Aircraft maintenance: Tips for refinishing, protecting your bird

Aircraft Maintenance | Jun 22, 2015

Depending on the condition of your aircraft's paint, you may want to remove the oxidation and stained paint that lies close to the surface of the paint layer.

How to clean an airplane, part 1

Aircraft Maintenance | Jun 11, 2015

Keeping your aircraft clean has significant benefits to its performance and long-term health.

P&E: Never Again

Pilot Magazine | Jun 10, 2015

I got my DUATS briefing through my electronic flight bag flight planning program—72 pages, including some presidential TFRs in Chicago.

Apple iOS 8.3 bug solution coming soon

Article | Jun 02, 2015

An update to the Apple operating system 8.3 that shut down data between GPS receivers and aviation navigation programs is near, Apple officials promise.

Aircraft maintenance: 10 tips to protect aircraft tires

Aircraft Maintenance | May 21, 2015

Aircraft tires are extremely resilient and reliable, but they're also critically important to safe takeoffs and landings. Here are 10 tips that can help you get the most from your tires, fly as safely as possible, and take good care of those round rubber friends.

Globetrotter

Pilot Magazine | May 13, 2015

Bill Harrelson’s weight-class world record flight over both the north and south poles almost ended before it began.

Pilot Briefing: They did it!

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

With only a week’s worth of experience in their logbooks, One Week Ready to Solo participants Sherry Rosenkranz, Chris Graves, and Nik Oekerman demonstrated their newfound skills with unassisted flights April 25 in Lakeland, Florida.

Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR adds audio warnings

Article | Apr 23, 2015

A new feature of Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck VFR electronic flight bag gives pilots aural airspace and waypoint warnings through Sennheiser’s S1 Digital headset.

Repair tips for failed fuel injection system components

Aircraft Maintenance | Apr 22, 2015

Find out what components of the Continental continuous-flow fuel injection system can fail and how best to proceed with maintenance and repair if any of the parts do fail.

Apple Watch takes flight

Article | Apr 16, 2015

The first thing aviation software developers had to figure out about the Apple Watch was just how much data to deliver.

FreeFlight releases ADS-B View 2.0

Article | Apr 10, 2015

FreeFlight Systems has released ADS-B View 2.0, a free iPad app that displays on iPads weather and traffic data received by FreeFlight’s RANGR ADS-B In systems.

Commercial test prep, FAR/AIM apps released

Article | Apr 08, 2015

New apps for iOS and Android help prepare pilots for the commercial pilot knowledge test and give users access to the federal aviation regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual.

P&E: Avionics

Pilot Magazine | Apr 06, 2015

It seems like the tail wagging the dog, but iPad apps that sell for $150 a year or less are beginning to drive avionics purchases that may total tens of thousands of dollars.